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

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Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “The Adam Project” is a surprisingly emotional film

Drew Coffey, Columnist March 29, 2022

“The Adam Project” was recently released on Netflix in 2022 and was directed by Shawn Levy. It stars Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Zaldaña. It tells the...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear Academy, do better

Katja Benz, Columnist March 28, 2022

The 94th Academy Awards premiered Sunday March 27. I didn’t watch them. They haven’t been of particular interest to me in a couple of years: I was mostly really busy and couldn’t spend time watching...

Ian Stoubaugh

COLUMN: The humanizing of villains makes them better

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist March 11, 2022

The shows and movies we consume are filled with villains. It feels as if no story is complete without a villain, and sometimes the villain is a crucial part of a franchise that it couldn’t do without....

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “The Last Duel” is original film that mirrors current issues

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 22, 2022

Content Warning: Sexual Assault “The Last Duel,” directed by Ridley Scott, was released in 2021. It stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck. This film reunites Matt Damon and...

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...

Ian Stoubaugh

COLUMN: Jumpscares are used for bad movies

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist February 4, 2022

I am a big fan of horror movies. I’ve been watching them since I was a little kid, even since before I could remember. Because of how much I’ve watched, and because it was almost like I was raised...

the movie den

The Movie DEN Ep. 14: White Christmas & The Preacher’s Wife

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor December 21, 2021

Welcome to the Winter Break Special! Before they left campus, Adam and Luke got together to watch White Christmas and The Preacher's Wife. In reality, both of these movies are more Christmas-adjacent...

the movie den

The Movie DEN Ep. 13: Snowpiercer & Fargo

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor December 10, 2021

It's a winter special! These movies have literally nothing in common except that both have lots of snow in them. Adam and Luke felt confused about the vibes of this episode while they were recording...

the movie den

The Movie DEN Ep. 12: E.T. & Paddington

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor December 2, 2021

Many family and children's movies seem to be made without very much care for the audience or attention to detail, but that isn't the case for either E.T. or Paddington. Both films are about sweet little...

EDITORIAL: Check out our new podcast section online

EDITORIAL: Check out our new podcast section online

Editorial Board October 20, 2021

We at The Daily Eastern News are always looking at ways to expand and grow what we provide to our readers. We have recently been doing this by offering podcasts recorded by staff members at The News,...

Some of Easterns wealthiest alumni

Some of Eastern’s wealthiest alumni

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 3, 2021

Editor's Note: This is a reflection of available information is not meant to represent the entirety of Eastern alumni. Some alumni may not be included based on the information available on their net worth. Eastern...

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