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.

Published Stories

In Brightest Day: Casting the “Green Lantern” Solo Movie

Look, we can all agree that 2011’s “Green Lantern” starring Ryan Reynolds did not do the Emerald Knight any favors. A mess in terms of everything from tone and script, to direction, the film...

Terminated: “Terminator: Genisys” Review

Despite its reputation as a landmark franchise in both the action and sci-fi genres, the “Terminator” franchise has never really managed to fill the enormous shoes of the first two films....

Disney issues all-out ban on selfie sticks at theme parks

We won’t deny the impact that social media has had on our culture -- selfies in particular. Alyssa Milano used them to challenge notions about women’s bodies, Chris Rock used them to highlight...

With great power comes great responsibility: Marvel replaces Peter Parker as Spider-Man

Few heroes represent the common man more than Marvel’s web-slinging teenager: Spider-Man. He does not hail from another galaxy, he’s not a hero from the greatest generation, he’s not even a...

Motion Picture Academy diversifies race and gender membership

Film has a way of bringing people together -- off screen and on. It is a medium that can be used to portray the plight, humor, and triumphs of people across all walks of life, on a wide scale. Every...

I am the night: Ben Affleck rumored to direct “Batman” solo film

To truly understand the character of Batman, one must first endeavor what it truly means to hit a low point in life. That mindset defines The Caped Crusader, but in some small way, also defines the...

Suicide Squad: Five characters Scott Eastwood could play

Although we previously discussed the sheer abundance of leaks and rumors surrounding the production of Warner Bros. upcoming “Suicide Squad,” one detail has thus far eluded us: what character is...

Dusting off a relic: Indiana Jones 5 on the way

We live in a time dominated by nostalgia, with new generations discovering a love for icons of the past. From the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the “Terminator” legacy, to the long awaited...

The art of adaptation: What the most popular comic book shows tell us about what viewers want

Any screenwriter will tell you that adaptation represents one of the most complex conundrums in the filmmaking process: how does one bring a character from page to screen while maintaining the...

5 summer movies you can’t miss

1. “Jurassic World” June 12 The long anticipated addition to Steven Spielberg’s dino-horror franchise took cinemas by storm last weekend and shows no signs of slowing down. Among its many...