Author Archives: Conner Schwerdtfeger

About Conner Schwerdtfeger

A recent graduate from Chapman University, Conner aspires to tell stories that not only engage, but inform and inspire readers around the world. Growing up in the highly active culture of San Diego, he has a passion for adventure and is always looking for new and interesting experiences. Fun is the name of the game, and he holds firm to the idea that a day without laughter is a day wasted. He has a passion for fitness, and when not at his desk can most likely be found hiking or swimming. He reports on a wide variety of topics for MUIPR, with an emphasis on entertainment and current events. Follow on Twitter @connerws.

Fastest men alive: ‘The Flash’ adds Jay Garrick and Wally West

The Flash

At the beginning of every episode of “The Flash,” Barry Allen makes the bold statement that he is the fastest man alive. At the end of the show’s first season, he successfully defended that title against Reverse Flash, but now it seems he will have more competition in the coming season.   During the season… Read More

Straight back to Compton: Dr. Dre album proceeds to finance Compton arts center

Dr. Dre

There’s something to be said about remembering where you come from — it’s a central theme of the hip-hop community. Some people falter; they achieve success, and forget their own past. Rap legend Dr. Dre has not forgotten.   Last week, the artist announced that the royalties accrued by his new album, “Compton” — released… Read More

Facebook live stream brings fans and celebrities closer than ever

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Social media continues to present a means by which celebrities can promote their personal brand, broadcast developments on projects, and most importantly: communicate with fans. We’ve talked at great length about celebrities who have an uncanny knack for implementing such technologies, and now they will get another tool to add to their arsenal.   Facebook’s… Read More

Not so fantastic: ‘Fantastic Four’ fails commercially and critically

The movie poster for "Fantastic Four" (2015)

When will it work for Marvel’s first family? Once again, another adaptation of the Fantastic Four has failed miserably with critics and moviegoers alike — marking their third cinematic failure of all time.   All told, in its opening weekend, “Fantastic Four” garnered around $26 million at the box office, although executives at Fox had anticipated… Read More

Running Hollywood: Tom Cruise’s 5 best films

Tom Cruise

Few actors have sustained career a career as long and prolific as Tom Cruise; this is only more impressive when one considers that most of Cruise’s films involve high-octane action and visceral thrills. Love him or hate him, the world’s most famous Scientologist has amassed an impressive filmography. With his most recent film — “Mission… Read More

Mutant of the people: Hugh Jackman wants your input on final ‘Wolverine’ movie

Over the last few decades, we have had five different Batman actors (with another on the way), three Supermen, two Charles Xaviers, but only one Wolverine. Of any actor working in the superhero genre today, arguably none own their role as definitively as Hugh Jackman. The Aussie actor has remained a mainstay of the genre… Read More

We all need to calm down: Channing Tatum officially signs on as Gambit

Despite rumors to the contrary, Channing Tatum has officially signed on to play the Cajun mutant Gambit in a stand alone entry to Fox’s “X-Men” franchise.   “X-Men” fans practically broke the internet last week when reports started to circulate that negotiations between the “Magic Mike” actor began to break down. As any Hollywood producer… Read More

Now what?: Where Trevor Noah will take ‘The Daily Show’ from here

It finally happening. Tonight, after 17 years of sharp satire and our nostalgic trip through Comedy Central’s “Month of Zen,” Jon Stewart says goodbye to “The Daily Show.”   Trevor Noah’s ascension to the “Daily Show” desk, slated for September 28, has been nothing if not controversial. A relatively unknown quantity, his history of sexist… Read More

Jena Malone reportedly playing Barbara Gordon in ‘Batman V. Superman’

Jena Malone juxtaposed next to an image of an animated Batgirl

Just when we thought the cast of “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” had reached critical mass, Latino Review obtained supposedly reliable rumors that actress Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games” franchise) will feature prominently in the film as Barbara Gordon.   Although Malone’s presence in the film had already become common knowledge months ago, most had… Read More

Regal Cinemas CEO speaks against Paramount VOD plan

Regal Cinemas logo

Advances in technology have always had an impact on our movie-going experience, from the innovation of 3-D, to the recent boom of reclining seats in major movie theaters. However, not everyone sees these advancements as a positive thing. Regal Entertainment Group, one of the largest movie theater chains in world, has vocally spoken out against… Read More