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Trolls Dazzles and That’s About it…

Trolls Dazzles and That’s About it…

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies

We live in an age where any existing product from video games and toys can be turned into a motion picture. A formula that has been done repeatedly with little success until Warner Bros’ The Lego Movie finally hit all the right notes. Wreck-It-Ralph and Toy Story don’t count as they are original...

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part VI: Doctor Strange

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part VI: Doctor Strange

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies

Back when Scott Derrickson tackled a big-budget blockbuster, The Day the Earth Stood Still, it didn’t go well; now he is given a second chance with the latest entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange. Stephen Strange (Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch) is a talented but arrogant ne...

Student Musicians, Magicians and Poets Get a Moment in the Spotlight

Student Musicians, Magicians and Poets Get a Moment in the Spotlight

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under A&E, Features

The talent show, a part of the haunted homecoming festivities last week, was full of different acts that embodied the diverse talent of the students of Texas A&M University-Commerce. The evening started with a magic show put on by host Jay Mattioli. There were nine acts in total, with a brief...

Artful Ancestry: Art gallery hosts ‘Heritage Habitats,’ an installation by Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden’s

Artful Ancestry: Art gallery hosts ‘Heritage Habitats,’ an installation by Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden’s

Dhenai Tunstall, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016


Filed under A&E, Features

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Texas A&M University–Commerce’s very own art gallery was able to exhibit the work of Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden. Incorporated within the artist statement, “Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for the contemplation and invocation of ancestry.”...

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part V: ‘Devil’s Knot’ and ‘Sinister 2’

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part V: ‘Devil’s Knot’ and ‘Sinister 2’

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

Back in 2013, while working on Deliver Us from Evil, another movie called Devil’s Knot was released through VOD (video on demand) and got a limited theatrical run on May 9. Based on the real case of the West Memphis Three, in which three teens were accused of killing three eight-year-olds in a suspected...

Mayo Review Publishes Students’ Short Stories

Mayo Review Publishes Students’ Short Stories

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016


Filed under A&E, Features

Student-run literary magazines have been helping assist many poets, writers, freethinkers, and artists gain traction. College literary magazines have become the breaking ground for some emerging artists. Literary magazines allowed for the first publishing of legends such as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Allen...

Horror Films: Vintage vs. Modern

Horror Films: Vintage vs. Modern

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion, Showcase

October, the month when the leaves change from green to orange, the pumpkins are brought out in the open, and the weather gets a tad chilly. Most of all, its when the Horror genre peaks with movies like Dracula (1931). Some might prefer classics like Frankenstein (1931), or the more recent fair like...

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part IV: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part IV: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

With three films under his belt, including the successful ghost story Sinister, Scott Derrickson collaborates with film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer (whose extensive resumé includes the television crime drama CSI and the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise) and screenwriter Paul Harris...

Homecoming with Imogené

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

October 25, 2016


Filed under A&E, Student Life, Video

Few reminders of the events going on this week

Manny’s Movie Madness

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Video

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part III: ‘Sinister’

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part III: ‘Sinister’

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

After the disappointment of The Day the Earth stood Still (not to mention a Razzie Nomination for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel) Derrickson returned to what he did best, scaring the living daylights out of everyone with his third outing that lives up to its title, Sinister. Premiering on...

Review: TAMU-C Play Charms Audiences

Review: TAMU-C Play Charms Audiences

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

October 20, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

The Theatre Department performed “Acting: The First Six Lessons” by Emily Bridges and Beau Bridges and directed by Kelsey Cooper through the week of October 10. It was a charming production that showcased the department’s talent, but I felt it had a few shortcomings overall. Held in the studio...

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