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“Eating Animals” Slams Factory Farming

“Eating Animals” Slams Factory Farming

By Alaikia Marielle

September 28, 2018

The new documentary “Eating Animals” saw its theatrical release this past summer. The film, directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn, is another in a long line of food documentaries aimed to make us think critically about where our food comes from. “Eating Animals,” narrated and produced by vegan actor ...

It’s a Small and Historically Inaccurate World

It’s a Small and Historically Inaccurate World

By Alaikia Marielle

September 28, 2018

The Walt Disney Company is the dominant source of family entertainment in the world with a reign spanning almost 100 years. They made their mark by repackaging, or “Disneyfying,” myths and legends from around the world. For decades, Disney’s depictions have shaped our cultural and historical...

Nicolas Cage Goes Full-Blown Berserk in “Mandy”

Nicolas Cage Goes Full-Blown Berserk in “Mandy”

By Adelina Whitten

September 18, 2018

Nicolas Cage has been the face of memes that have circulated for years and years. Now, Cage is the face of a man in rageful despair. Nicholas Cage’s character Red Miller leads a phantasmal revenge mission when his one true love Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) is burned alive by a deranged cult...

September Movie Premieres

September Movie Premieres

By Josh Petersen

September 12, 2018

The summer movie season has a reputation for bringing the biggest blockbusters to viewers. Meanwhile, most Academy Awards contenders gather at the end of the year. The in-between time, from Labor Day to Halloween, might not have a solidified reputation for producing hit movies. However, if you know w...

Legion M: Where Fans Own the Story

Legion M: Where Fans Own the Story

By Adelina Whitten

September 10, 2018

Do you ever use fruits to critique films? You likely don't use real ones, but you’ve probably used Rotten Tomatoes to check a movie’s overall quality. High Rotten Tomato ratings seem to be few as of late, but “Mandy,” a new film coming to the Tower Theatre on Sept. 14, exceeds expectations. With...

DreamWorks is Better than Disney: Change My Mind

DreamWorks is Better than Disney: Change My Mind

By Marshall Falkner

September 8, 2018

Warning: this article contains spoilers for DreamWorks films. I want to be very clear right off the bat. I like Dreamworks more than Disney, but that does not mean I think Dreamworks Studios has better films. I feel like Disney as a whole has a better baseline for good movies, where DreamWorks has mo...

Why We Need Diversity in Pop Culture

Why We Need Diversity in Pop Culture

By Palak Jayswal

August 24, 2018

Despite tensions over the past year concerning race and minority, it has been a significant period in terms of mainstream media representation for people of color. Whether this representation is through literature or film, both audiences and creators of the work have done wonders for people of color. Po...

Dog Days is the Feel Good Movie of the Summer

Dog Days is the Feel Good Movie of the Summer

By Palak Jayswal

August 17, 2018

Although “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is a serious contender, “Dog Days” holds its weight as the feel-good movie of the summer. Going into the film with no expectations aside from wanting to see a herd of cute dogs, I was relatively surprised at how the film had a little bit of everything — ...

“Isle of Dogs” is Another Wes Anderson Masterpiece

“Isle of Dogs” is Another Wes Anderson Masterpiece

By Marshall Falkner

August 11, 2018

He did it again folks. Wes Anderson has made another near perfect movie. From the director of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” comes a new heartwarming movie that oozes Anderson’s signature style. “Isle of Dogs” was released on April 13, 2018, ...

Filmed in Your Backyard

Filmed in Your Backyard

By Madge Slack

July 31, 2018

If you are new to Utah, you might find yourself thinking about how strange this state is. From towering mountains in the east to vast white nothingness in the west and dry red heat in the south, we have quite the range of landscapes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, descri...

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