Why’s it Classic?: Alien

Alien (1979)

Directed by Ridley Scott

Starring Sigourney WeaverTom SkerritJohn Hurt

By Courtney Adkisson

Over generations of film and cinema there are various “classic” films within history. The idea of a classic film is the genre that is universal or worldwide and has maybe changed the views of the film industry and/or the audience. They are meant to be iconic stories that leave an impact on the audience. Classic films can be of any genre as well but it is mainly a powerful, well-known story that literally lasts through decades because of the contents. Sometimes the reason it is so famous as a “classic” film is because they were considered ahead of its time like in 2001: Space Odyssey. However, I watched an even more intensive sci-fi genre film that will probably live even past this generation. Continue reading Why’s it Classic?: Alien

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Creed Review

Creed (2015)

Directed by Ryan Coogler

Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tessa Thompson

Surpasses the Father

By Mason Manuel

Legacy. That’s the thing that keeps getting knocked around my head as I watch Ryan Coogler’s Creed. Trying to reboot one of the most iconic franchises of all time is no small feat. Actually doing something great with it is even more difficult. Which is why I can’t believe that Creed absolutely knocks it out of the ring. Not only does the film starring Michael B. Jordan (The Wire) meet the bar, it says “screw the bar, I’m reaching for the sky.” Creed is fantastic and can easily be labeled one of the best fighter films of all time. Continue reading Creed Review

The King’s Speech Review

The King’s Speech (2010)

Directed by Tom Hooper

Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Bonham Carter

I Have a Voice!

By Courtney Adkisson

The King’s Speech has a life of it’s own. It is one of the few movies I watch through pure enjoyment (even if the story itself is overall dramatic). But maybe you will, like me, be intrigued. This is all due to the simplicity of the story but also it’s complex conflicts. To be honest, the conflicts are very original for a film story (especially one based on a real person). Here’s what I really got out of it. Continue reading The King’s Speech Review