A Grim Future For The Box Office

By: Zach Bedair The days of excitement about going to the movies might be over. After a summer of flops featuring: “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” “Transformers: The Last Knight” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the domestic box office has reportedly suffered its worst attended summer movie season in […]

Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Till It Ends)

By Shane Longoria This review contains spoilers for the final season of “Girls.” Over the course of its six-season run, Lena Dunham’s critically acclaimed HBO series, “Girls,” has generated think piece after think piece, challenging our conventional understanding of young adulthood—particularly that of young womanhood. For better or for worse, “Girls” has forced us to reevaluate our social […]

Reel Film Day: A Celebration of 35mm Film

In recent years movies have become more accessible than ever, particularly due to online streaming services. What many do not know is when you take a trip to your local theater to watch the movie you have been dying to see, you are watching it on a digital projector. Digital projectors make playing movies an ease, […]

Men On Mopeds

By Blaine Hill Cars, bikes and buses: Move over and make way for the mopeds. These days, many Texas Tech University students are zipping over to campus on small motor bikes that go no faster than 45 mph. Anyone can drive mopeds without a special license, says Wes McCutcheon, a Texas Tech student from Shallowater. That’s because mopeds […]

The Chosen Generation: Harry Potter’s Effects

By Blaine Hill When J.K. Rowling wrote, “Every child in our world will know his name,” she had no idea how much of a reality that would become. Since 1997, when the first book was published, the Harry Potter series has sold over 400 million copies, according to Scholastic. “Everybody knows Harry Potter’s name, and everybody […]

Flatland Film Festival Highlights Local Culture

The Flatland Film Festival starts Oct. 6 and goes through the weekend, with multiple screenings of films with local connections. The festival is a celebration of Texas filmmaking. A short film screening on Friday night at Alamo Drafthouse includes films from nine local filmmakers. The feature programming block also includes films with local angles. Robert Peaslee, co-chair of the […]

New Book Analyzes Marvel Comic Films

By Jayme Lozano Marvel superheroes like Iron Man and Captain America have gained popularity in recent years, thanks to their blockbuster films. But before they were big screen stars, they were just comic book capers. “Marvel Comics into Film” is a collection of essays and articles about bringing Marvel comics to the big screen. The essays […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Season Six: Return of the Snow

By Natalie Ortiz The war and gore of “Game of Thrones” return April 24 for the show’s sixth season, and Lubbockites are greatly looking forward to finding out what happens next. Since the show has caught up to the novel series, “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin, fans of both the […]

Whatcha Gonna Do: ‘COPS’ Films in Lubbock

By Callie Yardley Camera. Lights. Action. This is not what the job of police officers normally entails—unless, that is, they are filming for the reality-based show “COPS.” The Lubbock Police Department recently did just that, adding Hub City to the list of more than 140 cities featured on the Spike television show since 1989. The Lubbock episode is […]

Superhero Movies Continue to Fly Towards Success

By Jayme Lozano With eight superhero films scheduled for release this year and over 30 Marvel and DC Comics movies planned through 2020, the heroic flick trend shows no sign of hanging up its cape anytime soon. Rob Weiner, a Texas Tech librarian specializing in popular culture and humanities, has studied comic books, but the superhero trend confuses him. “Whether they’re […]

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