That Controversial Game of Thrones Scene Is Actually Incredibly Important
Apr28

That Controversial Game of Thrones Scene Is Actually Incredibly Important

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer Everybody who knows me knows I’m obsessed with “Game of Thrones,” and considering how many times I’ve overheard people discussing “GoT” in Servo lately it seems a lot of other people here love the show too. But there are two major problems I’ve always had with “GoT”: its depiction of sexual violence and lack of racial diversity. It left a bad taste in my mouth when the very white Daenerys Targaryen...

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2019 Pop Culture is Taking Us Back to Our Childhoods
Apr18

2019 Pop Culture is Taking Us Back to Our Childhoods

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer The early 2010s were a simpler time. Artists like One Direction or Carly Rae Jepsen were at the top of the music charts. I still had a subscription to Tiger Beat magazine. The Avengers, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows were dominating the box office. Teenage girls everywhere were swooning over celebrities like Justin Bieber or Taylor Lautner. Now as a new decade is rapidly...

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April Fools: HBO Hack Leaks Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, and Westworld Spoilers
Apr01

April Fools: HBO Hack Leaks Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, and Westworld Spoilers

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer Despite HBO’s attempts to fend off future hacks after their highly publicized 2017 attack – which revealed major plotlines from hit shows like Game of Thrones – the network was recently targeted by a computer hacker who successfully leaked scripts for several of their upcoming programs. When asked by police why he decided to target the network, the suspect reportedly said: “My mom won’t let me use her...

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2019 Oscar Nominations Historic In More Ways Than One
Feb05

2019 Oscar Nominations Historic In More Ways Than One

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer The nominations for the 91st Annual Academy Awards were announced late in January, and with a diverse list of nominees, this year’s ceremony is setting up to be a major improvement after past #OscarsSoWhite controversies. Leading the pack with 10 nominations each are the British-set period drama The Favourite and the Mexican-American foreign language film Roma, both of which are nominated for Best...

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Review: Fantastic Beasts 2 Plays Fast and Loose with Harry Potter Canon
Dec05

Review: Fantastic Beasts 2 Plays Fast and Loose with Harry Potter Canon

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer Currently sitting at a 39% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the lowest rated movie in all of the Harry Potter film franchise. It also had the lowest opening weekend on record for all of the films. Despite all the ire it generated in fans, the anticipated sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them started off well enough. Eddie Redmayne...

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