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“Gunman” Misfires When it Counts

“Gunman” Misfires When it Counts

By Herman FogusEvery so often, a movie comes along that underuses or misuses a well-known star.  Sometimes this is deliberate and actually provides a nice subversion; for example, 1996’s Executive Decision is a fairly forgettable action film that is best known for having the audacity to eject then-action-megastar Steven Seagal from a moving plane at about 35,000 feet without a parachute. 2015’s The Gunman, on the other hand, misuses three of its’ big names. Unfortunately, not only does it appear to not be deliberate, but none of the stars even get a spectacular sendoff. The movie follows Jim Terrier (Sean Penn), […]

by · March 21, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Film
Run, Don’t Walk, to “Run All Night”

Run, Don’t Walk, to “Run All Night”

By Herman FogusIf there’s any joke subgenre of film that should be an actual thing, it’s the subgenre of “Liam Neeson Kills Things.” Since 2008, the 62-year-old Irish actor, known for such movies as Schindler’s List and Michael Collins, has reinvented himself as an action-movie star, appearing in no less than 10 films that have, at one point or another, added to his cinematic body count. This year alone, Neeson added two movies to that list – Taken 3, the latest in his hit franchise that opened in January to less-than-encouraging reviews, and Run All Night, this week’s new opening […]

by · March 16, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Film
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Jamal Joseph former Black Panther, Producer for Firelight Media Marcia Smith, Director Stanley Nelson(Firelight Media)
Photo by Babatunde Salaam

Morgan Students Travel to MoMA for Black Panther Documentary

By William ArenasMorgan State University students traveled to New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to attend the premier of the Stanley Nelson’s documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Stanley Nelson is an Emmy award-winning director for best documentaries. A 2015 Winner of the MacArthur genius grant, Nelson is producer of many award-winning documentary films, which are featured on and in partnership with Public Broadcasting System (PBS). Nelson is currently a professor at Morgan State University and is teaching a documentary production workshop for undergraduate and graduate students. “I’m flattered that the school asked me to teach […]

by · March 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CAMPUS NEWS, Film, SECTIONS
“Annbelle” Sets the Tone for October’s Horror Films

“Annbelle” Sets the Tone for October’s Horror Films

By Christian Rogers“Annabelle,” conjured up screams across theatres this past weekend as the first horror film to start off October. The sequel to the 2013 summer hit film “The Conjuring” includes a cast of Annabelle Wallis as Mia, Word Horton as John and Tony Amendola as Father Prez. Actress Alfre Woodard from “12 Year A Slave” also has a supporting role in the movie. The film rewinds to 1967 when the Annabelle doll becomes possessed by a demonic entity. There is a slower build up to suspense compared to The Conjuring. However, once the suspense starts it does not settle […]

by · October 10, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Film, MOVIES