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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Logan: An Emotionally Raw and Violent Farewell

REVIEW: Hugh Jackman’s final performance as Wolverine includes masterful direction, incredible acting and brutal action. By Danijel Bilaver, Staff Writer Logan is directed by James Mangold and stars Hugh Jackman as Logan, also known as Wolverine, for the last time. The film is set in the near future where Logan takes care of the ill Professor Xavier...

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

What is Hitting Theaters This Year?

ANTICIPATION: There are many great films coming out in 2017; here are five of them that everyone should look forward to. By Danijel Bilaver, Staff Writer Spider-Man: Homecoming– Everybody’s favorite superhero, Spider-Man, swings back into theaters this...

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The Dark Side is Strong in Rogue One

REVIEW: Rogue One’s massive success marks a new chapter in the Star Wars franchise. By Brandon Byrne, Staff Writer Finally, the grueling anticipation for the first Star Wars spin-off has been relieved with a movie that met...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Moviegoers Given a Glimpse into Peculiardom

BURTON: Tim Burton releases another strange and eerie movie, based on a popular book series by Ransom Riggs. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer On September 30, American writer and producer Timothy Walter Burton (professionally known as Tim...

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Key and Peele Should Stick to Skits

REVIEW: Keanu proves to audiences that these two extraordinary actors are safer with skits. By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer Actor-comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele starred in their first major movie, Keanu, which was released on April...

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

An Incredible Jungle Adventure

REVIEW: With the addition of impressive visuals, The Jungle Book recreates the magic of the original Disney movie. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer The Jungle Book is the live-action retelling of the 1967 Disney animated classic. It...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

A Claustrophobic Shocker

REVIEW: 10 Cloverfield Lane delivers as a thriller shrouded in questions. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer 10 Cloverfield Lane, directed by Dan Trachtenberg and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher Jr., tells the story...

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Deadpool: A Hero Who’s a Fool

REVIEW: Deadpool’s jaw-dropping action scenes cannot compensate for its corny humor and predictable plot. By Brandon Byrne, Staff Writer Marvel Studios is beginning to take a new direction in its filmmaking with the creation of the extremely...

Friday, February 26th, 2016

2016 Oscar Predictions

ACADEMY AWARDS: An amateur film reviewer’s predictions in every category for the 88th annual Academy Awards. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer Best Picture: The Big Short Adam McKay took the story of the housing market crash and...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Spotlight Exposes the Church

SPOTLIGHT: The story behind the group of journalists who uncovered a decade’s worth of secrets hidden by the Catholic church is finally portrayed through film. By Himadri Ratnayake, Staff Writer There are a variety of topics that...

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