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‘All the Bright Places’ proves a tearjerker

‘All the Bright Places’ proves a tearjerker

Ruthie Posada

March 30, 2020

“All the Bright Places” caused me to both laugh and cry. The movie explores different areas of adolescence including love, drama and mental health issues, while also delving into the deeper subject of suicide. The movie starts off on a dark note, with Violet Markey (Elle Fanning), a girl struggli...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ doesn’t win the race

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ doesn’t win the race

Noah Orloff

February 17, 2020

Walking into “Sonic the Hedgehog,” I expected either a children’s movie or a film designed for strong fans of the video game, two categories I do not fall under. To my pleasure, neither of these expectations were met, but the movie still had flaws. The storyline revolves around Sonic (Ben Sch...

‘Knives Out’ portrays unique mystery

‘Knives Out’ portrays unique mystery

Henry Brettingen

December 28, 2019

“Knives Out” is a stimulating, well executed experience. The film is populated by both interesting and flawed characters, as well as a twist on the mystery genre. “Knives Out” is a story about the apparent suicide of renowned mystery author Harlan Thrombey. Just as the police are about to...

‘Cats’ got my tongue

‘Cats’ got my tongue

Maggie Klaers

December 22, 2019

The opening number of "Cats" left me searching for the exit. I was thrown into a plotless show with a sudden dance number and no explanation. From the very beginning, the bizarrely designed costumes burned my eyes. Even after finishing the entirety of the movie, I still cannot wash the image of the...

‘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 13, 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...

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