Opinion Ed: The State of the World

(Photo taken from radio.wosu.org) I don’t anticipate rambling word after word in this space. I’ve had my opportunity to vent with loved ones during this chaotic time. So why write, even briefly, about it? It’s cathartic I suppose, and I’ve typically been better with a pen or a keyboard than verbally when it comes to […]

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What to Watch: Mortal Kombat (1995)

It’s a Mortal Kombat world, and we’re all just living in it. With the heavy life behind last year’s still trucking Mortal Kombat 11 in newly released DLC (Aftermath), animated movie (Scorpion’s Revenge) and a tentatively scheduled March 2021 reboot, the franchise of MK will never be killed. It would be easy to forget we […]

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The High Note (2020)

Who are you doing it for once there are no more surprises? Surprises rarely happen anymore for Maggie (Dakota Johnson), a personal assistant for some odd years to one of the greatest singers and entertainers of all time, Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross). Maggie does everything, whether that be getting Grace’s car, her dry cleaning, […]

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End of Sentence

Prison of the mind, prison of the body, prison of the spirit. No matter the version, it’s all a personal hell. Frank Fogle (John Hawkes) has been prepping his prison a while now; that being, the eventual death of his spouse, Anna (Andrea Irvine). Doesn’t make the prison any easier to deal with when it […]

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St. Louis Superman

August 9th, 2014. That’s the day Ferguson, Missouri became a battleground after the shooting of Michael Brown. Following this day, battle rapper and activist Bruce Franks, Jr. decided to go one step further in his community. Sensing more representation was needed for those who look like him and an education lesson necessary for those who […]

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The Lodge (2019)

As above, so below. Divorce is never easy for the participants involved and those around them. Young siblings Aiden (Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) are dealing with the separation of their mom, Laura (Alicia Silverstone) from their father, Richard (Richard Armitage). What is worse is that Richard has moved on quickly with new beau […]

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

Friends are the family you choose. Save for Carl (Bruce Dern), there are not many people Zak (Zack Gottsagen) can consider a friend in his nursing care home. As an individual with Down’s Syndrome, everything and everyone exists to insulate himself from the outside world. Zak knows there’s more to life than this. He’s got […]

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We’re The Millers

We are family! Smugglin’ drugs in an R-V! How did that happen? Small-time pot dealer David (Jason Sudeikis) ends up getting robbed of his product, cash too. This type of scenario occurring often means death from the big boss,  which in David’s case is Brad Gurlinger (Ed Helms). Brad has a plan in mind though […]

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The Flood (2019)

“Everyone’s got a story.” Wendy’s (Lena Headey) job as a British immigration officer is to sniff out the bull of these stories that applicants seeking asylum serve up. She’s developed quite the hardened reputation, fully separating logic from emotion and sticking to the facts. Her approach is going to be challenged. Her latest applicant is […]

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Vanilla (2019)

“Things can be dumb and amazing.” At least, that’s what’s said by Kimmie (Kelsea Bauman), who aspires to be a standup comedian. For now, she works in an NYC pizza parlor where she tests out her material—often in painful fashion—to patrons and her manager/uncle, Sal (Eddie Alfano). The Big Apple is also home to Elliott […]

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