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‘Charlie’s Angels’ almost lives up to original

‘Charlie’s Angels’ almost lives up to original

Tamar Gewirtz

November 15, 2019

When it comes to “Charlie’s Angels,” it’s hard to fathom a remake as good as the original. However, the newest “Charlie’s Angels” almost pulls it off.  This new “Charlie’s Angels,” in theaters since Nov. 15, combines humor with action to create a riveting production. Throughout...

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ proves substandard

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ proves substandard

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. ...

Movie thrills audience

Movie thrills audience

Henry Brettingen

October 3, 2019

“Rambo: Last Blood”  is the first addition to the Rambo franchise in over a decade. It follows John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) in his senior years after he settles down on a ranch with his quasi granddaughter Gabrielle (Yvette Monreal). Rambo is forced to return to being a brutal killing machine ...

‘IT Chapter Two’ disappoints

‘IT Chapter Two’ disappoints

Tennam Gyaldatsang

September 30, 2019

The new “It” sequel is set 27 years after the events of the first movie. The movie is quite intriguing in the way it uses characters and their backstories. The main plot of this movie is how the older characters deal with the resurgence of Pennywise. As a person who has seen the original movi...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ exceeds expectations

‘Avengers: Endgame’ exceeds expectations

Samantha Klepfer

May 1, 2019

The final installment in phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Avengers: Endgame,” centers around the group of superheroes — including fan favorites like Iron Man and Captain America — who managed to survive after the supervillain Thanos snaps half of all living things out of existe...

‘Isn’t it Romantic’ amuses audiences

‘Isn’t it Romantic’ amuses audiences

Tamar Gewirtz

March 14, 2019

The film “Isn’t it Romantic” makes fun of the genre of romantic comedies and does so in a successful and hilarious way. Although it won’t be winning any Oscars for brilliance or originality, it is still worth a trip to the movie theater. The film begins with a young Natalie (Rebel Wilson) being told b...

Modern Arthurian retelling misses mark

Modern Arthurian retelling misses mark

Jenna Cook

February 12, 2019

As a history and fantasy enthusiast, I wanted to enjoy “The Kid Who Would Be King.” Unfortunately, there was more to critique than to praise in not only the story, but the characterization, dialogue and much more. Taking place in a modern-day politically divided United Kingdom, the film tells the...

‘Aquaman’ falls below expectations

‘Aquaman’ falls below expectations

Megan Raatz

January 23, 2019

Going to see “Aquaman,” I knew it wasn’t going to be the best movie ever, but I still came out of the theater disappointed. DC Comics’ newest attempt at putting some backstory behind its Justice League characters falls so terribly short even a wet shirtless Jason Momoa can’t save it. If yo...

‘Roma’ proves to be everything and more

‘Roma’ proves to be everything and more

Amaia Barajas

January 22, 2019

I’ve heard of “Roma” for a few weeks now and wanted to see what all the hype was about. All I have to say about the movie is, it is an amazing portrayal of life in Mexico, and it deserves all the award nominations it’s been getting. “Roma” directed by Alfonso Cuarón is a beautiful tale...

Spider-Man jumps from comic to screen

Spider-Man jumps from comic to screen

Samantha Klepfer

December 19, 2018

At odds with the other reboots of the Spider-Man story, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is an absolute show stealer. The animated film centers around Miles Morales who becomes the second Spider-Man in his universe after being bitten by a radioactive spider. New York is being wracked by earthquake...

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

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

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...

‘Night School’ makes the grade as a fun comedy

‘Night School’ makes the grade as a fun comedy

Mira Malka

November 12, 2018

When I went into the movie, I expected to see another typical comedy movie without much of a storyline. But by the time I left, I was pleasantly surprised. “Night School” follows a young Teddy (Kevin Hart), who is a witty high schooler. In the beginning, it shows him struggling in high schoo...

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