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“A Quiet Place” Emphasizes Family Dynamic

New horror flick keeps viewers on the edge of their seats in a post-apocalyptic thriller featuring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

Gloria Han, Maroon-News Staff

April 19, 2018

For fans of “The Office” – as I’m sure most college students are – A Quiet Place is a pleasant return to the screen for our loveable, goofy Jim Halpert (John Krasinski). During and after the show’s run, Krasinski was relatively luckless in launching a successful film career; here, he seems to be ...

Ready Player One Visually Stuns

Wade Wyatts, played by Tye Sheridan, enters the virtual reality of the OASIS. This shot captures the stark difference between the freedom of the virtual world and the entrapment of “the stacks.”

Gloria Han, Maroon-News Staff

April 5, 2018

I was shocked to see that during the midnight premiere of Ready Player One, the Hamilton Movie Theater was only half-full. Usually the theater is packed, to the point that slightly late viewers are turned down and ejected out in their pursuit of a seat. Perhaps it’s more of a Marvel phenomenon – ...

Tomb Raider: Lights, Camera, ACTION

Tomb Raider defied expectations and proved equal parts action-packed and fun.

Gloria Han, Maroon-News Staff

March 29, 2018

Films based on video games get a bad rep, and perhaps for good reason. Tomb Raider currently has the highest Rotten Tomatoes score so far – 50 percent – which is saying something. I personally didn’t like the first adaptation of the character of Lara Croft, so I had pretty low expectations; in fact, I ...

The Disaster Artist: Not a Disaster

Tommy Wiseau (portrayed by James Franco in the film) is the focus of The Disaster Artist, a movie portraying the making of Wiseau’s original film, The Room.

Gloria Han, Maroon-News Staff

March 8, 2018

After months of hearing my roommate endlessly repeat “I did not hit her I did nooot,” I finally caught The Disaster Artist with her in theaters this weekend. And I think I ended up enjoying it even more than she did. Admittedly, I haven’t seen the source material, which is widely acknowledged to be ...

The Post Boasts Noteworthy Performances

The largely Oscar-nominated cast congregate in the newsroom during a tense moment of The Post.

Gloria Han, Maroon-News Staff

March 1, 2018

The 2018 Golden Globes featured a gag in which Seth Meyers introduced The Post by recognizing Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep’s contributions to the film as Meyers’ assistant carried an armful of the globe awards up to the stage. Upon seeing his assistant, Meyers says, “No, not yet, w...

Anticipated Film Pottersville Hits Hamilton Movie Theater

Pottersville is sure be a heartwarming experience, giving Colgate students and local residents a taste of the town we all love.

Gloria Han, Maroon-News Staff

November 9, 2017

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived: Pottersville is finally in theaters! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the film, Pottersville was filmed in our very own Hamilton in January 2016, with many residents featured as extras and in speaking roles. Hamilton’s mayor was one of the ...

The Rocky Horror Experience Comes to Colgate

In the cult classic, Brad and Janet find themselves at an Annual Transylvanian Convention.

Gloria Han, Maroon-News Staff

November 2, 2017

Strangely enough, I didn’t know what The Rocky Horror Picture Show was until it was referenced in the TV show “Glee” and in the book-turned-movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. At the time, I wasn’t intrigued enough to look into it further. Then just two years ago, I read Roger Ebert’s Book of...

Blade Runner 2049: Worth the Watch

Ryan Gosling (left) and Harrison Ford (right) shine in a new adaptation of Blade Runner.

Gloria Han, Maroon-News Staff

October 19, 2017

Similar to films like The Big Lebowski and Fight Club, Blade Runner (1982) wasn’t quite appreciated or popular during its release, but has since then become a celebrated cult classic. Even so, I only just watched it through Amazon Video the day before seeing the sequel that is currently showing in t...

“The Big Sick” Movie Review: A Refreshing Rom-Com

Zoe Kazan (left) and Kumail Nanjiani (right) star in The Big Sick, which is based on Nanjiani’s relationship with his wife.

Gloria Han, Maroon-News Staff

September 21, 2017

It’s hard nowadays to find a good romantic comedy, or even just one that transcends overworn cliches and cheesiness. The last rom-com I watched on Netflix was Playing It Cool. The cast was fantastic and the chemistry between the leads (Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan) was tangible; the two, however, co...

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