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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is a colorful film with a heartwarming tale

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is a colorful film with a heartwarming tale

Hwan Lee, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Impulse, Reviews

This is part one of a two part review. Read the counter review here. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is a hilarious and beautifully animated film that will bring you a horde of laughs filled with clever references to the mainstream internet, while exploring the depths of true friendship. The sequel ...

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is a far cry from the charm of its predecessor

Brenna White, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


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This is part two of a two part review. Read the counter review here. "Ralph Breaks the Internet" forfeits the nostalgic charm and subtle writing from its predecessor for pop culture references and the flashy, but frivolous world of online media. Fearing the worst based on the trailers, one can say ...

“Widows” an intense emotional thriller that gives an extensive look at everyday corruption

“Widows” an intense emotional thriller that gives an extensive look at everyday corruption

Tommy Pham, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2018


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“Widows,” released on Nov. 16, is an intense, emotional thriller crime film looking at how corruption and politics go hand and hand and the imbalances between the rich and poor classes. The film is based on a 1983 British TV series with the same name, and follows a botched explosive armed robbe...

“The Hate U Give” Offers a Glimpse at Systemic Racial Oppression

“The Hate U Give” Offers a Glimpse at Systemic Racial Oppression

Tommy Pham, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018


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“The Hate U Give,” released on Oct. 19, is a thought-provoking film putting a spotlight on police brutality in the United States. This is the movie adaptation of author Angie Thomas’ young adult novel of the same name. The film follows Starr Carter, who is played by Amanda Stenberg. Carter is...

The cinematic debut of “Venom” brings about mixed appeal

The cinematic debut of “Venom” brings about mixed appeal

Johanna Berntsson, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


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Marvel recently released “Venom,” on Oct. 5 featuring Tom Hardy as both Eddie Brock and Venom. The story is quite compelling, but the execution is missing something to make the movie great. It feels uneven, and the tone of the movie is all over the place. It goes from comedy that falls flat, into...

“Isle of Dogs” masterful animation, shallow characterization

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018


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Wes Anderson’s return to the big screen with animated film “Isle of Dogs,” has the potential to be a great film, but lacks the heart to achieve it. “Isle of Dogs” takes place in the fictional Japanese city of Megasaki City in the near future. It tells the story of Atari Kobayashi and his...

‘Love, Simon’ a solid venture into LGBTQ teen rom-coms

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018


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“Love, Simon” has huge significance as the first widely-distributed LGBTQ teen romantic comedy films, the start of a potentially new wave of LGBTQ mainstream representation in the film industry. But does it live up the expectations as a film? In short, while it has the idealized sheen of a Hollywood f...

“The Shape of Water” a rare love story

Rebecca Arnone, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2018


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With 13 Oscar nominations, The Shape of Water brings a woman’s love affair with a rare species to the big screen. The subtle drama was carried by intimate moments between the leading characters, a thrilling race against the clock and even a short one-time black and white musical number by the lead actr...

“Fifty Shades Freed” should have been free

“Fifty Shades Freed” should have been free

Alaizza Rato, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2018


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“Fifty Shades Freed,” the final film of erotic romance series “Fifty Shades of Grey,” ends in disappointment. Known for its love story and sex scenes, it falls more on the lines of a thriller compared to the two previous films. The movie focuses on the main female character’s new life marr...

“The Maze Runner: Death Cure” could be better

Simone Clay, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018


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“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the finale in the Maze Runner saga. Unfortunately, it falls short of the success that larger series like “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” enjoy. The movie balances talkative, tear-jerking and action-filled moments. Overall, the movie is a great watch. If ...