In 2018, Spider-Man was featured a lot. From Tom Holland’s role in “Avengers: Infinity War,” to Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man game released on PlayStation 4 to Spider-Man’s biggest villain “Venom” getting its own movie starring Tom Hardy, 2018 truly was the year of our favorite web-head.

With the Halloween season in full swing it is time to bring out the horror movies. West Virginia is no stranger to genre and has had some movies filmed in or set in it. Here are some scary good movies that have roots in West Virginia.

Bravery and triumph will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Friday in the Gluck Theater during the African Student Association’s presentation of "Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom: Nelson Mandela Remembered".

The story’s protagonist is Mowgli, a young boy who was orphaned in the jungle and raised by talking animals. Under the guidance of the panther Bagheera, Mowgli is raised by a pack of wolves. Despite the wolves viewing the young boy as one of their own, Mowgli struggles with his identity as h…

Actress Gal Gadot stole the show as Wonder Woman. She effortlessly exudes an air of nobility and confidence that is quite fitting for an immortal warrior. Although only in costume briefly, Wonder Woman held her own during the final fight scene, and fans are excited to see her standalone movi…

Delighting critics, "Zootopia" broke records collecting $73.7 million in North American theaters. To compare this success, Disney’s "Frozen" received $67.4 million in its first weekend of ticket sales in 2013.

Fortunately, the cast and crew of "Deadpool" executed everything perfectly, and this is immediately clear from the second the opening credits start. Gratuitous violence and a blend of ironic, morbid and immature humor are all mixed together perfectly, keeping the audience entertained and giv…

The story is based on a book by Michael Punke about trapper and navigator Hugh Glass’ redemption in the Appalachian wilderness. The movie stars DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poultier and Domhnall Gleeson. Glass is the head navigator for a fur company that is attacked and massacred by a Native Am…

They make us laugh, cry, smile, cuddle up with a blanket and feel loved - Christmas movies are back. The movies to choose from are more unique than snow flakes. It was tough choosing 10 of the best.

Filmmaker Benjamin Statler allowed Grant to project his findings to the world for the first time on record to bring to light the messy death of Cobain. With valid evidence from audio records to interviews with close friends and family and visual reenactments, PI Grant unveiled a side to the …

Created by famous cartoon artist Charles Shulz and television producer Lee Mendelson, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" first graced household televisions in the year 1965. The short film follows characters Charlie Brown voiced by Peter Robbins, Linus van Pelt voiced by Christopher Shea, Lucy van …

The story of Whitey Bulger is a dark spot on the history of America’s law enforcement, and writers Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth tell it that way. Director Scott Cooper made sure he wasn’t making a movie about the life of Bulger but rather his shady relationship with the FBI in the new fi…

To some, there is nothing more delightful than letting the wind blow through your hair or feeling waves pound against your chest. To Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkles, these forces of nature are a guilty pleasure.

The movie follows the group as it rises and falls thanks to bad business from the group’s manager Jerry Heller, portrayed by Paul Giamatti, and the eventual departure of both Ice Cube and Dr. Dre from N.W.A. Beginning in 1986, Dre is a DJ at a nightclub who has been working with Ice Cube on …

Some movies present a black and white scenario to the audience. One character is clearly the hero, the other is clearly the villain. Other movies focus on "the gray area." They show that no side is completely right or wrong. "The Gift" paints a bleaker picture. It presents a black and black …

There’s a certain stigma that goes along with the tireless reincarnation of certain movie franchises. Lest we all forget the train wreck that was "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull." Despite the fact that certain blockbuster classics are better remembered than remastered, the world still e…

Mardi Gras came and left us with a handful of random beads and a killer Fat Tuesday hangover, yet we’re still trying to keep up with the Kardashians. To wrap up this week’s pop culture happenings is more exhausting than New York Fashion Week, just ask North West.

The recently premiered “American Sniper,” a movie based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, is getting loads of critical attention and praise alike. Some claim the movie is propaganda, while others defend its credibility and patriotic values.

Think back to your “rock bottom.” Now, multiply that by a hundred and you can start to understand the predicament Jim Bennett gets himself into in the remake of the 1974 film “The Gambler.” Played by Mark Wahlberg, Bennett is a cynical college professor with a very serious gambling addiction…

Imagine being surrounded by enemy troops in a storm of weapon fire. The smoke is too thick to see the soldier beside you, and the gun fire is so loud, a constant ringing starts to clog your hearing. Your next move could be your last, but you’ve never been taught how to fight. This is the ter…

It’s almost finals week and soon, the semester will be over. Once it is, the hustle and bustle of college life will come to a halt. Fortunately, there are some interesting movies about to be released to cure the boredom that sometimes results from going on break. 

“The Conjuring” was released in 2013 and currently has an 86 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Directed by James Wan and based on a true story, “The Conjuring” terrified audiences without bloodshed or gore. The storyline, acting, writing and genuine ‘70s atmosphere made the movie one of the…

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