J.J. Abrams encourages more diversity in Hollywood

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ Hollywood has always been wrought with controversy, both justifiable concerns and things that could be classified as simple gossip. The most recent scrutiny that Hollywood recently has been subject to criticisms that movies lack diversity relative to what the actual U.S. population looks like. Thus, a huge part of our country is underrepresented in the entertainment industry. The efforts to help Hollywood become more diverse are in response to hard facts about the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry. For example, despite the fact that approximately half of the movie-going population is non-white, only … Continue reading J.J. Abrams encourages more diversity in Hollywood

The force awakens theaters

By: Grant Vance ~Managing Editor~ After ten years without a new entry into the “Star Wars” franchise, fans waited with much anticipation for the release of the first film in a brand new trilogy, “The Force Awakens.” The stakes were high for director J.J. Abrams, as this was not only the first “Star Wars” film in ten years, but the first “Star Wars” film continuing the original story established by “A New Hope” since “Return of the Jedi” in 1983. Abrams delivered against all odds, reminding audiences of old and introducing audiences of new to the magic that is the … Continue reading The force awakens theaters

“Star Wars”promises expanded additions.

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ It’s been a long, long time since the world has been treated to a new film in the “Star Wars” universe. Although there have been ways of getting a fix, such as the popular “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series, video games and literature, these last nine years have felt like a summer in Mustafar all the same. Luckily, the wait is over and Lucasfilm is making its comeback in full force – pun intended – with an expansive movement of multimedia. First, fans are wondering what to expect from the new franchise. The studio … Continue reading “Star Wars”promises expanded additions.