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Who is Captain Marvel?

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist WARNING: The following column may or may not contain spoilers for the upcoming Captain Marvel (2019). I say “may or may not” because… this is a weird one. The end of 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” gave a critical teaser for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward. In

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On both sides, why can’t we come to terms with Bible movies?

By: DYLAN LEMERT Columnist On the tail end of the last weekend-released “Noah” film comes a wave of controversy. In reality, seedlings of this contention were planted months ago when it was divulged that director Darren Aronofsky’s take on the well-known Bible story would be given a spectacularly Hollywood treatment. And with a budget of

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The sweet and sober charm of ‘Derek’

By Dylan Lemert Columnist    A man of diverse talent, Ricky Gervais is generally known for his outspoken nature and scathing brand of satire. The 52-year-old Brit is perhaps most famous for his portrayal of David Brent, the egotistically juvenile manager of Hernham Hogg paper company in the much-acclaimed U.K. version of “The Office.” Watching

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Disney and the war over ‘Star Wars’

By Dylan Lemert Columnist    Perhaps this article was only a matter of time. Like any “Star Wars” fan under the age of 30, I didn’t have the luxury of seeing the groundbreaking original series in all its campy, cinematic glory. Instead, I grew up on the prequels, the films that are considered by most

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Why Twitter’s layout changes are important

By Dylan Lemert Columnist     Before you accuse me of being overly nitpicky, I should have you know I believe Twitter to be one of the best social media platforms of the past decade.  Obviously I say this with some subjectivity, but I like the way Twitter doesn’t coerce me into publicizing my personal

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Why I’m not watching TV for a month

By Dylan Lemert Columnist Let me begin with some backstory. I was raised on the merits of moderation. My parents were good about administering time and content limits on what I watched as a kid, limits I now realize I’m probably thankful for as an adult. Those limits taught me that TV wasn’t everything, that

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