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No ‘Joking’ Matter: A remake for today’s generation (Review)

Sam Salomone, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead Joker is a haunting movie that will make you laugh, cry, and question your way of life.  The movie focuses on the miserable life of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a worn-down aspiring stand-up comedian. Throughout the film, we see the events that cause this mentally-...

Standing tall and proud: ‘Tall Girl’ has important messages for all (Review)

A promotional photo from the movie

Nadia Startzman, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

As much as you might want to stand out from the crowd, sometimes it is hard to avoid being seen.  The new movie Tall Girl, which can be found on Netflix, is a romantic comedy with important life lessons. It isn’t up for any awards yet but after a while, more and more people will start noticing ...

‘It Chapter Two’ offers more chills than thrills of original (Review)

The latest film in the It franchise was released on Sept 6. The darker, more realistic portrayals of Pennywise and his victims will leave you scared yet thrilled.

Taylor Hurt, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Once defeated by the members of the Losers’ Club, the evil clown Pennywise has come back after twenty-seven years to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine once again.    When the remake of It came out in 2017, director Andrés Muschietti (the third director involved in the process) decided to split the original Steven King story (pu...

Live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ flies into theaters (Review)

After 80 years, Disney has released a live action film of Dumbo.  The film kept many of the heart warming scenes, while making changes to other scenes.

Kaycee Johnson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Originally released in 1941, almost 80 years later Dumbo has flown back into theaters capturing our hearts once again. The live-action remake focuses more on the human characters involved in the story. In the original, Dumbo spoke and the story was told through his point of view. The 2019 version shows ...

‘Captain Marvel’ offers a much-needed female role model (Review)

Brie Larson brings the character of Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel, to life on the big screen. Despite controversy over gender roles, the film provides a strong character for both male and female viewers.

Parker Shabala, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Despite the fact that the movie Captain Marvel dominated box offices,  raking in over $700 million in about a week (according to Box Office Mojo) and an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, many are bashing the film for having a female lead. Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, who plays superhero Carol Danvers.  Danvers appea...

Revenge, death and mystery: Why you should watch ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ (Review)

The new Netflix horror film, Velvet Buzzsaw, stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. The film released on Jan 31, 2019.

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead  Morbid in the most captivating way, Velvet Buzzsaw is the movie you didn’t know you needed. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, this Netflix-produced movie is a drama and mystery centered on art, death, and revenge from beyond the grave. The thumbnail of the film on the Netflix app shows Gyllenhaal with paint appearing to climb up h...

‘The Last Laugh’: A story of comedy and pain (Review)

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead A mix of older generational humor and exciting new beginnings, the film The Last Laugh is a comedy that premiered on Netflix on Jan 11, 2019. Centered around a retired comedian and his former talent manager, it shows the unhappiness about getting older, yet brings laug...

Thrilling innovation: ‘Into The Spider-Verse’ creates a compelling narrative and art style (Review)

Spider-Man returns: Sony Pictures released the new Into the Spider-Verse film this year, receiving positive critical reviews.

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

January 2, 2019

Into the Spider-Verse combines design and storytelling to create a new perspective on superhero films through what is sure to be a timeless classic for years to come. Into the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales, originally from the Ultimate Marvel series, as he becomes Spider-Man. The villain...

The Grinch: Will it replace the original Christmas classic? (Review)

The Grinch's dog, Max is seen as his best friend throughout the film.  The new Grinch movie hit theaters November 9.

Parker Shabala, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

The new and beautifully animated The Grinch movie has been highly anticipated by both children and parents this holiday season.  The film was produced by Universal Studios and came out on November 9.   The movie has been doing extremely well in theaters with The New York Times stating the movie “is raking in ...

‘Next Gen’: futuristic friends and problems (Review)

Mai and Project 7723 may be complete opposites, but they have been able to create a strong friendship.  'Next Gen' is a futuristic, adventurous  animated movie

Michael Raphael, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead Next Gen is a futuristic and adventurous Netflix original film.  This unique film began streaming on Sept 7. Next Gen takes place in a technologically advanced city called Grainland, where it chronicles the life of an adolescent named Mai Su.  Mai has had a troubling c...

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