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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Realistic action captures audience

March 7, 2018

By Allison Beatty Instead of just a by the numbers gun-flick filled with shootouts and drawn out fight sequences, 2018’s “Death Wish” is an interesting story following believable human characters and realistic action. It’s everything you aren’t expecting in a film starring acclaimed action star Willis. Which is good or bad depending on your opinion of Willis. The movie follows Dr. Paul Kersey, played by Willis, a wealthy Chicago surgeon…

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‘Game Night’ gone wrong, actually goes right

February 28, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Game Night” is a very fun and interesting comical murder-mystery where a game night gone wrong, actually goes right. The main couple Max and Annie, played by Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, are very competitive and take board games and trivia to the next level. Life seems to be well for them until they begin having trouble with fertility. The issues seems to be with Max after…

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Netflix breaks new ground with latest ‘Cloverfield’ film

February 14, 2018

By Frank Portillo While not as strong as the first two installments of the franchise, “The Cloverfield Paradox” is a fun science fiction ride that loosely ties into the events of its predecessors. The fact that the movie isn’t as strong as the previous two entries doesn’t speak to its quality as a whole because it’s enjoyable. “The Cloverfield Paradox” is set in 2028 as Earth’s energy resources are dwindling….

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