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Mockingjay’s final flight

Mockingjay’s final flight

Final “Hunger Games” film delivers but doesn’t challengeBy Austin Lindner | Echo In one final gust of flames, the series about the “Girl on Fire” has come to an end. Since it’s apparently impossible to finish a franchise without splitting the last story into two installments, Nov. 20 saw the […]

by · December 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Pass the Thanksgiving movies

Pass the Thanksgiving movies

Top ten films for the November holiday seasonBy Keith Cantrell | Contributor We all know that Christmas movies have become a permanent holiday season fixture. Even Halloween and Easter-themed movies now regularly appear on the big screen. However, what many people don’t know is that there are actually several great […]

by · November 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Authentic heroes

Authentic heroes

Screenwriter Angelo Pizzo discusses his latest film, “My All American” By Landry Long | Contributor A speculative screenplay is written by a screenwriter who only hopes that it might one day be made into a movie. There is no commission. No guarantee. Only dreaming and a gut feeling. With a […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Doug’s Choice

Doug’s Choice

Taylor student’s series screened at New York festival By Austin Lindner | Echo Sophomore Doug Keeling has been performing in his sister’s comedic short films since he was 8 years old. However, it was his recent portrayal of an 11-year-old as a freshman college student that earned him a spot […]

by · October 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Fright flicks

Fright flicks

Five recent horror films that will make you say ‘Spooky, Spooky’ this Halloween By Ben Dulavitch | Contributor This summer, one of my chums discouraged watching horror movies because “opening your mind to that kind of stuff can be dangerous.” I disagree. Sure, watching Kathy Bates smash James Caan’s ankles […]

by · October 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Journeying from Taylor to L.A.

Journeying from Taylor to L.A.

Q&A with alumnus screenwriter and director By Laura Koenig | Echo Graduating from Taylor, receiving his master’s in film from Florida State and moving out to L.A. to sell his new script—it sounds like a dream come true for a film and media major. As Dustin McLean (’08) continued on his […]

by · October 23, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Hotel for Spies

Hotel for Spies

Cinemoron reviews “Hotel Transylvania” By Austin Yoder | Echo “Hotel Transylvania 2,” the sequel to the 2012 animated film “Hotel Transylvania,” is an exciting, slow-burning movie that I enjoyed immensely, even though it’s not animated, follows a completely different storyline and doesn’t feature a single character from the original film. Last […]

by · October 23, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
U. F. No.

U. F. No.

“The Martian” proves that in space, no one can hear you lieBy Austin Yoder | Contributor Let’s set aside, for a moment, the fact that “The Martian”is one of the most entertaining, clever and satisfying blockbusters to come along in recent years. Let’s ignore its brilliant performances, exhilarating special effects […]

by · October 9, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Praying for originality

Praying for originality

“War Room” breaks box office with Christian clichés By Hannah Schaefer | Contributor When I first saw “War Room,” it was a 2 p.m. showing on a Monday afternoon and I was the only person there under 40 years old. I think that sums up the experience accurately.     From […]

by · September 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Your feature presentation…

Your feature presentation…

The male lead of a surprise box-office Christian film. An actor and screenwriter who counts Burt Reynolds as a personal friend. A screenwriter with a script on Hollywood’s most prestigious list of unproduced screenplays. Who are these people? They are the guests for the 2014 Envision Film Festival.

by · March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment