‘The Imitation Game’ Review

By Lydia Lucas If you’ve never heard of Alan Turing you’re not alone. Turing is not a name spoken in most history classrooms. He is not remembered as a famous pioneer in British history. And the filmmakers and creators of The Imitation Game have set out to change this.      The Imitation Game is Alan Turing’s story from his lonely years at boarding school to the … Continue reading ‘The Imitation Game’ Review

From the Vault: Some Like it Hot

 By: Lydia Lucas Billy Wilder didn’t speak English when he first came to the United States, yet he went on to be one of the wittiest scriptwriters Hollywood had ever seen. He is remembered as the man behind famous film noir detective movies such as Sunset Blvd., but he was also the creator of the movie at the top of AFI’s “The 100 Funniest American Movies … Continue reading From the Vault: Some Like it Hot

Derek Season 1 Review

By Lydia Lucas Last year saw another project from Ricky Gervais that has sparked many conversations in the world of entertainment. The show is Derek, and its second season is coming to Netflix next month. Here’s a look back at the first season as we prepare for its return. Through his kindness, the title character of Ricky Gervais’ Derek teaches the audience about his uncommon and beautiful … Continue reading Derek Season 1 Review

Artist Spotlight: Daft Punk

By Lydia Lucas Most award shows are merely shiny, star-studded spectacles of Hollywood prowess. Though living a public life is commonplace in the lives of the famous, musical artists are never so important as they are at the Grammys. Lorde, Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, and Macklemore all saw a spike in sales after the awards. But no other artist saw quite as big … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Daft Punk

Actor Spotlight: Benedict Cumberbatch

By Lydia Lucas If you’ve come in contact with the internet lately, you may have heard of a guy by the name of Benedict Cumberbatch. If you’re a The Reel Deal fan, you may have seen my segment about him on the show. If you talk to me for any length of time, you’ll discover that I am a Cumberbatch fan-girl. My three-minute segment was enough time … Continue reading Actor Spotlight: Benedict Cumberbatch

‘August: Osage County’ Review

By Lydia Lucas After a limited release on Christmas, August: Osage County finally came to theaters in Muncie a couple of weeks ago. I had been wanting to see this critically acclaimed, star-studded film since I first saw its trailer featuring the likes of Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch, and well, you get the idea. It’s the story … Continue reading ‘August: Osage County’ Review

Season 9 Episode 7 – Heartland Film Festival Special

     We have a special show in store for you tonight, as we spotlight some of our favorite movies from the annual Heartland Film Festival. We have reviews of some truly moving films from Nick Ewing, Aidan Hall, Isaac Whatley, and Lydia Lucas. But that’s not all! We’ll also bring you exclusive red carpet coverage from the special premieres of “Gimme Shelter” and “The … Continue reading Season 9 Episode 7 – Heartland Film Festival Special

Season 9 Episode 4

     The world of entertainment news can be an overwhelming and confusing place, but have no fear. We’re here to guide you through it all, with your weekly Hollywood news update from Brad Morrison, an all-new Pilot Watch with Lydia Lucas, Ben Cramer’s review of “Gravity,” and much more. So please, remain in your seats until the program has come to a complete stop, … Continue reading Season 9 Episode 4