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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...

Mortal Kombat has some enjoyable moments for fans but is far from a quality film.

‘Mortal Kombat’ violently continues trend of questionable film adaptations of video games

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 6, 2021

Film adaptations of video game franchises have notoriously been subpar at best, and obscenely awful at worst. Mortal Kombat is a series that has experienced widely varying levels of quality with its...

Concrete Cowboy use of live horses helps elevate the father-son drama.

Netflix’s ‘Concrete Cowboy’ saddles up and cements itself as an engaging, emotional drama

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 22, 2021

Based on the novel “Ghetto Cowboy” written by Gregory Neri, Netflix’s “Concrete Cowboy” is a thoroughly engaging Western drama that explores a strained family relationship using urban horseback...

Two Distant Strangers time loop premise contributes towards an incredibly important discussion on police brutality in America.

‘Two Distant Strangers’ is standout short film that highlights dark realities of police brutality

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 22, 2021

Premiering on Netflix this month after its 2020 release, “Two Distant Strangers” is an incredibly unique and well-directed short film that is already  an Oscar nominee. Within its nearly thirty-minute...

Godzilla vs. Kong showcases its hysterically nonsensical fights with a spectacular level of action.

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ is far from complex, but thoroughly entertaining

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 8, 2021

“Godzilla vs. Kong” is a film that knows exactly what it wants to be straight from the start. The film doesn’t waste its time trying to be something that it’s not by pretending to have deep, symbolic...

Netflix’s ‘Moxie’ is a surprisingly well-executed coming-of-age story

Netflix’s ‘Moxie’ is a surprisingly well-executed coming-of-age story

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Directed by Amy Poehler, “Moxie” was released March 3 on Netflix. Up-and-coming actress Hadley Robinson plays Vivian, the daughter of Poehler, who is inspired to start the titular zine that tackles...

The four-hour long directors cut of Justice League tells an entirely different story from the original 2017 film.

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is significant improvement to original 2017 film

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Ever since the 2017 release of the original “Justice League,” fans of Zack Snyder relentlessly demanded to see his intended version of the film after he had to step down from the project. Now at...

Cherry features strong actors but doesnt utilize them properly.

‘Cherry’: a movie whose ambitions did not pay off

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

Tom Holland is best known for playing Spider-Man in the MCU since his major film debut in 2016 in “Captain America: Civil War.” He is a beloved actor, crafting a personality around his quirks such...

The Marvel Universe continues to surprise with its latest entry: ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

The Marvel Universe continues to surprise with its latest entry: ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

The latest series from Marvel, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” premiered on Disney+ on March 19. After the dust settles from the events of Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame," the series sees the resolved...

Raya and the Last Dragon should have been great but constantly feels constrained

Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” shows potential but feels rushed

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 22, 2021

Debuting on Disney+’s Premiere Access, “Raya and the Last Dragon” has all of the ingredients for a story that should have been fantastic. The film is an action-filled adventure with an interesting...

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