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“Unpregnant” shows a new perspective of abortion than other films

Selena Paiz, Reporter

October 2, 2020

HBO max released a new movie called "Unpregnant" directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg on Sept. 10. The movie told the struggles of a girl who was pregnant in high school in the south of America and wanted to have an abortion. The movie talked about the topic of abortion in a very educational and casual way. It also told the story of how scary it can be to be pregnant at such...

Bill & Ted Face the Music is the movie 2020 needed

Nicholas Covello, Reporter

September 29, 2020

In 2020, a time where the world seems to be collapsing every five minutes, the latest Bill & Ted movie leaves us with a simple message: be excellent to each other. Audiences were first introduced to Bill Preston (Alex Winter) and Ted Logan (Keanu Reeves) in 1989 after their movie “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” was released. Together, Bill and Ted, whose band name...

Amazon Prime’s “Chemical Hearts” is just another coming of age story

Selena Paiz, Reporter

August 31, 2020

Amazon Prime released a new movie to add to the collection of coming of age stories on August 21. Movies such as “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “Paper Towns” are similar in writing and should be as enjoyable to watch as “Chemical Hearts.” It is based on the book called, “Our Chemical Hearts” by Krystal Sutherland, and the movie was directed by Ricard...

Official artwork for Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Featuring Darksied (top) Superman (middle) and John Constatine (bottom)

‘Justice League Dark: Apokolips War’ is a great way to end the universe *spoiler*

August 31, 2020

Warner Brothers Animation released Justice League Dark: Apokolips War on DC’s streaming service “DC Universe” in the summer of 2020. Apokolips War...

Hulu’s “Palm Springs” makes up for underwhelming comedy with a lot of heart

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

July 31, 2020

It’s a premise that has been done many times before: the lead gets stuck in a time loop. Whether it’s the horror film “Happy Death Day,” the action film “The Edge of Tomorrow,” or the classic “Groundhog Day,” everyone is bound to have seen at least one iteration of this tired concept. The romantic comedy “Palm Springs” doesn’t exactly reinvent the redundant...

Foreign film “Parasite” is a must-see

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

November 20, 2019

New and exciting material can be hard to come across in an age where everything seems to have already been done, and remakes are all the rage. Bong Joon-ho’s award-winning film “Parasite” is smart, hilarious, thrilling and exciting, and most importantly, original. The film centers around the Kim’s, a family of four living well below the poverty line in South Korea....

Will Smith’s “Gemini Man” is predictable

David Portillo, Reporter

November 4, 2019

A duo of Will Smiths star in the 2019 action flick “Gemini Man.” The film, directed by Ang Lee, is a real visual marvel. Although the film is an absolute joy to look at, the plot drags it down in the most cliché ways. The film follows Henry Brogan (Will Smith) and his sudden targeting of a mysterious operative who looks very similar to him, a clone also played by Smith...

Joaquin Phoenix deserved better in “Joker”

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Despite a staunch performance by a gaunt Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” is an origin story that is all bark and no bite. While the Joker character does not exactly scream subtlety, the Todd Phillips directed film tries much too hard to instill fear into the audience. Instead of letting the audience discover that Arthur Flex, also known as Joker (Phoenix) was crazy and unhinged...

“Hustlers” is the feel-good movie no one saw coming

September 18, 2019

“Hustlers” is so much more than a J.Lo stripper movie. Directed by Lorene Scafarcia, the film retells the true story of a group of exotic dancers...

A promotion poster for the film

IT Chapter 2 is the real nightmare

September 18, 2019

The only frightening thing about “It Chapter Two” is its excessively long, three-hour run time and the lost opportunity to cast Amy Adams as the grown-up...

Seth Rogen’s “Good Boys” is enjoyable for its mature humor and gags

David Portillo, Reporter

September 6, 2019

From the raunchy, foul, and hilarious mind of comedian Seth Rogen comes a comedy of smaller, or rather, younger proportion. This summer gave audiences the comedy “Good Boys,” produced by Rogen and directed by Gene Stupnistky. The movie is a typical Rogen comedy packed with drugs, alcohol, violence, and swearing. But through all of its crudeness, the film sheds light...

New Hellboy movie is more accurate but ultimately disappointing

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

April 29, 2019

The 2019 movie “Hellboy” is based on the Dark Horse comic book character of the same name created by Mike Mignola. It is a reboot of the  “Hellboy” film series that were released in the early 2000s directed by Guillermo Del Toro, and it draws inspiration from the comic books “Darkness Calls”, “The Wild Hunt”, and “The Storm and the Fury”.  Neil M...

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