The Professional Work

Below are links to samples of my past work from my time at The AP Party, MXDWN Movies, Topical Todd, The Daily Iowan, and City of Iowa City Summer of the Arts.

The AP Party

The Crucial Moments from Each Season of ‘Game of Thrones’ as Season Six Awaits Are the Golden Globes An Accurate Oscar Predictor?
George Lucas’ Unfortunate Comments Reflect Deeper Concern Over Who Actually Owns ‘Star Wars’ A Conversation About ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ Nostalgia and New Characters
Seven of 2015’s Best Films You Can Watch at Home The Real Success of ‘The Hunger Games’ Franchise was Sneaking High Sci-Fi into YA Adventure
With Only One Foot in the Digital Distribution Door, Amazon Fails Where Netflix Suceeds Grantland’s Podcasts Brought Diverse Perspectives to Those Who Might Have Missed Them
Films Telling True Stories Must Alter History to Find Truth, and That’s Okay Confronting the Dark Side Or: How I learned to Appreciate the Star Wars Prequels
ABC’s ‘The Muppets’ Has the Pieces But Needs to Find Its Voice The elusive formula for Romantic Comedies for Everyone
Why I Hate That I Love Football So Much Superheroes in Space May Be Light-Years Over Audiences’ Heads
Kaitlyn Bristowe has Become a Progressive Symbol for “The Bachelorette” Franchise Karaoke B-Sides: 10 Suggestions to Substitute for the Oversung
He’s Coming Back! Harry Shearer is Returning to The Simpsons The Batman ‘Arkham Universe is the One we Need, One the Hero Deserves
Nintendo’s E3 Presentation Had a ‘Zelda’-Sized Hole, Despite a Plethora of Game Announcements Microsoft’s E3 2015 Concference Showcases One of the Most Robust Exclusive Lineups Ever
Sony’s E3 Presentation Aimed to Prove Diversity is as Important as Exclusivity The Massive E3 Preview You Have Been Waiting For
Amy Schumer Shouldn’t Be the Next ‘Bachelorette’ Though the Show Desperately Needs Her When Twitter Trolling Alienates Creators, It Ruins the Fun for Everyone
‘Halt and Catch Fire’ is Perfect for ‘Mad Men’ Fans Looking for the Next Great Workplace Drama A Conversation about Harry Shearer and His Best ‘Simpsons’ Moments
NBC’s ‘About a Boy’ Could Never Fit Drama Peg Into a Comedy-Sized Hole A Conversation About ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ Safe Houses and Black Widows
If the NFL Draft Comes to Your City, Here’s What You Can Look Forward To Point Break Remake Has Potential But Will Have Difficulty Living Up to the Original
Pop Culture Ownership Get’s Tricky When Everything is Available Bing-watching: It works for Some TV Shows but Not for Others
Should Film Franchises Like Ghostbusters Follow Marvel’s Universe-Building Plan?

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Reviews

Discussion Articles

Let’s Talk About…’Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
Let’s Talk About…’Creed’ Let’s Talk About…’Spotlight’
Let’s Talk About…’Crimson Peak’ Let’s Talk About…’Steve Jobs’
Let’s Talk About…2015 Summer Movie Season Let’s Talk About…’Straight Outta Compton’
Let’s Talk About…’Ant-Man’ Let’s Talk About…”Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Let’s Talk About…”Ex Machina” Let’s Talk About…”Furious 7″
Let’s Talk About…”Chappie” Let’s Talk About…”The Duff”
Let’s Talk About…”Kingsman: The Secret Service” Let’s Talk About…”Jupiter Ascending”
Let’s Talk About…”American Sniper” Let’s Talk About…”Selma”

