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Staff profile for Drew Coffey.

COLUMN: ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’: a forgotten sci-fi/horror gem

Drew Coffey, Columnist November 7, 2023

No film has portrayed the feeling of public isolation and warped realism better than the 1978 classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” directed by Philip Kaufman.   The film is a remake of the...

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

COLUMN: “Ex Machina,” the film that darkened science fiction

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editior February 22, 2023

"Ex Machina" is a film that sets a horrific situation into a viewer’s mind and makes them question everything.   After Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) gets ‘selected’ to spend a week with the...

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Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 2: I Am Legend

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey September 12, 2022

Drew and Cam discuss the 2007 Sci-Fi/Horror film, I Am Legend.

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The Movie DEN Ep. 27: Looper & Terminator

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor April 14, 2022

Time travel is a common trope but it can easily get bogged down in details and technicalities. Both Looper and Terminator avoid this trap with fast-paced, action heavy storytelling, but the stories...

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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...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 22: Annihilation & The Martian

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor March 2, 2022

Adam and Luke are once again watching sci-fi movies, which once again exemplify completely different forms of the genre. Annihilation is adjacent to horror and fantasy, full of otherworldly concepts...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 8: Tron & Ex Machina

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor October 27, 2021

Sci-fi is a large and varied genre, and Tron and Ex Machina seem about as different as two movies could be... but they're surprisingly similar. Whether you're going into the "grid" or witnessing the...

‘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...

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