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Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood Review

By Tommy Gleason Rating: 7.1/10 A simple, nostalgic journey through the 1960s. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood uses animation and narration to tell a compelling story that is as relevant now as in the space age. The film follows one day dreaming kid gazing up toward NASA’s mission to the moon, as he […]

After Yang Review

By: Tommy Gleason Rating: 6.3/10 A slow, sociological film whose experimental cinematography provides a thoughtful filmatic experience building to a weak payoff.  After Yang is set in a futuristic time where people can make clones or buy robots to build their families. The story begins when one family’s robot, Yang (Justin H. Min), mysteriously stops […]

Abbott Elementary Review

By: Cydnee Dotson Score: 10/10  ABC’s newest hit workplace comedy Abbott Elementary is a breath of fresh air to watch in 2022. The show is created by – as well as stars – former Buzzfeed comedian Quinta Brunson. Alongside Brunson also stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tyler James Williams, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, and Janelle […]

The Book of Boba Fett Critique

By: Daniel Laney Hello, Mizzou! This is Daniel Laney with MUTV Entertainment news. On February 9th, Disney+ wrapped up this season of their latest Star Wars show, The Book of Boba Fett. It’s essentially an interlude to their hit series The Mandalorian, but the audience and critics alike found this show to be not up […]

The Batman: Movie Review

By: Tommy Gleason Rating: 9/10 What sleeps in a cave  and only at night is brave?  A bat.  The Batman garnered the third best Monday at the box office during the pandemic and for good reason. It is a technical masterpiece and a cinematic experience unlike any film in recent years.  The story unfolds like […]

Space Force Season 2 Review

By: Tommy Gleason Rating: 6/10 Budget cuts, love and foreign adversaries. That is the story of Space Force season two. The seven episode follow-up to Space Force provides a deeper emotional story, but lacks substantial humor. This season opens at the cliffhanger of season one. General Naird (Steve Carell) is under investigation by the Secretary […]

The Tinder Swindler Review

By: Tommy Gleason Rating: 7/10 “I want to ask you a favor.” Seven fateful words that dragged innocent women into a ponzi scheme of love. That is the story behind Netflix’s The Tinder Swindler. The documentary, released in February 2022, explores how one Israeli man conned women into giving him hundreds of thousands of dollars […]

E23’s Streaming Guide for the Holidays

E23’s Streaming Guide for the Holidays

Written by Megan O’Leary, E23 Staffer It is finally the holiday season. With the colder months approaching, now is the perfect time to cozy inside with a lighthearted Christmas movie. In order to lighten the spirit of the holidays in a time of uncertainty, here is a guide to the old and new seasonal obsessions. […]

Top 25 Superhero Movie Villains of All Time

Top 25 Superhero Movie Villains of All Time

Written by Zack Hohenstein, E23 Digital Director “I firmly believe that a story is only as good as the villain.”  – Clive Barker Everyone loves a hero. As audience members, we’re drawn to the charisma of an Iron Man. We’re inspired by Captain America’s leadership. Batman’s gothic presence is engrossing. I’m partial to Star-Lord’s sophomoric […]

Star Wars: Why “Reylo” Is Canon But “Finnpoe” Is Not

Star Wars: Why “Reylo” Is Canon But “Finnpoe” Is Not

Written by Francisco Meléndez, E23 Staffer Edited by Zack Hohenstein, E23 Digital Director Out of the many, many, many, many incomprehensible, bone-headed creative decisions made in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, canonizing “Reylo” as the logical conclusion for the Star Wars franchise is without a doubt the most baffling.  There were many things that […]

Worst to Best: “Star Wars” Films (Pre-Episode 9)

Worst to Best: “Star Wars” Films (Pre-Episode 9)

Written by Zack Hohenstein, E23 Digital Director December 10, 2019 A short time ago in a galaxy very close, the Oxford English Dictionary added another group of words to their official catalog. They do this every month. If you were to check the October additions, you would find a lot of curious words. For instance, […]

“Joker”: A Stunning Look Into a Fractured Psyche (Review)

“Joker”: A Stunning Look Into a Fractured Psyche (Review)

  Written by Natalie Dennis, Mizzou student Edited by Zack Hohenstein, E23 Digital Director Spoilers Below “Joker” (2019), directed by Todd Phillips, brings new insight to a notorious villain. The film allows for an inside look and new perspective to Joker’s pure madness and insanity. Joaquin Phoenix portrays Arthur Peck, a struggling clown for hire […]

Worst to Best: The Marvel Cinematic Universe (April 2019)

Worst to Best: The Marvel Cinematic Universe (April 2019)

Written by Zack Hohenstein, E23 Staffer Edited by John Messer, E23 Digital Director We’re in the endgame now. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is returning this week in the form of its twenty-second film, “Avengers: Endgame”. It’s hard to imagine any movie with more anticipation behind it, and I doubt one will ever come close either. […]

Worst to Best: The Top 30 Episodes of “Game of Thrones” (April 2019)

Worst to Best: The Top 30 Episodes of “Game of Thrones” (April 2019)

Written by Zack Hohenstein, E23 Staffer Edited by John Messer, E23 Digital Director The wait is over guys. The eighth and final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” aired its first episode this last Sunday. While originally based on George R.R. Martin’s novels, “A Song of Ice and Fire”, the show has expanded past its […]

“Finding Frances” at the 2019 True/False Film Festival

“Finding Frances” at the 2019 True/False Film Festival

Jake Mosher, E23 Staffer “Finding Frances”, the series finale of TV series “Nathan for You”, showed at the Missouri Theatre as part of the True/False film festival. It originally premiered on Comedy Central on November 9. 2017, but after True/False asked series creator Nathan Fielder if they could show it at the festival, the finale […]