News Stories

Chris Weitz to Write Same-Sex Marriage Adaptation ’21 Years to Midnight’
Anna Kendrick Turns to the Hitman’s Life in ‘Mr. Right’ Trailer Natalie Portman, Thandie Newton and Nicholas Hoult Join ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’
Johnny Depp to Play ‘The Invisible Man’ Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick Need to ‘Get A Job’ in New Trailer
Ava DuVernay’s Array Acquires Indie Romance ‘Echo Park’ Zac Efron and Adam Devine Meet THeir Matches in ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ Trailer
Jonas Cuaron to Write and Direct Zorro Reboot, ‘Z’ Bryan Singer to Direct ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ Remake
Steven Soderbergh Might Return to Direct ‘Logan Lucky’ Elizabeth Banks is Rita Repulsa in the ‘Power Rangers’ Movie
Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis, and Bill Hader Starring in ‘The Something’ Plot Details Emerge for George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’
Check Out the First Image of Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo in ‘A United Kingdom’ Toni Collette to Join ‘xXx3: The Return of Xander Cage’
Girls Party Harder Than the Boys in ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ Trailer Jennifer Lawrence to Play Castro’s Lover in ‘Marita’
First ‘Wonder Woman’ Footage Shows the Amazonian Princess in Action Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly to Play Comedy Duo Laurel and Hardy
Universal Pictures Acquires Ronda Rousey and Tina Fey Starrer ‘Do Nothing Bitches’ Warner Bros. Releases New ‘Suicide Squad’ Character Posters
Check Out the Trailer for the Surprise Sequel ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Check Out George Clooney and Julia Roberts in the Trailer for ‘Money Monster’
Amber Heard in Talks to Join ‘Aquaman’ Adam Driver to Setar in Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson’
Netflix Acquires Ellen Page Drama ‘Tallulah’ ‘World War Z’ Sequel Loses Director
Paramount Picks Up Darren Aronofsky’s Latest With Jennifer Lawrence Ridley Scott in Talks to Direct ‘The Prisoner’
Aaron Sorkin to Make Directorial Debut with Poker Drama ‘Molly’s Game’ Check Out the New Trailer for the Sci-Fi Thriller ‘High-Rise’
Emma Stone in Talks to Star in Disney’s ‘Cruella’ Fandango Poll Shows ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is the Most Anticipated Movie of 2016
Check Out the First Footage of Disney’s ‘Moana’ Tessa Thompson Joins Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Will Pass ‘Avatar’ for Greatest All-Time Box Office Check Out the first On-Set Still of Michael Fassbender in ‘Assassin’s Creed’
Critics’ Choice Awards Adds ‘The Force Awakens’ to its Best Picture Line-Up Watch the Trailer for Richard Linklater’s ‘Everybody Wants Some’
‘Batman v. Superman’ May Get a 70mm Release Katherine Waterston Joins ‘Prometheus’ Sequel, ‘Alien: Covenant’
Chadwick Boseman to Play Thurgood Marshall in Biopic Check out The First Official ‘Ghostbusters’ Still
‘Billionaire Boys Club Adds Three More to Ensemble Sam Taylor-Johnson in Talks to Direct Ted Kennedy Scandal Film, ‘Chappaquiddick’
Check Out the First Trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Site Reveals What Happened to Will Smith’s Steven Hiller
The ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer is Here Idris Elba May Join ‘The Dark Tower’
Amazon Close to Acquiring Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’ Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Josh Brolin in Talks for Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’
Check Out the Teaser Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ Ethan Hawke Joins Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’
New Writer Brought on to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Tina Fey Starrer ‘Taliban Shuffle’ Changes its Name to ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’
Jennifer Garner Joins Bryan Cranston in ‘Wakefield’ Reese Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard Acquires Barbie Creator Biopic
New ‘The Revenant’ TV Spot and Images Surface Universal Acquires ‘The Girl Before,’ Ron Howard to Direc
‘Departed’ Scribe William Monahan Brought on to Write Evil Knievel Biopic Tom Cruise in Talks for ‘Mummy’ Reboot
‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Contest Annoouncement Reveals Behind The Scenes Footage Check Out the Trailer for Jeff Nichol’s ‘Midnight Special’
Alexandra Daddario Joins ‘Baywatch’ Remake Emma Stone Will be Billie Jean in ”Battle of the Sexes’
Roar Uthaug to Direct Tomb Raider Reboot Universal Plans Fast and Furious Spin-Offs and Prequels
Ryan Gosling Confirms He’s in ‘Blade Runner 2’ ‘Room’ Director Lenny Abrahamson Announces Next Film
