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Drew Coffey

COLUMN: ‘It Comes at Night:’ many questions, few answers

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 3, 2024

A mystery is only as good as its answers. While that may be a pretentious film quote, I believe it rings true. That is why I think the 2017 mystery/horror film “It Comes at Night” has become understandably...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: ‘Lone Survivor:’ a tense and honorable salute

Drew Coffey, Columinist February 28, 2024

When turning on this movie, I assumed it would be another action-packed war film with similar attributes to “Black Hawk Down” or “Pearl Harbor.”  What I got was a surprisingly thought-provoking...

Staff profile for Drew Coffey.

COLUMN: My top films of 2023

Drew Coffey, Columnist December 5, 2023

Well, the year is almost over. So, what better way to end it than looking back at all the great films that came out? Actually, for the sake of time as I fearfully approach finals week, let’s just...

COLUMN: ‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ does not belong in movie theaters

Luke Brewer, Columnist October 21, 2023

Taylor Swift is a musical icon who has been in the spotlight for as long as most of us can remember, dominating the early 2000s and still crushing records to this day. Her latest feat comes alongside...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or cahardy@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: ‘Annie’ sings like there is no tomorrow: film review

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 25, 2023

Annie is a staple for classic Broadway brought to the big screen. When I was a child, around three or four years old, my grandmother told me I would watch either King Kong or Annie every day. I am assuming...

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television/video production major. He can be reached at akcoffey@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”: a strong start to a great modern trilogy

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 18, 2023

Which one is that again?  This may be the question from viewers when asking about his film as there have been many reimaginations and creative attempts with this series. However, this one was able...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912 padgett14@gmail.com.

COLUMN: Forget about the strike, talk about movies

Will Padgett, Columnist April 14, 2023

Strike, shmike, this thing has lasted longer than a couple days which means it is officially time to stop thinking about it. I mean, what kind of Americans would we be if we did not constantly distract...

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television/video production major. He can be reached at akcoffey@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Final Destination,” a horror film with a faceless killer

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 4, 2023

Multiple horror franchises such as “Halloween” and “Friday the 13th” have well known killers with memorable masks that go around killing unsuspecting teenagers.   But in this film, death itself...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or cahardy@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: An ending to a movie, not a trilogy

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 28, 2023

“Spider-Man 3” is a respectable ending to the trilogy and an even better ending to the movie alone, unfortunately it did not feel as though the trilogy was entirely complete. Peter Parker, Tobey...

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television/video production major. He can be reached at akcoffey@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: ‘Uncut Gems’: a film filled with anxiety and tension 

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 28, 2023

“Uncut Gems” directed by John and Benny Safdie is the definition of anxiety.   It is as simple as that.   The film stars Adam Sandler and tells the story of a jeweler, Howard Ratner, obsessed...

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television/video production major. He can be reached at akcoffey@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ an undebatable classic

Drew Coffey, Columnist January 31, 2023

Jack Nicholson, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, and the actor who voices chucky from “Child’s Play?” These are a few of the actors in the award winning 1975 film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s...

two dudes talk movies

Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 9: Jeepers Creepers

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey November 2, 2022

Cam and Drew discuss the 2001 horror film, Jeepers Creepers. In this episode, Drew justifies his reasons as to why this is one of his favorite movies to a skeptical Cam. This is the last scary movie...

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