The Renegade Rip

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...

Jordan Peele’s “Us” proves his writing chops once again

Amir Guyton, Reporter

April 26, 2019

In the second thriller since his “Get Out” debut, director Jordan Peele takes viewers on a wild ride in his new horror film titled “Us”. The film features cast members, Winston Duke, and the wonderful Lupita Nyong’o. Peele told Los Angeles Times, “Us” was inspired by the division and xenophobia he observed in post-election America. “The feeling that...

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

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 8, 2019

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

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...

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