Universal to Reboot Van Helsing as a Part of their Monster Universe Gina Rodriguez in Talks to Joing Natalie Portman in Annihilation
Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon Join Animated Musical Sing Watch the ‘Finding Dory’ Trailer that Set’s Up Films Plot
Netflix and Plan B Acquire Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Okja’ Amazon Acquires Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon’
Riz Ahmed Joins ‘Bourne’ Sequel Sony to Reboot ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Millennium Series with its Fourth Book
Liam Neeson to Play Deep Throat in Watergate Drama ‘Felt’ ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek Lands Role in ‘Buster’s Mal Hear’
‘Where To Invade Next Gets ‘R’ Rating. Michael Moore Fights Back Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’ to release December 4
‘Bad Santa 2’ in the Works Peter Sarsgaard wil Play Robert Kennedy in Upcoming Jackie Kennedy Biopic Starring Natalie Portman
‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Adds Unknown for Mystery Role The Weinstein Company Acquires Nazi Thriller HHhH
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Christina Applegate are ‘Bad Moms’ Reese Witherspoon is Ready for ‘Legally Blonde 3’
Jon Hamm Joins Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ Michael Moore Doc ‘Where to Invade Next’ Coming to Theaters in December
Peyton Reed May Return to Direct ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Check Out Jennifer Lawrence in the New Trailer for ‘Joy’
Check Out the International Trailer For Natalie Portman Wester ‘Jane Got a Gun’ ‘Power Rangers’ Finds Its Red Ranger
Paramount Acquires ‘Battle for Alcatraz’ CBS Discredits Rathergate film ‘Truth,’ Won’t Air Ads
New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Drops Tonight During Monday Night Football Check Out the Trailer for Jesse Owens Biopic, ‘Race’
Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa Might Not Return for ‘Mad Max’ Sequels Charlize Theron to Star in Spy Thriller ‘The Gray Man’
Nicholas Hoult, Luke Evans and Henry Cavill Join War Drama ‘Sand Castle’ Guillermo Del Toro Says He’s Done with Big Blockbusters
‘Snowden’ Release Date Pushed to Summer 2016 Pixar Announces New Film ‘Coco,’ Release Dates for ‘Cars 3,’ and ‘Incredibles 2’
Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and More to Join Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Okja’ Jennifer Aniston and Jack Huston Join ‘The Yellow Birds
Potential ‘The Force Awakens’ Plot Details Surface Hasbro Confirmed Four More ‘Transformers’ Sequels Are On the Way
Vin Diesel Might Direct ‘Furious 8’ Check Out Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez in First ‘Gold’ Still
Brand New Distribution Company Will Release Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ Football Injury Drama ‘Concussion’ to Premiere at AFI Fest
Ellar Coltrane Joins ‘The Circle’ Redd Morano to Deirect Ellen Page War Drama, ‘Lioness’
Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick Join Untitled Coming of Age Film Check out the First Image of Woody Harrelson in ‘LBJ’
Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman in Talks to Join Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’ Saban Films Acquires Kit Harington Thriller ‘MI-5’
Watch Robert Redford as Dan Rather in ‘Truth’ Trailer Amazon Picks Up Kristen Wiig Vehicle, ‘Desired Moments’
Jared Let and Chris Evans in Talks for ‘The Girl On The Train’ Check Out the Trailer for New Robert De Niro Heist Movie, ‘Heist’
Jared Leto and Chris Evans in Talks for ‘The Girl on the Train’ Check Out the Trailer for New Robert De niro Heist Movie, ‘Heist’
‘Pacific Rim 2’ is On Hold, Indefinitely A24 Acquires ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’
Woody Harrelson Will Fight in ‘The War of the Planet of the Apes’ Darren Aronofsky Will Direct Evel Knievel Biopic
A24 Acquires Noah Baumbach’s ‘De Palma,’ Doc on Filmmaker Brian De Palma Isla Fisher Joins ‘Nocturnal Animals
‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ to Start Shooting This Month Broad Green Pictures Acquires Jesus Pic ‘Last Days in the Desert
New Line Acquires Will Smith Drama ‘Collateral Beauty’ Aretha Franklin Doc Pulled From Chicago Film Festival
Ron Perlman Reveals Plot Details for Potential ‘Hellboy 3’ Check Out Idris Elba in the Latest Trailer for ‘Beasts of No Nation’
Watch Colin Farrell Search for Love in ‘The Lobster’ Trailer Check out the Trailer for the Music Industry Comedy-Thriller, ‘Kill Your Friends’
Here are the Three Frontrunners for the Female Lead in ‘Ready Player One’ Three Actresses Up for ‘Star Wars VIII’ Role
