Nostalgia reinvigorates ‘Halloween’ franchise

October 27, 2018

By Juan Calvillo Michael Myers and Laurie Strode return for a slasher that rewrites the history of the “Halloween” franchise into something fun and forward thinking. Acknowledging only the 1978 horror movie that started the franchise, 2018’s “Halloween” continues the struggle between the boogeyman Myers and the object of his murderous obsession, Strode. From the onset, this film gives longtime fans of the horror genre the sense of nostalgia, using…

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Flashing back to the ‘Mid90s’

October 26, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Jonah Hill makes his directorial debut with the moving visual masterpiece “Mid90s.” The film, which feels like a bold blast from the past, follows Stevie, played by Sunny Suljic, a 13-year-old boy who spends his summer searching for himself away from his broken household and trying to find a deeper purpose of life. He winds up finding his place skateboarding with neighborhood locals and learns that the…

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‘Assassination Nation’ critiques society

September 26, 2018

The premise of“Assassination Nation” is simple. It uses the backdrop of a high school in the city of Salem, Mass. as a way to be inclusive to the many issues plaguing society as a whole. The four main leads do well in their roles, but Odessa Young as Lily and Hari Nef as Bex are the standouts. Their characters go through the most harrowing and intense moments in the film.

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Schumer’s newest movie defies society’s ‘Pretty’ standards

April 25, 2018

By Allison Beatty “I Feel Pretty” is a comedy rollercoaster that stops right before it jumps the shark and stays true to its message. The film stars stand-up comedian and producer of the film Amy Schumer as Renee Bennett, a woman struggling with insecurities over her weight and appearance, who suffers a head injury and believes she has become the most beautiful woman on the planet. She even compares her…

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‘Truth or Dare’ fails across the board

By Frank Portillo “Truth or Dare” is an unoriginal movie that is marketed as a horror, but fails to deliver anything scary or even a worthwhile story. The problem with the movie is that none of it makes any logical sense. With four credited screenwriters, the story never gets engaging enough to warrant attention. The movie follows the most hateable group of friends who have no redeeming qualities as they…

April 18, 2018
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Classic video game adaptation smashes box office

April 18, 2018

By Jerry Flores Directed by Brad Peyton, “Rampage” is a science fiction, action, adventure and fantasy monster film that all movie lovers must watch. The movie is based on a 1986 video game of the same name that was developed by Midway Games. The film stars Dwayne Johnson as Davis Okoye and Naomie Harris as Dr. Kate Caldwell, the dynamic duo who work together to save Chicago from an attack…

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Horror film becomes box office sensation

April 11, 2018

By Frank Portillo With its unique use of sound and silence, “A Quiet Place” is a thrilling roller coaster ride of emotion that all movie lovers should experience. Starring John Krasinski, who also directed the film, and his wife Emily Blunt, the story follows a family as they try to survive mysterious creatures in a post apocalyptic world that attack and kill people who make any sound. With the threat…

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Sequel of ‘The Strangers’ surpasses original

March 14, 2018

By Allison Beatty “The Strangers: Prey at Night” is a sweet and short experience of tension, thrills and jumpscares. At only an hour and twenty five minutes, this movie doesn’t drag on too long or get boring to watch. It’s decently paced, beautifully shot and gives the world an actual good horror sequel. Even if it is 10 years after the original. Similar to the 2008 “The Strangers,” the movie…

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Disney’s modern twist on classic novel

March 14, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “A Wrinkle in Time” is a fun-filled adventure around the universe for viewers of all age groups. The director Ava DuVernay does a splendid job at depicting Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel and bringing it to life on the big screen. The film begins with a scene where Dr. Alex Murry, played by Chris Pine, is speaking to his daughter Meg, played by Storm Reid, about getting ready…

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‘Sparrow’ brings revenge on a cold dish

By Andrew Ayala “Red Sparrow” is a confusing and amusing spy thriller about a woman who must do what it takes to protect her mother and herself. The movie is based on the life of Dominika Ergorova, played by Jennifer Lawrence, a well known ballet dancer whose life changes after an accident that breaks her leg. After the incident Dominika is given evidence by her uncle Ivan,  played by Matthias…

March 7, 2018
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