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Chalamet delivers a mesmerizing performance, infusing his character with vulnerability, strength and a sense of profound introspection. Image source: still from Dune trailer

‘Dune 2’ is a Triumph

Ori Balkan, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2024
Building upon the foundation laid by the previous movie, this installment delves deeper into the complex and rich tapestry that is Frank Herbert's iconic sci-fi universe--the Duniverse, if you will. 
It was wonderful that the filmmakers were able to get Reneé Rap, who starred as Regina George in the Broadway musical from 2019 to 2020, to reprise her role in the movie.

‘Mean Girls’ Remakes Original With Contemporary Humor and Music

Amy Zhou, News Editor March 6, 2024

The Mean Girls remake was released in theaters on Jan. 12, receiving mostly positive reception as it blended the nostalgia of the original film with updated humor for a contemporary audience.  The...

The movie attracted a broader audience with cameos from famous YouTubers such as such as CoryxKenshin and Matpat.

Five Night at Freddy’s Delivers Frights, Humor and Cameos

Angelica Tall, Micai Henderson, and Kendall Finley January 10, 2024

Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNAF) had its movie debut Oct. 27 after many years of buildup and delay due to various setbacks. The movie is based on a video-game franchise, spanning multiple games, comic...

This film hit all of its points: funny, sentimental and meaningful. It was  an all-around joy to watch. Image source: still from Barbie film trailer

Barbie Finds Her Own Way

Sami Stimpert, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

American movie viewers were taken by storm when Barbie the movie was released on July 21.  This film, inspired by the popular doll, is a fantasy-comedy with both unrealistic details and real-world...

The film focuses on themes of friendship and perseverance, as the characters seek power-ups such as magic mushrooms, floating question mark boxes and an army of monkeys to help them defeat the King Koopa, Bowser, the antagonist we all recognize from the Mario games.

Super Mario Bros. Will Pipe You Into a New Universe

Maurice Kaplan, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

The Super Mario Bros. movie tells the story Mario and Luigi being transported to a different universe after trying to save the city from a massive plumbing emergency.  Caution: spoilers ahead The...

Frasier bravely left his dignity behind for this role, putting on pounds upon pounds of prosthetics, and placing himself in the shoes of a man slowly and painfully losing everything.

The Whale: Why it’s the Best and Worst Movie I’ve Ever Watched

Anah Khan, Features Editor February 26, 2023

The psychological drama The Whale debuted Dec. 9 at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival. Starring Brendan Fraser and Sadie Sink, the film follows an overweight, mentally unstable man suffering from congestive...

By centering on an Asian hero, Shang-Chi offers an antidote to a history of prejudiced portrayals in which Asians were often used as the punchline.

Marvel Centers Asian-American Action Hero in ‘Shang-Chi’

Elijah Kriwinsky October 19, 2021

Shang-Chi, the character on which Marvel’s new movie Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is based, has a troubled history.  Shang Chi was originally created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin...

Together, Tutar and Borat traverse a Trump-happy American landscape, all while negotiating a relatively sophisticated drama of familial love, responsibility and gender roles.

Sacha Baron Cohen Stares Down the Barrel of Fascism in Borat 2

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large November 2, 2020

The anticipated sequel to the 2006 cult-classic Borat was released to Amazon Prime video on Friday, Oct. 23.  The original mockumentary film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious...

In 1917, Two Lance Corporals, William Schofield (George MacKay) and Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), must journey across the European countryside to deliver an urgent message by morning.

1917 Immerses Audience in Brutal Trench Warfare

Joey Lewis, Arts & Life Editor February 11, 2020

Most war movies are set in Vietnam, WWII, or the contemporary Middle East. WWI is often ignored.  It’s not that it wasn’t an interesting time, as it certainly was. It was the first industrialized...

The official movie poster for Marriage Story, which came to Netflix US on Dec. 6.

“Marriage Story” Arguably Johansson and Driver’s Best Work

Amy Chen, Online Editor-in-Chief December 29, 2019

In mid-December, after a two-month hiatus from Netflix, I finally caved in and sat down to watch the first thing the web site’s algorithm fed me: Noah Baumbach’s latest production, Marriage Story. Completely...

One mesmerising scene is the one in which  Elsa tames  the water spirit, which is in the form of a horse that appears while she swims through the Dark Sea.

Elsa and Anna Confront the Past in Frozen II

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer December 14, 2019

With its rich plot, memorable characters, beautiful visuals and passionate music, Frozen II follows in the footsteps  of the original, which defined the childhood of our generation. Frozen II accompanies...

The movie centers around characters Columbus, Tallahassee and Wichita, as they look for Wichita’s sister, Little Rock.

Zombieland: Double Tap Offers Light-Hearted Humor

Michael Karpov, Staff Writer November 9, 2019

Apart from its somewhat predictable plot, Zombieland: Double Tap is an entertaining and humorous movie with an intriguing cast of characters. The first Zombieland movie was released back in 2009 and...

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