The Russell Review: Your Name

The Russell Review: Your Name

Minor Spoilers Ahead: You’ve been Warned! If you had the opportunity to temporarily switch places with someone in a different situation than your own, what would you do with that time? This is an idea explored at length in Makoto Shinkai’s animated film Your Name, which was released last year in Japan. Thanks to critical and commercial acclaim in Japan, it was recently sent to American cinemas for a limited run. While the movie comes off as predictable at first, as everyone has seen the “walk a mile in someone…

The Russell Review: Power Rangers

The Russell Review: Power Rangers

Minor Spoilers Ahead: You’ve been Warned! It was difficult to watch Power Rangers without feeling like I was 6 years old again. I haven’t felt nostalgia and childlike wonder in the theater like this in quite some time. The Power Rangers were a big part of my after-school ritual for years, and knowing that a big budget version of the costumed “teenagers with attitude” was coming to theaters got me more excited than I expected. While it’s not a revolutionary movie, Power Rangers is arguably the best children’s show movie…

Theatre TCC to Present Production of Award-winning Musical “Pippin”

Theatre TCC to Present Production of Award-winning Musical “Pippin”

Theatre TCC has a history of producing a variety of world-renowned and award-winning plays. From Young Frankenstein, to Catch Me If You Can, to The Crucible, TCC’s performing arts program has covered a wide berth of classic and widely accessible musicals and comedies. This semester, this trend will continue. Theatre TCC will be putting on a production of “Pippin,” the famous play by Stephen Schwartz and Bob Fosse, on April 6-8 and April 13-15. The play will start at 8 p.m. and will focus on Pippin, the son of Charlemagne,…

The Russell Review: Kong: Skull Island

The Russell Review: Kong: Skull Island

Minor Spoilers Ahead: You’ve Been Warned! Few movie monsters are as iconic as King Kong. Originally introduced in 1933, this gigantic ape has been a mainstay in Hollywood cinema, popping up in some sort of reboot or remake every couple of decades. There were the mostly unenthused 1976 and 1986 versions, the wonderful 2005 portrayal directed by Peter Jackson, and now the latest movie, Kong: Skull Island which takes the most drastically different approach. One of the most interesting changes is the setting. While essentially every King Kong movie so…

The Russell Review: Logan

The Russell Review: Logan

Minor spoilers ahead. Consider yourself warned! Having been a comic book and superhero fan my whole life, I have always been invested in the “X-Men” franchise, through the good (X2, Days of Future Past) and the bad (I’m looking at you X3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine). One of the consistencies through the whole series, however, has been Hugh Jackman’s performance as Logan, the Wolverine. Knowing that Logan was his last performance, I already went into the movie with a flood of emotions. I must say, those emotions didn’t stop through…

The Russell Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

The Russell Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

Minor spoilers ahead. Consider yourself warned! Few words in Hollywood bring up mixed feelings as much as “sequel.” It tends to bring up a feeling of hesitance from critics and audiences alike. Even though fantastic sequels like The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather Part II, and The Dark Knight exist, there’s also Speed 2: Cruise Control, Taken 2, and The Exorcist 2. Will the movie up the ante and stakes of the first? Will it just retread familiar plot points? Will the villain be as good in the sequel?

Rally On Tally (April 12)

Rally On Tally (April 12)

Do you find yourself wondering how you can get more involved in the local political process? The Broward Young Black Progressives are hosting a “Rally On Tally” two-day event, starting on Wednesday, April 12. The main goal of these two days of civic engagement is to get millennials more involved with their local legislation while letting their local legislators know how they feel about some of the recent controversial decisions made by the state’s government. Those attending will be addressed by guest speakers including local officials and community leaders. The…

The Russell Review: Split

The Russell Review: Split

In 1999, few film directors were getting as much buzz as M. Night Shyamalan. Hot off of the release of his breakout hit The Sixth Sense, people were eager to see what he would do next. While his next few releases, Unbreakable and Signs, were met with generally positive reviews, it was clear that the quality of his movies was slowly deteriorating. A decade later, his movies were becoming critically panned. Ask anyone who saw The Last Airbender or The Happening and they probably won’t have much, if anything, good to say about it. However, in 2015, Shyamalan surprised…

#Overheard@TCC

#Overheard@TCC

“There’s people on this campus I wouldn’t want to suck the secondhand air from.” “My head just exploded, you got my brains all over her. You should feel bad for putting her through such a traumatic experience.” “You really shouldn’t tell people you dream about stabbing people. Martin Luther King had a dream, too.” “I’m gonna be in there, praying for God to come down and hand me a piece of paper with the test answers on it.”