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

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Drew Coffey is a sophomore television and video production major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Face/Off”: an exciting and shameless action extravaganza

Drew Coffey, Columnist November 15, 2022

Realistic Plot? No. Realistic acting? No. Realistic action?  Definitely not. A fun and exciting film? Absolutely.  This film is “Face/Off” starring John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, and Dominique...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Akira,” the film that popularized anime in America

Cam'ron Hardy, Columnist November 8, 2022

"Akira" is an 80’s cyberpunk film and after its release, it was spread across America due to its impressive animation style and the topics addressed. The movie takes place after World War 3 that happens...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Under the Skin”: either you love it, or you hate it

Cam'ron Hardy, Columnist October 25, 2022

"Under the Skin" is a science fiction film, starring Laura, played by Scarlett Johansson, who plays a robot who disguises herself as a human female and drives around Scotland to trap men in her vehicle....

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “Morbius” lacks identity or focus

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 5, 2022

“Morbius” was released April 1, 2022, and was directed by Daniel Espinosa. It stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, and Tyrese Gibson. It tells the story of Michael Morbius, a doctor who suffers...

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COLUMN: “Lady Bird” could have been better

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist April 1, 2022

I’ve heard a lot of positive reviews for “Lady Bird” since its release in 2017. I was interested in the movie because of these reviews, and decided to watch it over spring break. Before I watch...

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COLUMN: “The Adam Project” is a surprisingly emotional film

Drew Coffey, Columnist March 29, 2022

“The Adam Project” was recently released on Netflix in 2022 and was directed by Shawn Levy. It stars Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Zaldaña. It tells the...

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COLUMN: “Deep Water” is a dull and uninspired thriller

Drew Coffey, Columnist March 21, 2022

“Deep Water” was directed by Adrian Lyne, and stars Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Jacob Elordi and Finn Wittrock. It tells the story of a husband, played by Affleck, who allows his wife, played by...

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COLUMN: “The Batman” is a gritty and stylish superhero thriller

Drew Coffey, Columnist March 8, 2022

“The Batman” was directed by Matt Reeves and was released in 2022. It stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell, and Paul Dano. It tells the story of Bruce Wayne, a well-known...

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COLUMN: “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2022) is a sliced and diced mess of a film

Drew Coffey, Columnist March 1, 2022

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is one of Netflix's earliest film releases of 2022 and was directed by David Blue Garcia. It stars Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Olwen Fouéré, and Mark Burnham as Leatherface....

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COLUMN: “The Last Duel” is original film that mirrors current issues

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 22, 2022

Content Warning: Sexual Assault “The Last Duel,” directed by Ridley Scott, was released in 2021. It stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck. This film reunites Matt Damon and...

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COLUMN: John Carpenter’s “The Fog” is a dated yet charming look at older era of horror

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 15, 2022

John Carpenter’s "The Fog” was released in 1980 and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Adrienne Barbeau, and Janet Leigh. It tells the story of the small town of Antonio Bay being attacked by a mysterious...

Column: “In The Heights” fell short in diversity goal

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Opinions Writer June 17, 2021

Editor’s note: This writer uses “Latine” as a gender-neutral word for people of Latin American descent. Some people prefer this term as it is easier to pronounce than “Latinx,” another popular...

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