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Will ‘Quibi’ Revolutionize the Way We Watch TV… Or Is It Destined To Fail?

In Culture, Featured, James Powers by Amanda Valdovinos

– By James Powers – Hollywood producing giant Jeffrey Katzenberg has some big plans afoot, although you may not have heard about them quite yet. Katzenberg, the former Disney chairman who went on to co-found Dreamworks (thus giving us, among other things, the animation Burger King to Disney’s animation McDonald’s, but that’s a different story), is now looking to revolutionize …

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A Catholic View on the Purpose of Horror

In Culture, Featured, James Powers by Amanda Valdovinos

– By James Powers – My dad is a voracious reader, and as a result one fixture of my upbringing was the shelves and shelves of books lining the living room wall – sci-fi anthologies, historical volumes (he’s obsessed with the Civil War), political commentaries, paperback fantasy. We had moved maybe a half-dozen times by the time I turned eighteen, …

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An Uncommon Veteran: What Mr. Rogers Teaches Us About Winning the War Against Worrying

In Culture, Featured, Movie Reviews, Reviews, Sam Hendrian by Sam Hendrian

–By Sam Hendrian– It’s you I like/It’s not the things you wear/It’s not the way you do your hair/But it’s you I like. These simple yet profound song lyrics help summarize the heroic mission of Fred Rogers, the legendary children’s television host who is profiled in the acclaimed 2018 documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A quiet man with a …

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Like Forcing a Puzzle Piece: Venom and the MCU

In Culture, Featured, Tyler Carlos by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Tyler Carlos – Spoilers Below With superhero mania still in full swing in Hollywood, it was only a matter of time until the world was reintroduced to one of the most iconic comic book characters – the parasitic symbiote Venom. After the trainwreck that was 2008’s Spider-Man 3, Sony announced in 2016 that a new Venom film was in the works …

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7 Scary Movies Catholics Should Watch

In Culture, Featured, Sam Hendrian by Impact Admin

– By Sam Hendrian – With Halloween just around the corner, many folks like to pop-in some scary movies and have a thrillingly good time. While this is certainly a fun tradition, there are many scary films that can turn out to be a complete waste of time or potentially scarring for life. With that being said, there are also many …

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Why Animated Shows Like ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Dragon Prince’ Aren’t Just For Kids

In Culture, Featured, Tyler Carlos by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Tyler Carlos – Spoilers Below Traditionally, there has always been a hard line between television shows that are for adults and what television shows are for children, and we still see it everywhere in media today. Most television series aimed at grown-up audiences appear on the traditional networks, like ABC and NBC, or else subscription based television, such …

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Never Beyond Saving: 10 Cinematic Stories of Redemption

In Culture, Featured, Sam Hendrian by Sam Hendrian

–By Sam Hendrian– Reading the news is rarely an uplifting act, especially when it is saturated with stories of seemingly good people falling from grace. The Joker’s haunting words in The Dark Knight are proven time and time again to be true: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” From Bill …

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Technology Vs. Humanity: Why ‘Next Gen’ Is the Most Important Movie of 2018

In Culture, Featured, Movie Reviews, Reviews by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Amanda Valdovinos – Spoilers below. Amid the current saturation of dystopian and sci-fi content in the media industry, the vast majority of Netflix viewers may have missed last week’s release of the Netflix original animated film Next Gen. At first glance, Next Gen camouflages as “another cute robot film” in the same vein as Disney/Marvel’s Big Hero 6 …

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Leaving Home: A Cinematic Perspective

In Culture, Featured, Sam Hendrian by Impact Admin

– By Sam Hendrian – Flying the nest is no easy task for most young people. To leave the comforts of home and venture out into the world is adventurous and brave, but it can also be scary and bittersweet. Homesickness is common to college students who have left their families for the first time, and it is often feared …

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It’s not U, It’s Ur Gram: What ‘Eighth Grade’ Teaches Us About Society, Anxiety, and Maybe Even Sanctity

In Culture, Featured, James Powers, Reviews by Amanda Valdovinos

– By James Powers – In many ways, I think most of us never quite grew out of the awkward terror of middle school. If this weren’t the case, how else would A24 have expected to successfully market its R-rated Eighth Grade? What would the target adult demographic have found compelling about a movie focused on that phase of life, …