Author: James Sanford

Movie Review: Stephen King’s ‘IT’

Bliss was the summer of 1988 in Derry. Everything from great bands, like New Kids On the Block, blasting on the radio, cliff jumping with friends into the lake, bullies cruising through the streets looking for the next chubby kid to pick on. Everything, except the terrifying clown in the sewers hunting for the next meal. Twenty-seven years have passed since IT was first brought to the screen. Now ‘IT’ is back, hungrier than ever. IT hit theaters Sept. 8 and it did more than terrify the audience. In the US, it earned $123.1 million ticket sales and $68...

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Game of Thrones season ends, and now my watch begins

Game of Thrones’ season seven ended Aug. 27, and for the millions of fans around the world, the feeling of the long winter has come until the next and final season is released. Once Game of Thrones is airing, it can feel like that is the only show worth watching. If you are one of the over 10 million viewers who watched the season finale of season seven this past weekend, you might be asking yourself, “What do I do now?” “I loved the season finale. I have not been able to stop thinking about it,” said Erin Barnett,...

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Clean comedy is still flipping hilarious

Just off Center Street in Provo is the not-even-a-year-old Dry Bar Comedy Club. If one comes expecting a cold beer, they may get one, but it will be an alcohol-free apple beer. Although, a better recommendation would be to try the frozen raspberry lemonade. Along with the beer, you won’t hear any cursing unless it’s gosh-darn it or dang. This “bar” is changing the way America knows comedy, and they are doing it any flipping way they want. The Dry Bar Comedy Club is a family-friendly club where anyone can come and have a good laugh. Created by Neal...

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Spiderman makes a comeback: Third times the charm for Spidey

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back again for a third time with all the witty humor one would expect from the tight-wearing vigilante. However, as seen in Captain America: Civil-War, this Spider-Man was already shooting web and climbing on walls before having his own movie. Marvel’ s Spider-Man hit some low points during the super-hero franchise. The first installment starring Toby McGuire hit an all-time low; it showed how a Venom suit can turn you into a snapping finger emotional wreck, completing the film’ s nauseating plot. The second installment starring Andrew Garfield did a better job. Unfortunately, it...

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Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth and supposedly final installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise hit theaters May 26th starting off the summer. For anyone who saw the movie and stayed after the credits knows there are lingering doubts that Disney has ended the series. It is possible that we could see some spin-off stories that Jack Sparrow may not be in, although it is hard to imagine a Pirates movie without Jack. After the film earned an impressive $600 million worldwide box office on its opening weekend, the film has received some negative reviews. Many critics felt that the story did not live up to what we have all known Pirates of the Caribbean to be. Many wrote about that the Jack in this film was not the Jack that we have all grown to love and expect in a movie. Although the film has received some negative light, it is not to say that it is not worth seeing. Any Pirates of the Caribbean fan will still find it enjoyable as the movie is filled with witty humor from Jack, sea captains who are searching for him with a dark vengeance and a story that one would expect from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is at a point in his life where he...

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