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The Killing of a Sacred Deer: A tale of karma and sacrifice

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Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) is a mind bending psychological thriller directed and written by Yorgos Lanthimos. The film follows a seemingly perfect family who are torn apart by a mysterious boy. The Killing of a Sacred Deer  is definitely one of the best psychological thrillers of the 2010's, an...

Are rock stars doomed to die young?

Are rock stars doomed to die young?

Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

April 18, 2020

"I'll die before I'm 25, and when I do I'll have lived the way I wanted to." - Sid Vicious, bassist for the Sex Pistols, who died at 21 years old of a heroin overdose. Rock stars are often characterized by partying, life on the road, and just being punks, in general. This lifestyle may seem ideal or...

March Madness In SHS

March Madness In SHS

Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

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Green Room: The Alien of punk rock

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Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Green Room was released in 2016 by director Jeremy Saulnier. It was met with fairly decent reviews from critics and audiences, however it performed poorly in the box office, raking in only $3.8 million against it's $5 million budget. This film follows an indie punk band as they get trapped in a bac...

The Matrix 4: What should we expect?

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Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

The Matrix franchise is one of the most famous staples of the sci-fi movie genre. Fusing aspects of Asian Kung-Fu movies and the adrenaline rush of American action films, The Matrix paved the road for Bullet Time movies. The hyper-violent slow-motion action scenes and awesome visuals make the movie ver...

Mad Max Fury Road: Director George Miller’s best work

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Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

The Mad Max films have been hailed as some of the greatest action films of all time. The first three films, all of which were released in the late 70's and early 80's, got a very much appreciated sequel in 2015. Mad Max: Fury Road absolutely stormed the box office when it released, bringing in a who...

American Psycho: A satirical masterpiece

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Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

*SPOILER WARNING FOR THE FIRST 29:30 MINUTES OF AMERICAN PSYCHO* American Psycho (2000) follows Patrick Bateman, (played by Christian Bale) an extremely wealthy and charismatic banker who leads a double life as a deranged serial killer. Co-written and directed by Mary Harron, the film paints B...

American Animals: Heist/documentary hybrid

American Animals: Heist/documentary hybrid

Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Written and directed by Bart Layton, American Animals is a true crime drama released in 2018. The film managed to bring in a couple of awards: The British Independent Award For Debut Screenwriter, and British Independent Film Award For Best Editing. The cast boasts several big names, such as Evan ...

Hell or High Water: a modern western film

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Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Westerns are arguably the most American of all film genres. Most follow a simple, yet effective formula. Middle aged, white cowboy hunts down outlaws, or an outlaw goes on a daring string of bank robberies. Hell or High Water (2016) follows into the latter category. While Hell or High Water does ...

The John Wick franchise has set impressive new standards for action films

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Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

According to Ultimate Action Movie Club, the definition of action movies is as follows: "Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of events that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases." Before 2014, the...

Dear Hollywood: Please for the love of God, stop making remakes

Dear Hollywood: Please for the love of God, stop making remakes

Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Picture this: A room of extremely rich movie producers sit down around a table. Their only goal is to make money. One of the filthy rich producers says, "Guys, what if we just remade a classic movie that already exists?" This is obviously the easiest way to profit off of the nostalgia of innocent movie-goers....

5 Hilariously Horrible Horror Movies People Should Be Dying To See!

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Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Torso (1973) Torso is an Italian slasher film directed by Sergio Martino. Martino has an impressive amount of directing and writing credits under his belt, but Torso is definitely not his best work, to say the least. The plot follows a masked killer who murders college students with a red and bl...

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