Category Archives: Movies

FANGLE’s Movie Rankings for Athens’ 2016 Annual Film Festival

Culture Staff Writers | Korina Meister, Raichel Jenkins, Lauren Cartwright, Ben Vizy, Sarah Blankenship, Sydney Dawes, Rachel Sinistro

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As FANGLE’s favorite movie of the 2016 film fest, Carre’s film packed a punch with audiences and earned its top spot. Source: Embers via IMDB

Embers 

Director: Claire Carre

Review by: Korina Meister

Rating: 5/5

Embers takes place in a dystopian future in which a neurological disease makes citizens forget almost everything about society. The film follows several people’s lives as they try to create connections and find meaning in life, even though they have forgotten nearly everything they knew.

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Star Wars Co-Producer Skypes OU Students

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

John Swartz, an OU grad, Skyped with OU students to talk about working on the new Star Wars movie. Source: Lucas Films
John Swartz, an OU grad, Skyped with OU students to talk about working on the new Star Wars movie. Source: Lucas Films

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… John Swartz was an Ohio University student studying media and film. Now, he is working in the industry and just co-produced a fan favorite, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. But his opportunity with Lucas Films wasn’t just handed to him. Swartz spoke to students on Tuesday, March 15, via Skype, not only about the hard work that goes into making movies, but that also goes into getting into the film industry.

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8 Celebrity Legends We Can’t Live Without

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu

The recent passing of legendary musical hero David Bowie and wise Hogwarts professor Alan Rickman (aka Professor Snape) has gotten us thinking about our favorite stars, and why we never want to live without them. In tribute to two great, irreplaceable careers, we made a list of eight more that we hope continue for many years to come.

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Unfriended: How Social Media Can End Lives

Society Staff Writer | Melanie Foster | mf009413@ohio.edu

Cyber bullying has become a serious epidemic in the United States, and now there’s a horror movie to prove it. The new movie Unfriended, released Friday, April 17, shows a group of six friends who become victims to an online predator. The predator is seeking revenge on the friends for making a video that caused another classmate to kill herself a year before. Continue reading Unfriended: How Social Media Can End Lives

Best & Worst Movies We Saw at the Athens Film Festival

FANGLE’s writers banded together to view and review as many films at the Athens Film Festival as possible. We laughed and we cried (not really), but we did have a great time learning more about film, meeting directors and experiencing new movies. So, without further ado, here is our list of the best and worst movies of this year’s 42nd annual film festival at The Athena Cinema. Continue reading Best & Worst Movies We Saw at the Athens Film Festival

The Keeping Room: Feminism at the Cleveland Film Fest

Lifestyle Editor | Raichel Jenkins| rj790813@ohio.edu

the keeping room_movie_jenkinsAAmidst the many films I had the pleasure of seeing at this year’s Cleveland Film Festival, none struck me so much as Daniel Barber’s The Keeping Room. While there were numerous amazing films there and too many to possibly see in one weekend, out of the ones I saw, The Keeping Room stuck in the throats of the audience. It was easy to look around and see the horrified, teary-eyed faces in the audience and instantly know that this film was having the sort of impact that more movies should. Continue reading The Keeping Room: Feminism at the Cleveland Film Fest

FANGLE Music Review: Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack

Culture Staff Writer | Katie Flowers | kf163911@ohio.edu

1aOne of the year’s most highly anticipated movies opened this past Friday just in time for Valentine’s Day. Fifty Shades of Grey, adapted from the best-selling series by E.L. James, had a dominating weekend at the box office. According to an article from Time, the movie made $94.4 million in its opening weekend. It took the record for the best February opening, even narrowly beating out The Passion of the Christ. Continue reading FANGLE Music Review: Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack

Fun things to do if you’re freezing this winter (and you will be)

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Isabella Karamol | ik570311@ohio.edu | @isabellakaramol

As the temperature starts to drop, so does motivation to get out of the house. Winter can be tough in a small college town when all there is to do on the weekends is go drink at the bars. Yeah, that’s probably what most college students are going to do anyway, but I am here to help with some ideas on what to do when it’s just way too cold.

Cards Against Humanity

(Photo via Buzzfeed)
(Photo via Buzzfeed)

It’s referred to as the card game for horrible people, or better known as the adult version of Apples to Apples. It’s a fun game to play with friends that’ll make you laugh until your sides hurt. Play it by its original rules or make it into a fun drinking game (if you’re 21, of course). You can even download it for free online at cardsagainsthumanity.com.

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