Watch Chloe Grace Moretz Fight an Alien Invasion in the Trailer for ‘The 5th Wave’ Check Out Eddie Redmayne in the New Trailer for ‘The Danish Girl’
Jaegers may Face-Off Against Godzilla in ‘Pacific Rim’/’Godzilla’ Crossover Check Out the First Image of Michael Fassbender in ‘Assasin’s Creed’
Anne Hathaway to Star in Alien Invasion Comedy ‘The Force Awakens’ Will be the Only IMAX Movie for a Month
‘Lady in the Van’ Has a Release Date Daniel Brül Joins ‘The Zookeepers Wife’
‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ to Start Shooting in December Animated Scooby Doo Feature in the Works
Dwayne Johnson to Make ‘Jungle Cruise’ for Disney Goddard Film Group Options Rights to Rap Radio DJ Greg Mack Autobiography
‘Jurassic World’ Scribe Brought on to ‘Skull Island’ Laura Linney Joins Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’
‘Flight of the Conchords’ Could take Off Again in New Movie Principal Photography Has Begun on ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’; Cast Photo Released
Reese Witherspoon Set to Star in and Produce Thriller ‘Cold’ Brad Pitt Netflix Comedy ‘War Machine’ Adds Topher Grace
Fox Searchlight to Bring Brit Sitcom ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ to Theaters Martin Scorsese to Direct Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Devil in the White City’ Adaptation
New Line to Reboot ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ Again Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, and Tom Wilkinson in Talks for ‘Kong: Skull Island’
New Doc from Christopher Nolan Premieres This Month Fox Searchlight is Making a Horror Movie Based on an 80-Year-Old ‘New Yorker’ Article
Check out the Raunchy Red Band Trailer for ‘Vacation’ Amy Poehler and Ike Barinholtz Teaming Up for Basketball Comedy
‘Hellboy 3’ Contingent on the Success of ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Michael Sheen Joining Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in ‘Passengers’
Amazon and Spike Lee Drama ‘Chi-Raq’ Getting December Release Date Check out These New ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Photos
‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Finally Getting an Animated Adaptation Live-Action Aladdin Prequel, ‘Genies,’ in the Works at Disney
‘Deadpool’ Trailer from Comic-Con Leaks Online Watch the Leaked Comic-Con Trailer for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
Guillermo Del Toro Reveals the Release Date for ‘Pacific Rim 2,’ Starts Shooting in the Fall Check out Behind-the-Scenes Footage from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ from Comic-Con
Viewers Beware, You’ll Relive Some Scares in the New ‘Goosebumps’ Trailer Marisa Tomei in Talks to Play Aunt May in New ‘Spider-Man’
Netflix Announces Release Dates for its First Slate of Films Michael K. Williams to Take on Roles in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Ghostbusters’
Joseph Fiennes Will Star in ‘Chariots of Fire’ Sort-of-Sequel ‘The Last Race’ Watch Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie Try ‘Sleeping with Other People’
Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in Dark Thriller ‘478’ Kit Harrington to Replace Robert Pattinson in Western ‘Brimstone’
Tom Holland is the New Spider-Man, Jon Watts is Directing Watch Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg in the Trailer for the Immigration Drama ‘Samba’
Watch the Trailer for Universal’s ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Rupert Wyatt is Directing ‘Gambit’
Watch Kate Mara and David Oyelowo in the New Trailer for ‘Captive’ Woody Harrelson Will Play LBJ in Biopic, Rob Reiner to Direct
Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson wil Aca-pear in ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ ‘Maleficent’ Sequel in the Works at Disney
Chiwetel Ejiofor is the New Baron Mordo in ‘Dr. Strange’ J.C. Chandor Will Produce and Likely Direct ‘The Liar’s Ball’ Adaptation
Wyatt Russell Will Star in Sequel ‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ Ice Cube and Charlie Day Will Have a ‘Fist Fight’
Lonely Island Mockumentary Has a Release Date Marion Cotillard in Talks to Join Brad Pitt in WWII Espionage Thriller
Watch Matt Damon and a Stacked Ensemble Cast in the Trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Madame Bovary Gets a Release Date
Arielle Holmes Joins Andrea Arnolds ‘American Honey’ Watch the New Trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’
Watch Michael Shannon as a Real Estate Crime Lord in ’99 Homes’ Eli Roth’s ‘The Green Inferno’ Finally Has a Release Date
Sony Hack Doc in the Works Disney has Pulled the Plug on ‘Tron 3’
