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Disneys Live Action Pinocchio Remake brings the belved puppet to life in a new a ways. Photo Courtesy of Disney

Disney’s live-action ‘Pinocchio’ remake heartfully retells original story

Jordan Correa, Contributing Writer September 22, 2022

When the original “Pinocchio” was released in 1940, it was a major hit as the second successful animated film that Disney produced. The original “Pinocchio” was a musical fantasy film filled with...

Prey takes the Predator series in a direction with a wildly different setting.

‘Prey’ takes Predator franchise in new direction with soft reboot

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 8, 2022

The original “Predator” released in 1987, making cinema history with its gruesomely violent action and astonishingly elaborate costuming of the titular alien hunter. Over the years, there have been...

Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya give excellent performances in Jordan Peeles next disturbingly creative film.

‘Nope’ is creatively disturbing horror film from creator of ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 8, 2022

Director Jordan Peele has already proven himself as a skilled horror-film producer with 2017’s “Get Out” and 2019’s “Us” with both films providing not only scares but also intriguing commentary...

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a film that borders on insane but features nuance and heart.

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ is fanatical ride with dark but personal message

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 5, 2022

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” feels like a film that’s tailor-made for our current time period. In a day and age that’s never felt more uncertain amidst a global pandemic and unstable economies,...

The Northman depicts the brutal history of Viking Culture.

‘The Northman’ depicts brutal Viking tale in great detail

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

“The Northman” is not just another Viking tale. It’s loosely based on the tale of Amleth, full of Viking magic and the Norse Gods, and this proves to be important as the story unfolds. In 895 AD,...

Sonic 2 is a love letter to the video game franchise.

‘Sonic 2’ surprises, becomes highest-grossing video game adaptation film

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 5, 2022

When the world was first shown the freakish, hideous design for the beloved Sonic the Hedgehog’s first live-action film, people couldn’t stop talking and complaining about how awful the character and...

The Adam Project is a fun but forgettable sci-fi flick starring Ryan Reynolds.

‘The Adam Project’ is entertaining but forgettable sci-fi flick

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Netflix’s “The Adam Project” is a perfectly good movie that you probably won’t remember watching. As with anything that stays on the top of Netflix’s Top 10 charts for a period of days, you will...

Starring Robert Pattison, The Batman depicts the hero in a dark, detective crime drama.

‘The Batman’ provides bold new iteration of masked crime-fighter

Luis Lopez, Staff Writer March 12, 2022

DC’s “The Batman” released on March 4, 2022 and is the first standalone Batman movie since 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” The film was directed by Matt Reeves, who also directed the “Cloverfield”...

Gilded Age depicts 1880s New York in a unique light.

Period drama ‘Gilded Age’ faithfully depicts New York in late 1800s

Emily Varker, Copy Editor March 12, 2022

When people think of the period drama genre, they most likely picture proper, clearly upper-class British people speaking about the woes of their lives. However, recent efforts have been made to expand...

Jeen Yuhs showcases Kanyes early years before becoming a star.

Netflix’s “Jeen-Yuhs” Documentary series provides raw look at the old Kanye

Margaret Dougherty, Editor-In-Chief February 24, 2022

It has been difficult to avoid hearing about Kanye West recently. The rapper’s threats to pull out of Coachella and desperate public pleas to win back Kim Kardashian are just a few moments that made...

Tom Holland and Mark Whalberg play Nathan Drake and Sully in Uncharted.

Tom Holland stars in the film adaptation of “Uncharted” videogame series

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 24, 2022

It’s been a long time since news first broke in 2008 that Sony Pictures was developing a feature film based on their hit video game franchise “Uncharted.” The series seemed perfect for a film adaptation...

John Cena stars as the Peacemaker in a new show set after the events of Suicide Squad.

‘Peacemaker’ is strong start for DC’s film-based television series

Luis Lopez, Contributing Writer February 13, 2022

Warner Brothers released their new DC comics television show, “Peacemaker,” on Jan. 13. The series is directed by James Gunn, who is most famously known for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe...

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