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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

James Bickford May 5, 2017

The worst kind of good movie is one that is a sequel to a great one. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is an unfortunate film. It is a good movie, really fun and really funny. However, the fact that...

Ghost in the Shell fails to properly remake parts or original film (Courtesy of Forbes).

A film’s modern remake takes too much from original

James Bickford April 14, 2017

“Ghost In The Shell” (2017) is a weird movie. The original 1995 animated film by Mamoru Oshii was plenty weird in its own way, of course, but the 2017 live action remake is weird in that it simply...

Power Rangers premiered Mar. 24 in theaters (Photo courtesy of Gamezone).

A mighty disappointment: ‘Power Rangers’ fails to live up to TV show

James Bickford March 31, 2017

A week ago, I re-watched a few episodes of "Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers." It was quite fun to revisit a piece of my childhood which included watching people in spandex, giant robots, ridiculous...

New X-Men series film Logan is the best in the series (Photo courtesy of HeyUGuys).

‘Logan’ is the best film of the X-Men series

James Bickford March 10, 2017

Marvel movies are light-hearted and action-packed. DC Comics movies are dark and serious. "Logan" is the best of both worlds. "Logan," based on the stories of Marvel characters, is the serious superhero...

50 Shades Darker premiered earlier this week as the second movie in the trilogy (Photo courtesy of ComingSoon.com).

’50 Shades Darker’: So bad it’s good

James Bickford February 17, 2017

About fifteen minutes into “Fifty Shades Darker” the person sitting next to me in the theater started snoring loudly, and missed about half an hour of the movie due to his nap. I deeply envy this person. To...

The funny and the powerful: Top five Super Bowl LI commercials

James Bickford February 10, 2017

This year, the Super Bowl was historic, unprecedented and exciting. The commercials, however – not so much. One of the best Super Bowls in recent memory lacked the accustomed number of memorable and...

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Photo Courtesy of ComingSoon.net)

‘Final Chapter’ ruins ‘Resident Evil’ franchise

James Bickford February 3, 2017

Some films are bad, others are awful. Only Paul W.S. Anderson, the Michelangelo of mediocrity, could make a film as frustratingly incompetent as “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter." “The Final Chapter”...

Eclectic Excursions: Get away for a day to nearby mountain resort

James Bickford January 27, 2017

For snowsport enthusiasts and beginners, Lafayette is not the most convenient school to attend. Located far from the most challenging and famous slopes of the East Coast, there are precious few options...

Museums, monuments and memorials: See the sights at the nation’s capital

James Bickford December 9, 2016

From our perch on College Hill, we as a campus community can often feel isolated, a world unto itself. But there is a world outside campus. There are many opportunities for excursions off the hill, to...

Allentown DaVinci Science Center is considering new location on Easton waterfront

Eclectic Excursions: Visit DaVinci Science Center in Allentown, with plans for expansion in Easton

James Bickford December 2, 2016

From our perch on College Hill, we as a campus community can often feel isolated, a world unto itself. But there is a world outside campus. There are many opportunities for excursions off the hill, to...

A look in to the Lehigh Valley’s Past: Museum celebrates Native American culture, history

James Bickford November 18, 2016

From our perch on College Hill, we as a campus community can often feel isolated, a world unto itself. But there is a world outside campus. There are many opportunities for excursions off the hill, to...

The pain of purity: Social Justice Keynote focuses on the damaging influence of Christian “purity culture”

James Bickford November 11, 2016

The Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan has thought a lot about sex and religion. “For a long time, I have wanted to reflect on how the complicating factors of sexual identity, sexual practice, drug or alcohol...

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