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Escape Room: Despite a decent premise, it is not good enough to save its own life

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 8, 2019

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The conundrum of six strangers solving an escape room that suddenly turns into numerous death traps appeared as if it would be a good horror movie, but in reality, was a death trap for the audience to sit through for an hour and a half. Released on January 4 of this year, “Escape Room,” directed by Adam Robitel, had thriller, mystery, and horror fans excited to wa...

Sony’s Spiderman surely satisfies

Sony’s Spiderman surely satisfies

February 8, 2019

As an aspiring artist, animation, as an art medium, is important to me. The possibilities achievable through animation are limited only by their creator’s...

M. Night Shyamalan’s movie “Glass” is not a standalone

M. Night Shyamalan’s movie “Glass” is not a standalone

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

January 25, 2019

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There is only one word I would use to sum up the movie "Glass." Disturbing. James McAvoy’s portrayal of Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with multiple...

RBG wins R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

January 24, 2019

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On the Basis of Sex, directed by Mimi Leder, was released Jan. 2019. The movie is the biography of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s life and journey through her academic career and her work as a lawyer before becoming a justice for the United States Supreme Court. Actress Felicity Jones’ profound portrayal of Ginsberg in the movie highlighted the adversity of being a woman d...

“The Hate U Give” captures both discrimination and racial biases

Ja'Nell Gore, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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“The Hate U Give” realistically captured the tension and discrimination between law enforcement and the black community. It also included the experience of a black teenager being around predominantly whites and the experience of being in a neighborhood ran by drug lords. For the most part, director George Tillman Jr. and screenplay writer Audrey Wells did a good job...

“A Star Is Born” suprises audiences

“A Star Is Born” suprises audiences

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

October 26, 2018

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The best rendition yet of “A Star is Born,” is a total knockout that will hit you with every emotion possible. It told a story of love, addiction, an...

“The Nun” doesn’t come through with good scares

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 13, 2018

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“The Nun,” a horror film released Sept. 7, is not as great as it would seem. The movie is a spinoff of the Conjuring and part of the Conjuring universe. The film is set in 1952 and tells of a demon that resides in a church, killing nuns. The film explains the nun from the conjuring is part of the storyline in the universe it is shared in. The film starts with two nuns...

Happytime Murders is an absolute disappointment

Happytime Murders is an absolute disappointment

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 5, 2018

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“The Happytime Murders” is not a film worth a watch in theatres.

BlacKkKlansmen boasts surprising humor and lightness through a dark film

BlacKkKlansmen boasts surprising humor and lightness through a dark film

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

August 31, 2018

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“BlacKkKlansman” is a great movie and worth the money.  The film is based off Ron Stallworth’s memoir, with the same title, about his time as an ...

“A Quiet Place” meets expectation

“A Quiet Place” meets expectation

Hector Martinez, Reporter

April 29, 2018

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The film “A Quiet Place” directed by John Krasinski, was released on April 6, and I just recently went to see it for the first time on April 21. I...

“The Post” delivers realistic portrayal of those who protected free speech

“The Post” delivers realistic portrayal of those who protected free speech

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

February 12, 2018

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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star side-by-side in “The Post,” a one- hour-and-fifty-five-minute. film packed full of drama and suspense, by director,...

Kingsman still funny, but vulgar

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2017

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“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” was released in theaters on Sept. 22 to the joy of its sequel asking fans and the chagrin of many critics. The film, lasting 141 minutes and uncut, left much to be desired in the way of characterization of both its new and old characters. This honestly left the viewer wondering what the point of some of the new characters were for, if not just...

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