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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...

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...

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...

Cinema Spotlight – Scott Derrickson (Part 2): ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

Cinema Spotlight – Scott Derrickson (Part 2): ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

Manuel Ramirez, St

October 13, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

When we last left Scott Derrickson, his debut film, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, was a success. It performed well at the box-office, won Jennifer Carpenter an MTV Movie Award for Best Frightening Performance, a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film (Saturns are basically the Oscars for all that is sci-fi,...

Manny’s Movie Madness

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Video

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part I: The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part I: The Exorcism of Emily Rose

October 6, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

Throughout the month of October the Cinema Spotlight will shine on Horror filmmaker Scott Derrickson; every week I’ll be looking at all five of his movies and conclude with his recent work, Doctor Strange, in theaters Nov. 4. Having worked on a couple of horror-related and direct-to-video projec...

‘Sully’ & ‘Snowden’ Steal September

‘Sully’ & ‘Snowden’ Steal September

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

September saw the premiere of two biopics that centered on ordinary men who did the unthinkable. Both made headlines and became the subject of debate as their actions were questioned as either heroic or harmful. Sully recounts the “Miracle on the Hudson” and the eponymous airline pilot who sa...

All Summer Sixteen

All Summer Sixteen

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

Summer at the movies was filled with highs and lows, but at the box-office it was mostly lows, literally, as audiences didn’t flood the movie theaters as they used to. So what did the cinema offer that it failed to attract audiences? The summer began on a hopeful note with Captain America: Civil...

Harley Quinn trumps ‘Suicide Squad’

Harley Quinn trumps ‘Suicide Squad’

Imogené Wolford, Entertainment Editor

August 31, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

This summer’s movie to see was “Suicide Squad,” a fantasy film based on a DC Comic Book that picks up where “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” leaves off. If you are a fan of DC Comics or an avid movie watcher, you know that earlier this year DC Comics released “Batman v. Superman: Dawn ...

A stellar supporting cast can’t save ‘If I Stay’ from drowning in teen-love mediocrity

Andrew Burnes, Editor

September 8, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movies

Ever wonder how to stretch a 30-minute episode’s worth of far-fetched, soap opera-style, coma induced, love affairs into an hour-and-a-half high-profile theatrical release? I haven’t either. Apparently, though, director R.J. Cutler thought it would be a fantastic idea. As a result we get If I Stay,...

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