• Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    Creed 2 is an emotional GUT PUNCH

    The Rocky films hold a very special place in my heart, they were a staple of my home while growing up. From the endlessly quotable lines, to the fight scenes,  to the undeniable sense of inspiration that comes from them, the Rocky Films range from cinematic gold to guilty pleasures. Rocky IV, which this film is following up on, being the height of mid glorious 1980s cinematic shlock!   When I went into the first Creed film I was extremely skeptical, but two hours later I was floored by what a well crafted and well executed film it was. So when the sequel was slated to be released this year…

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    Venom Film Review: This One Stings

    “Venom” might just be the most perfect time capsule from the year 2004 that I’ve ever seen. I never like to imply that I can predict whether or not a film is going to be bad, but in this instance, I feel I can declare a justified, “CALLED IT!” Ever since it was announced that Sony Pictures was going to be moving forward with a series of Spiderman side-character spin-off movies that are only mildly related to the character of Spiderman, I, like many Marvel comics purists, was very dubious about this strange project. It’s important to know, before I give my thoughts on this newest film, that I am…