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Short Story Submission: The Race Track

December 21, 2018

This student submission was originally published in the Fall 2018 "Culture of UNF Issue".  The track the boy would ride around was worn down, and rightfully so. The school had closed a year or so ago...

Courtesy of Sony Pictures.

Venom: Dumb and fun

October 6, 2018

The fate of “Venom” has been in constant question since it was announced. Functioning outside of the MCU, and after Marvel had bought the rights for Spider-Man, expectations for the film were low....

The House With A Clock In Its Walls: Subpar in every aspect

The House With A Clock In Its Walls: Subpar in every aspect

September 22, 2018

When Jack Black had his breakout, Golden Globe-nominated performance in 2003’s “School of Rock,” it was something fresh. A loveable goofball with fun faces, crazy voices and a true dedication to...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Early screening of The Mayo Clinic brings Ken Burns to UNF

September 14, 2018

WJCT Public Media presented an advanced partial screening of Ken Burn’s “The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science” on Thursday, Sept. 13. Ken Burns has produced and directed some of the most...

Courtesy of Insomniac Games.

Spider-Man PS4 is the love letter the character deserves

September 13, 2018

As someone who grew up with a deep love for both comics and video games, I have been waiting for a perfect unity of the two for years. The Arkham games created a resurgence for the superhero genre, but...

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Advanced screening of Ken Burn’s “Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science” on campus

September 12, 2018

WJCT Public Media will be presenting “Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science,” a Ken Burns Documentary, on Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Lazzara Performance Hall. The film continues the long-running...

Courtesy of Lionsgate.

“Kin” is a cliche-ridden mess that lacks identity

September 4, 2018

There are bad movies, there are boring movies, and then there are movies like Kin. That is to say, movies that are so generic and basic that while nothing actively detracts from the movie experience,...

Courtesy STX Entertainment

The Happytime Murders: Surprisingly enjoyable

August 27, 2018

Jim Henson’s Muppets are revolutionary in children’s entertainment. Recently, there has been a resurgence of the Muppets in society. James Bobin’s (co-creator of “Flight of the Conchords”) 2011...

The Foreigner: Not the exciting action you expect

The Foreigner: Not the exciting action you expect

October 18, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33iuQu3UtjI Jackie Chan is known for popularizing the Drunken Monkey fighting style, as well as helping to create the action comedy genre. An action legend, Chan has...

Kingsmen: The Golden Circle is a must see for action, spy and comedy fans

Kingsmen: The Golden Circle is a must see for action, spy and comedy fans

September 27, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nxc-3WpMbg The spy film following James Bond has become a satire of itself, often oblivious to the joke being on itself. A seemingly never ending run of overused plot...

American Assassin: unoriginal, uninspired and lazy

American Assassin: unoriginal, uninspired and lazy

September 19, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=745tOzSXc4I American Assassin is most likely the poorest attempt at the continual downfall that is the American spy film, a genre which has had its ups...

Birth of the Dragon: Uninspiring, cliche and unentertaining

Birth of the Dragon: Uninspiring, cliche and unentertaining

August 26, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL7OfxJo2oA Director George Nolfi has an interesting group of films under his belt. Nolfi’s first big film was Ocean’s Eleven, followed by The Bourne Ultimatum, The...

The Defenders: Marvel Still Trying to Make Another Daredevil

The Defenders: Marvel Still Trying to Make Another Daredevil

August 20, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_6J9BqgonU The first of Marvel and Netflix working together with Daredevil, a gritty, mature, bloody explosion of an adaptation of the Marvel character was an enormous...

Valerian: An underwhelming dissapointment

Valerian: An underwhelming dissapointment

July 21, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BszXhUjJz00 When George Miller originally conceived Mad Max: Fury Road, he wanted it to be in black and white. The producers immediately shut him down saying a film in...

War for the Planet of the Apes: an underwhelming finale

War for the Planet of the Apes: an underwhelming finale

July 17, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEP1Mk6Un98 War for the Planet of the Apes begins as a tour de force, delving into the pains and struggles of guerrilla warfare. But the movie loses most of this drive...

Spinnaker Movies on Demands 10 must watch films

Spinnaker Movies on Demand’s 10 must watch films

July 10, 2017

Netflix dominates the lives of many college students. Fortunately for Ospreys looking for more choices, there’s another option to watch movies. Students on campus can use Spinnaker’s streaming...

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