The Falconer

‘Riddick’: Substance sacrificed for showy style

Ryan Perry, Entertainment Director

September 19, 2013

After nine years, Vin Diesel returns as the title character in Riddick, the third installment in writer and director David Twohy’s franchise. If you like testosterone-driven, male-targeted sci-fi action, Riddick holds up pretty...

‘The Spectacular Now’: Indie drama wins hearts

September 19, 2013

Despite the classic bad-boy-falls-for-good-girl plot, The Spectacular Now is not a cliché. Based on a novel by Tim Tharp, the movie presents a well-crafted, raw, and honest story that follows Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) and Aimee...

The ‘Evil Dead’ deserves burial

Ryan Perry, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2013

A horror movie that doesn’t follow the “quick fix before Halloween” cliché could be either really good or really bad. Unfortunately, Evil Dead, a re-imagining of the 1981 cult horror classic of the same name, is painfully...

A ‘Twilight’ rehash, ‘Host’ offers muddled characters, plot, acting

Maddie Lemelin, Features/Arts Director

April 30, 2013

If you’re looking for a plot-less version of the Twilight franchise with more visual effects that’s set in a post-apocalyptic society, then you should go see Stephanie Meyer’s latest book-to-film gem The Host. But really,...

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