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By Sara Snoddy // Contributing Writer Avengers: Age of Ultron is a self-aware and rather dark chapter in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. This highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 mega-hit The Avengers, has already blown box office records with the second-highest opening weekend of all-time, behind its predecessor. Based on the Marvel Comics characters by Stan Lee …

Shelf Life is a  recurring book column where our staff review buzzed-about novels, interview authors and discuss personal favorites. In my relatively short lifetime of consuming pop culture, there’s always been one comic book villain above all others: The Joker. Not the Green Goblin, not Lex Luthor, not Magneto, The Joker. And as today marks the …

The 2015 Nashville Film Festival began Thursday night with a red carpet event at the Regal Green Hills Cinema. Notable attendees included actor and comedian Nick Kroll and Nashville filmmaker Motke Dapp. The festival will continue through to April 25, presenting more than 280 films including documentaries, feature lengths and short films. For a detailed schedule, …

In the Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers-populated suburbs of horror history, teenagers who have sex leave themselves open to danger in the form of a murderous lunatic. It Follows, the sophomore effort by writer/director David Robert Mitchell, pays almost slavish tribute to John Carpenter’s Halloween and slasher films of the 80s while leaving this moralistic baggage …

Ethan Clark // Contributing Writer Revenge. A bottle. The phrase “You promised.” From these three prompts Middle Tennessee State University’s Film Guild had only 54 hours to write, film, edit and produce a short film. From Feb. 27-March 1, more than 14 teams from around Rutherford County spent an entire weekend competing against each other to make the …

Not Safe for Homework is a bi-monthly pop culture column from someone who spends far too much time on Netflix. If you’re looking for film and TV recommendations, look no further. But be warned: once you get hooked, your homework is collateral. A movie’s promo campaign can make or break its box office success. Unfortunately, some films, …