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PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 8 (‘Joker’)

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 8 (‘Joker’)

October 23, 2019

Joaquin Phoenix blew viewers away with his portrayal of comic book icon Joker in the 2019 film of the same name. Audiences were pretty split after the film's Oct. 4 debut because of its unusual depiction of the Joker. Instead of seeing a raving, hysterical, maniacal clown sabotage vig...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 6 (‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’)

August 23, 2019

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5iYVSuUvA8y7isnDJGDX7K?si=-GjreNToSwScdQbAP_tr_A André Øvredal's film "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," based on the '80s and '90s short story collections, transforms the creepy tales we read and chilling artwork (from Stephen Gammell) we absorbed a...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 5 (‘The Lion King’ 2019)

July 29, 2019

"The Lion King (2019)" is the newest Disney remake to hit theaters; it tells the classic story of an envious, evil uncle set on overthrowing the current monarch and his son and almost succeeds in doing so. Fortunately, our hero Simba comes out on top and proves that he still has some of his father in...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 4 (‘Stuber’)

July 17, 2019

The cop action comedy "Stuber," starring Kumail Nanjiani as Uber driver Stu and David Bautista as detective Vic, takes viewers through the outlandish misadventures of these main characters as Vic hunts down a cop-killer while dragging Stu along for the ride (pretty much against his will). T...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 3 (‘Toy Story 4’)

July 10, 2019

https://anchor.fm/the-daily-eastern-news https://open.spotify.com/show/1z3lIHD4nqrZXMwZt56AjV It's been almost 25 years since the debut of Pixar's first "Toy Story" film. A lot has changed since the first film: children who grew up watching "Toy Story" back in the late '90s are still...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 2

June 20, 2019

"Popcorn Talk" is a 30-minute long podcast dissecting movies both new and old and providing a decent review that will at least help you decide if a movie is worth seeing or not. In this second episode of "Popcorn Talk" Logan Raschke, a senior journalism major at Eastern Illinois University and...

‘Under the Skin’ is an alluring, somber sci-fi experience

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2019

Editor's note: This review contains spoilers. Jonathan Glazer’s alien drama/horror/science fiction film "Under the Skin" grips onto open-minded audiences with its abnormal, often uncomfortable visual and auditory elements. This is a film that’s definitely not for everyone. The makeup of the f...

Movie Review: ‘Searching’ a must-see film

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

September 3, 2018

“Searching” is director Aneesh Chaganty’s debut feature film (he also co-wrote the script) and he certainly delivered a great thriller for modern day Internet users. “Searching” follows the story of a relatively new single father David Kim (John Cho) and his 16-year-old daughter Margot (...

Underrated films: ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2018

I am starting a new series that brings light to criminally under appreciated films of the past that deserve recognition. "The Place Beyond the Pines" is a film released in 2012. It was directed and co-written by Derek Cianfrance, he is mostly known for directing the film "Blue Valentine". The story...

Review: ‘Hereditary’ is a great film, but is it a classic?

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 11, 2018

Hereditary was a great and well executed film, with Ari Aster writing and directing the film. This is Aster's debut feature film, and he certainly did a wonderful job writing and directing the film. Other reviewers and viewers have compared the film to horror legends such as The Exorcist and Psycho, but ...

Review: ‘Love Simon’ misses the mark

Abby Carlin, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2018

I was excited to see “Love Simon.” A cheesy romance with the face of two queer people? I was so ready. However, “Love Simon” was not an endearing coming out story for two queer folk in a suburban high schoo. It was a misleading portrayal of two outed stories, one tragic and the other romantic....

Review: “A Tale as Droll as Time”

Ben Bruflat, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2017

“Beauty and the Beast,” directed by Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls,” “Twilight: Breaking Dawn”) tells the story of Belle (Emma Watson), a young woman seen as “strange” in her village because she is a bookworm and the daughter of an inventor (Kevin Kline). Circumstances find Belle held captive...

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