Alex v Hutton Dawn of the Critics: ‘Batman v Superman’ Leaves Comic Fans Divided

By Alex Lingle and Hutton Jackson Alex v Hutton: Dawn of the Critics Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted this past weekend and was met immediately with mixed reception from critics, comic fans and general moviegoers alike. A&E and online editor Hutton Jackson and staff writer Alex Lingle go head to head over the film and debate whether it is a satisfactory take … [Read more...]

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Off to a Good Start

By Allison McCausland Staff Writer This article can also be viewed in Issue 11, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (March 24, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue. After years of the usual horror/thriller formula, Hollywood has produced an excitingly fresh story that revitalizes the genre with its psychologically based techniques. Taking place in … [Read more...]

‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ a Treat for Tina Fey Fans

By Allison McCausland Staff Writer In an age of breaking news being at the touch of a button, directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa remind audiences of the risks reporters take and the competition they face to get stories to the public. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot takes place in the post 9/11 mid-2000s world of embedded journalism as it follows the career of correspondent … [Read more...]

‘Zoolander 2’ Is Really, Really Ridiculously Bad

By Hutton Jackson A&E and Online Editor This article can also be viewed in Issue 10, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (March 3, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue.  After 15 years of waiting, comedians Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson finally team up to reprise their roles as blundering male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel in Zoolander 2. The film, … [Read more...]