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‘Extraction’ thrills, but lacks development

Fair use from Netflix. Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) walks through the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Adam Gips

May 17, 2020

I had high expectations before watching Netflix’s “Extraction” because Chris Hemsworth was starring in this new action thriller. The movie kept me on the edge of my seat with a moving story full of compelling violence, which was on par with my expectations. The story follows Tyler Rake (Chris Hemswort...

‘Coffee and Kareem’ disappoints

Fair use from Netflix. James Coffee (Ed Helms) taking Kareem Manning (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) back to his home. 'Coffee and Kareem' was released April 3.

Adam Gips

April 15, 2020

One of Netflix’s most recent original additions, “Coffee and Kareem,” came with high expectations because it was starring Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson, but left me feeling dissatisfied.  The story follows James Coffee (Ed Helms), a lousy inner-city Detroit cop as he develops a relationship w...

Self isolation feels like ‘Groundhog Day’

Fair use from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Phil Connors (Bill Murray) sits next to Rita Hanson (Andie MacDowell) on his bed as she wonders what will happen to them the next day. Earlier in the day, Phil tells Rita that he's lived this day already and she wants to understand why it only effects Phil.

Anna Benishek

April 13, 2020

After being in self isolation quarantine for a couple of weeks, everyday feels like I’ve been reliving the same day over and over again. The popularity of the 1993 film "Groundhog Day" has increased since most of the country has been staying home.   "Groundhog Day" follows Phil Connors (Bill Murray), an ...

‘To all the Boys’ sequel does not disappoint

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Molly Schochet

February 21, 2020

Months ago, I stood in teacher Alex Polk's room with my friend as we watched the “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” trailer excitedly. I couldn’t wait to watch the film and see how Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) handle their new relationship, and after watching it I wa...

‘Dolittle’ brings viewers on overwhelming journey

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Abigail Prestholdt

January 28, 2020

I didn't have any idea what I was getting into going to “Dolittle”. I assumed it would be similar to the well-beloved movies made in the 1998 version of the film. However, I assumed wrong. This new “Dolittle” movie had very different stories, adventures, and characters. The movie takes ...

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ proves substandard

Fair use from Disney. Maleficent uses her powers to threaten Queen Ingris in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The sequel to the live-action remake of Sleeping Beauty, titled Maleficent, takes place after the events of the first movie and is told from Maleficent and Aurora's perspectives.

Samantha Klepfer

November 12, 2019

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” takes a good premise with fantastic actors and wastes them on a poorly thought out plot. The movie has all of the essentials for an enjoyable movie at minimum, but is poorly hashed out and riddled with inconsistencies. The set design was absolutely breathtaking. ...

‘Captain Marvel’ increasingly enjoyable

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Adin Zweigbaum

April 16, 2019

Adding a new character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Captain Marvel” creates a spectacular entertainment experience, as we follow Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). Similar to all other Marvel movies, “Captain Marvel” begins with the classic Marvel intro. However, this time the classic Marvel i...

Netflix’s latest documentary dives deep into a serial killer’s mind

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Kate Schneider

March 17, 2019

“Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” gives a brand new perspective into the psyche of a serial killer and how brutal the infamous Ted Bundy was. Through the use of interviews with Bundy while he was on death row, real footage from his trial and interviews with those from his past, “Th...

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ falls short

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Adin Zweigbaum

March 14, 2019

Back when the first “How to Train Your Dragon” movie came out, it was considered an animated masterpiece, but the final installment to this trilogy does not live up to the original. DreamWorks Animation’s newest installment of the series begins with the small Viking town of Berk, yet again und...

‘Bumblebee’ mildly entertaining

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Gabriel Kaplan

January 23, 2019

When compared to other Transformer movies, “Bumblebee" directed by Travis Knight comes off as exceptional. However, “Bumblebee” is only mediocre compared to practically any other movie. “Bumblebee” holds a simple plot making it feel dull at times. The movie follows Charlie Watson (Hailee...

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls short of expectations

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Dahlia Krebs

December 4, 2018

With a flashy set and a star-studded cast, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” originally looked to be this year’s holiday movie for families. However, even the cast can’t save the rushed plot and predictable twists. In this version of the fairytale, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is a young and cl...

Movie documentary demonstrates struggles, success

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Mira Malka

November 25, 2018

Although Freddie Mercury has been gone for almost 27 years, his story remains relevant today. “Bohemian Rhapsody” does a fantastic job of touching on difficult topics like sexuality, family dynamics, the AIDS epidemic, and the price of fame. “Bohemian Rhapsody” opens with the story of Farrokh Bulsara ...

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