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All content by Matt Ford

Don’t close the lid on hope

Matt Ford April 17, 2014

One of my favorite legends in Greek mythology is its explanation of the origin of humanity’s evils. Pandora, an exceptionally beautiful and talented woman, crafted on Olympus and placed on Earth, was...

A-list actors, returning winners add to anticipation for Cannes Film Festival

Matt Ford April 22, 2013

The 66th annual Festival de Cannes is less than a month away, and the star-studded line-up of films released this past week has created a stir in the world of film. The two-week-long festival is arguably...

Remakes might revive classic works of literature

Matt Ford April 8, 2013

With buzz surrounding the upcoming remake of the classic novel and film “The Great Gatsby” reaching paramount heights following the new trailer, the world of pop culture is taking a turn in a more...

Hollywood’s tendency to remake films makes sense but stifles creativity

Matt Ford March 18, 2013

With the success of Sam Raimi’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” come new ideas about the state of the film industry and the future of movie making. The newly released Disney film, starring James Franco,...

‘The Lottery’ provides unsettling look at New York

Matt Ford March 4, 2013

In order for a student to receive a quality education, he or she better be lucky enough to win the lottery. That is the situation in Harlem, N.Y., and the issue covered in Madeleine Sackler’s “The...

Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane should bring laughter, surprises to 2013 Oscar stage

Matt Ford February 19, 2013

The red carpet, elegant designer dresses and tuxedos, that iconic golden statue and those tantalizing five words: “And the Oscar goes to…” These are all staples of the Academy Awards, Hollywood’s...

Laughs, love story of ‘Warm Bodies’ revives otherwise lifeless zombie genre

Matt Ford February 4, 2013

Zombie apocalypse. Those two words represent an entire revolution in pop culture that has infiltrated movies, literature, television, comics and practically every other form of entertainment. From “28...

‘The Great Gatsby’ has potential to be classic in film genre

Matt Ford January 22, 2013

Many of the upcoming movies of 2013 already look like they’re going to be record breakers, but there is one film in particular that audiences are anticipating more than any other. Baz Luhrmann’s “The...

Disney gives reason for optimism about ‘Star Wars’ sequel, due in 2015

Matt Ford November 28, 2012

A month ago, Disney announced its plans to produce a “Star Wars” sequel trilogy beginning in 2015, and the world gasped. The Walt Disney Company will make the film after buying Lucasfilm, including...

Internships during college vital for entrance to most modern industries

Matt Ford November 12, 2012

Internships are incredibly valuable assets in virtually any field one chooses to pursue. Whether students are aspiring to be doctors, engineers, writers or businessmen, all are encouraged to secure internships...

Les Misérables film adaptation receives early acclaim, releases Dec. 25

Matt Ford October 29, 2012

Critics across the nation are eager for the film adaptation of the critically acclaimed musical “Les Misérables,” which hits theaters Christmas Day. The movie, which shares the same title as the musical,...

Even among giants before him, Craig best of Bonds

Matt Ford October 16, 2012

“Skyfall,” the latest in the James Bond franchise, will be released in theaters Nov. 9 and debut to the public as the 23rd 007 film. The series recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, beginning with...

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