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The Daily Eastern News

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

COLUMN: “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is visually innovative

Drew Coffey, Columnist May 3, 2022

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” was released on March 11, 2022, and was directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. It stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis. It...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “The Northman” is a brutal, stunning film

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 26, 2022

“The Northman” was released on April 22, 2022 and directed by Robert Eggers. It stars Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe. It takes place around the...

Ian Stoubaugh

COLUMN: “Cherry” the character driven movie the world needs

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist April 21, 2022

The majority of people know Tom Holland from his role as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’ve only really known him for that role, but I remembered recently that he starred in another movie...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “Father Stu” is a heartfelt biopic

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 19, 2022

“Father Stu” was released on April 13, 2022 and was directed by Rosalind Ross. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver and Teresa Ruiz. The film tells the true story of an amateur boxer...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “Ambulance” is an exhilarating film

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 12, 2022

“Ambulance” was recently released on April 8, 2022, and is directed by Michael Bay. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Eiza González. It tells the story of two brothers who are...

Drew Coffey

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...

Drew Coffey

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...

Drew Coffey

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...

Ian Stoubaugh

COLUMN: Both characters are at fault in “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist February 11, 2022

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I decided to sit down and finally watch the first movie in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise. I originally went into the movie with the sole purpose of criticizing...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “War of the Worlds”: Spielberg’s Remake for a New Generation of Sci-Fi

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 8, 2022

“War of the Worlds” directed by Steven Spielberg was released in 2005 and is based on the novel by H.G. Wells. It stars Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, and Tim Robbins. It tells the...

the movie den

The Movie DEN Ep. 4: Beauty and the Beast 1991 & 2017

Luke Taylor and Adam Tumino September 29, 2021

Disney just keeps making the same movies over again, don't they? The guys decided they wanted to watch a movie that has been remade and compare it to the original. Beauty and the Beast felt like the...

Column: “Palm Springs” didn’t get the attention it deserved

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2021

“Palm Springs” (2020) was only released on Hulu, which may have destroyed its chances of gaining the popularity it might have achieved if it were released in theaters, but I’ve been doing my best...

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