Eddie Redmayne Will Star in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ James Ponsldt in Talks to Direct F. Scott Fitzgerald Biopic ‘West of Sunset’
You Can See the Cannes Hit ‘Three Generations’ September 18 Watch Tobey Maguire as Chess Legend Bobby Fischer in the Trailer for ‘Pawn Sacrifice’
Watch Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace in the Trailer for ‘The End of the Tour’ Vincent D’Onofrio Will be the Villain in ‘CHiPs’ Adaptation”
Fox is Bringing Back ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ Chaz Ebert is Developing an Emmett Till Biopic
Cary Fukunaga Has Left ‘It’ Remake, Project Status in Doubt Check Out These Clips of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in ‘Macbeth’
Lionsgate is Turning ‘The Odyssey’ into Multiple Films Peter Sarsgaard is Joining ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Remake, Jason Momoa Is Leaving
Alchemy Acquires U.S. Rights to ‘The Lobster’ Check out the New Trailer and Poster For Amy Winehouse Doc ‘Amy’
Jack Black Will Star in New Jared Hess Comedy ‘Micronations’ MGM is Re-ignightin Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson Sequel, ‘Shanghai Dawn’
Check Out the First Images of Frank Grillo as Crossbones in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ The Weinstein Company Acquires Boxing Biopic ‘Hands of Stone’
Diego Luna is Joining ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Josh Boone is Directing ‘X-Men: The New Mutants’
Laura Dern in Talks to Join Cast of McDonald’s Biopic ‘The Founder’ Anne Hathaway Will Star in monster movie ‘Colossal’
Amanda Seyfried Joins Young Americans Focus Picks Up ‘The Coldest City’ With Charlize Theron
Watch the Trailer for Controversial Doc an Open Secret Paul Feig is Making a Comedy With the ‘Broad City’ Duo
Check Out the Rumored Short List of Directors for the ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot The second Star Wars Spin-Off Will Tell Boba Fett’s Origin Story
Check out the First Image from Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ ‘John Wick 2’ is Officially Happening
Sela Ward Will be Our Next Cinematic President in ‘Independence Day 2’ ‘The 33’ Gets a Distributor, Will Release This Fall
Laura Linney Will be in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Warner Bros. Announces Release Date for EDM Movie ‘We Are Your Friends’
Watch the First Trailer for Woody Allen’s ‘Irrational Man’ Marion Cotillard and Lea Seydoux Will Star in ‘It’s Only the End of the World’
Tom Wilkinson and Hilary Swank Join Holocaust Drama ‘Denial’ Watch the Profanity-Laden Red Band Trailer for ‘Ted 2’
Watch the Trailer for ‘The Visit,’ the Latest from M. Night Shyamalan Check Out the Trailer for ‘Area 51’
Billy Zane is Back for ‘Zoolander 2’ Warner Bros. Announces Release Dates for Lego Lineup
Ben Foster Joins ‘Inferno’ Broad Green Pictures Acquires Family Drama ‘I Smile Back’
Sullivan Stapleton Cast in Luc Besson’s ‘The Lake’ Dominic West Joins Jodie Foster’s ‘Money Monster’
Director Shawn Levy Leaves ‘Minecraft’ Movie Edgar Ramirez to Play Jennifer Lawrence’s Husband in Joy
Luke Greenfield To Direct Sci-Fi ‘Slingshot’ Sony Bring On Brad Anderson to Direct ‘Shadow Run’
Release Date Announced For Conjuring Sequel Linda Cardellini Cast in Comedy ‘Daddy’s Home’ With Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell
‘Nightcrawler’s’ Riz Ahmed in Talks for ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Check Out the Trailer for ‘Area 51’
Starz Digital Will Release Robin Williams’ Final Film Warner Bros. Acquires Rights to YA Book Series ‘The Selection’
Film Arcade Picks Up Sundance Film ‘James Whitle’ Check Out the Full Trailer for ‘Jurassic World’
Watch the New Trailer for Sundance Hit ‘Results’ ‘The Hateful Eight’ Teaser Shows it Will be a Bloody Affair
IFC Films Picks Up ‘Queen of Earth’ Universal Acquires Chris Pratt Vehicle ‘The Real McCoy’
Gemma Arterton, Sam Clafin, and Bill Nighy are Joining ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’ Adaptation Jason O’Mara Added to Netflix’s ‘Jadotville’
Miles Teller Will Star in ‘Home is Burning’ Adaptation, Jonathan Levine to Direct John Legend to Produce Musical Starring Miguel
David Ayer Releases ‘Suicide Squad’ Cast Photo No Lie!  Disney is Working on a Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ Adaptation
‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ to be Released in IMAX Thanks to New Deal Olivia Wilde is Back for ‘Tron 3’
Sarah Gadon and Logan Lerman Join ‘Indignation’ New ‘Mad Max,’ ‘San Andreas’ Footage Shown at WonderCon
