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“Bojack Horseman” Season 4 exceeds expectations

“Bojack Horseman” Season 4 exceeds expectations

Daniel Mottern, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Most people would agree that I’m a complete and utter emotional wreck. My girlfriend can attest to the fact that if I’m seeing a play, I’ll more than likely be in tears by the intermission. Unfortunately, I can count on one hand the number of TV shows that have had a significant emotional impact ...

“Little Evil” is skillfully playful

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Released on Sept. 1, “Little Evil” is a horror-comedy film written and directed by Eli Craig. The movie takes the traditional horror staple of an evil child—as seen in movies like “Orphan” (2009) and “The Ring” (2002)—and gives it a hilarious makeover with the help of its stellar cast, l...

“The Defenders” disappoints

“The Defenders” disappoints

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Aug. 18, Netflix released its highly-anticipated eight-episode miniseries “The Defenders,” a culmination of two years of planning and four separate shows. The show features four of Marvel Entertainment’s heroes in Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter...

“The Emoji Movie” tries to size-up for the big screen

Chloe Mieras, Contributing Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“The Emoji Movie”, directed by Tony Leondis ("The Prince of Egypt," "The Road to El Dorado"), is the latest in a recent wave of phone- and app-related films. The animated film has a classic premise: a young adult or teen is different and ridiculed for it, wants to fit in and goes on an adventure...

Baby Driver’s” soundtrack steals the show

Mary McPheeters, Contributing Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Baby Driver” is the latest film by director Edgar Wright, who’s known for movies like “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End.” “Baby Driver” is a fast-paced action film, following the life of the titular character, a getaway driver named “Baby” (Ansel Elgort)...

An animated ode to the teenage experience

Lars Torres, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Animated films have always been a strong area of cinema, something that was only emphasized by the release of several excellent animated films, from “Zootopia” to “Kubo and the Two Strings,” this past year. One of these animated films that was greatly overlooked was “Your Name,” a Japanese...

Family and explosions are everything

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Once more, the world looks on in wonder as it braces for a new entry in the loud and unstoppable “Fast & Furious” franchise of films, spanning across 16 years of material.  Following the breathtaking and remarkable success of “Furious 7” back in 2015, where the film grossed over 1.5 billi...

A visual treat in action and science fiction

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Back in 1995, the animation world was taken by storm by Japanese anime known as “Ghost in the Shell,” which is considered one of the greatest animated films of all time. A live-action adaptation of that anime was stuck in development for the longest time, with various iterations popping up over the ...

A tale as old as time goes a little deeper

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Among a series of live-action remakes of classic animated films, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is the best to date. This tale as old as time remains true to the acclaimed 1991 animated film, while still adding new content and modern spins on classic characters. Disney's “Beauty and the ...

The King has returned

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

It has been a long while since the monstrous ape, King Kong, has graced us with his presence on the big screen. From his legendary beginning in the 1933 original all the way to his appearance in Peter Jackson’s ambitious and epic 2005 retelling, King Kong has been a fixture in American cinema, mor...

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