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Drew Coffey

COLUMN: ‘Cube’: ‘Saw’ before ‘Saw’

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 20, 2024

Late at night, I decided to put off a handful of assignments and watch an old sci-fi/thriller film called “Cube” from 1997. Let’s just say, I’ve never been more regretful of not doing my homework. The...

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COLUMN: ‘Carol:’ love always finds a way back

Cam'ron Hardy, Columnist February 14, 2024

Love in any capacity is always a hard thing to manage. The 2015 romance film "Carol" exhibits the conflicts between forbidden love and managing children. Depicted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel...

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COLUMN: ‘Lady Bird’: The art of adolescence

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 6, 2024

Saoirse Ronan depicts the highs and lows of adolescence. Ronan plays Christina 'Lady Bird' McPherson in the 2017 film "Lady Bird." "Lady Bird" demonstrates the struggle that we have all dealt with:...

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COLUMN: ‘Mean Girls’ (2024), haven’t I seen this before?

Drew Coffey, Columnist January 30, 2024

First, let me explain.   I know that “Mean Girls” is clearly not supposed to be intended for me to watch. However, that is no excuse for being absolutely uninspired and most heinously unoriginal....

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COLUMN: ‘300’: Action packed, lacking storyline

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 21, 2024

"300" gives viewers a very minimal storyline with a lot of action.  "300" takes place in 480 B.C. in the midst of a war between Persia, led by King Xerxes-- played by Rodrigo Santoro, and Greece, which...

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COLUMN: ‘Critical Thinking’: combining street-life and chess in an awkward sense

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor November 28, 2023

Based on a true story, "Critical Thinking" is about a group of inner-city high schoolers trying to win first place in a chess competition. The movie came off trying to be too inspirational and over...

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COLUMN: ‘The Mule’ is unique, but missing pieces

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor November 4, 2023

"The Mule" has a somewhat unique plotline but feels like something is missing. Released in 2018, The Mule stars Clint Eastwood as Earl Stone who is a lonely 90-year-old man who is reserved from his...

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COLUMN: ‘The Strangers’: a flawed film masked with empty scares

Drew Coffey, Columnist October 24, 2023

I can assure you that after watching this film, you will never answer the door for a stranger ever again.   The film is “The Strangers” made in 2008 and was written and directed by Bryan Bertino....

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COLUMN: ‘Psycho,’ a step outside the box for the film industry

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor October 17, 2023

Dubbed as one of the greatest horror movies of all time, "Psycho" definitely holds its weight for deserving the title. Directed by the “master of suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock, "Psycho" introduces...

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COLUMN: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: the perfect family friendly movie

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor October 3, 2023

After three Baudelaire children’s parents die in a house fire, they move to life with their distant relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who tries to trap them in order to obtain their parent’s inheritance...

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COLUMN: ‘Reservoir Dogs’: A group of truly colorful characters

Drew Coffey, Columnist September 26, 2023

If there was a film that you could become completely lost and engaged with solely based on the dialogue, it would be the 1992 crime film “Reservoir Dogs.”  The directorial debut for Quentin Tarantino...

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COLUMN: How ‘Asteroid City’ catfished me

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor September 19, 2023

Picture a beautiful girl with a bland personality. That is exactly what "Asteroid City" is. "Asteroid City" is the latest film from Wes Anderson, who is known for his quirky and unique films. As expected,...

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