Don’t look around: the scary reality of “Don’t Look Up”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbIxYm3mKzI From absurd presidents to toxic social media, the Netflix film "Don't Look Up" brings light to the absurdity of modern United States society. Other than giving audiences a satirical story about the end of the world, the film gives many viewers, specifically Americans, a scary wake-up to the ridiculous nation that is the U.S. … Continue reading Don’t look around: the scary reality of “Don’t Look Up”

20 years later, the Lord of the Rings movies still resonate with fans

Did you know The Beatles wanted to adapt The Lord of the Rings long before Peter Jackson's classic trilogy arrived in theaters? The theatrical poster for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (© New Line Cinemas) I have to admit, I love The Lord of the Rings movies. I love the … Continue reading 20 years later, the Lord of the Rings movies still resonate with fans

Should you be excited for Spider-Man: No Way Home?

https://youtu.be/JfVOs4VSpmA The movie will follow Peter Parker, the teenager with spider powers, as he navigates through his superhero life turned upside-down. In less than a month, Spider-Man: No Way Home will arrive exclusively in theaters. The movie will cap off a (hopefully) fantastic trilogy. We've seen Tom Holland's incarnation of Peter Parker do some fantastic … Continue reading Should you be excited for Spider-Man: No Way Home?

The true cinema experience: the importance of movie theaters

Imagine a world without movie theaters, without popcorn, without candy, and without the previews that precede the film. What world does that absence of the theater experience create? The answer is a dull, boring movie-watching experience from a couch. Unfortunately, this hypothetical world is becoming a reality with the continuous rise of streaming services. With … Continue reading The true cinema experience: the importance of movie theaters

MSJ at the Movies: Cobra Kai

There are always those classic movies you can go back to watch and enjoy them as much as you did on your first viewing. One of those movies for me is the original Karate Kid. While the sequels or the Jaden Smith spiritual successor don’t pull me in quite as much, the original is still … Continue reading MSJ at the Movies: Cobra Kai

MSJ at the Movies: Are free streaming services worth it?

We are at a point in time where we can virtually watch any movie or show we want with streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. While these services charge a monthly subscription fee, there are several streaming services that are free to use—with ads, of course. However, these free services do not necessarily hold up … Continue reading MSJ at the Movies: Are free streaming services worth it?