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'The Grinch' is a visual spectacle

‘The Grinch’ is a visual spectacle

While the latest retelling of Dr. Seuss’s timeless tale is pleasing to the eye, some narrative choices and vocal performances weigh it down
Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter November 17, 2018

This year’s adaption of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is made by Illumination, the studio that brought us “Despicable Me” and “Secret Life of Pets.” Benedict Cumberbatch...

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald': A Magical Two-Hour Slog

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: A Magical Two-Hour Slog

The second installment of J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” series features top-notch action and visual effects, but the bloated run time and myriad of subplots taint its magic
Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter November 17, 2018

It’s hard to deny the cultural significance of the Harry Potter series: books, movies, video games, merchandise and theme park rides all exist in its name. J.K. Rowling is well-aware of this, as “Fantastic...

Rami Malek stars as Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a safe and often shallow biopic

A playlist of Queen’s greatest hits does little to overcome the confusing pacing and corny one-liners
Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter November 7, 2018

Rami Malek stars in the much-anticipated “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the 2018 biopic of iconic rock band, Queen. The film follows Mercury and the rest of Queen — Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon...

Halloween is a Disappointment 40 Years in the Making

Halloween is a Disappointment 40 Years in the Making

This update of the classic slasher franchise fails to clear the low bar set by its predecessors
Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter October 25, 2018

The original Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, is one of the most revered and influential films in the horror genre. It is credited with introducing the “final girl” trope, in which the last woman...

Black Panther Claws its Way to the Top

Black Panther Claws its Way to the Top

A plot full of twists and turns solidifies Black Panther as a superhero movie worth its hype.
Erin Coffee, Staff Reporter March 5, 2018

I was hesitant going in, as superhero movies are hit-or-miss for me and they don’t usually leave me satisfied. However, Black Panther brought elements to the table that were unlike any superhero movie...

Review: Chappie

Review: Chappie

Duncan Cooper, Staff March 8, 2015

Neil Blomkamp burst onto the world consciousness in 2009 with smash hit District 9, a beautifully rendered science fiction film that depicted the harsh brutality of South Africa’s Apartheid. Blomkamp...

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