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REVIEW: “Chemical Hearts,” mediocre teen angst

Lily Reinhart and Austin Abrams in

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2020

Pulled out of the overdone genre of 2000s teenage angst flicks, the only new things “Chemical Hearts” does for audiences today was to recruit experienced teenage players Lili Reinhart from “Riverdale” and Austin Abrams from “Euphoria.”   What follows is a mediocre love story of two teenagers somehow fully aware of how confusingly misguided their actions are but still doing them anyway.  

The best 75 movies to watch on Netflix

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2020

There are a lot of movies on Netflix for your viewing, but to avoid endless searching through categories that just push the same titles over again, we’ve created a list of the best movies, 75 to be exact, to watch on the streaming platform. This list is regularly updated as Netflix adds and removes tit...

‘Emma’ updates Jane Austin’s youthful love story for a new audience

Anya Taylor-Joy (right, with Mia Goth) as Emma.

Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2020

The remake of Jane Austen's “Emma” is the perfect mix of witty, funny and heart clenchingly brilliant. Emma (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a young girl, who loves being the center of attention and adores matching people up with the most unlikely of matches. When taking innocent orphan Harriet Smith (Mia...

‘I Still Believe’ is a movie America needs

K.J. Apa and Britt Robertson star in

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

The film industry and theatrical exhibitors are not in a good position during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Major theater chains such as AMC and Cinemark have closed, and many upcoming movie releases are delayed indefinitely. "I Still Believe" is not the only film caught in the middle of an unprecedented...

‘The Invisible Man’ offers a thrilling escape despite COVID-19 setbacks

Elisabeth Moss faces off against an unseen antagonist in

William Becker, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

“The Invisible Man” has an interesting history in the world of entertainment. Originally, it was published as a novel in 1897 by H.G. Wells, who is often remembered as the father of science fiction. In 1933, the first film based on the novel came out, with a sequel arriving in 1940, followed by a...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’: running on fumes

James Marsden, left, and Ben Schwartz in

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

"Sonic the Hedgehog," the live-action adaptation of Sega’s flagship video game franchise, surprised both the film industry and the public when it grossed $70 million at the box office over President’s Day Weekend. This is the highest opening weekend ever for a video game movie, surpassing the previous...

‘The Photograph’ offers black representation and a smart love story

LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae in

Valerie Keys, Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

There are so many adjectives that describe “The Photograph": witty, gracious, smart, sexy, fun, spontaneous and an all-around classic love story. Following the death of her photographer mother, Mae  (Issa Rae, "Little," 'The Hate U Give") is left with a handwritten letter revealing the most intimate...

Why ‘Parasite’ winning best picture is game-changing

The cast of

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

On Feb. 9, 2019, a fairly unassuming Sunday evening, the South Korean dramatic film "Parasite" was awarded best picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Bong Joon-ho, the prolific director of the film, had already won awards in three other categories that night. As he stood alongside...

“Horse Girl” disconnects completely from reality

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William Becker, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

“Horse Girl” made its debut on Jan. 27 at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and on Feb. 7, it was brought straight to Netflix. The film might have one of the most unfortunate name choices I have ever seen, thanks to Urban Dictionary and various searches on DuckDuckGo. Sure, horses are slightly rel...

Wilmington’s evolving title as the Hollywood of the East

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Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 3, 2020

It is the mid-1980s and Erika Edwards is lining and setting up her friends, sisters and stuffed animals as she puts together another mini short film with her family's enormous VHS video recorder that she had to beg her parents to use.   Since college, Edwards has been writing and directing films. Onc...

“1917” is a bleak but brilliant masterpiece

George MacKay in “1917.”

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

So far in the 2019-2020 awards season, "1917" has emerged as a much more serious factor than some prognosticators had previously foreseen. So far, it has won the Golden Globe for Best Picture in the award body’s drama category, as well as the main feature film prize of the Producer’s Guild Awards....

“Just Mercy” and the brilliance of Destin Daniel Cretton

Michael B. Jordan (left) and Jamie Foxx in

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

January 20, 2020

Destin Daniel Cretton is one of the most exciting directors making movies today. Having previously directed shattering dramatic films with high levels of emotion such as "Short Term 12" and "The Glass Castle," Cretton has had a major hand in launching Brie Larson into A-list status and is currently slated...

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