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(Photograph by Halie Owens) Sophomore Ruhama Johney tries to survive the fright.

Films scarier than a Monday

A film major’s list of movies that will keep you at the edge of your seatBy Patrick Linehan | Contributor Halloween’s on a Monday this year, and if the simple fact that the best holiday is on the worst day of the week doesn’t scare you, then maybe these movies […]

by · October 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
"Titanic" has everything bitter singles crave—failed love and icebergs.

Films for failures

A movie guide to Valentine’s Day bitternessBy Austin Lindner | Echo As Valentine’s Day slinks around the corner, waiting to pounce and devour us along with our chocolate hearts, maybe you’re not feeling the holiday spirit as much as society says you should. Perhaps as a single, you’re having difficulty […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Sundance standouts

Sundance standouts

Favorites from the Sundance Film FestivalBy Austin Yoder | Contributor This past week, I and 10 other Taylor film students, I attended the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Over a period of seven days, I personally saw 18 movies. It was one of the most exciting and […]

by · February 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Deck the box office

Deck the box office

A guide to the holiday’s big releasesBy Austin Lindner | Echo With students out of school and vacations beginning, the holiday season is a crucial time at the box office. When your options for holiday viewing range from a Christmas monster to the history of the Miracle Mop, it can […]

by · December 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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
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