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‘Justice League’ heroically fails

‘Justice League’ heroically fails

By Andrea Sun

December 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

G oing into “Justice League,” I set my bar lower than I’ve ever set any of my previous movie expectations. Beforehand, I certainly felt that at least “Justice League” couldn’t reach as low as “Batman vs Superman.” Thankfully I was right. It was definitely more watchable, which is ass...

Newest movie is truly a ‘Wonder’

Newest movie is truly a ‘Wonder’

By Tara Sohal

December 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

A few months back, I stumbled upon a random movie trailer on Instagram as most of us do. After finding myself an emotional mess from only watching the trailer, I knew I had to see the full film. “Wonder”, released on Nov. 17, bases its story on a boy named Auggie Pullman, played by Jacob Tremb...

Engaging, but not a ‘runaway’ hit

Engaging, but not a ‘runaway’ hit

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

December 4, 2017


Filed under Movies

A girl faces the wall in her parents’ garage, her back to the van behind her. Her outfit is a dedicated shrine to bubblegum innocence: there’s a little cat-shaped clip in her wavy hair, pastel dinosaurs on her pink shirt, purple speckles on her leggings and chunky magenta bracelets around her wrists. ...

The second can be as bad as the first

The second can be as bad as the first

By Izzy La Rue

November 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

"Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” is the second Halloween special that director Tyler Perry has done. The characters in this movie are the same as the last Madea movie. The movie mainly focused on how Tiffany is going to a halloween party that her dad doesn’t want her to go. It was generally very fu...

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman”: a total lie

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman”: a total lie

By Avalon Allen

November 6, 2017


Filed under Movies, Uncategorized

"Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman,” released on Oct. 13, arrives only five months after the box-office success of  “Wonder Woman.” Rather than being about the superwoman though, this movie focuses on the inspiration and personal lives of her creators: Professor William Marston, Elizab...

Another typical horror film hits millions in box office

Another typical horror film hits millions in box office

By Luka Maeda

November 6, 2017


Filed under Movies

stuck-up sorority girls and generic Hollywood humor litter in director Christopher B. Landon’s recent work, “Happy Death Day.” The “Groundhog Day” inspired film earned $26.5 million in box office over the first weekend and that number continues to rise, surpassing “Blade Runner 2049....

Similar to another Marvel movie

Similar to another Marvel movie

By Izzy La Rue

November 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

In this third installation of the Thor movie series, “Thor Ragnarok” takes a less serious angle than in the past movies. Throughout the whole entire movie it felt as if the movie had a “Guardians of the Galaxy” feel to it. The vibe that “Guardians of the Galaxy” brings it bright, flashy,...

Horror movie roundup

By Avalon Allen and Luka Maeda

October 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Muschietti makes a riveting adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic novel   Amazing acting and incredible visuals define this popular horror film As many know, “It” was originally created by the popular horror novelist Stephen King in 1986. The plot was centered on a group of outcasted ch...

The Reel: Why “The Lion King” is the greatest animated film of all time

The Reel: Why “The Lion King” is the greatest animated film of all time

By Mark Lu

May 10, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

My all-time favorite movie (yes, my favorite movie ever) is the 1994 Disney animation and now-classic “The Lion King,” written by Irene Mecchi & Jonathan Roberts and directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff, with an iconic score by Hans Zimmer & Elton John. “The Lion King” featu...

The Reel: Poetic storytelling should not be celebrated for being poetic

The Reel: Poetic storytelling should not be celebrated for being poetic

By Mark Lu

April 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

A while ago, I saw “Moonlight,” a film that I commended for its screenplay craftsmanship in another column. Despite being ambitious and beautifully-shot, it lacks the essential quality of entertainment: substance. Of course, it conveys principles much needed for today’s changing times, but would it have hurt at all to add a visible storyline? I loved “Moonlight.” But as I watched it with my famil...

‘Ghost in the Shell:’ a hollow adaptation

‘Ghost in the Shell:’ a hollow adaptation

By Manfred Lau

April 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

I never particularly liked the original Ghost in the Shell - the 1995 anime movie directed by Mamoru Oshii. It didn’t immediately blow my mind. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by 21st century visuals. It could have been the dense political intrigue, or the (literally) drawn-out shots of random city scenery. But...

“CHiPs:” a crime of a movie

“CHiPs:” a crime of a movie

By Skylar Cunniff

April 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The police comedy, action movie Chips that came out on Mar. 24 was a modern comedy based off of an older TV show. Dax Shepard wrote, directed and starred in the movie as the main character Jon Baker. Michael Pena acted as the other main character, Frank "Ponch" Poncherello. The two characters played off of...

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