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Cocaine Bear premiered  in theaters Feb. 24 2023 to generally mixed review.

‘Cocaine Bear’ is a masterclass in absurdity

Allison Scherquist, Entertainment Editor March 21, 2023

Drugs, gore, and wildlife. All these concepts have one thing in common: they were one of the main focuses in Elizabeth's Banks 2023 film Cocaine Bear. The comedy-thriller premiered in theaters on Feb....

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a sequel that stands out among other sequels that are incomparable to their originals.

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is an example of a movie sequel superior to its original

Liam Wells and Adrian Herres February 15, 2023

Clang, clank, clack. Very rarely do you see the sequel to a movie executed better than the original. “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” was released in the United States on Dec. 21, 2022. The movie got...

She Said is a film based on a book with the same name, starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan.

‘She Said’ highlights harassment in Hollywood

Marty Blader, Sports Editor December 19, 2022

On Oct. 5, 2017, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published an article in the New York Times exposing movie producer, Harvey Weinstein’s, maltreatment of women in Hollywood and the workplace. This article,...

Bros makes history as first major motion film with an all LGBTQ cast.

Bring your ‘Bros’ to see new romance movie

Marty Blader, Sports Editor October 6, 2022

Every romantic premise follows nearly the same format: a guy meets a girl, they fall in love, something gets in the way of their relationship, but they always end up together in the end. The R-rated film...

Batman has made me rethink what I thought of the DC franchise.

Watching ‘Batman’ as an MCU fan

Kassem Ossman , Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2022

“The Batman,” directed by Matt Reeves, was released on March 4 and has hit the theaters with a huge success. Reaching $128 million off its first weekend. The movie is the second biggest debut during...

Raya and the Last Dragon propels Disney into a new era of thoughtful minority representation.

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is just inches away from perfection

Annie Le, Head Copy Editor March 26, 2021

On March 5, “Raya and the Last Dragon” premiered on Disney+ as Disney’s first film featuring an inspiration drawn from Southeast Asian cultures. In addition to the monthly Disney+ subscription cost...

Watch the new Netflix original, Moxie out now.

Netflix original, ‘Moxie’ leads the way to smash sexism

Anika Brown, Entertainment Editor March 19, 2021

Released on March 3, “Moxie” hit Netflix with a revolutionary journey about the battle of sexism throughout an Oregon high school. The film follows a young teen named Vivian played by Hadley Robinson,...

The CGI in Cats, referred to as digital fur technology, leaves many viewers feeling unsettled.

Allergic to ‘Cats’: Screen adaptation of acclaimed musical disappoints

Alex Miranda, Video News Director January 7, 2020

Early on in Universal Pictures’s “Cats,” a film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical of the same name, a mischievous kitty named "Jennyanydots," played by comedian Rebel Wilson, purred, “look...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood was a emotional night in the movie theater.

A mediocre day in the neighborhood: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ review

Alison Goulding, Print News Editor December 5, 2019

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” came out on Nov. 22 and was directed by Marielle Heller. The movie was loosely based on an article by Tom Junod called “Can you say...hero?” The movie starred...

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a great movie with powerful themes impacting the viewers.

Sequel ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ is better than expected

Lauren Wilmore, Online News Editor October 23, 2019

On Oct. 18 Disney’s first live-action sequel was released to theaters -- “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”  The movie puts a spin on the Disney classic “Sleeping Beauty” and portrays a very small...

As the movie begins, I can barely contain 11 years of excitement for Zombieland: Double Tap.

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ worth the 11 year wait

Isabella Johnsen, Copy Editor October 21, 2019

!!THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS: READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!! 11 years and one month. That’s the long, hard wait “Zombieland” fans had to endure for the continuation of the series to finally come...

Should you Love, Simon?

Should you ‘Love, Simon’?

Emmanuelle Copeland, Graphics Director March 22, 2018

A couple of years ago, the book “Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda,” came out, and I ate it up. It was a clever, witty, happily-ever-after story if a bit trite. The movie “Love Simon,” keeps a lot...

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