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Loving Review

Posted: November 29, 2016 in Movie Reviews
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Reviewed by Nicholas Vandeloecht

Loving, directed by Jeff Nichols, is set in the late 1950s and early 1960s D.C./Virginia region and stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple whose struggle to stay together in their native state of Virginia resulted in the groundbreaking Supreme Court ruling that declared the state ban on interracial marriages to be unconstitutional. At the start of the movie, Mildred reveals to Richard that she’s pregnant, and then from there we get moments showing how in love they are and also how they get married in D.C. because that kind of stuff is considered “no bueno” in the State of Virginia. This is the Commonwealth! We believe in robins staying with robins and sparrows staying with sparrows! No filthy mixes! Well, someone we never find out about tips off the local deputies, who arrest Richard and Mildred for being a married white and black couple. They take a guilty plea that forces them to leave the State of Virginia should they choose to preserve their marriage, which they do. And from there, we get the story of the factors that bring them back to Virginia and the people who help them stay there without fear of persecution via the famous Loving v. Virginia ruling. (more…)

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Reviewed by Nicholas Vandeloecht

Have you ever looked forward to seeing your significant other at the end of a long workday, but to get there, you first have to sit through a meeting where a boss or manager is essentially rambling off a bunch of ideas and pointers that come off as grating, incoherent and insane? Probably not, but this movie is the closest thing to that. Set in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Rules Don’t Apply is a 2016 period romance directed by Warren Beatty and stars Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Beatty himself and a whole slew of big names in a story that centers on a forbidden romance…or so you think. (more…)


The sequel to Ridley Scott’s critically decisive Prometheus has finally had a small amount of light shed on it. Titled simply Alien:Covenant, the above poster gives a frighteningly close look at the classic Xenomorph with it reading simply “run.” Little is known about Alien: Covenant aside from the cast which was announce will include returning star Michael Fassbender as the android David. The film is slated for release May 19th, 2017. For more information stay tuned to RDR! 

Arrival Review

Posted: November 21, 2016 in Movie Reviews
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Reviewed by Mason Manuel

If you knew something that you ferociously loved would cause you immense heartbreak in the future, would you still want to love? This very human question is one of many at the heart of the sci-fi thriller Arrival. Despite introducing aliens, spaceships, and other futuristic elements, Arrival remains firmly rooted in reality. This boldly simplistic take on a normally larger than life genre paired with the best performance Amy Adams has given in her career makes Arrival an event worth witnessing.

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