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Big year for anime in the West as genre gains popularity

Big year for anime in the West as genre gains popularity

Joseph Ferrer, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The past year was exciting for moviegoers, especially fans of anime. Significant progress has been made within the past few years with localizing and distributing content from Japan due to the medium’s growing popularity in the West. Several more feature-length anime films debuted in theaters overseas...

‘Ad Astra’ provides out of this world storytelling

‘Ad Astra’ provides out of this world storytelling

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Hollywood has been overrun by space films. Since the premier of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the genre has become a big fat joke. This forced the film industry down a dark path as they have cranked out plenty of pointless and forgettable space movies twice a year! Now, sci-fi films must work harder...

‘Hustlers’ shines with fantastic performances from stars

‘Hustlers’ shines with fantastic performances from stars

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2019

When the movie “Hustlers” was announced, audiences immediately labeled it iconic. A stripper flick starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu and Keke Palmer seemed like an instant recipe for success. Well, the recipe has been prepared and I am happy to report that the film is every bit as gratifying...

The most anticipated movies of the upcoming year

Alyssa Garcia, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

Frozen 2 (November 22) This is a movie we can’t just let go! The release of “Frozen” in 2013 launched a franchise that has taken the world by storm. The story of ‘Frozen 2’ seems to continue with Elsa and Anna choosing to take on the world together in a potentially dangerous adventu...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ balances action, drama, humor

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 4, 2019

For any reader who has not seen “Avengers: Endgame,” you must go see it. Its cultural magnitude is far too great for you to be left in the dust. Also, this will be a spoiler-free review, so you can continue reading without fear. In short, “Avengers: Endgame” was perfect. The film brought an...

Netflix adds to its rom-com resume with ‘Perfect Date’

Netflix adds to its rom-com resume with ‘Perfect Date’

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 19, 2019

Netflix has been praised for its mission to revitalize the romantic comedy. In the past year, the streaming platformhas released various romantic comedies including “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and “Sierra Burgess is a Loser.” Both movies garnered alarming popularity, which might...

Live-action ‘Kim Possible’ movie childish but nostalgic

Brian Connors, A&E Editor

February 28, 2019

Disney’s live-action agenda is beginning to branch beyond its classic films. “Kim Possible,” the popular children’s cartoon that aired from 2002 to 2007, received the live-action treatment with a new cinematic adventure. “Kim Possible” premiered on the Disney Channel on Feb. 15. Unlike...

New Netflix documentary thrilling but frustrating

Aliyah Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

“Abducted in Plain Sight” is a true-crime documentary that focuses on the abductions of Jan Broberg by her significantly older neighbor Robert Berchtold in the 1970s. It contains interviews with Jan, the Broberg family, law enforcement agents involved with the case and Berchtold’s brother. When...

Valentine’s Day movies to check out this month

Julia O’Regan Features Editor

February 13, 2019

We all know the classic Valentine’s Day movies: “The Notebook,” “The Last Song” and “A Walk to Remember” are usually the go-to for couples looking for a cozy night in or friends bingeing the rom-coms to celebrate the day of love. Believe it or not, however, it’s possible to get tired of...

Netflix, Hulu release Fyre Festival documentaries

Natalie Jimenez Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Recently, Netflix and Hulu both put out documentaries discussing the Fyre Festival, a music festival that was marketed to be the next Coachella but was ultimately a huge flop. The festival – if one can even refer to the event as such – turned out to be a huge scam. Billy McFarland, the entrepreneur ...

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