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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

“Pacific Rim: Uprising” falls flat

Tracy Wang, Contributing Reporter March 30, 2018

Released on March 23, “Pacific Rim Uprising” is the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim.” With a completely different cast and a new director in Steven S. DeKnight, the new film may disappoint...

“Apocalypse”: far from world-ending

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter June 20, 2016

The X-Men universe is one of Fox’s and Marvel’s most successful franchises, spanning over 16 years and nine movies (if you count “Deadpool”). With such a huge fan base and a name such as “X-Men:...

The further adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter January 15, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered what the classic literary characters Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer would be up to today, the answer comes in the form of independent comedy “Band of Robbers.” The movie...

“Krampus” is a funny and chilling holiday film

“Krampus” is a funny and chilling holiday film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter December 6, 2015

In the spirit of Christmas, the month of December is full of holiday films that you can you watch with your family for some holiday cheer and splendor. One to add to that list to inject some horror into...

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, a zombie movie featuring boy scouts and cats, has some funny moments but is disappointing overall.

“Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” flops

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter December 4, 2015

The zombie subgenre of horror has been a staple for many decades, with many genre classics that have remained relevant for years. A tricky area to place the zombie subgenre is within the comedy genre,...

M. Night Shyamalan returns with “The Visit”

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter September 25, 2015

At one point the name “M. Night Shyamalan” meant a great deal in terms of awe and importance. Shyamalan in his early years as a director and writer, produced a cultural phenomenon in“The Sixth Sense,”...

“Black Mass” shows Johnny Depp at his most sinister

Roy Chan and Christian Gunderman September 25, 2015

Welcome to 1980s Boston, the battlefield in the ongoing turf war between the Winter Hill Gang and Boston's Italian Mafia. An opportunity arises for Jimmy "Whitey" Bulger, a small-time member of Winter...

Amy Schumer and LeBron James in Trainwreck./Courtesy IMDb

“Trainwreck” doesn’t pull any punches

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia July 17, 2015

In 2010, Amy Schumer did her first televised 30 minute stand-up special on Comedy Central. She made jokes about her appearance, her love life, her family. At one point, she set the audience in stitches...

Run All Night movie review

“Run All Night:” Traditional, yet satisfying

Jonathan Freeman and Roy Chan March 14, 2015

“I will find you, and I will kill you.” This famous line from “Taken” is synonymous with the masculinity that many of Liam Neeson’s characters emanate. His lead role in “Run All Night” is...

50 Shades of Grey

“Fifty Shades of Grey” not just porn

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter February 20, 2015

While I came into the theater thinking I was just going to see a glorified softcore porn film, every aspect of “Fifty Shades of Grey” was better than what I thought it was going to be. For a movie...

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