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Oscar Nominees Announced

By Wafir Salih, Staff Writer The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced the nominees for this year’s 90th Oscar Awards. The eight films nominated for best picture include Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape Of Water” with 13…

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Nic’s Flicks

KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there By Nic Macotto, Staff Writer Star Wars: The Last Jedi does what the second chapter of any film trilogy should…

The Top 10 Christmas Movies

WHAT DO MASON STUDENTS THINK OF THE TOP 10 CHRISTMAS MOVIES?  By Michael Abler Staff Writer It’s that time of year again when people break out the winter jackets, Christmas decorations, and snuggle up indoors watching a few holiday movies….

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Nic’s Flicks

By Nicolas Macotto, Staff Writer Key 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Coco had me worried at one point. Originally, it seemed troublesome as another film, The…

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Inconceivable: 30 Years of ‘The Princess Bride’

THE 3O YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRINCESS BRIDE By Michael Abler, Staff Writer On Sept. 25, 1987, audiences were introduced to a cult classic and one of the most enduring films of all time. The story of a farm boy…

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A Sea Change

A harsh look at what’s happening to our seas BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sea change is defined, according to Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” as a change brought about by the sea. It’s an idiom often used to signify a notable…

Top 10: grossing films of 2017

Top-10 grossing films of 2017 (so far) 1) Beauty and the Beast (2017) | $461,124,384 2) Logan | $222,428,262 3) The LEGO Batman Movie | $173,972,739 4) Get Out | $168,638,145 5) Kong: Skull Island | $162,423,946 6) Split |…

From group home to front of the camera

A Discussion with Nicole Opper, documentary filmmaker BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   On Wednesday, April 19, Mason’s Visiting Filmmaker Series held a screening of the documentary “Visitor’s Day.” A Q&A discussion with Director Nicole Opper followed the screening, facilitated…

Movie Review: “Get Out”

BY ALEX SHEDD   High-quality horror movies are hard to find in cinemas these days. From the fifteenth spinoff of a sequel of some “Blair Witch Project” ripoff to this month’s gory jump-scare, the horror genre has left something to…

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90’s nostalgia

College students reflect on 90’s Movies and TV BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   College students run on a nostalgia for the yesteryear entertainment of the late 90s and early 2000s. This was a time when the average vocabulary included…