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“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” reinvigorates the genre, but remains inferior to the original film.
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‘Kingsman’ sequel adds to action genre despite poor character arcs

As any fan of the 2014 original film would agree, the “Kingsman” film franchise is noteworthy for its inventive action sequences, sophisticated humor and well-established chemistry between its stars, Taron Egerton and Colin Firth. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is only able to deliver two out of the three elements for this successful mission, but still delivers an entertaining and original spy flick.


The horror film kicked off the month of September on a high note, defying box office expectations.
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Stephen King adaptation ‘It’ might be able to win over horror nay-sayers

I am not a horror fan. The jump scares, paranormal events and downright creepy characters are all things I can live without in my life. So, when I found myself sitting in a Marcus Point Cinema theater about to watch “It,” I didn’t know what to expect from the two-plus hours to come. After the credits finally rolled, though, I can say that “It” might be the exception to my horror genre aversion.


"The Shape of Water" has already received praise from critics.
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Fall flicks you won't want to miss

The fall semester has officially begun, and with that marks the beginning of the fall movie season. The last few months of the year almost always bring forth a diverse mix of blockbusters and Oscar contenders, but there are a few other promising titles lined up in the coming weeks to make for a balanced movie-going experience. Here’s what you need to look out for this fall:


The Marquee in Union South is one of the most popular film venues on campus.
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Film venues to enjoy in Madison

Movie-going experiences are abundant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For generations, students, staff and community members have had the opportunity to enjoy “Big Screen” entertainment.


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Summer Arts Preview: Films

It’s easy to re-watch Netflix series you’ve already seen nine times during the summer. But movie theaters are dying, and there are lots of great features coming out this year.


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Rock with the Flock Episode 2: Thor, 13 Reasons Why, Upcoming Films

In the first episode of Rock With the Flock, The Daily Cardinal arts staff discusses the latest movie trailers, "13 Reasons Why" and upcoming films. To listen on SoundCloud, click here. Thor: Ragnarok (0:37) War for the Planet of the Apes (6:27) IT (8:15) 13 Reasons Why (12:05) The Fate of the Furious (25:32) The Circle (29:34) Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (33:20)


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New student film explores what it means to be masculine

For most people, the categories of ‘male’ and ‘female’ are taken as undeniably natural divisions. But a new film from four UW-Madison students, which will be showcased at the Chazen Art Museum this evening, is looking to challenge the notion that men have to put on a ‘masculine’ front.


UW-Madison Alumnus David Zucker directed the comedy classic, “Airplane!”
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Director David Zucker talks “Airplane!”, comedy, getting his start on campus

Surely you’ve seen, or at least heard of, David Zucker’s movies. The 1971 UW-Madison alumnus is a giant in the film industry. He directed “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun,” and helped start the careers of South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker as well as “Dumb and Dumber” directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly. In town for a campus tour with his son, I sat down with Zucker to talk about his time at UW-Madison and everything that followed.


From left: Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson and Jake Gyllenhaal at the premiere of "Life" at ZACH Theatre.
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SXSW 2017: ‘Life’ lacks originality but delivers thrills

SXSW finished its film festival with the star-studded space thriller, “Life.” The film begins with a team of astronauts, lead by Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson, planning to return to earth after collecting samples from Mars that may contain the first signs of extraterrestrial life.


From Left: Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani co-wrote "The Big Sick," a story about their own relationship.
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SXSW 2017: ‘The Big Sick’ captures a compelling, real-life love story

The final premiere I attended at SXSW ended on a high note with “The Big Sick.” Directed by Michael Showalter and produced by Judd Apatow, the rom-com depicts the real-life love story between Kumail Nanjiani, a comedian who comes from a traditional, Muslim Pakistani family, and Emily Gordon, a therapist who meets Kumail at one of his shows.



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