Film and Television

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By: Cameron Hoover Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Studio(s): Legendary Entertainment, Tencent Pictures Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson Release Date: March 10th, 2017 Rating: Kong: Skull Island is the second entry into Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s “MonsterVerse,” with 2014’s Godzilla reboot being the first. Warner Bros. is using these famous […]

By: Brandon Bounds I don’t know about you guys, but have you ever watched a television show just because of the theme song? Yes? Oh, thank goodness I’m not the only one. As a kid, there were quite a few shows that were pretty mediocre. The only thing that saved them from total boredom was […]

By: Cameron Hoover Director: James Mangold Studio: Marvel Entertainment Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Dafne Keen Release Date: March 3, 2017 Rating: Logan is the best comic book movie Marvel has ever created. At times, I forgot that I was even watching a comic book movie, because it’s just so unlike anything we’ve […]

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the time is almost here. Logan comes out today, March 3, 2017, in what appears to be Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart’s last film portraying superheroes Wolverine and Professor X, respectively. It has been a long ride for both of these characters, filled with lots of ups and downs along the […]

Photo courtesy of indiewire.com Director: Jordan Peele Studio: Blumhouse Productions Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford Release Date: February 24, 2017 Rating: I don’t think anyone expected this from Jordan Peele. Made famous by his comedy sketch show, Key & Peele, a psychological horror film seemed like an odd choice for the comedian to […]

By: Brooke Forrest The 89th Academy Awards are this Sunday, and, for the first time in awhile, there is an impressive and diverse collection of nominees. Following the recent backlash and the constant challenge of award shows often honoring work that wasn’t actually the year’s greatest, there will be many tight races tonight. Here are […]

Photo courtesy of slashfilm.com Director: Gore Verbinski Studio: Regency Enterprises Cast: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth Release Date: February 17, 2017 Rating:      I’m really not entirely sure what I just watched, but I think I liked it. In a cinematic landscape of reboots, franchises, reimaginings, and adaptations, director Gore Verbinski gives us something […]

By: Conor Battles Image via Lionsgate Film: La La Land Director: Damien Chazelle Release Date: December 9, 2016 Studio: Summit Entertainment Rating:      “Here’s to the fools who dream,” Emma Stone sings on “Audition,” one of the standout numbers from Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. It’s an endearingly doe-eyed, overly saccharine moment; one that captures […]

In our final collaborative piece of the year, the Black Squirrel Radio web staff wanted to highlight some of their favorite pieces of pop culture this year. With no limits on topic, several web writers acknowledge the media and pop culture figures that made 2016 a little more bearable.     AJ Styles Conor Battles: […]

By: Miles Purdy Image via: LUCASFILM, LTD After a night of not being able to sleep, I woke up at one o’clock today. From bad habit, I check the news immediately, and CNN has only this to say, “ Actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars,’ has died at […]


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