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TV Show and Movie Recommendations

Jezabel Perez and Yasmine Jreisat

May 23, 2020

Horror Blockbusters?

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

September 20, 2019

On Sept 6, IT: Chapter Two released to the tune of 91 million dollars. The movie becomes the latest example of horror movies’ newfound penchant for being highly profitable ventures for studios. This begs the question, are IT and other films part of a new trend in Hollywood, or are these spooky succes...

Upcoming Movies: October Preview 2018

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

October 2, 2018

October is approaching quickly and so are some of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. Marvel fans await for the release of Venom, while horror movie enthusiasts prepare themselves for Halloween. Independent films, such as A Star is Born, First Man, and Bad Times at the El Royale, are also set to...

The Greatest Showman Review

Stefanie Chavez, Photo Editor

January 30, 2018

When it first opened in theatres on Dec. 20 2017, first-time director Michael Gracey’s, The Greatest Showman, made $13.8 million in the top box office in its first week. This original musical tells a successful underdog story and displays the struggles of show business. Gracey tells its audience how o...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

December 13, 2017

After The Force Awakens cliffhanger, fans have been waiting for the second part of the new trilogy. The Last Jedi is set to release worldwide on Dec.15.  Some returning characters include Rey (Daisy Ridley), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (...

How It Compares with the Original

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

September 20, 2017

Exactly 27 years after the popular TV mini-series broadcasted throughout the country, the new adaptation of It premiered on Sept. 8. With the success of both films, fans and critics have speculated which adaptation achieved the best depiction of the popular Stephen King novel.     The book ...

Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

May 16, 2017

Highly regarded as one of the central hubs for showcasing upcoming independent films, the Tribeca Film Festival began April 19 and ended on April 30.  The event provided attendees with a wide spectrum of films along with panels featuring known performers and directors such as Alejandro Inarritu and ...

Russia Places 18+ Age Restriction on Power Rangers

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

April 14, 2017

Power Rangers debuted in theaters on March 24 and while it received a PG-13 rating here in the U.S., Russian distributor of the film (WDSSPR) announced that Saban’s Power Rangers would have an 18+ age limit due to the film’s inclusion of a gay character.     This rating comes from legislator Vitaly ...

The Wicked John Wick

James Torrico, Writer

March 7, 2017

In the suburbs of New Jersey lives a man that has been deemed “The Boogeyman,” not only  because of his appearance or scare factor, but because of the incredible skill that he has as an assassin. That man is John Wick.  John Wick 2 picks up where the first movie left off, avenging the murder of hi...

Hidden Figures: Diversity in Science

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

February 15, 2017

Just in time for the 2017 award season, Hidden Figures (dir. Theodore Melfi) was released on Dec. 25, 2016 to near unanimous critical acclaim. Starring the dynamic trio of Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, and Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures follows the stories of three African American NASA specialists...

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