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“Isle of Dogs” masterful animation, shallow characterization

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018

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

“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

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

“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

“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 ...

“The Greatest Showman” proves to be more than just another musical

Lorie Anne L. Reyes, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018

  “The Greatest Showman” is an uplifting, over-the-top musical film inspired by the life of Phineas Taylor Barnum, an American showman who widely popularized the circus and oddities entertainment business through the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Truthfully, I was not expecting much from “...

Movie Review: “Logan” claws through enemies, heart

Movie Review: “Logan” claws through enemies, heart

Vince Aguilar, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2017

“Logan” the final installments of the Wolverine franchise is an action packed, savage, movie that takes a darker twist to the usual comic book movies that has recently come out. The movie is dark and twisted in all the right way showing the heroes that we know and loves past their prime and near...

Movie Review: “Project Almanac” interesting, but confusing at times

Movie Review: “Project Almanac” interesting, but confusing at times

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015

What would you do if you could go back in time? “Project Almanac” explores the curiosity and dangers that come with time travel. High school senior David Raskin, played by Jonny Weston; his sister Christina; two best friends, Quinn Goldberg and Allen Evangelista, and romantic interest Jessie, played...

MOVIE REVIEW: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One” stays true to the book series

MOVIE REVIEW: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One” stays true to the book series

Kayla Grizzle, Features Editor

November 22, 2014

The newest installment of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, “Mockingjay Part 1,” stays true to the books in every aspect, but still leaves the impression of an extended trailer for “Mockingjay Part 2.” The movie picks up in District 13, the forgotten district, as Katniss, played by Jennifer...

Movie Review: “Interstellar” first Oscar nomination for 2014?

Movie Review:  “Interstellar” first Oscar nomination for 2014?

Adrian Discipulo, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

Director Christopher Nolan delivers yet another dark and thrilling movie as he shoots his audience through space in his new sci-fi epic “Interstellar.” Set in the near future, “Interstellar” shows a world that has gone through a major drought, causing widespread famine. With the extinction...