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“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Leading up to its release, there was much anticipation and scrutiny of “Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s first female-led superhero film in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The commotion was fueled by Brie Larson’s commentary up until the release of the film regarding male critics, which r...

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Following the release of his film “Get Out” in 2017, Jordan Peele quickly established himself as an effective and highly proficient filmmaker in the realm of combining social commentary, horror, thriller elements and some underlying comedic aspects still simmering from his “Key & Peele” ...

CBS All Access and the changing TV landscape

Henry Bendon

April 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Just recently, CBS launched a reboot of the early sci-fi classic “Twilight Zone.” The network invested a lot of time and money into the show. Jordan Peele hosts the show, and the actors scattered across the first four episodes include heavyweights such as Adam Scott and Kumail Nanjiana, and althou...

Are we living in the golden era of comic book adaptations?

Are we living in the golden era of comic book adaptations?

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Fun & Games, Top Stories

While recent changes to the Disney-Netflix relationship have caused the cancellation of shows “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage,” the imminent arrival of a Disney-owned streaming service promises a replacement lineup in the near future. Meanwhile, films like “Captain Marvel” are doing exceedingly...

Netflix show explores stalking, relationships

Netflix show explores stalking, relationships

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

It’s been four months since the last episode of “You” premiered on Netflix, and I finally finished it. Although I’m a little behind, and thus had multiple friends spoil the ending, I thoroughly enjoyed the show and would recommend it to anyone who hasn’t watched it yet. “You” stars a gr...

The hogwash over Peppa Pig

The hogwash over Peppa Pig

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

March 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

When “Peppa Pig” was released in China, it quickly became a hit with children. Surprisingly, it also became a hit with teenagers, who began to use the British cartoon to subvert mainstream values. How did a pig-ture perfect children’s TV show become such a controversial subject in China? ...

Film festival created by alumnus showcases local, short films

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

When I first called alumnus Michael Suglio, he was in a meeting for Short. Sweet. Film Fest., a festival scheduled for March 1-3, that he co-founded. “We just sold out of Friday tickets,” he exclaimed. Suglio, who studied theater, psychology and political science at Case Western Reserve University, h...

“Roma” transcends film

“Roma” transcends film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the 91st Academy Awards celebrated the best films of 2018, although there were questionable choices for the lineup in certain categories.  While the ceremony went, for some areas, smoothly, I respectfully disagree with the final decision to award “Green Book” Best Picture. While...

Netflix gives a great “Sex Education”

Netflix gives a great “Sex Education”

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Are you an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University? Yes   No If you circled yes, please stop reading this right now, pull up your roommate’s friend’s Netflix account, and watch all eight episodes of the first season of “Sex Education.” It’s a fantastically written and...

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