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Power Rangers sits right in the Goldilocks zone
Director Haim Saban's Power Rangers is a superhero action film reboot of the Power Rangers franchise based on the children's TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, produced by original creator Saban, after regaining ownership of the franchise following seven years of ownership by Disney. Read more

Have you ever left a movie feeling scammed?
Kong: Skull Island is an action, adventure, monster movie and reboot of the King Kong franchise in which a group of explorers are stranded on a never before explored island called Skull Island. Read more

Logan is a bold, mature and heartfelt take on a superhero film
Logan is the 10th installment in the X-Men superhero film series and the third and final to feature Wolverine in which he embarks on a road trip in the dystopian future of 2029 to save a young mutant girl with powers similar to his own. Read more

Get Out is the movie we need and deserve right now
The thriller film Get Out was written, co-produced and directed by Jordan Peele, previously best known for his comedic work on Mad TV and Key & Peele. Read more

Fifty Shades Darker is a pandering, misleading, hedonistic soap opera
Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, is an erotic romantic drama film about the abusive relationship between Anastasia Steele, a girl who works as an editor at a publishing company, and billionaire Christian Grey. Read more

The Space Between Us is an astounding, accidental parody of itself
The Space Between Us is a romantic science fiction film set in the future about the relationship between two teenagers: Gardner Elliot, a boy who grows up in isolation on Mars and a girl named Tulsa from Colorado raised in the foster care system. Read more

Gripping performances and thrilling drama
The psychological horror film Split is about a man named Kevin Wendell Crumb who has 23 different personalities. Crumb kidnaps three teenage girls and the movie follows their ensuing struggle to understand the situation and escape. Read more

Visually stunning, yet righteous and insensitive
Patriot's Day is a dramatic action thriller depicting the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev. Read more

Vampires, werewolves, generic action and confounding pointlessness
Taking place in a gothic world of vampires versus werewolves (called lycans), Underworld: Blood Wars follows vampire Selene as she is pursued by both the waning vampires in search of revenge for the killing of their elders and by the lycans in search of her vampire-lycan hybrid daughter in order to generate a powerful army of hybrids. Read more

Fantastic beasts, not so fantastic cast
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the first in a new Harry Potter spin-off movie series written and produced by J. K. Rowling. Read more

Mind-blowing special effects and missed opportunities
With the desperate-seeming, though well received appearance of Antman, abandoned Superman reboots and stubborn failed attempts at making a cool Hulk movie, the state and significance of super hero films in recent years has begun to appear questionable at best, desperate at worst. Read more

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is slick, stylish and entertaining yet limited
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is stylish and modern in a way that feels like it isn't trying to hard to conform too or establish a trendy aesthetic. Read more

The paranormal jump scare movie that delivers
Ouija: Origin of Evil is a paranormal horror film about a little girl named Doris who is possessed by evil spirits channeled through a Ouija board. Read more

A bold yet ineffective marriage of action and autism awareness
The Accountant is a confusing, action thriller that tries awkwardly to promote better public understanding about autism. Read more

A heist comedy too good to be true
Masterminds is an engaging, entertaining comedy based on the real events of the bank robbery of $17 million that took place in 1997. Read more

An epic yet overdone modern western
The 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven is a visually and sonically stunning film that sacrifices believability to give the audience what they want. Read more


Blair Witch tries too hard to be good
Blair Witch is a sequel to the 1999 independent horror film The Blair Witch Project, one of the most successful independent films of all time. Read more

Self-actualize with the weirdest sex comedy
The 2001 film Human Nature is a collaboration between screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Michal Gondry, both heavyweights in the modern independent/art film world. Human Nature is a wonderfully quirky, surreal and emotionally charged sex-comedy drama. Read more

A truly epic audio-visual experience
The 2011 guided meditation film Samsara is a unique and thoughtfully crafted collage of gorgeous high definition footage documenting a variety of human behaviors, natural and unnatural sensations from around the world set to an intense world music soundtrack. Read more

A stereotypical, low-budget horror film
If you are into low budget, stereotypical horror films, then the 1986 film Critters is for you. Read more

Upcoming record show excellent opportunity for collectors
Centennial Hall in downtown London will be hosting the first of their bi-annual record shows this year on March 20. According to event organizer and music lover David Richardson, shoppers can expect 50 vendors spread over 60 tables at the ... Read more


Fanshawe College still on top, still expanding
Full-time enrollment at Fanshawe College increased this January by 6.5 per cent, continuing the trend established last September when enrollment went up by seven per cent, dwarfing the 2014 provincial average of 2.4 per cent, according to a Fa... Read more

Secure your valuables with Campus Security Services
Campus Security Services has a launched a property registration database for valuable items intended to assist in the recovery of stolen property. “It’s open to staff, students and faculty; anybody with access to MyFanshawe can... Read more

Applying to college now as simple as opening an app
The Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) has released a free mobile phone app available for android and apple devices designed to make the college application process as effortless as possible, according to a press release. “It... Read more


Homicide rates in London drop dramatically
Homicide rates in London have dropped significantly since 2013, which saw 10 murders as compared to only three in 2014, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent annual homicide report. The last two years have yielded the lowest h... Read more

Green Taxi offering discounts for food drive
London Green Taxi will be collecting non-perishable food items in collaboration with the London Food Bank until Dec. 18 in exchange for a deal on cab fare. “You bring a non-perishable food item into the vehicle, you get a dollar off ... Read more


Students to enjoy an inexpensive and charitable holiday celebration
The Lung Association will be hosting a free, all ages, winter holiday event. The fifth annual Festival of Trees, starting on Thursday, Nov. 26 and ending on Sunday, Nov. 29 at the London Covent Market upstairs, at 130 King St. The event wi... Read more

Fanshawe in the lead
Fanshawe College currently has the highest increase in enrollment of any college in t Ontario. Ontario college enrollment has been steadily increasing over the last five years and finally has reached a record high of 237,000 full-time stud... Read more

Ontario to become more bike-friendly
A recent amendment means that municipalities in Ontario will be able to approve and construct offroad bike paths and large-scale recreational trails more efficiently, according to a press release emphasising the environmental benefits of bikin... Read more


Fanshawe Students versus the LTC
Fanshawe student cards serve as formal identification, entrance keys, library cards, health cards, meal plan and printer payment cards, making their functionality vital for the success of Fanshawe students. An additional feature has been in ... Read more


Mulcair slams Harper and Trudeau while in London
New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Tom Mulcair held a rally at the London Convention Centre while on a six city Southwestern Ontario campaign trail called the “Whistle-Stop Harper Tour”. He delivered a charismatic and impassione... Read more

Predisposed to danger
Why food safety policies at Canadian schools may not be safe enough Andrea Mariano, an 18-yearold Psychology student attending Queen’s University in Kingston died of an anaphylactic allergic reaction on Sept. 18 after buying a smoot... Read more

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