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Tom Holland and Zendaya both give outstanding performances as Spider-Man and MJ in No Way Home.

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home” makes box office history as love letter to beloved superhero

Luis Lopez, Contributing Writer January 27, 2022

Marvel’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” swung into theatres on Dec. 17, 2021. The film’s cast includes Tom Holland, Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch all reprising their roles as Spider-Man, MJ and Doctor...

Disneys Encanto entertaingly and respectfully higlights Columbian culture with its diverse cast of characters.

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ wows with catchy music and relatable representations of Colombian families

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer January 27, 2022

Disney has done it again by releasing another record-breaking hit movie to grace the holiday season. In recent years the film studio has noticeably been straying away from the typical standard of...

The Matrix Resurrections fails to live up to the reputation of the iconic original triology.

‘The Matrix: Resurrections’ tries and fails to recreate magic of original films

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer January 27, 2022

Do you remember “The Matrix” from 1999? Remember its iconic moments and incredible dialogue? The action/thriller classic was breathtaking on multiple fronts serving an edgy, action film with...

Tick Tick... Boom! covers the life of late artist Johnatan Larson in a throughoughly entertaining musical.

“Tick, Tick… Boom!” covers life of late Jonathan Larson in musical biography

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

Netflix's “Tick, Tick... Boom!” is a cause for celebration that has attracted none other than the likes of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s directing talent. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s biographical musical brings...

Kid Cudis new documentary reveals more about the emotional journey of the famed artist.

‘A Man Named Scott’ tells story of Kid Cudi and his emotional journey

Samantha Marin, Contributing Writer November 18, 2021

International superstar Kid Cudi tells the story of his musical journey in his new documentary, “A Man Named Scott.” Released on Nov. 5 on Amazon Prime, the documentary dives into the ups and...

Eternals features a large cast but struggles to tell a meaningful plot.

Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ fails to impress with unfocused plot

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

“Eternals” is not your typical MCU film. As a darker and more mature film, “Eternals” lacks the lighter moments that maintain and uphold the usual Marvel magic. Marvel has finally served audiences a...

Dune faithfully adapts the first part of the inspiring sci-fi novel series.

‘Dune,’ engaging sci-fi adventure, impresses with strong cast

Samantha Marin, Contributing Writer November 4, 2021

The sci-fi adventure film “Dune” released on Oct. 22, almost two years after its original projected release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s...

Halloween Kills brings Michael Meyers back for yet another frightful showing.

‘Halloween Kills’ goes big on spooky nostalgia, thrills in lieu of story progression

Owen Conway, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

Over 40 years ago, horror was changed forever when 1978’s “Halloween” introduced the world to Michael Myers, one of the most chilling and iconic villains the genre has ever seen. Donning an unnervingly...

No Time to Die encapsulates everything exciting about the 007 series in this finale.

‘No Time to Die’: thrilling send-off for modern 007 saga

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

It's been more than a year since “No Time to Die” was supposed to open in theaters, and while the pandemic is far from over, the movie's long-overdue release feels like a good omen for a   send-off...

Simu Liu stars as Marvels first Asian led role.

“Shang-Chi” is Excellent Origin Story for New Marvel Hero That Strongly Represents Asian Culture

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 9, 2021

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is not only the first Marvel film introducing a brand-new character after “Endgame” (2019), but also the first Asian-led superhero film in the MCU....

Marvels What If takes the MCU in fresh new direction.

“What If…?” creatively spins stories of MCU in animated setting

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 9, 2021

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe having firmly established a wide array of superheroes and storylines for over a decade, Marvel’s “What If...?” aims to take what audiences know about these characters and...

Mitchells vs. the Machines infectious energy and emotion makes it one of the most memorbale modern animated films.

Netflix’s ‘Mitchells vs. the Machines’ is energetic, emotional adventure from makers of ‘Spider-verse’

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 6, 2021

When Sony Pictures Animation released “Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse” in 2018, the studio showcased its talent, and the film was a breath of fresh air for animated films which can at times feel...

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