Author: Ryan Sheehan

Grant Curtis: UCM alumnus and Hollywood producer

Grant Curtis is a Hollywood producer and filmmaker who was been a part of several major productions. Curtis is a former student, graduating with his Master in Communication degree in 1997. He grew up in Missouri and currently lives in Los Angeles. The first film that Curtis collaborated on was “A Simple Man,” directed by… Read more »

The interesting history of the Teen Titans

In DC Comics there is the Justice League, an alliance of superheroes who seek to help the innocent and fight evil across the world. Then there are the Teen Titans, a team of teenage superheroes – some of whom began as sidekicks – who have the same mission. The Teen Titans has become a staple… Read more »

Levi Wilkinson: Freelancer from UCM finds work on major productions

Levi Wilkinson is a freelance contractor working in video, film and television, currently living in New York City. Wilkinson graduated from UCM in 2015 with a degree in digital media production. He is originally from Independence, Missouri. As a freelance contractor, Wilkinson works on sets, ranging from a production assistant, grip, assistant camera, electric swing… Read more »

Predator: A modern action movie from the ‘80s

“Predator” was originally a classic action/horror film from 1987 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie was about a group of commandos who, while on a rescue mission in the Central American jungle finds themselves being hunted by an alien, dubbed the Predator, who hunts people for sport. In this reboot, the story follows Army Ranger sniper… Read more »

The Meg: A fun, dumb movie

I enjoy movies that are works of art, movies that ask bold questions about the world around us and cause me to think long after the credits are over. But I also enjoy movies about a giant shark that eats people. “The Meg” follows a deep sea research team off the coast of China. After… Read more »

“Deliverance”: A review in honor of Burt Reynolds

Movie icon Burt Reynolds once said “My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.” Reynolds died on Sept 6 at 82. So, in honor of his memory, here is one of his films that wouldn’t have to be shown in a prison or on an airplane. “Deliverance” is… Read more »

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a review

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is the second film in the rebooted “Jurassic Park” series, and is technically the fifth movie of the franchise as a whole. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday. The cultural phenomenon of “Jurassic Park” was first released in 1993, based on the book by science fiction writer Michael… Read more »

“Better Call Saul:” A prequel done correctly

“Better Call Saul” is back on television on AMC, with Monday marking its sixth episode of its fourth season. Set as a prequel to the acclaimed AMC series “Breaking Bad,” it follows the life of Jimmy McGill, better known as Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. In “Breaking Bad,” he was the corrupt, fast-talking criminal… Read more »

BlacKkKlansman: The Birth of a Different Nation

“BlacKkKlansman” is a historical drama that is based on a bizarre true story. In the 1970s, Ron Stallworth, the first Black police officer of Colorado Springs police department, decided to go undercover and investigate the local Ku Klux Klan branch in the area. Of course, he couldn’t do this in person. Posing as a white… Read more »

Death of Stalin: A review

Would you like to see a tongue-in-cheek comedy about the tyranny of a brutal dictatorship? If so, you’re in luck because “The Death of Stalin” is the film for you. Scottish filmmaker and television creator Armando Iannucci is well known for his satirical comedies targeting the absurdity of politics in both the United Kingdom and… Read more »