Author Archives: Tucker Poikonen

About Tucker Poikonen

Tucker Poikonen is an English/Mass Communications and Film Student at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. He reports on stories in the world of film and television for MUIPR. Tucker was born and raised in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. His life long love of movies, television, literature, and writing lead him toward a career as a film critic and entertainment journalist. Tucker is also an avid player of the baritone ukulele.

Films to Look Forward to at Tribeca


The Tribeca Film Festival has just kicked off in New York City, N.Y., and there are a number of exciting films showing at the festival that movie fans everywhere should be paying attention to.   Tribeca, more than anything else, is known for its documentary exhibitions. This year, one of the hottest docs to play… Read More

Fargo TV Series Episode 1 Recap: “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”

A week ago today, the first episode of the new series “Fargo” premiered on FX. Based on the 1996 Coen Brothers film, the :Fargo” TV series follows a Minnesota man and the series’s protagonist, Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) and his morality shift after he meets a shady character going by the name of Lorne Malvo… Read More

Game of Thrones Episode Recap: Breaker of Chains

Editor’s Note: This article contains SPOILERS! If you are not caught up on “Game of Thrones” or do not want to know what happens yet, stop reading here!   We are now three episodes into season four of “Game of Thrones.” It appeared that the first two episodes were some of the best the series… Read More

Series Recommendation: Game of Thrones

One of the most exciting programs currently airing on television is HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Based on a series of novels by George R.R. Martin, “Games of Thrones” takes place in the fantasy world of Westeros.  Like most fantasy settings, this one resembles a medieval Europe, and is complete with knights, magic, dragons, kings, queens,… Read More

Lionsgate Splitting “Allegiant” into Two Films

In an unsurprising turn of events, the film studio Lionsgate has decided to split the upcoming “Allegiant” into two separate films. “Allegiant” is the third and final addition to Veronica Roth’s trilogy of young adult novels that began with “Divergent.” Apparently there is too much in that novel to cover in one movie, if the… Read More

Who Should Comedy Central Tap To Replace Colbert?

News of Stephen Colbert replacing David Letterman on the “Late Show” has swept through the world of television like wild fire. For CBS, this is a wonderful development, as they are gaining one of the most talented individuals currently working in the medium; however, now that Colbert is going to CBS, Comedy Central is left… Read More

Key and Peele to Produce the “Police Academy” Reboot

Fans of the Comedy Central sketch show “Key and Peele” should be excited to hear that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will be coming on as producers on the new “Police Academy” reboot. This is a franchise that has been dormant since 1994, and New Line Cinema is looking for fresh comedic talent to breathe life… Read More