The Force Awakens Receives the Torch with Plenty of Ambition

*Potential Spoilers Ahead: Be Warned*

As a twenty-year-old, I obviously have no idea how it felt to watch the original Star Wars: A New Hope in theaters when it was new. Watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens today can’t be quite the same, considering all of the throwbacks and tributes to the original series, but I can imagine that the sense of excitement, wonder and imagination was very similar to what I felt watching the Millennium Falcon roar back into my life. Though at times the throwbacks were a little too much and the surprises a little too quick, J. J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens has taken the torch George Lucas lit and is running with it towards a future far, far away.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lead-Up

Final countdown everywhere- it’s only a little more than a week before the last Star Wars film premieres! As we entire the final stretch of the wait, fans are discussing the final movie, watching all of the old movies (yes, prequels included, because some people like to be well informed!) and remembering exactly what started their love for the series to begin with.

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Spotlight Shines, But Not Where You’d Think

*Potential Spoiler Alert: You Have Been Warned*

With an explosive storyline like the one Spotlight is sporting, it’s easy to think you know what the focus of the movie is going to be. The Catholic Church protecting its priests from the accusations of molesting children all over the world? Yeah, that’s what the movie is about. But the thing is, it’s not, at least not entirely- this movie is a perfect look into journalism, why these reporters do what they do, and the work that goes into uncovering a story like this, and as a journalism major, I’m happy to see it portrayed in this way. It’s about the priests, sure, but it’s also about everything it took to make that story happen.

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Coming Up in December (2015)

With only one more month until 2016, there are plenty of movies coming out to keep an eye on! Some are anxiously awaited with countdowns (*coughcoughSTARWARScoughcough*), some you’ve probably never heard of in your life, and some we are downright dreading (I can’t believe we have to deal with another Chipmunks movie) but either way, let’s take a look at what is coming for us!

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