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OBLIGATORY SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, do not proceed as it contains multiple spoilers. It's the epic saga adored by young and old alike, and this newest installment certainly has created a new generation of Star Wars fans. Episode 7 featured new and old faces for new and old fans, but how did some...
Put together love, wealth, and the American Dream and you have yourself what is considered to be one of the greatest novels of all time, or at least, that is what Francis Scott Fitzgerald did with The Great Gatsby in 1925. Fitzgerald was able to masterfully create a book that entailed the lives of the young and the restless...
Hulu? HBO? Amazon Instant? Any online instant streaming service pales in comparison to the mammoth Netflix. As of October, the company boasts an impressive 69,170,000 subscribers worldwide, 43 million in the US alone. Snagging nine Golden Globe nominations for original shows and films alone, Netflix proves time and time again their superiority in the competitive market. Established in 1997 by...
Potatoes. For 551 sols, approximately 565 days, this was Mark Watney's diet. After being stranded by his crew on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, must survive by engineering his food supply and communications with Earth to stay alive. All the while, on Earth, NASA scrambles to find solutions to bring the marooned astronaut home. My own interest in...
Evidently the leading star in one of the greatest films ever produced was labeled as a Communist before the film was released, so claimed William Randolph Hearst, a newspaper tycoon on which the film is based. Perhaps it was the revolutionary cinematography the creative minds of the movie produced or the plot that kept moviegoers on the edge of...
It is a shame that today’s movies can't hold a candle to the cinema of yesteryear. Movies like Hotel Transylvania 2, Pixels, and The Maze Runner invade our screens and only occasionally are interrupted by a great movie. Kids disregard true movie magic in favor of animation and repetitive action sequences. The imperative of making a great film is...
  The action movie genre’s former glory with classics such as The Dark Knight, T2, and The Matrix has vanished, filled to the brim instead with cheap remakes and sequels nobody wanted or asked for. The last couple movies I’ve seen have left me disappointed and bitter, angry that millions of dollars were spent to create a work so mediocre it...
In an attempt to further the Podcasts variety and knockout some Star Wars news at the same time. The Jesuit Podcast recruits the help of 3 Jedi masters of Theology and a High Councilor in order to bring balance to the force. This unlikely crew attempts to answer questions regarding Star War's social impact and its impact on their...

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