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“When The Bough Breaks” stars talk about upcoming film

“When The Bough Breaks” stars talk about upcoming film

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterOne of the fall’s most anticipated films is Screen Gems’ When The Bough Breaks starring esteemed stars Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall. The romantic thriller also features newcomer Jaz Sinclair as Anna. Chestnut and Hall portray the roles of John and Laura Taylor, a New Orleans couple struggling to produce a baby when they find a potential surrogate in Anna. The Taylor’s decide to move Anna in after being beaten by her significant other – and that’s when all hell breaks loose. Chestnut and Hall took the time to answer questions about the film, as well […]

by · August 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
Captain America: Civil War Review

Captain America: Civil War Review

by Janelle Ferguson, The MSU Spokesman Staff WriterAs if we already thought the bar was set high enough for the Avengers movies, Captain America: Civil War (CACW) has surpassed all expectations for fans and movie critics, arguably making this the best Marvel film of the past couple of years. Emmy Award-winning directors and brother duo, Anthony and Joseph V. Russo have successfully made something new to add to the Marvel Cinematic Universe collection. Even though it is a sequel to Captain America: The Winter Solider (CAWS) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (AOU), it is undeniable that this movie is […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES, NATIONAL NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS, THEATER

Movie Review: Deadpool

by Janelle Ferguson, Contributing WriterActor Ryan Reynolds has played various superhero roles during his movie career ranging from Hannibal King in “Blade: Trinity” in 2004 to Hal Jordan in “Green Lantern” in 2011. After casting the Wade Wilson role for “Deadpool” to Reynolds, once again Marvel fanatics are reminded the atrocity that took place during the release of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” when he portrayed as a bare, mouth less, and alien-like version of Deadpool with weird, tribal-like tattoos on his body. One would think that since Wilson is played by the same person in the two movies, there might be […]

by · February 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
Soul On Ice, the story behind the film

Soul On Ice, the story behind the film

by Maliik Obee, Staff Writer Even though 23 teams in the NHL are based in the U.S., hockey has yet to translate on a larger scale to the African-American youth. Director Damon Kwame Mason is out to inform the world of hockey’s black history, as well as inspire the next generation. “Hockey needs that Michael Jordan type of player,” said Mason, “Hockey is ready for that black superstar”. Mason looks to inspire that next great black player with his documentary Soul on Ice, which shares a name with the acclaimed book of Black Panther, Eldridge Cleaver. Soul on Ice breaks […]

by · February 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CAMPUS NEWS, MOVIES, MSU Spotlight, SECTIONS, THEATER
“CHAPPiE” a Charming, if Defective, Model

“CHAPPiE” a Charming, if Defective, Model

By Herman Fogus In a crime-ridden South Africa that is patrolled by walking robotic drones, a trio of career criminals kidnaps the creator of the drones (Dev Patel) to assist in their last heist.  In the process, they activate a decommissioned police robot that, when given an experimental artificial intelligence by its’ creator, allows it to learn and think like a human…and leave an indelible mark on their lives. Or…to be more coy…it’s probably best to think of CHAPPiE as a hip-hop infused reboot of Short Circuit. Neill Blomkamp’s third feature film is somewhat conflicting to watch.  On the one […]

by · March 15, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES, SECTIONS