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Movie Time!

Movie Time!

Cassandra Oppelt, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Green Room: The Alien of punk rock

Green Room: The Alien of punk rock

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?

The Matrix 4: What should we expect?

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

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

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

American Psycho: A satirical masterpiece

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 ...

Bad Boys For Life Goes Above and Beyond to Create a stellar action movie

Bad Boys For Life Goes Above and Beyond to Create a stellar action movie

Justin Buynak, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

The bad boys are back and are definitely not boys anymore. Although the second movie, Bad Boys II, was not as ambitious as the original, this third movie is the most successful in the series. Here is the scenario: 17 years later, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as Mike Lowrey a...

Hell or High Water: a modern western film

Hell or High Water: a modern western film

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

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

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...

Mountaineer Rap Battles Episode 1: Lanfrank v. Pfieffer

Mountaineer Rap Battles Episode 1: Lanfrank v. Pfieffer

Taha Vahanvaty, staff writer

December 13, 2019

WINNER: LANFRANK

Holiday TikTok Contest: Make your video today!

Holiday TikTok Contest:  Make your video today!

Olivia Heyward, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

With the rise in popularity of the app TikTok, the Mountaineer is holding a holiday contest. During the week of December 9 - 16, before students take their 12 day winter break, students can participate in an exciting TikTok making contest for a super cool prize! Starting  Thursday, December 5, stude...

What social media stereotype are you ?

What social media stereotype are you ?

Cassandra Oppelt, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

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