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

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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...

‘Birds of Prey’ has a clear identity, even if imperfect in execution

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Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2020

“Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” was never going to avoid being compared to the previous Harley-centric film, “Suicide Squad.” The 2016 ensemble film has its fans, but the criticisms were hard to argue against. The pacing was wild, most of the characters were...

“Just Mercy” and the brilliance of Destin Daniel Cretton

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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...

REVIEW: ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’

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Jonathan Montague, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

I cannot believe this movie is bombing at the box office. Can someone please explain this to me? "The Lego Movie" was one of the biggest movies to hit 2014, with some people even angry that it was not nominated for Best Animated Film. Now, after some a couple spin-offs to hold us together, they have finally released the direct sequel, the literal "Second Part!" And if you ask me, it is just as good as the first one.

REVIEW: ‘Serenity’

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Jonathan Montague, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

I cannot stress how much you need to see "Serenity." Steven Knight is either an evil genius, a complete lunatic or some amalgamation of the two. It is easily the next big “so bad it’s good” film, and I hope/cannot wait for it to officially gain that cult status.

REVIEW: ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

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Jonathan Montague, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

We have no really shortage of movies for the whole family to see. “A Dog’s Way Home” is out and “How to Train Your Dragon 3” comes out in a few weeks. If those are no interest to you, I instead encourage you to give “The Kid Who Would Be King” a chance because it is honestly better than it has any right to be!

REVIEW: “A House with a Clock in Its Walls”

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Jonathan Montague, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

In a cinematic world full of adaptations and sequels, Hollywood is now reaching for the really obscure for inspiration. As such, we now have the feature film version of a children’s book that even I, avid reader that I am, had never heard of, despite them releasing installments up until 2008. "The...

REVIEW: “Crazy Rich Asians”

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Jonathan Montague, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

There are some calling 2018 the year of diversity for film. Not only did we have a film with a mostly African-American cast directed by an African-American become one of the most profitable movies of all time, we now have another highly successful movie, now with a majority Asian cast. The aptly-titled...

REVIEW: “Fifty Shades Freed”

Jonathan Montague, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018

Fan fiction has become one of the most popular ways for a fan community to express affection for their franchise. They can become the narrator to the lives of their favorite characters doing everything they ever wanted them to do. One such fan of the "Twilight" series was Erika Mitchell who, under the...

REVIEW: “Black Panther”

Jonathan Montague, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018

One of the great things about the superhero movie boom is new franchises are starting to be made about more diverse and lesser known heroes. Ten years ago, no one would have thought that movies with a talking raccoon, a man who could talk to ants or even female superheroes would be box-office powerhouses,...

REVIEW: “Happy Death Day”

Jonathan Montague, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2017

"Happy Death Day" is the not the horror movie we thought it was going to be…and that might just be the thing that makes it so good, putting a spin on two classic tales and keeping it fresh. The film follows student and all-around mean girl Tree, played by Jessica Rothe, as she wakes up on her birthday...

Movie Review: “Blade Runner 2049”

Sean W. Cooper, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017

“Blade Runner 2049” depicts a dystopian future in which replicants, humans artificially created by the Tyrell Corporation’s advanced bioengineering techniques, pervade society. Many of the newer models operate just as any other human would. However, many of  the models created before Tyrell went ...

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