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“Abominable” follows unoriginal plot

“Abominable” follows unoriginal plot

ROOS HELGESEN, Evergreen columnist

November 20, 2019

I’m sorry, but finding the abominable snowman and going on an adventure with your friends to take him home is not really what I would call original. I mean, why was he on the roof in the first place? Ultimately, this movie just does not make any sense. “Abominable” is the SEB’s latest film...

“Good Boys” could have been better

“Good Boys” could have been better

ROOS HELGESEN, Evergreen columnist

November 13, 2019

My first thought when hearing about this movie was, "This is going to be the closest thing to a live-action “South Park” we are ever going to get." It’s crude, funny and raunchy as hell. The movie “Good Boys” centers around a middle school boy and his two friends getting ready to go to...

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ leaves audiences wanting more

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ leaves audiences wanting more

ROOS HELGESEN, Evergreen columnist

November 6, 2019

If you haven’t seen this movie, where have you been? Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker, brings us another thrilling and hilarious addition to the “Spider-Man” saga. Beware if you haven’t watched “Avengers: Endgame” — spoilers ahead. The known dead Tony Stark gives his apprentice...

‘Scary Stories’ stays true to original with some new spooks

ROOS HELGESEN, Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2019

Those monsters will haunt me for the rest of my life. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is a movie based on the classic book series of the same name. What really sets the series apart from other horror novels is the horrific illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The movie did a great job staying...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ takes viewers on wild emotional rollercoaster

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ takes viewers on wild emotional rollercoaster

ROOS HELGESEN, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2019

This movie made me scared of my own reflection. Director Jordan Peele did it again with his second horror film as well as his second time in the director’s chair. “Us” follows a family trying to enjoy a nice relaxing vacation together.  When their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos by...

‘Lion King’ is fun but adds nothing to original

‘Lion King’ is fun but adds nothing to original

ROOS HELGESEN, Evergreen columnist

October 8, 2019

Oh my god is that a real lion? The live-action remake of the Lion King has top of the line animation, creating a second per second photorealistic world that looks almost better than reality. Is it really a live-action remake? It’s totally not live action — it's animated. The king himself...

‘Toy Story 4’ will make you cry your eyes out

‘Toy Story 4’ will make you cry your eyes out

ROOS HELGESEN, Evergreen columnist

September 24, 2019

Fair warning: You are going to cry, no “ifs,” “ands” or “buts” about it. Let me say right off the bat, “Toy Story 4” was an amazing movie. When producers first announced they were going to make a fourth “Toy Story,” I was skeptical. The last three films in the franchise were...

‘Yesterday’ uses magical concept to make points about reality, suffers from one actress

‘Yesterday’ uses magical concept to make points about reality, suffers from one actress

ROOS HELGESEN, Evergreen columnist

September 17, 2019

Not bad. “Yesterday” is yet another imaginative creation of director Danny Boyle, who always seems to come out with very odd but fun movies to watch. Failing singer Jack Malik, played by Hilmesh Patel, wakes up in an alternate reality where The Beatles never existed and he’s the only one...

Black Arts Movement movie directors visit

Black Arts Movement movie directors visit

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2019

“BAM! Chicago’s Black Arts Movement” is the newest documentary from WSU Vancouver professors, and it details the history of the Chicago Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 70s. The professors and directors will show the movie today in the Fine Arts Building and host a Q&A session afterwar...

‘Men in Black’ sequel’s only redeeming quality is Chris Hemsworth’s smokin’ hot body

‘Men in Black’ sequel’s only redeeming quality is Chris Hemsworth’s smokin’ hot body

ROOS HELGESEN, Evergreen columnist

September 10, 2019

Oh, God why, why? I can’t stand it. Its cheeziness level is over 9,000. Make it stop. No, I mean, seriously, just stop. Men In Black is one of those movie franchises that milked their series dry. The whole point of MIB International was to revitalize the MIB movies with a new director,...

‘Rocketman’ doesn’t shy away from brutal reality

‘Rocketman’ doesn’t shy away from brutal reality

ROOS HELGESEN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2019

Do we really need a Bohemian Rhapsody remake playing in the CUB? That was my initial reaction to Rocketman’s trailer. Can you blame me? Both Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody feature a famous British singer who rose to fame around the same time period. Each deal with the rock n’ roll lifestyle...

Acclaimed ‘Vice’ will show at Kenworthy

Acclaimed ‘Vice’ will show at Kenworthy

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019

The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow is showing the movie “Vice” starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday. “We had a number of requests from our patrons to show this movie,” said Jamie Hill, operations director at the Kenworthy. “Vice” explores the historical events...

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