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Netflix successfully creates a new addition to the Holmes movies.

‘Enola Holmes’ is the mystery of the year

By Ashley Orozco January 7, 2021

As I was scrolling through Netflix trying to find something new to watch, I came across the movie “Enola Holmes.” I hadn't heard much about it, so I decided to give it a try. Little did I know, it...

Netflix tries and fails to create an accurate adaptation for the character of Nurse Ratched

‘Ratched,’ the adaptation we did not need

By Evelyn Solis October 29, 2020

Developed by Ryan Murphy and starring the incredible actress, Sarah Paulson, “Ratched,” a Netflix show that was released Sept. 18, was created as a backstory for Mildred Ratched, the antagonist of...

Brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical journey with the lower half of their father, following stereotype after stereotype to fulfill the plot.

Yawnward: Pixar’s latest film follows predictable formula

By Allen Zhang April 18, 2020

Disney-Pixar’s latest animated film “Onward” debuted on Disney+ April 3 after a short-lived premiere due to the closure of many theaters caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Forbes,...

The 2019 version of “Charlie's Angels” has a better soundtrack, more dynamic plot and more interesting character development than its 2000 counterpart.

Film face off: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ 2000 versus 2019

By Nitya Kashyap January 8, 2020

The 2019 movie adaption of "Charlie’s Angels," originally an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1981, is most definitely superior to the version released in 2000.  The...

‘Frozen II’ melted my heart of ice

By Allen Zhang December 13, 2019

With gorgeous animations, catchy songs and a chance to revisit fans’ beloved Frozen characters, Disney’s “Frozen II” hit theaters Nov. 22, almost six years after the first film was released.  [SPOILER...

No need for concerns

No need for concerns

By Anika Karody November 18, 2019

Hysterical, inappropriate laughter. A cynical villain. That is what I had initially thought about the DC Comics character Joker, until I watched the new movie about him, which is titled “Joker.” The...

New dreamworks movie shines a new light on animated Chinese movies

Abominable’s rise through cultural influences

By Yukari E. Zapata November 8, 2019

A bominable, a movie set in Beijing, China, surrounds the idea of finding yourself. The film stars actress Chloe Bennet playing the main protagonist, Yi. Albert Tsai stars as Peng, Yi’s close...

The circle of life

By Jack Xu September 26, 2019

In 1994, one of the most remarkable Disney movies - “The Lion King” - was released by Walt Disney. It tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride...

‘Ready or Not’ enjoyable but unremarkable

By Dexter Tatsukawa September 20, 2019

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s horror/thriller movie “Ready or Not” is an enjoyable experience, but not one worth rewatching. The film begins with the wedding of the couple Grace (Samara...

‘Pet Sematary’ has merits, yet is a cliched, boring dead end

By Patrick Yu April 21, 2019

"Pet Sematary” continues the line of Stephen King story adaptations, following the wildly successful “It”. But unlike “It”, “Pet Sematary” fails to convey a similarly unique and odd tone,...

Movie Literate: Broaden cultural horizons through foreign films

Movie Literate: Broaden cultural horizons through foreign films

By Claire Torii March 4, 2019

“I’m not really in the mood to read subtitles right now,” is a common phrase whenever I try to convince my friends to watch some of my favorite foreign films. A lot of the time, I want to show...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ does not deserve an Oscar

By Patrick Yu February 27, 2019

This year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture are “Black Panther”, “Blackkklansman”, “The Favourite”, “Roma”, “Green Book”, “A Star is Born”, “Vice”, and, inexplicably, “Bohemian...

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