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E23- December 7, 2017

This week on E23, Josie Clark and Caitlin Brenner give an update on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, how Melania Trump has decorated the White House and more. Resident Star Wars expert Michael Donelan tells us what we need to … Read the rest

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Booyah: “Justice League” Review

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By Jonathon Potochnic, E23 Reporter

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Minor spoilers follow for “Justice League.”

The DC Extended Universe had a shaky start with “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman,” and “Suicide Squad.” As competition to Marvel’s bevy of popular hero flicks, many have … Read the rest

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A Godlike Return: “Thor: Ragnarok” Review

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With the first two “Thor” films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe being some of the worst received by critics and fans, a much-needed revision was needed. Boasting a colorful ‘80s direction, a respected director in Taika Read the rest

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E23- November 2, 2017

This week on E23, Brooke Knappenberger talks with Sustain Mizzou president Megan Tyminski about sustainability and sustainable clothes. Caitlin Brenner dishes out the details on the new characters in “Stranger Things 2.” Resident movie critics Jonathon Potochnic and Bryce Cross … Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” Review

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“Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Creating a narrative that takes on themes of rape, murder and sexism and presenting these themes in a heavily stylized manner is Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “In the Radiant City” Review

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Correction: A previous version of this review incorrectly stated that “In the Radiant City” tried to emulate “Manchester by the Sea.” “In the Radiant City” was shot before the release of “Manchester by the Sea.”

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Citizen Jane: “In Case of Emergency” Review- A True Emergency

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“In Case of Emergency” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Movies like “Alien,” “Juno,” “Amélie,” “Fargo” and “Rosemary’s Baby” illustrate the power that females can bring to films, especially as the leading character. Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “Lemon” Review- Misled Quirkiness

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“Lemon” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Quirkiness has often been a theme that has translated well to film. Earlier in his career, Johnny Depp found success working alongside Tim Burton with visually appealing, Read the rest

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Pretty Much What You Expected: “Geostorm” Review

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There is no shortage of poorly made disaster flicks flowing out of Hollywood’s capitalistic gates.

Whether the narrative consists of a terrorist group, aliens, sharks or nature reclaiming earth, the desire for these screenplay disasters never ceases Read the rest

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A Surprising Comeback: “The Meyerowitz Stories” Review

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Adam Sandler has fallen under considerable criticism as of late for his acting roles and the movies made by his studio, “Happy Madison Productions”. Some of his work has a following, and movies like “Billy Madison”, Read the rest

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