THE GANNON KNIGHT

Two main roles in one movie

April 24, 2013

In most films, only one central protagonist exists. The story is built around him or her and then filled with supporting characters and antagonists to support that main character. It’s rare in film, let alone any type of...

New baseball movie contains historical theme

April 17, 2013

The story of how baseball legend Jackie Robinson broke major league baseball’s 60-year color barrier is one of the most important sports moments of the past century. It also transcended sports and became a spark plug to lead...

‘Wizard of Oz’ prequel falls short acting-wise

March 20, 2013

Arguably one of the greatest films ever made, “The Wizard of Oz,” receives a prequel set 20 years before the events of the original masterpiece. Before the days of Dorothy and Toto, “Oz the Great and Powerful” delivers...

Soderbergh’s ‘Side Effects’ enlightens as it darkens in plot

February 20, 2013

We all take medication. Some of us do more so than others. But we often overlook what side effects may occur from those daily prescription drugs we take. Director Steven Soderbergh explores this topic in “Side Effects,”...

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” continues popular franchise

February 6, 2013

Gandalf and friends return to Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Hobbit.” Unlike J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” series of fantasy novels, “The Hobbit”...

Large cast of ‘Movie 43’ doesn’t live up to high expectations

January 30, 2013

In one of the most grotesque and offensive movies to date, “Movie 43” makes it clear from the first scene on who it’s trying to target: young laughter-seeking suckers who will just laugh at about anything that Hollywood...

Super Bowl Breakdown

January 24, 2013

As numerous media outlets have pointed many times, Super Bowl XLVII is the first Super Bowl to have two brothers facing off against one another as head coaches. While it’s a nice Hollywood ending to what was a great 2012...

Foxx, DiCaprio face off in ‘Django Unchained’

January 24, 2013

After a hiatus from filmmaking, Quentin Tarantino returns with another box office gem in “Django Unchained,” a stylish and thrilling western starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. Like most of Tarantino’s...

‘Flight’ soars to the top in its first week

November 8, 2012

Director Robert Zemeckis is known for directing blockbuster films such as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” the “Back to the Future” series and “Forrest Gump” in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but he hasn’t created many quality...

‘Seven Psychopaths’ brings thrills and laughs to the big screen

November 1, 2012

Judging exclusively from simply seeing or hearing the title, one would think that “Seven Psychopaths” would exhibit nothing but thrills and chills. However, the movie packs more laughs in it than any other movie this year...

Knights yet to concede goal in 2-0 start

September 5, 2012

After starting the season with a 2-0 record, the Gannon University women’s soccer team aims to make a return trip to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament with a heap of young players now at the helm. Surprisingly,...

Editor thanks staff of past and present for success

April 25, 2012

I know what you’re all hoping to read. Another sappy and trite goodbye statement by another outgoing senior. But for my last column, I aim to be as upbeat as possible and not be too melodramatic. This isn’t just about me...

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