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Two MC students to present senior art exhibits

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

Mark your calendar! The month of May will bring two new senior art exhibitions. Seniors Bella Crockett and Timela Crutcher will reveal their art at a reception on May 5. The artists have different styles and themes, so it will be a unique show. These students have worked for this moment for their whole college career, so the support of the student body is important. The art within Timela Crutcher’s show entitled “And They Were Naked and Unashamed” focuses on women. She described her show as a portal back to a place before a woman’s body was viewed as a negative thing. Her art speaks out against objectifying women. The audience is meant to see women as people and not as sex objects, even though the poses in which the women are painted could be considered provocative today. “The...

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Are we in the golden age of television?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Have you noticed in recent years that there is an overwhelming amount of good television on air? From cable to streaming services, producers have figured out the secret to good TV. This has resulted in a landslide of “Must See TV.” In the past each decade has had a defining show. Shows like “MASH,” “I Love Lucy,” “The Twilight Zone” and others have been remembered and recognized long after their series last aired. Those shows took chances, they were iconic for their writing, advanced political views or cinematography. The other shows from the eras they were made in can’t hold a candle to them and were forgotten with time. What will happen now that we seem to have the formula to making good television? Writers and producers know how to craft a story that is unique and draws in...

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Has Hollywood’s idea bank run dry?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

While some really iconic movies have come out in the last 20 years, the past few years have gotten repetitive. You can almost predict what movies will be in the box office this summer: space movie with white leads that makes you fear the galaxy; part two of a young adult series with a strong, young girl in a love triangle; a remake of a Disney classic; and superhero movie after superhero movie. While remaking movies is an age-old Hollywood tradition, this practice seems to have increased recently. The age of remakes is upon us. Studios claim many reasons for remaking movies. For one, the technology of movie making keeps getting increasingly better. If you compare the CGI of today to 20 years ago, it is astounding how far we have come. Some filmmakers are interested in making their...

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Go out and see “Get Out” for a frightful take on racism in America

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Shortly after its premiere, I got the chance to see “Get Out.” Little did I know, it is one of the most frightening and fascinating movies of the last few years. In addition, it has an impressive 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is written and directed by “Key & Peele’s” Jordan Peele, but promises to be a horror film and not a comedy like their popular sketch show. While this is Peele’s first dip into the horror genre, his sketch show features the same razor-sharp social satire the film does. While there were elements of humor, Peele still crafted a thriller that had me holding onto my seat from the terror of it. What starts as a simple story quickly develops into a fast-paced thrill ride. A young black man in NYC goes upstate with his white...

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2017 brings many firsts to the Academy Awards

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

On Feb. 26 the 89th annual Academy Awards were held. The majority of movies nominated for Oscars are not happy films. They are ones of pain, endurance, change and the grueling reality of what it means to be human. It’s rare you see happiness and comedy in the films represented at the Oscars. This year’s ceremony had a lot of expectations to overcome, being that it was the first of the Trump presidency and the follow up to last year’s #oscarssowhite uproar. The Academy was very proud of itself for how many people of color were nominated this year. The Academy does not have an algorithm for picking the winners, it is up to their voter’s preference, and oftentimes that does not echo the choices of the global audience. In the 89 ceremonies the Academy has held, only 17...

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