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Retro Review: ‘Porco Rosso’ delivers high-flying adventure

Retro Review: ‘Porco Rosso’ delivers high-flying adventure

Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer 10/26/17 From aerial acrobatics to daring dogfights with seaplane pirates, Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso is the epitome of family-friendly adventure with a dash of noir sensibilities. This gem about a circa 1930s ex-World War I pilot mysteriously cursed to bear the face of a pig is a timeless classic about […]

Despite tired premise, ‘Happy Death Day’ stays fresh

Despite tired premise, ‘Happy Death Day’ stays fresh

By Liyang Wan | Staff Writer 10/19/17 People sometimes wish that their lives could be frozen at a particular moment, but if the price to pay for such a fantasy would be going through that same day for all of eternity, maybe they would reconsider. The new horror/comedy flick Happy Death Day is the latest movie […]

Cruise, others nail roles in ‘American Made’

Cruise, others nail roles in ‘American Made’

By Nicolas Lucente | Staff Writer 10/05/17 Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise! TOM CRUISE! That man has done it again. American Made, released on Sept. 28, is turning critics’ and audiences’ heads, and for good reason. The film is a biopic about a pilot named Barry Seal, played by Cruise, who has quit his average job […]

‘Kingsman’ beats expectations again in sequel

‘Kingsman’ beats expectations again in sequel

By Leah Devorak | Editor-in-Chief 10/05/17 God save the queen. Kingsman is brilliant. After keeping fans waiting for three years, the second film in the beloved series, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, picks up with a bang as Eggsy, played by Taron Egerton; Roxy, played by Sophie Cook; Merlin, played by Mark Strong and the whole […]

New take on ‘IT’ is a step above other adaptations

New take on ‘IT’ is a step above other adaptations

By Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers Exactly 27 years from the release of the original TV miniseries, Stephen King’s IT re-emerges from the sewer grates to haunt audiences in a dark, twisted and sometimes heartfelt movie remake. In the small town of Derry, Maine, in the summer of 1989, a group of […]

Netflix adaptation of ‘Death Note’ better off dead

Netflix adaptation of ‘Death Note’ better off dead

By Liyang Wan | Staff Writer The new movie adaptation of the hit manga series Death Note has certainly made a name for itself. Specifically, this movie has courted controversy since its announcement, and some reactions have been particularly critical. Fans of the original series have been critical of the casting for this adaptation, claiming […]

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ too tropish for own good

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ too tropish for own good

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer I am not a fan of the action movie genre. For me, the drawn-out chase scenes, only-mildly-entertaining fighting sequences and weak romantic subplots all feel the same. Unfortunately, The Hitman’s Bodyguard is as standard as action movies can come, and despite the amazing rapport between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel […]

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ nails Peter, Vulture, but misses intrigue

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ nails Peter, Vulture, but misses intrigue

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer Since 2002, moviegoers have experienced three different and unique interpretations of New York’s favorite “Web-slinger.” Toby Maguire brought Spider-Man’s nerdy, awkward mannerisms to the forefront, whereas Andrew Garfield’s iteration channeled the cocky side of Peter Parker. Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Tom Holland expertly combines both personalities into a recognizable and lovable […]

‘All Eyez on Me’ may not be that great, but definitely worth a watch

‘All Eyez on Me’ may not be that great, but definitely worth a watch

By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer All Eyez on Me is an honest depiction of Tupac Shakur’s life, and I intend for this to be an equally honest review. The film is clear cut in showing the controversial rapper as egotistical, consumed by rage and naÏvette. It also shows the other side of the icon, […]

‘Wonder Woman’ exceeds expectations, falls short of wonderful

‘Wonder Woman’ exceeds expectations, falls short of wonderful

By Zach Landau | A&E Editor I guess a qualifying statement is as good of a place to start as any: Wonder Woman is good, probably great. The DC Extended Universe (or whatever they’re calling this fresh hell) has finally produced its first above-average, competent film, and without a doubt, Wonder Woman stands heads and […]