Watch Milla Jovovich Face-Off Against Pierce Brosnan in ‘Survivor’ Trailer You Can Check Out The First Trailer for ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ with ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Hank Williams Biopic ‘I Saw The Light’ Matthew Rhys in Talks to Join ‘Jungle Book: Origins’
You Can See the Next Star Wars Trailer before ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Watch Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig Plan a Robbery in ‘Masterminds’ Trailer
‘Suffragette’ is Out This Fall New ‘Jurassic World’ TV Spot Shows Off Indominus Rex
Watch the New Trailer for the Coming of Age Drama ‘Dope’ Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams in Talks for Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’
Sam Taylor-Johnson Won’t Be Directing ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Director Bryan Singer Announces Newcomer Lana Condor Will Play Jubilee in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger Protect His Undead Daughter in ‘Maggie’ Trailer Idris Elba to Join ‘Star Trek 3’ as the Franchise’s Next Villain
Anna Kendrick is Reuniting With Jeffrey Blitz for ‘Table 19’ Tom Ford and George Clooney are Joining Forces for ‘Nocturnal Animals’
J.K. Simmons and More Slated to Join ‘The Lake’ Watch the New Trailer for ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’
Watch the Trailer for the Family Adventure ‘Max’ Paramount is Re-Releasing ‘Selma’ Into Theaters
Retro Video Games Come To Life in ‘Pixels’ Trailer New ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ Teaser Reminds Us What Katniss Has Been Through and Where She’s Going
Alchemy Acquires Marijuana Doc ‘Rolling Papers’ Peter Dinklage and Nicola Peltz in Talks to Join ‘The Deep Blue Good-By’ Adaptation
Russell Brand Wanted to Keep Doc from Premiering at SXSW Alchemy Acquires Con Film ‘Moonwalkers’ at SXSW
‘Frozen 2’ is Officially Happening, in Case There Were Any Doubts Willem Dafoe and Pedro Pascal Round Out ‘Great Wall’ Cast
Tim Burton is Directing Disney’s Live Action Dumbo Movie Josh Duhamel and Alice Eve Join Legal Thriller ‘Beyond Deceit’
Russo Brothers and Channing Tatum to Make Male-Centric Ghostbusters Diablo Cody is Rewriting the ‘Barbie’ Script
Brian Singer to Direct ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress’ ‘The Office’s’ David Denman Cast in Michael Bay’s ’13 Hours’
Jessie Usher Joins ‘Independence Day 2’ Netflix Acquires Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’
New Trailer, Poster Released for ‘The Lady in the Van’ Ronda Rousey and ‘Raid’ Star to Join Forces in ‘Mile 22’
Kyle Chandler Joins Drama ‘Manchester-by-the-Sea’ ‘Sicario’ Release Date Announced
‘Best Man’ Director Malcolm D. Lee to Lead ‘Barbershop 3’ Watch the Full Trailer for ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’
Neill Blomkamp to Develop Alien Sequel ‘Pirates 5’ Plot Revealed, Starts Production
Three More Join ‘Inferno’ Cast Joel Kinnaman the Frontrunner to Replace Tom Hardy in ‘Suicide Squad’
Mel Gibson’s Latest, ‘Blood Father’, Acquired by Lionsgate Teaser Trailer, Poster Released for ‘The Walk’
Anna Kendrick Sings Her Heart Out in ‘The Last Five Years’ Trailer Amber Heard to Join ‘The Danish Girl’
Chris Pratt in Talks for ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Remake Baltasar Kormakur in Talks to Direct ‘Cascade’
‘Jane Got A Gun’ Delayed (Again) to September Felicity Jones in Talks for ‘Inferno’
Matt Reeves Directing New Heist Movie Jean-Claude Van Damme Returns for ‘Kickboxer’ Reboot
See Jake Gyllenhall’s Physical Transformation for ‘Southpaw’ Ridley Scott Drops Out of Directing ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel
Vince Vaughn Has ‘Unfinished Business’ in New Red Band Trailer ‘Pan’ Trailer, Stills Include Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard
Jupiter Ascending Gets a Third Trailer Disney Announces Early Star Wars Teaser Screenings
Jason Reitman to Direct Nick Hornby-Written Heist Film Penelope Cruz Joins ‘Zoolander 2’
Hannibal Buress Added to ‘Daddy’s Home’ Cast First Full Peanuts Trailer Released
Never-Before-Seen Clip Shown at Live Hunger Games Q&A New ‘Jurassic World’ Site Includes New Stills
Michelle MacLaren In Talks To Direct Wonder Woman Quentin Tarantino Says His Tenth Film Will Be His Last
Disney to Release Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’ New ‘Mortdecai’ Trailer and Poster Released
Nicholas Winding Refn’s Horror Fill to Start Production in 2015 Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ to Star Matt Damon
Full Trailer For ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Released Demian Bichir the Latest to Join Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’
Disney Announces Two Animated Films for 2016 Wes Anderson Has Another Stop-Motion Animated Film in the Works

