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Opus Fides really outdid themselves this year, with their performance of Patricia Resnick’s 9 to 5. The musical takes place in the late 1970s, and focuses on three women working as secretaries in a corporate office, and attempting to overcome the struggles of their lives. While this premise might seem like it would lead to a somber, and dramatic performance, the musical is anything but. Filled with humorous moments, comical social commentary, and some serious messages about gender equality and fairness in the workplace, 9 to 5 is an incredibly fun journey, made even more so by Opus’ spectacular cast.…

“The Revenant” is the sixth film to be directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, whose previous film “Birdman” won best picture of 2014.  The themes of “The Revenant” include Man against nature, Man against his fellow Man, and even Man against himself. To be blunt, “The Revenant” is not a happy film; it is about survival and death, and about one man’s struggle not just against nature, but against his fellow man. This is not a film for children, and it is not even a film for the faint of heart. The violence is uncompromising and unflinching, and even the themes…

Ever since the last installment of the “Star Wars” franchise, “Star Wars 3: Revenge of the Sith,” fans had been speculating about the future of the “Star Wars” franchise. Then in 2012, news that a seventh movie was being created hit the internet, and the fans were filled with both excitement and worry. With J.J. Abrams directing the movie instead of George Lucas, who directed the other films, fans wondered if it would be as good as the original trilogy, (Episodes 4, 5, and 6) or the heavily criticized prequel trilogy, (Episodes 1, 2, and 3). After years of waiting,…

“Victor Frankenstein” might sound like just another remake of Mary Shelly’s classic novel, but director Paul McGuigan made sure to throw in a new twist and room for a sequel. The movie shows the consequences of bringing the dead back to life. Mad scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his partner Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) want to aid humanity through with their research, but this all goes horribly wrong when they create a monster. At the start of the movie, Victor searches for dead animal body parts at a London circus where he meets a gifted circus doctor named…

Krampus is a creature from ancient European folklore. It is a horned beast who punishes naughty children during Christmas time. Krampus is known to be St. Nicholas’ shadow, so instead of seeing Santa Claus, naughty children will be see his shadow. In this film, “Krampus,” directed by Michael Dougherty, the monster not only punishes children, but their family members as well. The film starts with Bing Crosby’s “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas” playing during the opening credits. This leads the audience to believe the film is another regular Christmas story. But then it is clear the Christmas…

Director Neill Blomkamp treats audiences to a Sci-Fi coming of age story; however, instead of a human protagonist encountering strange robots, the audience is given Chappie, an actual robot. Chappie is a sentient robot that is taught the gangster way of walking, talking, and handling a gun. The movie begins at a weapons manufacturing company located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The audience is given a montage of the rising crime rates and the methods used to counteract them. The inventor of these new police robots, Deon Wilson (Dev Patel), works for a weapons manufacturing company, Tetravaal, and wants to create…

Director Neill Blomkamp treats audiences to a Sci-Fi coming of age story; however, instead of a human protagonist encountering strange robots, the audience is given Chappie, an actual robot. Chappie is a sentient robot that is taught the gangster way of walking, talking, and handling a gun. The movie begins at a weapons manufacturing company located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The audience is given a montage of the rising crime rates and the methods used to counteract them. The inventor of these new police robots, Deon Wilson (Dev Patel), works for a weapons manufacturing company, Tetravaal, and wants to create…

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