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Hooked On Movies is completely made up of college students. Within that group, we want to create an environment as diverse as possible.

If you would like to join this list of lovely people, you can apply here.

You can also follow the HookedonMovies official Twitter to know when a new movie's reviews are out.


 Business Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Business Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Zac Powell - President

"Can we all just agree that Shrek 2 is the best animated movie of all time?"

FAVORITE GENRES: New York Movies, Classic Romance, Musicals

FAVORITE MOVIE: Annie Hall

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Paul Thomas Anderson, Noah Baumbach

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Only 1 of the 10 Star Wars films is worth watching

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Ben Lively - VP of Media

"Haha I'm just goofin' around!"

FAVORITE GENRES: Western, Neo-noire, Crime

FAVORITE MOVIE: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Deadpool is not funny

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 Radio-Television-Film Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Radio-Television-Film Major at the University of Texas at Austin


 Radio-Television-Film Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Radio-Television-Film Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Hannah Mathes - Director of social media

"I love movies because Jesus first loved me"

FAVORITE GENRES: Thriller, Documentary, LEGO movies, Comedy, Action

FAVORITE MOVIE: The Nice Guys

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: George Miller, Bob Fosse

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: The Revenant isn't worth a watch

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Joy liu - Lead editor

"Can I please get a waffle"

FAVORITE GENRES: Sci-Fi, Science, Fiction

FAVORITE MOVIE: Inception

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Alex Garland, Christopher Nolan

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: I only watch movies with subtitles on

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 Bio/Pre-PA Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Bio/Pre-PA Major at the University of Texas at Austin


 Accounting Major at Oklahoma State University

Accounting Major at Oklahoma State University

STEVEN SCOTT - VP of content development

"Fun. Athletic. Loves to watch movies."

FAVORITE GENRES: Neo-Noir, Drama, Black Comedy

FAVORITE MOVIE: Fight Club

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: David Fincher, Denis Villenueve

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Marvel has never made a great movie

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 BioChem Major at the University of Texas at Austin

BioChem Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Prajwal Gowda - Staff writer

"If I was an avenger, Thanos would be dead"

FAVORITE GENRES: Comedy, History, Sci-Fi

FAVORITE MOVIE: The Dark Knight

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Christopher Nolan, Damien Chazelle

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: The Oscars don't give awards to the best movies

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 English Major at the University of Texas at Austin

English Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Alesia Carol - Staff Writer

"I love watching movies (especially on $5 Tuesdays with my senior citizens)"

FAVORITE GENRES: Drama, Romance, Comedy

FAVORITE MOVIE: Detroit

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Ryan Coogler and Mara Brock Akil

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: I honestly cannot stand to watch anything with Will Ferrell in it...sorry

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 BioChem Major at the University of Texas at Austin

BioChem Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Jake KULA - Staff writer

"I'm a BioChem major who loves movies"

FAVORITE GENRES: Action, Sci-Fi, Drama

FAVORITE MOVIE: Memento

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Denis Vilneuve, Christopher Nolan

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY  is overrated

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 Psychology/Pre-Nursing Major at Texas A&M University

Psychology/Pre-Nursing Major at Texas A&M University

Emma Erwin - Staff writer

"Yeah, my ratings are inconsistent. You got a problem with that?"

FAVORITE GENRES: Drama, Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi

FAVORITE MOVIE: Jurassic Park

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Gravity (2013) didn’t deserve a single award.

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 Theater Education Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Theater Education Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Ben Montero - Staff writer

"When considering the greatest film of all time, never be afraid to throw Chicken Run into the discussion."

FAVORITE GENRES: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Drama, Western

FAVORITE MOVIE: Hell or High Water

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Finding Dory and Incredibles 2 are overrated and don't live up to their predecessors.

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 Computational Science Major at The University of Texas at Austin

Computational Science Major at The University of Texas at Austin

Abhishek Shende - Staff writer

"Can I get post-credit scene with a side of mid-credit scene?"

