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After all these years, Gator is dead… again… kind of. The cheesy joke that became one of the biggest cult hits of recent memory has not had so much as a teaser image since the release of the franchise’s latest entry, Man 2: I Didn’t Man To, did horribly at the box office. In an interview after Man 2’s release, the series’ original creator, Charles Spitzner, reportedly stated “Y’all’ve taken this way too far. I’ve been saying that the joke died.” With no new Gator or Man movie seeming to be in the works, and even with the original creator saying that it should end, it looks like after all this time the franchise as a whole may actually die. As such, now seems like the best time to look back at the franchise, both to remember where it came from and to try to analyze both what it did…

With the introduction of a new solo Batman movie by Matt Reeves and a Joker origin movie in the works, fans are beginning to wonder what else the Caped Crusader series might yield in terms of movies abiding by the lore. Well for all you comic fans located here at Stony Brook University, there’s some good news. Warner Brothers Studios is already in talks with Reeves to produce a sequel with Stony Brook University as the backdrop. Warner Bros. Head Kevin Tsujihara and Reeves sat down with President Samuel Stanley last week to gain the necessary permits to film on campus. When asked by President Stanley what sort of modifications were in mind and why, Reeves responded to the following. ”Well, one of the reasons we chose Stony Brook to portray Arkham Asylum is because of a survey conducted by Princeton Review on the ‘Top 10 ugliest College Campuses’ and…

Recently, I went to go see a movie with a bunch of my friends called “Your Name.” To be totally honest, I didn’t think much of it going in. I was mostly irritated that we cancelled all of our plans for the night to go see an anime movie and thought it would be a pretty huge waste of my time. I hate to say that I was wrong, so I just won’t. “Your Name,” for those who are unaware, is a Japanese film that was released in 2016, but the English dubbed version only came out in the United States last month. In Japan, it was lauded as one of the best animated movies of all time and the reception it has received in the United States has been pretty great as well. I personally felt it was an incredible movie for a number of reasons, but I would…

Warner Brothers’ latest film is an earth-shattering experience. “Kong: Skull Island” soars because of its special effects and by the incredible acting of the cast. The film focuses on the origins of Kong (Terry Notary) and his homeland known as Skull Island. In the 1970s, William Randa (John Goodman) leads a team of researchers and soldiers onto Skull Island to prove that Kong does, in fact, exist. Aided by hunter-tracker James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) and photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), their journey leads them far beyond what they expected to find. However, not everyone considers Kong a remarkable beast. Following an intense first encounter, Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) vows to bring him down for killing some of his soldiers. “Skull Island” takes the legend of Kong in a new direction. It is preceded by the original 1933 “King Kong,” the 1976 adaption and the 2005 remake. In my…

Evan Jackson Leong, 37, has been working on Snakehead, a film about the New York Chinatown underworld, for nearly 10 years. He is best known for directing the 2013 Sundance selection film, Linsanity. D: What jump-started the idea for Snakehead? E: I was inspired by the story of Sister Ping in New York Chinatown. The story of what she represents in the community, but also what she did and the way it all happened, was all very intriguing to me. I realized that’s a story that I’ve never seen on film or in movies, and I know a lot of strong Asian women in my life that aren’t necessarily dragon ladies and aren’t necessarily submissive, they’re three-dimensional. But there’s a lot of powerful and strong woman leaders in the community and I can relate to that. So I know what she is, I know what kind of Chinese woman she…

Star Wars: Rogue One is amazing. Though the reshoots had me and many other Star Wars fans nervous, the end result does an incredible job of jump-starting the tradition of “Star Wars stories,” while creating a cinematic experience to rival The Empire Strikes Back that takes a meaningful look at the people behind the rebel alliance. While Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a step into unfamiliar territory –– attempting to create a meaningful story and characters that would justify further installments –– Rogue One is the first of Disney and Lucasfilms Star Wars spinoff films and it needed to succeed, and does. The movie sheds light on the alliance that viewers of the original trilogy met just as they were about to attack the Death Star. Rogue One tells the story of Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones), and the group of rebels that fought to steal the…

Warning: Spoilers From Albert R. Broccoli’s and Harry Saltzman’s Eon Productions, in association with MGM Studios and Sony Pictures, comes the twenty-fourth official installment of the billion-dollar James Bond franchise, Spectre, directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes. The film stars Daniel Craig in his fourth (and possibly final) outing as the sleek British agent. Spectre begins with James Bond (Daniel Craig) operating beyond his brief and tracking down an international criminal named Marco Sciarra to Mexico City during a Day of the Dead celebration. After the audience is exposed to the single strangest opening credits sequence for any James Bond film ever, synced to Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall,” we meet Bond back in London, where M (Ralph Fiennes) is furious with him for all the collateral damage he caused in Mexico City. He orders Q (Ben Whishaw) to implant a tracking device into Bond’s bloodstream. Moneypenny (Naomie Harris)…

It does tend to put in people in a deep thought when they consider Steve Jobs’ entire career. People have what they have today because of the inventions he created. Starting from the simple computers of the 1980’s towards the iPad in the new millennium, all those small innovations have created a cult of obligation to Jobs, and it’s quite apparent that he was aware of that. I do, however, thank the invention before the man, and that’s the impression I assumed after watching the film Steve Jobs—but we’ll get to that later. First off, didn’t a movie like this come out not too long ago? Just two years, in fact? Yes, for those who might recall, the film Jobs (2013) was also a biopic on the man of the same name, which starred Ashton Kutcher. To say little of that film, it gained notoriety for being the TV movie…

I Spit on Your Grave, a rape-revenge series, is back for a third rendition in Vengeance is Mine. For the most part, the movie is what you’d expect if you watched the previous films, except this one slightly alters the main plot formula. The main character seeking revenge in this film was inspired by a different motivation than in previous movies. The original 1978 version and the later reboots revolved around a young woman who is brutally raped by a gang of men. After the traumatic experience, the woman seeks justice by  brutally picking off her assailants with grotesque murders. Vengeance is Mine follows Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler) as she copes with the sexual assault she faced in the 2010 film. Despite getting revenge on her attackers, she experiences the desire to kill most men she comes face-to-face with. She changes cities and names to cope with her past, and…