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‘Maleficent’ sequel exceeds expectations

Shaelyn Ursida, Features Editor

October 31, 2019

The movie “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” directed by Joachim Rønning, is the second addition to Disney’s whimsical and captivating “Maleficent” franchise. It is so rare that a sequel movie is as good as the original ...

‘Joker’ – could it incite violence?

Michelle Miller, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2019

“Joker,” the new movie directed by Todd Phillips, is sparking excitement all across the United States for DC Comics and Joker fans alike. Unfortunately, a significant number of people do not feel the same about the release of ...

Netflix’s ‘A.M.I.’: classic horror tactics, modern twist

Ian McKeown, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2019

Netflix, the streaming service turned media empire, is widely known for its original series and movies, especially during the holiday season. From “A Christmas Prince,” the holiday-themed romantic comedy that caught news ...

‘Hustlers’: a movie about more than just stripping

Shaelyn Ursida, Features Editor

October 3, 2019

“Hustlers,” directed by Lorene Scafaria and starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu, looked like it was going to be a raunchy, exploitative film from start to finish. Based on the previews, the movie  seemed like a group ...

Loss of innocence made funny in ‘Good Boys’

Cody Baumeister, Features Editor

September 26, 2019

Various movies depict the struggles of growing up in this crazy world, and recently, there is another movie to add to that list. “Good Boys,” directed by Gene Stupnitsky, brandishes this theme by offering audiences crude and...

How to leave your dragon: A heartbreaking series finale

Lauren Trimber, Features Editor

March 1, 2019

How do friendships define us? “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” Dean DeBlois’ third and final film in the series, searches for the answers to that question in a heartbreaking and nostalgic conclusion reminiscent of P...

‘On the Basis of Sex’: A fun, engaging story with a powerful message

Lauren Trimber, Features Editor

January 25, 2019

Who was it all for, if not for me? The powerful question is asked by Jane Ginsburg, played by Cailee Spaeny, in Mimi Leder’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic “On the Basis of Sex.” The film follows Ruth, played by Felicity Jone...

‘Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ an unfortunate twist on classic tale

Olivia Blakeslee, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

It seems some stories are harder to tell than others — harder to update, anyway. “Some locks are harder than others,” Drosselmeyer tells protagonist Klara in the most recent adaptation of “The Nutcracker” — Lasse H...

2018 ‘Halloween’ slashes its way to top of October charts

Jen Rodriguez, Senior Opinion Editor

October 25, 2018

On Oct. 31, 2014, I woke up from an after school nap in my living room to the first few minutes of the 1978 movie “Halloween.” My dad was handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, and I groaned about having to deal with a horr...

‘White Boy Rick’: Why tell the story?

Dominic Bell, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018

This past weekend, moviegoers may have been torn between “White Boy Rick,” the story of a teenage FBI informant-turned-drug ‘kingpin,’ and the “Jennifer Garner-meets-John-Rambo” travesty that is “Peppermint.” If they...

‘A Simple Favor’ tackles dark comedy in suburban setting

Marley Parish, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018

Hell hath no fury like a woman trapped in suburbia. Directed by Paul Feig, “A Simple Favor,” tells the story of Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) and Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) — two mothers of elementary schoolers, ...

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