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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Usama Alshaibi is a visiting professor at Colorado State University and has a concentration in film studies.

Usama Alshaibi: CSU professor, filmmaker and former refugee

Ryan Greene September 19, 2017

Colorado State University professor and filmmaker Usama Alshaibi remembered an exchange from childhood, and the indelible mark that growing up in 1980's Iraq left on him. “I asked my father, ‘Are...

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‘IT’ remake is the face of horror for a new generation

Ryan Greene September 12, 2017

“The clowns are pissed at me,” tweeted Stephen King.  The legendary horror writer made news when Pam Moody, president of the World Clown Association, recently condemned one of his most infamous...

Birth of the Dragon fails to depict reality

‘Birth of the Dragon’ fails to depict reality

Ryan Greene August 31, 2017

Rating: PG-13 for martial arts violence, language and thematic elements Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama Directed By: George Nolfi Written By: Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson Runtime:...

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‘The Dark Tower’ falls short of Stephen King’s vision

Ryan Greene August 10, 2017

Rating: PG-13 Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Western Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor Directed By: Nikolaj Arcel Written By: Nikolaj Arcel, Akiva Goldsman, Anders...

47 Meters Down flounders in comparison to Jaws

’47 Meters Down’ flounders in comparison to ‘Jaws’

Ryan Greene July 23, 2017

Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1 hour, 29 minutes Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror Release date: June 16, 2017Director: Johannes RobertsStarring: Mandy Moore as Lisa, Claire Holt as Kate and Matthew Modine as Captain...

War for the Planet of the Apes proves that the philosophical blockbuster is not extinct

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ proves that the philosophical blockbuster is not extinct

Ryan Greene July 17, 2017

Rating: PG-13, for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, thematic elements and some disturbing images.Starring: Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson Genre: Action & Adventure, DramaDirected By: Matt...

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‘Homecoming’ is the best Spider-Man movie yet

Ryan Greene July 10, 2017
Spider-Man is back at Marvel Studios
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Fort Collins Museum of Discovery displays David Bowie’s life in lasers

Ryan Greene June 26, 2017

The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery performed a laser show on June 23 and 24 that was synchronized to songs from the great David Bowie. Bowie released what was supposed to be his penultimate album...

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Fort Collins Museum of Discovery presents Ziggy Stardust and the Laser Dome from Mars

Ryan Greene June 21, 2017

A little bit of David Bowie is coming to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. From 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 23, and 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, the museum’s laser dome...

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“It Comes at Night” delivers an unfiltered, atmospheric horror

Ryan Greene June 16, 2017

“It Comes at Night” joins the ranks of a new horror zeitgeist. Depending on personal preference, this is either abysmal or riveting. The film’s misleading advertising caused viewers to...

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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest promises to light up Old Town

June 13, 2017

From August 11 to 13, Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is coming to Fort Collins. Known locally as BoNi, the free music festival takes place in Old Town and features a massive lineup of 86 bands in 2017....

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‘Wonder Woman’ relaunches DC Entertainment

June 8, 2017

Is "Wonder Woman" really the film that will save the DC Expanded Universe? Critics have hammered director Zack Snyder’s 2013 "Man of Steel" and 2016 "Batman v. Superman" for their gritty tone and...

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