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1 A farewell to Bond in "No Time to Die"
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.4
10/11/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews the new James Bond film, "No Time to Die". He gives Daniel Craig's last Bond film a 4/5 rating. Read in Spanish and see photo on page 5; photo.
2 Despedida de Bond
Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021), Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.5
10/11/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews the new James Bond film, "No Time to Die". He gives Daniel Craig's last Bond film a 4/5 rating. Read in English and see photo on page 4; photo.
3 'Godzilla vs Kong' is exactly what it needs to be
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.05
4/5/2021 The author reviews the movie 'Godzilla vs Kong'. Despite the author believing the characters weren't given enough time which made them less memorable, he strongly praises the visual effects, sound work, and the amount of action in the movie; photo.
4 'The Father' teaches through tears
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.09
4/1/2021 The author reviews the movie 'The Father' starring Anthony Hopkins and states it is a superb film about dementia that may hit too close to home; photo.
5 Finally, 'Justice League' is enjoyable
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:44, p.05
3/25/2021 The author reviews the original director, Zack Snyder's, cut of the movie "Justice League". Due to a family tragedy and the Warner Brothers bringing in another director, Snyder's original version of the movie was never brought to theaters. However after many years, due to the fans demands and Snyder's determination, his original version was restored and released to the public; photo.
6 2021 Oscar nominations recap
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.05
3/18/2021 The author summarizes the 2021 Oscars nominations and gives their own analysis of who was nominated and who wasn't; photo.
7 'Chaos Walking' is just white noise
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:40, p.05
3/11/2021 The author reviews the dystopian fantasy movie 'Chaos Walking' and says that they wish this wasn't the first movie they saw in theatres after they reopened; photo.
8 Sandler's 'Hubie Halloween' could be worse
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:17, p.05
10/15/2020 Hunter Friesen gives his opinion on Adam Sandler's newest movie, "Hubie Halloween."
9 Top 5 movies released during quarantine
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:1, p.09
8/20/2020 Film critic, Hunter Friesen, lists five films to come out since March 17 (the day all cinemas shutdown) he thinks deserve praise and recognition.
10 'Last Thing' is a confusing mess
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.04
2/27/2020 The author reviews the Netflix original movie "Last Thing" starring Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck.
11 Ritchie returns home home with stylish 'Gentlemen'
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.05
1/30/2020 Student Hunter Friesen reviews the film "Gentlemen". He gives the film 3/5 paw prints.
12 Winter break film review roundup
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.04
1/16/2020 Hunter Friesen had a busy holiday break and went to the movie theater and reviewed the films he watched. Each film he reviewed was on a scale from 0 to 5 Paw Prints. "Cats" (2017) was a strange film with 97% of the film sung rather than spoken. It received mixed reviews and feedback from watchers. 2.5/5 Paw Prints. "Star Wars: Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker" was the final film in a disappointing trilogy. The cast was the best part of the film. 3/5 Paw Prints. "Bombshell" was a well written and spiritual sequel to 2015's "The Big Short." The film highlighted the toxic culture within Fox News. 3.5/5 Paw Prints. "1917" is the best film of the year on a purely technical level. The film carried a tone that resonated with the audience as the story of two characters plagued by World War I as they rush to save the Allies. 4/5 Paw Prints. “Little Women" was a gift delivered on Christmas Day. Based on Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name. Friesen claimed, 'Everything about this film is perfect in its special way. This is the best film of the year and one of the best ever seen." 5/5 Paw Prints.
13 'Current War' electrifies history
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:18, p.05
10/31/2019 Hunter Friesen reviews 'Current War' (2019). The movie was about Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse -- the greatest inventors of the industrial age -- engage in a battle of technology and ideas that will determine whose electrical system will power the new century. Frieson rates the directing, writing, acting, and the overall film on a scale from 0 to 5. Friesen rated the film over all 3.5/5 paw prints.
14 'Zombieland' returns without brains
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:17, p.05
10/28/2019 "Zombieland: Double Tap" was released on October 18 featuring stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. Friesen gives this film 2.5/5 paw prints.
15 2 Smiths can't save 'Gemini Man'
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:14, p.04
10/17/2019 Hunter Friesen reviews ‘Gemini Man' (2019). The movie was about Henry Brogan (Will Smith) an assassin that works for the U.S. government. Disillusioned with his life, he decides to retire, Unfortunately, Brogan was betrayed by the government and was made an enemy of the state. The government then sends a direct clone from Brogan. Frieson rates the directing, writing, acting, and the overall film on a scale from 0 to 5. Friesen rated the film overall 2.5/5 paw prints.
16 'Joker' clowns around with message
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:12, p.04
10/10/2019 Hunter Friesen reviews 'Joker'. Frieson rates the directing, writing, acting, and the overall film on a scale from 0 to 5 paw prints (in lieu of the typical star usually associated with ratings). Friesen rated the film over all 3/5 paw prints.
17 'Between Two Ferns' thrives in limelight
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018), Tribune News Service
Northern Iowan 116:10, p.04
10/3/2019 Film Critic, Hunter Friesen reviews "Between Two Ferns: The Movie," a film adaption of a popular online talk show series hosted by Zach Galifianakis.
18 Top 5 movies of Summer 2019
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:2, p.04
9/5/2019 Student and film critic, Hunter Friesen, describes "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum," "Midsommar," "The Farewell," "Toy Story 4," and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" as the top movies of the summer.
19 'Avengers: Endgame' is one for the ages
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:54, p.05
5/2/2019 Hunter Friesen offers a review of 'Avengers: Endgame. Friesen gives the film 4 out of five 'paws.'
