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The Foundation of Horror Films (As Told by Halloween 1978 & 2008)

The Foundation of Horror Films (As Told by Halloween 1978 & 2008)

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff
May 6, 2015
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Horror films are built on the foundation of society’s fears and function by making them into a reality. Alongside this basic rule, the classic tropes of Horror come into play, as well as new contemporary tropes discovered throughout the history of the genre. Halloween (1978) created the sub-genre of Slash...

Response: American Hustle Cannot Be A “Film Nior”

Response: American Hustle Cannot Be A “Film Nior”

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff
May 6, 2015
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Although, I’ve only spent a brief few months learning about all the different aspects of film noir in my Dark Genres class, I can say with profound confidence that American Hustle is as close to a film noir as Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Based on the given examples from class of film noir at its ...

May The Fourth Be With You: Why “Star Wars” Is So Important

May The Fourth Be With You: Why “Star Wars” Is So Important

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff
May 4, 2015
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“A long time ago in a galaxy far far away” has become synonymous with one of the most well-known and culturally significant movies of our time, Star Wars. Star Wars is a narrative sci-fi epic spanning six films and is responsible for forming an entire generation. In particular of this ever-spanning...

The Hypocrisy of Personality Tests

The Hypocrisy of Personality Tests

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff
April 9, 2015
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I feel that we live in a world where we’re told that our sense of self, our integrity and independence comes second to "so-called" reality. In terms of working and being a productive member of society, corporations and businesses don’t want a person working for them, they want a skilled android....

How PAX East Saved My Life

How PAX East Saved My Life

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff
April 2, 2015
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  Getting trapped in the monotony of your day-to-day can cloud your long term goals. Trudging week after week through the daily schedule of work, school, bills, and general responsibilities can consume your mind and heart if not checked. Sometimes a reminder of what one is ultimately striving fo...

Marvel’s “Star Wars” Comics Make The Franchise Better

Marvel’s “Star Wars” Comics Make The Franchise Better

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff
April 2, 2015
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The Star Wars saga has returned to Marvel, dishing out canon storyline of our favorite heroes and villains from the original trilogy, helmed by acclaimed writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday. The comics take place between Episode IV and V, leaving a lot of wiggle room to explore new aspects of...

What Video Games Taught Me About Life

What Video Games Taught Me About Life

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff
April 1, 2015
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My gaming credentials as a kid was nothing short of typical. My library of games for the most part consisted of mascot main characters—Mario, Sonic, Crash Bandicoot. I never really played a game for the storyline, and only wanted high octane fun. My best friend’s older brother always talked about...

Breaking Up With Your Best Friend

Breaking Up With Your Best Friend

Isaac Rouse, Imapct Staff
February 26, 2015
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I’m afraid I have to break up with my best friend. Calling him my best friend at this point lacks the scale of which our relationship has soared in the decade I’ve known him. He is easily the JD to my Turk, the James Franco to my Seth Rogan - but unfortunately I’m beginning to think we’re growing...

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