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Movie Review: Isn’t it Romantic

Movie Review: Isn’t it Romantic

Amelia Mendes, Opinion Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

I have always been a huge fan of romantic comedies, so it is an understatement to say that I was very excited when I saw the trailer for Isn’t it Romantic, a romantic comedy that doubles as parody of the genre. However, after seeing the film, I’m sorry to say that I was rather disappointed... Spoi...

Movie Review: The Upside

Movie Review: The Upside

Amelia Mendes, Opinion Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

It is rare for a movie to successfully balance comedy and drama, but The Upside was effective in making me both laugh and cry. Bryan Cranston’s performance as Phillip, a disabled wealthy business mogul, was incredible and believable, doing true justice to the person of whom his character was based on, ...

Aladdin 2019 Thoughts

Aladdin 2019 Thoughts

Tucker Price, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Stop it, Disney. The second trailer for the live action Aladdin movie debuted during the Grammys last night, and fans have been severely disappointed in everything about the movie so far...well, almost everything. Although the first trailer released wasn’t that bad. For the most part, the CGI trailer was beautifu...

The Lion King Remake

The Lion King Remake

Gelila Petros, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Movies, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Disney’s live action/CGI remake of The Lion King is set to come out in July 19, 2019 and the trailer, which was released just a few days ago, has become Disney’s most-viewed trailer debut ever, with 224.6 million global views online in just 24 hours. After the success of their remakes Beauty an...

Widows Movie Review

Widows Movie Review

Caity Dawes, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Widows, directed by Steve McQueen, is a clever, thrilling heist movie that always keeps the viewer on their toes. This plot is always two steps ahead of the viewers, and the acting is all around Oscar worthy. All in all, the movie gives two hours of action-packed viewing that will keep you entertained...

The Princess Switch Movie Review

The Princess Switch Movie Review

Audrey Compiano, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, STUDENT LIFE

With the holiday season officially in full gear, Christmas is just around the corner. This holiday brings some of the best treats, decorations, and most notorious of all, movies. In the past couple of years, Netflix has been releasing original movies and TV shows that have received high praise and a...

Preserving Classic Cinema: 10 Movies to Watch Before You Die

Preserving Classic Cinema: 10 Movies to Watch Before You Die

Amelia Mendes, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Marlon Brando screaming “Stella!” in Streetcar Named Desire. Al Pacino becoming The Godfather. Scarlett O’Hara “never being hungry again” in Gone With the Wind. Sylvester Stallone calling out “Adrian!” at the end of Rocky. Sound familiar? These references are timeless quotes and unforgettable moments from cinema that we shou...

Halloween (1978) Movie Review

Halloween (1978) Movie Review

Sophie Hall and Amelia Mendes

October 8, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

On October 25th, 1978, the world was terrified by the now infamous mass murderer, Michael Myers, and was scared for a young Jamie Lee Curtis, who had officially made her film debut. 40 years later, on October 19th, the Halloween film series will come to a dramatic end, with Curtis’s character and M...

Asian-American Representation is Important in the Movies- and the Job Market

Asian-American Representation is Important in the Movies- and the Job Market

Uma Bhat, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE

While the movies Crazy Rich Asians and To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before are universally loved by teens for their relatable angst, humor, and cringeworthy cheesiness, their unexpected success results primarily from one key aspect that most critics have previously overlooked: their Asian-Ame...

Raazi: What Lessons are Most Important in a State of War?

Raazi: What Lessons are Most Important in a State of War?

Uma Bhat, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Movies, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Raazi, an Indian film based on book Calling Sehmat, is a heart-wrenching story, though not in a conventional way. The movie follows the true story of  Sehmat Khan (played by Alia Bhatt), a former spy during the Indian-Pakistani War of 1971, who lost her morality, conscience, and purity while working ...

The Last Jedi Shines As Latest Star Wars Film

The Last Jedi Shines As Latest Star Wars Film

Alex Price, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, STUDENT LIFE

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is the Star Wars movie the fans and the franchise needed. When fans were rushing to get seats for the previous installment, The Force Awakens, this is the film they wanted: a movie with complex characters, new worlds, and an interesting addition to the Star Wars s...

Eminem’s “Revival”

Eminem’s “Revival”

Alex Price, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

After four years, Eminem is set to make his miraculous return to rap on December 15 with the release of his latest album, Revival. After a year of speculation and anticipation, people are ready to see what the king of rap has been working on. At least they were until Eminem released the tracklist on Twitt...

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