20 'Missing Link' tells wholesome tale
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:51, p.04
4/22/2019 Hunter Friesen reviews and approves of the film Missing Link.
21 'Pet Sematary' is uneven horror experience
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:48, p.05
4/11/2019 The author gives the second film adaption of Stephen King's novel "Pet Sematary" 3.5 paws.
22 'Us' provokes through terror
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:44, p.04
3/28/2019 Hunter Friesen gives director Jordan Peele's second film a 3.5/4.
23 'Captain Marvel' sluggishly underwhelms
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:43, p.04
3/14/2019 The author describes Captain Marvel as an 'average' film.
24 'Hidden World' beautifully caps off trilogy
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:40, p.05
3/4/2019 Friesen gives 'How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World', the last in the trilogy, a 3/5.
25 'LEGO Movie 2' is awesome on all levels
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:34, p.05
2/11/2019 "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" was directed by Mike Mitchell and written by Phil Lord and Christopher Mitchell. and released on February 8. Friesen gives the movie 4 out of 5 paws while Rotten Tomatoes gives a rating of 82 percent.
26 'Velvet Buzzsaw' is a joyously absurd slasher
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:33, p.04
2/7/2019 Hunter Friesen gives 'Velvet Buzzsaw,' a Netflix thriller, a 3/5.
27 Hart, Cranston can't save unoriginal schlock
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:31, p.05
1/31/2019 Friesen gives "The Upside," starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, a 3/5.
28 Friensen's top 10 films of 2018
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:29, p.04
1/24/2019 Hunter Friesen gives his top 10 movies of 2018, including "Roma," "BlacKKKlansman" and "The Favorite."
29 'Spider's Web' is as lifeless as its setting
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:24, p.04
11/15/2018 The author gives a poor review of "Spider's Web," the sequel to "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
30 Queen biopic is an entertaining mess
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:23, p.04
11/12/2018 The author gives a a review of the new Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody."
31 Redford shines in "The Old Man and the Gun"
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:20, p.05
11/1/2018 The author gives a glowing review of Robert Redford in the film "The Old Man and the Gun."
32 'Bad Times' proves to be a good time
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:17, p.04
10/22/2018 The author gives a positive review of "Bad Times at the El Royale."
33 Chazelle's 'First Man' valiantly blast off
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:16, p.04
10/18/2018 The author gives "First Man" a 4/5. The film is about Neil Armstrong, and stars Ryan Gosling.
34 'A Star Is Born' hits every note
Northern Iowan 115:13, p.05
10/8/2018 The author gives the 2018 rendition of 'A Star is Born' a glowing review.
35 'A Simple Favor' is simply average
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:11, p.04
10/1/2018 The author gives an average review for 'A Simple Favor' staring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.
36 'The Predator' falls prey to laziness
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:8, p.04
9/20/2018 The author gives a harsh critique of the new reboot/sequel of the 1987 movie "Predator."
37 'The Nun" is an unholy abomination
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:6, p.04
9/13/2018 The author gives 'The Nun' a bad review, calling it 'boring and frightless.'
38 'Crazy Rick Asians' lacks originality
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:4, p.04
9/6/2018 The author gives Crazy Rich Asians a mediocre rating, saying that in lacks originality and relies on a formulaic story.
39 Lee makes comeback with 'BlackkKlansman'
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:2, p.04
8/27/2018 Film Critic Hunter Friesen reviews the movie "BlacKkKlansman" about a black Colorado Springs cop who decides to take down the members of the local Ku Klux Klan chapter from the inside. Friesen gives the movie 4 paws out of 5.
40 'Chappaquiddick' adequately delivers
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 114:54, p.04
4/26/2018 The author gives the file 'Chappaquiddick' an admissible rating overall.
41 A dazzling dystopian dog film
Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:52, p.04
4/19/2018 The author gives high praise to Wes Anderson and his movie 'Isle of the Dogs.'
42 New horror flick silently shocks
Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:50, p.05
4/12/2018 Writer Clinton Olsasky gives his review on the horror film "A Quiet Place." The film contains practically no dialogue as the characters fight to survive sightless monsters who hunt by sound and will find them if they utter a word.
43 'Ready Player One' is a fun thrill ride
Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:49, p.05
4/9/2018 The author gives a positive review of Steven Spielberg's file 'Ready Player One.'
44 Teen sex comedy transcends genre
Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:47, p.04
4/2/2018 Olsasky gives a sterling review for 'Blockers,' giving it three and a half paws.
45 Reviewer wrecks 'Wrinkle in TIme'
Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:45, p.04
3/26/2018 The author gives his negative opinion on Walt Disney's Pictures rendition of a 'Wrinkle in Time.'
46 Best Picture nominees recap
Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:41, p.05
3/1/2018 The author gives his review of the movies nominated for Academy Award's category of Best Picture, as well as who he thinks will win.
47 WWII film highlights tramua at home
Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:39, p.04
2/22/2018 Author Clinton Olsasky reviews the Netflix film "Mudbound" which portrays the post war experiences of two WWII veterans, one who was black and the other white.
48 'Lego Movie 2' is awesome on all levels
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:34, p.05
2/11/2018 "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" received a 4/5 from the author.
49 'The Greatest Showman' fails to deliver
Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:31, p.04
1/25/2018 Author Clinton Olsasky gives a review about the movie 'The Greatest Showman.'
50 "Jumanji": Welcome to boredom
Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:30, p.05
1/22/2018 Olsasky reviews the remake of the movie "Jumanji"; photo.

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