FAVORITE GENRES: Comic Book Movies, Sci-fi, Action-Comedy

FAVORITE MOVIE: Rocky

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Ron Howard, David Fincher

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Trailers hinder the movie experience

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Isabella waltz - Staff writer

"I went to one kickboxing class and now I am certain that I could win in a fight against Rocky Balboa"

FAVORITE GENRES: Comedy, Romance, Coming-of-age

FAVORITE MOVIE: The Grand Budapest Hotel

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Wes Anderson, Pedro Almodóvar

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: 10 Things I Hate About You is better than the Godfather

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 RTF Major at the University of Texas at Austin

RTF Major at the University of Texas at Austin


 Business Major at Baylor University

Business Major at Baylor University

Garrett Wohlwend - Staff writer

"Big boy likes big scares"

FAVORITE GENRES: Horror, Comedy, 70s Movies

FAVORITE MOVIE: Pulp Fiction

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Stanley Kubrick, John Carpenter

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Disney is killing the movie industry

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 Biomedical Engineering Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Biomedical Engineering Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Ajay Gadwal - Staff Writer

FAVORITE GENRES: Comedy, Action, Superhero Movies

FAVORITE MOVIE: The Dark Knight

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Christopher Nolan, Ryan Coogler

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Adam Sandler movies are the funniest movies ever created

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 British/American Lit Masters at the University of Texas El Paso

British/American Lit Masters at the University of Texas El Paso

OSCAR Garza - Staff Writer

Casino Royale is the best Bond film and I’m prepared to defend it as such”

FAVORITE GENRES: Science fiction, Drama, Horror

FAVORITE MOVIE: 2001: A Space Odyssey

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: MACGRUBER is a totally solid parody of 80s action films despite the box office.

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Noah Chisenhall - Staff Writer

"The Last Jedi is really good"

FAVORITE GENRES: Action, Comedy, Animated

FAVORITE MOVIE: Schindler's List

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Steven Spielberg, Brad Bird

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Star Wars: The Last Jedi is really good

 Radio-Television-Film major at the University of Texas at Austin

Radio-Television-Film major at the University of Texas at Austin


 RTF Major at the University of Texas at Austin

RTF Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Desiree Jackson - Staff Writer

"Did somebody say Keanu Reeves"

FAVORITE GENRES: Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi

FAVORITE MOVIE: John Wick: Chapter 2

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Edgar Wright & Guillermo del Toro

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Max Zwach - Staff writer

"Finance Major and movie-lover"

FAVORITE GENRES: Thriller, Independent, Sci-Fi

FAVORITE MOVIE: Logan

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Denis Villeneuve, Quentin Tarantino

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Paddington is the greatest film franchise in this decade.

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 Finance Major at Iowa State University

Finance Major at Iowa State University


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Michael Dowling - Staff writer

"Name a movie, and I've probably cried during it"

FAVORITE GENRES: Action-Adventure, Comedy, Drama

FAVORITE MOVIE: The Princess Bride

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Tobey Maguire is the one true Spider-man

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Breanna ellis - staff writer

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

FAVORITE GENRES: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi

FAVORITE MOVIE: Ferris Buller's Day Off

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: M. Night Shyamalan and David Finche

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: C doesn't stand a change against the Marvel franchise

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 Biology Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Biology Major at the University of Texas at Austin


 Radio-Television-Film Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Radio-Television-Film Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Austin Azar - Staff Writer

"I don't hate any movies, even the terrible ones"

FAVORITE GENRES: Drama, Thriller, Romance

FAVORITE MOVIE: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Quentin Tarantino, M. Night Shyamalan

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Most movie critics are way too harsh


Alizeh Hussain - Staff writer

"I’d join the Breakfast Club, but I’m not a morning person."

FAVORITE GENRES: Crime, Satire, Classics

FAVORITE MOVIE: The Shawshank Redemption

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Most mainstream comedy movies aren’t funny and most musicals are annoying

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 Plan II and Government Major at the University of Texas at Austin

Plan II and Government Major at the University of Texas at Austin


 Film and Audiovisual Media

Film and Audiovisual Media

River - Social media coordinator

"I'm the c*** you married!"

FAVORITE GENRES: Drama, Science Fiction & Mystery/Thriller

FAVORITE MOVIE: Stoker

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Andrei Tarkovsky, Sofia Coppola

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Grant pifer - Staff writer

"Louise Le Prince is the real inventor of Motion Pictures, NOT Edison"

FAVORITE GENRES: Sci-if/Space, Horror, Action Adventure

FAVORITE MOVIE: Interstellar

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Christopher Nolan, Darren Arronofsky

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: More than 90% of all superhero movies are boring and pointless.

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 Film Major at Sam Houston State University

Film Major at Sam Houston State University

Austin Mccomb - Staff writer

"I'm an actor who criticizes not just himself, but others"

FAVORITE GENRES: Sci-if/Space, Horror, Action Adventure

FAVORITE MOVIE: Kill Bill: Vol. 1

FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: Michael Bay is secretly a genius.

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