Author: Ryan Sheehan

‘August: Osage County’: A great production of a troubling story

“August: Osage County” was the theatre department’s latest production and it was an ambitious one. Written by Tracy Letts, the play takes place in Oklahoma in 2007 when it was written, and is a drama/comedy following the dysfunctional Weston family. After the father goes missing, the Weston family gather to deal with the situation, but… Read more »

‘Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,’ more from a great franchise

The “Lego Movie” series, or cinematic universe, as it has its own spinoffs, has done the impossible. It’s a film franchise based around Legos, basically full-feature commercials, that is entertaining and compelling. “The Lego Movie” was fantastic. “The Lego Batman Movie” was a clever parody/homage to superhero films. With the exception of maybe “The Lego… Read more »

Meet the new faces of Spider-Man

I know what you are thinking: “Another Spider-Man movie?” “Didn’t one come out last year?” It sounds like Sony trying another attempt to hold onto their rights to Spider-Man. But, surprisingly, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which is the sixth Spider-Man film released in the past 17 years, is probably the best one. “Into the Spider-Verse”… Read more »

Overlord: Action horror that’s better than it should be

Imagine an action film set during WWII about a small squad of paratroopers sent behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied France on the eve of the D-Day landings.Imagine that it’s also part horror film as the squad comes across monsters created by evil Nazi experiments. The squad now has to battle through these monsters and their… Read more »

Green Room: A great thriller

Released in 2015, “Green Room” is a horror/thriller that was overlooked at first but has since gained high critical acclaim, some calling it a great movie. And it is. “Green Room” was written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, who earlier in his career directed the well-received revenge thriller “Blue Ruin.” Set in the backwoods of… Read more »

Remembering Stan Lee

No comic book personality was more well-known than Stan Lee. You didn’t have to know comic books to know his name or his characters. Some have mixed feelings about him concerning whether or not he took more credit for creating certain superheroes than he should have. Which certainly he did do; he took the lion’s… Read more »