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Muschietti’s ‘It’ goes above and beyond its horror movie roots

Muschietti’s ‘It’ goes above and beyond its horror movie roots

Zana Lunsford, Staff Writer

September 30, 2017


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Most horror movies do only one thing well; they scare you. "It" does that and so much more. The Stephen King novel-to-movie adaptation by director Andy Muschietti stars famous actors and actresses like Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier and Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, The Dancing Clown. Muschietti delivers...

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ feels unnecessary

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ feels unnecessary

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under A&E

(This post contains spoilers for “Snow White and the Huntsman”) When I watched "Snow White and the Huntsman" years ago, I thought it was so bad it didn't deserve to have a sequel. I was wrong. "The Huntsman: Winter's War," released April 22, was a spin-off of "Snow White and the Huntsman," and i...

‘God’s Not Dead 2’ is terribly bad

‘God’s Not Dead 2’ is terribly bad

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


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At first glance, "God's Not Dead 2," released on April 1, seems to be an intriguing court case story. But in reality, it's a dull, two-hour long slog that was barely watchable. The film followed AP History teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) as she got put on trial for answering a student's ...

When Batman fights Superman, no one wins

When Batman fights Superman, no one wins

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016


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Hero versus villain. Good versus evil. It's a classic altercation and it's easy to understand. When the good guys start fighting each other though, it gets a little more complicated. That is exactly the moral dilemma brought up in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." The two classic heroes...

‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ is a great follow-up

‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ is a great follow-up

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


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** Contains spoilers ** Since "Insurgent" was lackluster in my opinion, I had low expectations for this third film of the "Divergent" series. But "Allegiant" proved to be a much better sequel, and perhaps one of the series' best installments. Following Jeanine's death, Chicago was finally united....

‘Gods of Egypt’ is a bloody golden mess

‘Gods of Egypt’ is a bloody golden mess

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


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If you'd like an excessive amount of CGI and another example of Hollywood's inherent racism, then look no further. "Gods of Egypt" provided just that, and then some. The plot-line was a mash between "300" and "Attack on Titans." Except, in this film, there was a whiny thief whose only purpose was...

‘Zootopia’ is highly relatable

‘Zootopia’ is highly relatable

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016


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Walt Disney Animation Studios has successfully done it again. "Zootopia," released on March 4, was Disney's latest animated film. It seemed to be a cute movie, but like "Frozen" and "Big Hero 6" before it, within its seemingly whimsical concept lied an excellent, brilliant, and emotional story. ...

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ kicks off with a bang

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ kicks off with a bang

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


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"Kung Fu Panda 3," released on Jan. 29, was the third film of DreamWorks Animations' "Kung Fu Panda" series. It was the series' magnum opus indeed. When Master Shifu (voiced by Dustin Hoffman) announced his retirement, Po (voiced by Jack Black) was entrusted as the Furious Five's new teacher. While...

May the odds be ever in your favor, one last time

May the odds be ever in your favor, one last time

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

November 24, 2015


Filed under A&E, Top News

**SPOILER ALERT** The game has come to its end. The last installment of "The Hunger Games" series will leave you hanging on to your seat and looking for the nearest tissues. In other words, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" was an emotional roller coaster from start to end, especially...

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