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‘The Curse of La Llorona’ unoriginal yet spooky

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ unoriginal yet spooky

Bryan Vo, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019

“The Curse of La Llorona” is filled with shocking scares but lacks a solid identity, diluting Mexican folklore with horror tropes. This horror film, directed by Michael Chaves, follows Child Protective Services worker Anna Tate-Garcia, played by Linda Cardellini, and her two children as she i...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ defeats all modern horror films with its plot twist

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ defeats all modern horror films with its plot twist

Ashley Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2019

Jordan Peele’s “Us” is a brilliant nerve-racking modern American nightmare with a plot twist that boggles the mind. The horror revolves around the story of Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o), who vacations in Santa Cruz with her husband Gabe (Winston Duke) and her two children. She grows paranoid from unforeseen coincidences make her reminisce a traumatic experience from her childhood. The Wilsons are left to fight for their lives when an unknown family o...

‘Captain Marvel’ outshines superhero empowerment

‘Captain Marvel’ outshines superhero empowerment

Miles Voci, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is perennially the box office's biggest contributor, popularizing superheroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man and Thor to a worldwide level. With their 21st film in this heavily extended superhero universe, the debut of "Captain Marvel" is far from disappointing. The film stars...

‘Glass’ is a shocking portrayal of delusional grandeur

‘Glass’ is a shocking portrayal of delusional grandeur

Phoenix Mantei, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2019

M. Night Shyamalan’s movie, ‘Glass,’ explores a new portrayal of delusional people who believe they are superheroes, confirming such a thing could in fact be possible and showing it is significantly dangerous to those with this mindset. ‘Glass’ is a crossover between Shyamalan's previous ...

‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ shatters expectations with its riveting story and animation

‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ shatters expectations with its riveting story and animation

Hwan Lee, Impulse Editor

January 17, 2019

With its seamless spectacular animation and plot, “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is an absolute thrill that delivers a flawless visual experience unlike any other animated action film, fit for both anime fans and newcomers to the series. Even though the theater I experienced the movie in offered poor ...

Did ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ make or break it?

Did ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ make or break it?

Hwan Lee and Brenna White, Staff Reporters

November 28, 2018

PRO: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' is a colorful film with a heartwarming tale By Hwan Lee “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 f...

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

Brenna White, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018

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

“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

“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

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...