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Thoroughbreds Review

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

After receiving universal critical acclaim following its release at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the fresh black-comedy Thoroughbreds received a wide-release on Mar. 8. The cinematic concoction serves as the directorial debut of Corey Finley, and is late actor Anton Yelchin’s final film before hi...

Satire in Movies

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Entertainment, Movies

With Jordan Peele’s Get Out winning at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony on Sun., Mar. 4, I noticed something interesting about the world we live in: not many people seem to understand the worth of satire in today’s media, particularly in the case of Peele’s film, a commentary on the history and ...

Red Sparrow Movie Review

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

The release of the new Red Sparrow movie early this month elicited, for the most part, very negative reviews. This reaction was surprising, considering how most of the films Jennifer Lawrence, actress and Oscar award winner, has starred in have been well received.   The film follows the story of ...

Love, Simon

Vicky Arguello, Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Supergirl and Riverdale’s Greg Berlanti is making his return to film with Love, Simon, his first feature film as director since 2010’s Life As We Know It. Nick Robinson stars as Simon, a 17-year-old boy contemplating coming out as gay while searching for the identity of his anonymous online confidante i...

Mary Poppins Returns Teaser Release

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

During the Oscars on March 4, the Mary Poppins Returns teaser debuted in the first commercial break. The audience received their first look of Mary Poppins herself (Emily Blunt) and introduced new characters, such as Jack the lamplighter (Lin-Manuel Miranda). The full online teaser includes a scene of a grow...

Peter Rabbit

Nicole Estrada, Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Movies

Peter Rabbit, a children’s movie released on Feb. 9, has recently faced criticism from multiple parents. The film features the title character, Peter, in a fight against the antagonist, McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson).   The scene features the rabbits trying to find another way of getting their ...

Black Panther

Corey Ocasio, Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

From director of films such as Creed and Fruitvale Station pertaining to African-American life and culture, Ryan Coogler, became the newest addition to Marvel’s cinematic franchise Black Panther released on Friday, Feb. 16. Based on the comic of the same name, the film depicts the life of the young...

A Wrinkle In Time

Ysabelle Canilao, Photographer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

The original novel A Wrinkle in Time written by Madeleine L’Engle is being released as a movie from Disney. With actors ranging from Oprah Winfrey to Chris Pine, students are excited to see a book they have read become real life.   Darla Perez, 12, has read the book twice, and would recomm...

Cloverfield Paradox

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

The third installment in the Cloverfield series debuted right after the Superbowl on Feb. 4. The movie, Cloverfield Paradox, was streamed on Netflix, surprising fans of the franchise who were expecting a theater release like the first two.   Equally surprising was how poorly received the ne...

The Greatest Showman on Broadway

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Theatre

  After a disappointing opening day on Dec. 20, The Greatest Showman made a spontaneous international box office recovery over the past few weeks. Fans all over the world have expressed their love for the musical’s inspiring and heartwarming story. Due to the film’s success, 20th Century...

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