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Director Theodore Melfi’s latest film is a biographical drama that stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe as three women who acted as the brains behind one of the greatest jobs in NASA history. “Hidden Figures” tells the remarkable true story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary...

I was given an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. As those of you who follow my reviews know, I generally start with some sort of anecdote or comparison that explains how the book made me feel. I’ll be honest, this book has stunned me speechless. I have no anecdote to share because...

This week, the 89th Academy Award nominations were announced. As always, there are some shocks, snubs, and surprises, but here are the five topics of interest you should be geared into. “La La Land” has tied the record for most nominations at 14 It isn’t surprising that an awards juggernaut like musical “La La Land”...

Director M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film is a psychological horror thriller film that stars James McAvoy in the role of a man who has 23 personalities living inside his head. “Split” tells the story of Kevin Wendell Crumb (McAvoy), a man who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. Forced to kidnap three girls...

2016 was the year that gave us “Three Dark Crowns,” “Crooked Kingdom,” “Crystal Storm,” “Lady Midnight” and my blog, As The Book Ends (which I know you’re all beyond ecstatic about). I have to say, last year was a pretty phenomenal book year, and I am so glad to have been a part of it. Below is a list of my top 2016 picks for...

There won’t be dragons or galaxies here. Films are often known for their escapism nature, but the destination of the escape doesn’t have to be fantastical or visualize a what-if scenario. Media production junior and budding filmmaker Brian Kizzee is set to test this theory when his directorial debut, the short film...

Even though Christmas in Houston is barbecue weather for the rest of the country, it can still get pretty chilly for us locals when the occasional cold front hits. This makes dressing up in the winter an ordeal, but the last thing you want on a frigid morning is to fuss over what you’re going to wear. It’s hard to...

Imagine you’re running late to class, didn’t finish studying, could potentially miss a quiz and on top of that, you can’t seem to find a parking spot. This isn’t far from reality, as it seems like every day I hear another student complain about campus parking—it has been a common topic of conversation and a tedious...

A Québécois and a Parisienne meet in a bar—in French Morocco during World War II, no less. Even without switching the nationalities, viewers of “Allied” will have a hard time not thinking about Ilsa Lund and Rick Blaine’s classic encounter 74 years ago. While director Robert Zemeckis’ latest patently aspires to be...

Finals end on December 14, making it hard to get in the mood for the holidays when you’re worrying about ten page papers and that calculus final you feel like you’ll never be prepared for . But this list is here to help. So whether you take a study break or are lucky enough to be done with finals early, here are 11...