Author Becky Albertalli & ‘LOVE, SIMON’ continue a necessary conversation

March 16th, 2018 | Book Interview, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Before we were able to call upon director Greg Berlanti’s LOVE, SIMON to give us the heartswells, it was author Becky Albertalli who put pen to paper creating such an indelible character with such an important story. Her book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda opened readers’ hearts to a compelling coming-of-age, story of Simon Spiers’ trials and tribulations over coming out to his family and friends. The novel became a ...


Movie Review: In ‘TOMB RAIDER,’ Adventure is out there

March 16th, 2018 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Connor Bynum // Film Critic TOMB RAIDER PG-13, one hour, 58 minutes. Director: Roar Uthaug Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas Video game adaptations onto the big screen have developed somewhat of a cursed subgenre in the world of film. Whenever the announcement gets made that another gaming franchise is getting made into a feature film, fans of said franchise become simultaneously excited and terrified. ...


‘TOMB RAIDER’ director Roar Uthaug cracks the code to capturing a clever, capable heroine

March 15th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Not only does filmmaker Roar Uthaug have one of the best names in the business, his films all contain one common through-line – a strong female heroine. His latest, TOMB RAIDER, is based on the 2013 video game reboot (one of the most successful in the franchise’s history) and has one bad-ass, kick-ass, thrilling heroine at the heart of the action. In the action-adventure, fiercely independent 21-year-old Lara Croft ...