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Note: Topical Todd has since shut down. The below articles are now available on this site at the below links.

Movie Review: Pacific Rim Refreshes The Formula Movie Review: Mud Perfectly Captures The Adolescent Experience
Movie Review: Iron Man 3 Movie Review: Trance Is A Kinetic Ride For The Senses
Movie Review: Oz The Great And Powerful Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead At 70
FX Officially Confirms New Channels, Always Sunny And The League To Migrate Christian Bale In Talks To Play Batman In The Justice League Movie
The Topical Todd Oscar Live Blog ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Wins Big at Independent Spirit Awards

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Art’s & Culture

“Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose” Friday Night Lights changes things up and succeeds Geeks unite at Prairie Lights
Capture any stray light Emo stalwart The Academy Is… returns to Iowa City
Comedian Paula Poundstone returns to Iowa City Music, ad nauseum
Music Review: Break Up by Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Music Review: Howling Bells powerless with Radio Wars
Music Review: Diverging from mainstream rock, Clutch’s new album still monotonous 2 Cents to Play: My Gaming Background
2 Cents to Play: Console Price Cuts 2 Cents to Play: Demos Don’t Tell the Whole Story
2 Cents to Play: Music Games. What’s Next? 2 Cents to Play: Sports Games and Male Bonding
2 Cents to Play: The Call of Duty Controversy 2 Cents to Play: Submitted Via Xbox Live

Metro

Transition to paperless records may be prickly (video) More UI jobs may be cut
Spotlight Iowa City: Cross-cultural man Spotlight Iowa City: Following a winding journey to art (video)
Site change aids local hepatitis research(video) Search begins for IC train depot
UI arborist a man of the woods (video) ‘Green’ knowledge certified at UI (video)
Police citing more students Online book buying shifts students away from local stores
Gone Fishin’: More hook state licenses(video) New student-loan repayment plan aims to reduce debt burden
Chopper Training flies into Iowa City (video) Officials push IC-Chicago train
State may try alternate route to teaching Hancher decision delayed, recovery continues
UI tepidly tries Twitter UI projects cost less
Law Day event honors Lincoln this year Study: Video games can be addicting
Green thumbs for a green movement

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DOStalgia Episode 2 (Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers: The Adventures in Nimnul’s Castle)

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