The Epitaph

BTS documentary takes movie theaters by storm across the globe

By Emily Choi

December 5, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Reading up about how fans were reacting to the premiere of “Burn the Stage,” a documentary about K-pop group BTS, I was apprehensive. Videos of crazy fangirls cheering loudly during the movie and being disrespectful to other moviegoers filled my Instagram feed. But to my surprise, the people I interacted ...

Has Sony finally produced a good Spider-Man flick?

By Patrick Yu

November 4, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Patrick Yu

You may remember the failed “The Amazing Spider-Man” reboot franchise that Sony released about four years ago. Well now, Sony has made it clear that they are taking another stab at the superhero genre with their untitled cinematic universe consisting of Spider-Man characters. If you don’t under...

"The Hate U Give" entertaining, culturally significant

By Kate Gabrielson

October 28, 2018

Filed under Kate Gabrielson, Movies

Ihave seen more than my fair share of young adult movies, and most follow a predictable pattern; a totally average, down-to-earth teen attempts to navigate an overly dramatic, exaggerated version of high school, directed by someone clearly disconnected from today’s teenagers. “The Hate U Give,” howev...

Movie Literate: How quality animated films transcend age

By Claire Torii

October 27, 2018

Filed under Claire Torii, Entertainment, Movies

Everyone remembers their first movies. Maybe not their very first movie, maybe not the date and time, but a memory of a blur of colors and scenes that provoked you to beg your parents to press play on the DVD player one more time. For many of us, those movies were animated films. For me, it was “Mulan,” “Finding Nemo”...

‘Isle of Dogs’ is an endearing and well-made film

April 13, 2018

Filed under Avalon Allen, Entertainment, Movies

Director Wes Anderson’s most recent movie, “Isle of Dogs,” is a success similar to his previous films, which include “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “Moonrise Kingdom.” The plot of the movie is set in the future, where a rampant “canine flu” in Japan forces all dogs of the nation to ...

'Heathers'-esque teen murder flick will trump others alike

By Luka Maeda

April 5, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Luka Maeda, Movies

Fresh into the film industry, Cory Finley has already written and directed his first cinematic work with “Thoroughbreds.” It is a brilliant work of thriller that swept the audience off its feet with meaty writing and enigmatic characters. “Thoroughbreds” depicts sick behavior from two teen...

Winchester: Spook or Spoof?

By Tamar Gilad

March 7, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Tamar Gilad

W ith the exception of Helen Mirren’s tasteful performance, the Spierig brothers’ “Winchester” is  another movie to be added to the list of cliché horror films. Based on true events, the movie is set in the 1900s in the dark and unusual San Jose mansion of Sarah Winchester, the widow of a gun...

2018 Oscar predictions

By Luka Maeda

January 26, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Luka Maeda, Movies

The 90th annual Academy Awards are coming up on March 4. For some, it’s another Hollywood gimmick to reel in viewers, and for others, it’s a show worth devoting their Sunday to. Either way, 2017 started off with a bang, thanks to popular movies like “Get Out” and “Split,” and ended on a s...

‘The Post’ lacks depth and candid perspective

By Claire Torii

January 13, 2018

Filed under Claire Torii, Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

"The Post” is everything that we have seen in Steven Spielberg's previous works, however the film lacks a consistent theme. This film depicts when New York Times first got ahold of the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, assessments that would reveal an entire lineage of presidents that knew the war...

‘Justice League’ heroically fails

‘Justice League’ heroically fails

By Andrea Sun

December 8, 2017

Filed under Andrea Sun, 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, Tara Sohal

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

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

December 4, 2017

Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, 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 ...