Aladdin: “Shining, Shimmering [and] Splendid”

By: Emily Morris Wednesday, September 4 “A whole new world” would be an excellent descriptor of Disney’s revamped live action Aladdin. Patrons of the original 1992 cartoon Aladdin and emerging Disney fans alike should be able to connect to an action-packed, yet heartwarming film.  Aladdin lives day by day roaming the streets of Agrabah with …

‘Ready Player One’ is reminiscent of book but fails to deliver same impact

3.28.18 Reviewed by: Allison Broski “Ready Player One” is a novel-to-film adaptation which is reminiscent of the book it portrays but fails to deliver the same impact. The film takes place in Columbus, Ohio in the year 2044. The Earth has become a desolate place, and people have taken refuge in the online world known …

Movie Review: “The Post” Roundtable

1.19.18 Story by news director Erin Ben-Moche   Warning: Discussion contains spoilers.  WXOU sat down with OU’s director of the journalism program Garry Gilbert and Oakland University’s professor and chair of the political science department Dr. David Dulio to talk about the recent Steven Spielberg film “The Post.” “Post” follows Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and …

Nick Jonas takes us inside the world of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

12.15.17 Story by News Director Erin Ben-Moche Nick Jonas is busier than ever with a Golden Globe nomination (for the song “Home” from the new animated film “Ferdinand”) and spreading tons of buzz for his upcoming film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” playing in theaters next Wednesday. The busy actor, singer and songwriter took time …

Film Review: 1950s “Suburbicon” doesn’t work in 2017 America

Review by: Sean Foe *Warning, this review contains spoilers* “Suburbicon” is an interesting concept but ultimately falls short of its delivery. “Suburbicon” takes place in the 50s and attempts to tackle themes of suburbanization, race and innocence. The film follows two families living in the fictional neighborhood of Suburbicon. The Lodge family consisting of a businessman …

“Thor: Ragnarok” another excellent entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Review by Brian Fisher 11.3.17 “Thor: Ragnarok” does what its predecessors couldn’t, which delivers an interesting story. It’s a great standalone film outside the overarching story while solving some of the questions that previous Marvel and Thor movies had left unanswered. The movie is easily the best out of the Thor movies and ranks near …

Movie Review: “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Transformers: The Last Knight 6.20.17 Reviewed by: Thomas Butcher The live-action “Transformers” film series is back with more action and even more robots. “Transformers: The Last Knight” is the fifth film in the franchise, and is once again directed by Michael Bay. With Optimus Prime absent from planet Earth while searching for his creators, the …