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

The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

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...

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

COLUMN: ‘Nope,’ nothing spectacular, but a satisfactory movie

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 25, 2023

Jordan Peele’s third movie does not live up to the hype or to the standard of his previous films.   Going into this film, the thought of underlying messages and having to think critically were expected,...

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

COLUMN: ‘Jumper’: a fun and creative film that lacks heart 

Drew Coffey, Columnist January 18, 2023

A movie about someone who can teleport? Well, I wish I could teleport to a better movie.   Just kidding, it is pretty decent.   “Jumper” was directed by Doug Liman and stars Hayden Christensen,...

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

COLUMN: ‘La La Land’ is a cinematic masterpiece

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 18, 2023

The combination of romance and comedies was interesting to see how it was done in this manner with the attention to detail regarding the cinematography. Due to how many awards it received at The Oscars...

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Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 15 : The Maze Runner

Drew Coffey and Cam'ron Hardy January 13, 2023

Drew and Cam return to the podcast while talking about the 2014 sci-fi film, The Maze Runner.

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Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 14: Batman Returns feat. Special Guest

Drew Coffey and Cam'ron Hardy January 10, 2023

Cam and Drew have a field day talking about the 1992 superhero film, Batman Returns, with their first guest appearance by Will Simmons.

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

COLUMN: “The Machinist”: a psychological film led by an iconic leading performance  

Drew Coffey, Columnist December 6, 2022

“The Machinist” is a psychological thriller that was made in 2004 and directed by Brad Anderson. It stars Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and John Sharian.   The film tells the story of...

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

COLUMN: “Dead Poets Society” touches on multiple themes about life

Cam'ron Hardy, Columnist November 29, 2022

Robin Williams plays the teacher students wish they had in Dead Poets Society John Keating, played by Robin Williams, is a new English teacher at an all-boys preparatory school. He uses unorthodox teaching...

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Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 12: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey November 19, 2022

Drew and Cam give an in-depth analysis on the superhero/action film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 11: Sausage Party

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey November 15, 2022

Cam and Drew spend 26 minutes dissecting and deeply analyzing the 2016 comedy/adventure film, Sausage Party.

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...

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

COLUMN: “Barbarian,” frightening storytelling at its finest

Drew Coffey, Columnist November 2, 2022

To end the Halloween season, it is only appropriate to end the month on a scary, creepy, and disturbing note.  That is the 2022 horror film “Barbarian” starring Georgina Campbell, Justin Long,...

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