The Collegian

10 movies to look forward to this fall

10 movies to look forward to this fall

Ian Lack

September 12, 2018


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The Predator - Sep. 14 Another reboot, another 80s callback. Director Shane Black brings back the “Predator” sci-fi with an adrenaline-fueled cast. Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Munn all spar with the intergalactic sport hunter. A Star is Born - Oct. 5 Lady Gaga makes he...

Superheroes, spies and mothers: top 10 movies of the summer

Superheroes, spies and mothers: top 10 movies of the summer

Ian Lack

August 16, 2018


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Editor’s Note: This list was made subjectively and was done by the reporter who viewed these films in the time available to them. Not every film from the summer was seen, including those that received a more limited release in select cities. 10. BlacKkKlansman Director Spike Lee’s movies are often called “joints,” and if ...

‘I Feel Pretty’: subtle yet relevant, uproarious comedy

‘I Feel Pretty’: subtle yet relevant, uproarious comedy

Ian Lack

April 25, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: B Amy Schumer has an “image problem.” Perhaps it was her outspoken views in the 2016 presidential election/gun control debate. Perhaps it was an accusation made against her for stea...

‘Rampage’ absurd monster flick, all scream, no bite

‘Rampage’ absurd monster flick, all scream, no bite

Ian Lack

April 18, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: C- Hollywood is convinced video game movies will catch on. You would think after video game adaptations like “Warcraft,” “Assassin’s Creed” and “Tomb Raider,” the industry suits wou...

‘Ready Player One’: a fast-paced nostalgic joy ride

‘Ready Player One’: a fast-paced nostalgic joy ride

Ian Lack

April 11, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: A- A lot of people, myself included, credit director Steven Spielberg as the creator of the modern renaissance of movie franchises and genre films. These are movies that made movie-going far m...

Believe the hype: ‘A Quiet Place’ is a nail biter

Believe the hype: ‘A Quiet Place’ is a nail biter

Ian Lack

April 11, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: A “A Quiet Place” opens in a small Midwestern-esque town in dead silence. No one’s been here for months. True to its title, this is a quiet place. A family of five then fills the screen...

‘Love, Simon:’ campy, yet endearing coming out story

‘Love, Simon:’ campy, yet endearing coming out story

Ian Lack

March 21, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: B I’ve been asked how I grade movies a couple times, and I always thought it was interesting, because I think the question people should be asking is “for whom do I grade movies?” ...

‘Game Night’: impossible to hate, dark, witty comedy

‘Game Night’: impossible to hate, dark, witty comedy

Ian Lack

February 28, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: B+ I’ve never been a board game kind of person. Don’t get me wrong, I can get competitive when it comes to games like Monopoly or Scrabble; but a board game isn’t the first thing I...

‘Black Panther’: groundbreaking superhero tale of black power, leadership

‘Black Panther’: groundbreaking superhero tale of black power, leadership

Ian Lack

February 20, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: A Well, after the success of “Wonder Woman” and now “Black Panther,” Hollywood is finally starting to pick up on something we’ve known all along: people will pay to see women and pe...

‘The 15:17 to Paris’: well-intentioned true life story disappoints

‘The 15:17 to Paris’: well-intentioned true life story disappoints

Ian Lack

February 14, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: F Heroism is a hard thing to commit to. Being able to put others before yourself and your safety is something to be respected. It’s seen in the people who donate their kidneys to strange...

‘Fifty Shades Freed’: viewers freed from lackluster trilogy

‘Fifty Shades Freed’: viewers freed from lackluster trilogy

Ian Lack

February 14, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: D- One of the miracles of capitalism is how it allows a market for almost anything. Paradoxically, one of the horrors of capitalism is how it allows a market for almost anything. For e...

‘Winchester’: true story squandered for cheap horror flick

‘Winchester’: true story squandered for cheap horror flick

Ian Lack

February 6, 2018


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GRADE: D Is there nothing Helen Mirren can’t do? The Oscar-winning actress has portrayed English queens, assassins and animated creatures in a career that has lasted over 50 years. To be frank, she’s an English legend. But it appears one of the things she still has yet to successfully tra...