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Sam and Zach’s Star Wars Countdown: T-minus 2 weeks

Sam and Zach’s Star Wars Countdown: T-minus 2 weeks

December 16, 2015


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    This week, Sam and Zach review the penultimate film of the Star Wars Saga: The Empire Strikes Back. The Empire Strikes Back is a rare case in the film world: a sequel that is better than its prequel. One reason for this is how Empire’s plot is is more than the simple victories of the good guys t...

Sam and Zach’s Star Wars Countdown: T-minus 5 Weeks

Sam and Zach’s Star Wars Countdown: T-minus 5 Weeks

November 20, 2015


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As Sam and Zach continue the countdown to The Force Awakens, they review their second movie, Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Attack of the Clones ratcheted up the prequel trilogy, barely saving George Lucas from the utter failure of Menace. Attack of the Clones include a wide variety of refere...

Sam and Zach’s Star Wars Countdown: T-minus 6 Weeks

Sam and Zach’s Star Wars Countdown: T-minus 6 Weeks

November 12, 2015


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In light of the upcoming premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Echo’s own intergalactic pundits Samuel John Swoap and Zachary Y Armet will review the six movies, one a week until Awakens is released. This week, we start before the very beginning, with the prequel The Phantom Menace. The Star Wars Saga brings an e...

Age of Ultron Lives Up to Expectations

Age of Ultron Lives Up to Expectations

May 26, 2015


Filed under Arts & Living

On Friday May 1st, the world held its collective breath for the newest installment in Marvel’s incredibly successful cinematic franchise. After many years of attending the Bennington movie theater on the opening night of many a superhero movie, we had never seen a sold out theater. That all changed...

Sam and Zach: Iron man vs Daredevil

Sam and Zach: Iron man vs Daredevil

April 15, 2015


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Sam and Zach pit their favorite superheroes against each other in the greatest verbal cage match of the century. Zach: My favorite superhero has got to be Iron Man. His character is snarky and serious, likable as well as detestable. Iron Man has such a diverse story making him one of the greatest sup...

There and Back Again: A Story of Peter Jackson

There and Back Again: A Story of Peter Jackson

March 16, 2015


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Peter Jackson endeavoured to repeat his Lord of the Rings (LOTR) success formula with The Hobbit series. A pinch of amazing New Zealand landscape here, two cups of epic battle scenes there. Throw in a dash of great music, and you’ve got 11 Oscars, right? Wrong. I’m not a huge stickler for the book. I...

Sam and Zach Superhero Discussion: Spiderman

Sam and Zach Superhero Discussion: Spiderman

January 14, 2015


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This week Sam and Zach discuss “your friendly neighborhood Spiderman.” Sam: Spiderman is one of the greatest heroes ever created. His flaws allow audiences to relate to him easily. He has an incredible rogues gallery with quintessential villains such as Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Venom, the Lizard and Ca...

Sam and Zach Discuss Superman

Sam and Zach Discuss Superman

December 9, 2014


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This month, Sam and Zach tackle America’s first superhero, The Man of Steel. Sam: Superman was the first modern hero. He defined our very idea of what being a hero actually is.  Superman set the bar for all other superheroes to follow and what a high bar it is. Zach: Precisely, the bar was set t...

Sam and Zach’s Superhero Discussion

Sam and Zach’s Superhero Discussion

November 6, 2014


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This month, Sam Swoap and Zach Armet tackle the most controversial superhero of today’s modern comic mythology. The Riddler: If Batman is so great, why doesn’t he use his money to clean up the streets of Gotham City. Why doesn't he create jobs to uplift the city’s poor? Gotham is always rife with unemployment, which could be easily fixed by B...

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