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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ swings into theaters with style

By Parker Otto, Columnist | July 7, 2019

After “Avengers: Endgame” created one of the greatest comic book movies of all time with an emotional payoff to 10 years’ worth of film, there was much need for a fun, light-hearted superhero film. Thanks to a likeable protagonist, great humor and...

‘Shaft’ breathes life into film series

By Parker Otto, Columnist | June 18, 2019

If there is one thing that the recent release of “Shaft” has taught cinema, it’s that an old franchise can still learn new tricks. After three films from the 70s starring Richard Roundtree and a sequel starring Samuel L. Jackson, “Shaft” juggles...

The 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel delivers action filled sequences with strong characters.

‘Captain Marvel’ delivers a new hero for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

By Parker Otto, Columnist | March 10, 2019

While not Marvel’s most dramatic film, “Captain Marvel” is one of their low-stakes films mixed with exciting action and great performances. Much like “Ant-Man” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the film never feels the need to make an epic spectacle...

‘Skull Island’ redefines King Kong

By Darius Parker | March 20, 2017

“Kong: Skull Island” offers fans unique plot twists and exciting action around every corner, keeping audience members on the edge of their seats.The eighth King Kong film to be released since the gorilla’s first big screen appearance in 1933, “Skull...

Kyle Gass, left, and Jack Black, of musical duo Tenacious D, present an award on stage at Spikes 10th Annual Video Game Awards at Sony Studios on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

VGA’s bring entertainment, credibility to stage

By Roy Herrera | December 9, 2012

This year’s Video Game Awards on Spike TV had some improvements over the previous years’ shows. There are still improvements to be made, but overall the show was an enjoyable two hours. Last week, I wrote about how the producers of the show try to...

Great games to be spotlighted at VGA’s

By Roy Herrera | December 5, 2012

As the year draws to a close, people in the gaming industry have the opportunity to reflect on all the products released this year and decide which video game was the best of all. While multiple websites and magazines make their own lists for game of...

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