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Hot Summer Movies for Hot Summer Nights

June 1, 2016

Summer might be time for fun in the sun, tanning on the beach and trips to Hawaii, but it’s also time for some of the biggest...

The Week in Review

Scott Johnson, Author

June 1, 2016

TRUMP EARNS ENOUGH DELEGATES TO SECURE NOMINATION— Following a CNN delegate count on Thursday, May 26, Donald Trump has now officially reached the necessary 1,237 delegates to secure the Republican nomination. Though he is not the official nominee yet, this landmark in his campaign throws all concerns out the window of the convention being co...

Movie of The Week: Farewell!

Scott Johnson, Author

May 30, 2016

Well, my dear readers (whoever you are), it is almost time to part ways. I have been writing to you all about movies for nearly nine months, and as the school year comes to a close (and I graduate), I will no longer be able to do my weekly post about film. From all of the awards season excitement to my weekly movie suggestions, it has been my...

“Angry Birds” Can’t Take Flight

Scott Johnson, Author

May 25, 2016

“Angry Birds” stopped being culturally relevant about three years ago. I just want to make that clear, because I haven’t heard anybody talk about it since around 2012 when Candy Crush took over people’s lives. Since it’s arrival in December of 2009, “Angry Birds” has gone from that game you played on the toilet, to a cultural phenomenon...

Movie of the Week: In Bruges

Movie of the Week: In Bruges

May 23, 2016

On a random summer morning back in 2008, I was scoping out Blockbuster (at a time when I was still taking it for granted) hopin...

“Uncharted 4:” Offers a Jaw Dropping Conclusion

Scott Johnson, Author

May 18, 2016

For nearly a decade, game developer Naughty Dog has been turning players into what is essentially a modern day Indiana Jones. By allowing players to explore ancient underground ruins, discover mythical cities and avoid enemy forces at every turn, the “Uncharted” franchise has proven to be one of the greatest series of the modern era. “Uncharted...

Movie of the Week: Begin Again

Movie of the Week: Begin Again

May 12, 2016

The first decade of the new millennium saw the arrival of a lyrical voice in both music and film. With the release of “Once...

Critic’s Corner: “Civil War” is too Civil

Scott Johnson, Author

May 11, 2016

It pains me to say it, but I can’t help but feel like Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is going the way of James Bond and it is starting annoy me. What was once fun and awesome is now a simple commodity that can be easily refreshed by using a tested formula. Overzealous audiences convinced by tireless marketing are led to believe they’re watching...

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Fresh Features, Food and Faces at this Year’s Quadstock

May 11, 2016

As the academic year winds down, Quadstock remains one of Seattle University students’ most prominent escapes from the monotony...

Movie of the Week: Braveheart

May 9, 2016

Do you like Mel Gibson? Scotland? Epic war films? Vengeance over a murdered love? FREEEEDOM? If you answered yes to any of thos...

Critic’s Corner: Miles Davis Biopic Lacks Soul

May 6, 2016

There’s one thing that consistently popped into my head while I was watching “Miles Ahead”: this is one of the most absurd...

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New Hedreen Gallery Curator Wants You to Feel Weird

May 6, 2016

Most students might not realize that there are three art galleries on campus. The most renowned, the Vachon, occupies the Fine...

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