Monday, February 8th, 2016

13 Hours

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By John Rocker 13 Hours is a biopic of the events that occurred in Benghazi, Libya in September of 2012 and is directed by Michael Bay. For those that didn’t know what happened in Benghazi, a United States diplomatic compound and acovert, at the time, CIA annex were attacked. The story focuses on the CIA […]

Brooklyn

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By John Rocker Brooklyn follows a young Irish woman named Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) as she makes the journey from Ireland to the United States in the 1950s. While adjusting to her new life in Brooklyn, Eilis meets a young Italian man named Tony (Emory Cohen), and they develop a close relationship. As this relationship blossoms, Eilis goes […]

Film Review: The Revenant

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By John Rocker Films can be put into several categories. Some can be mindless entertainment that allows viewers to turn off their brains and have some fun, some can be well crafted stories with intriguing characters and some can be technical works of art. The Revenant fits under this last category. The story takes place in […]

Film Review: The Hateful Eight

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By John Rocker  There’s one thing I want to establish before I begin this review. I’m not a fan of ratings. The purpose of my reviews is to tell you, the reader, whether or not the movie I’m reviewing is worth your time and money. The best rating I give is “Go see it this weekend” […]

Film Review: Black Mass

Posted on September 29, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Aaron Halls A film based on true events, Black Mass, directed by Scott Cooper, tells the dark and violent story of James “Whitey” Bulger, a dangerous criminal played by Johnny Depp, and John Connolly. an FBI agent played by Joel Edgerton; when the two former childhood friends settle on a deal to take on […]

The other “Portland” pokes fun at the small city and the people that call it home

Posted on September 21, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

Reigning in from Portland Oregon, the unique TV series Portlandia pokes fun at the small city and the strange people that call it their home. Although this show has been around since 2011, season 5 is now available on Netflix. In many ways, Portlandia reflects what the lifestyles of people living in Portland, ME may […]

TV Series Review: Mr. Robot

Posted on September 14, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

USA’s television series Mr. Robot  has received a 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, leaving viewers lacking negative feedback for a psychologically mind-bending series that uses clever plot pacing and secret layers of the main character that are sure to leave the viewer impressed. The plot of this series is simple: a computer programmer who […]

Film Review: A Walk in the Woods

Posted on September 14, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Anora Morton, Contributor The Appalachian Trail runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia, 2,200 miles North to Maine’s Mount Katahdin. This trek of a hike is very popular with young people, but A Walk in the Woods follows two seniors, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) and his long estranged friend Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte), on their […]

Heavy Rotation Reviews

Posted on January 12, 2015 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews, Music, Recommends

Eminem, Shady XV Eminem’s new album “Shady XV” features one disc of his new material and one that has his greatest hits. His song, “Detroit Vs. Everybody” reminds listeners of how far he has come from being a man on the streets of Detroit to a world-renowned rapper. He raps, “Comin’ from them streets where […]

Film Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Posted on December 09, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller Although movie sequels can sometimes be predictable and annoying, the film Horrible Bosses succeeds to define the norm or boring sequel stereotype. The comedy of the first film centers around three workers trying to murder their respective bosses. This classic tale extended into Horrible Bosses 2 with a respectable twist. The new […]