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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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The Movie DEN Ep. 16: Thor: Ragnorak & Spider-Man: No Way Home

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor January 19, 2022

Luke introduced Adam to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he actually enjoyed it, surprising both of them! Thor: Ragnorak is one of the most creative and visually interesting action movies of the last...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 15: Taxi Driver & Goodfellas

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor January 12, 2022

The Movie DEN is back for the spring semester! Adam and Luke decided to go with some movies directed by Martin Scorsese for this week's episode: "Taxi Driver" and "Goodfellas." Both movies feature...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 14: White Christmas & The Preacher’s Wife

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor December 21, 2021

Welcome to the Winter Break Special! Before they left campus, Adam and Luke got together to watch White Christmas and The Preacher's Wife. In reality, both of these movies are more Christmas-adjacent...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 13: Snowpiercer & Fargo

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor December 10, 2021

It's a winter special! These movies have literally nothing in common except that both have lots of snow in them. Adam and Luke felt confused about the vibes of this episode while they were recording...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 12: E.T. & Paddington

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor December 2, 2021

Many family and children's movies seem to be made without very much care for the audience or attention to detail, but that isn't the case for either E.T. or Paddington. Both films are about sweet little...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 11: Dr. Strangelove & Mad Max: Fury Road

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor November 18, 2021

One could argue that almost any apocalyptic movie and any other post-apocalyptic movie are from the same universe, so we did. Clearly the explosions at the end of Dr. Strangelove created the desolate...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 10: Baby Driver & Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor November 10, 2021

Baby Driver and Scott Pilgrim vs the World have different plots and wildly different tones, but Edgar Wright's style and thoughtful directorial choices shine through in both. Adam and Luke found very...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 9: Amores perros & Y tu mamá también

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor November 3, 2021

Adam chose movies to show to Luke this week and landed on two Mexican films which both focus on interpersonal relationships and happen to share an actor. Amores perros (sometimes translated "love's a...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 8: Tron & Ex Machina

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor October 27, 2021

Sci-fi is a large and varied genre, and Tron and Ex Machina seem about as different as two movies could be... but they're surprisingly similar. Whether you're going into the "grid" or witnessing the...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 007: Goldfinger & No Time to Die

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor October 20, 2021

James Bond is a man of many talents and many actors, but his gadgets, outfits and witty one-liners never get old. In fact, some aspects may have improved with time. Adam and Luke break down the differences...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 6: The Twilight Saga (ft. Maddy Powers)

Adam Tumino, Luke Taylor, and Maddy Powers October 12, 2021

So, was Twilight actually good? Well... Not really. Still, with the help of special guest and Twilight expert Maddy Powers, Luke and Adam found some creative concepts and enjoyable scenes throughout...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 5: Every Single Star Wars Movie (ft. Ryan Meyer)

Adam Tumino, Luke Taylor, and Ryan Meyer October 6, 2021

There are 11 Star Wars movies, all told: the three prequels, three originals and three sequels, as well as two "Star Wars Stories." In the span of two weeks, Adam, Luke and their first guest, Ryan, watched...

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