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REVIEW: “Chemical Hearts,” mediocre teen angst

Lily Reinhart and Austin Abrams in
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.  

REVIEW: The glory of Beyoncé’s “Black is King”

Beyonce, Donald Glover, and Chiwetel Ejiofor at the World Premiere of Disney's
August 11, 2020
The visual film is a culmination of energetic, high-tempo dance sequences set to the beat of rich music, overlaid with the voices and native tongues of various artists. It is an intricate weaving of images, rhythmic dancing, flashing symbolism, laughter, poetry, darkness, and light threaded together by the narration of Beyoncé herself and the sweeping music from “The Lion King: The Gift” into one swirling visual display.  

REVIEW: Immigration Nation

REVIEW: Immigration Nation
August 5, 2020
"Immigration Nation" focuses quite specifically on illegal immigrants, their families, and officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (also known as ICE.) It's personal and you can't help but find a lot of care and interest in the stories presented, particularly from that of the immigrants and the people directly impacted by immigration policies in the United States.  

Seinfeld’s new stand-up special is familiar and comfortable

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld  returning to Playhouse Square on Friday, October 11, 2019
May 13, 2020

The majority of people have some kind of familiarity with Jerry Seinfeld. Whether it be from the aptly titled “Seinfeld” show he created with Larry David which became one of the most popular sitcoms...

‘FREE TO ROCK’ breaks down social reform through music

April 2, 2019

During UNC Wilmington’s annual Communications Studies Week, Producer and Author Doug Yeager came to show and discuss a documentary called “FREE TO ROCK.” The documentary, directed by four-time Emmy...

REVIEW: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

March 17, 2019

It is amazing how many franchises seem to be reaching climactic endings this year. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will end their big story arc with “Avengers: Endgame” next month. “Game of Thrones”...

REVIEW: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

March 17, 2019

For decades anime has been an integral piece of American pop culture, from Studio Ghibli to Saturday morning cartoons. The influence it has had is deep and far-reaching. Almost every anime fan dreams of...

REVIEW: ‘Captain Marvel’

March 17, 2019

Audiences have been clamoring for years to see a major blockbuster female-led superhero movie. DC won that race in 2017 with the release of “Wonder Woman,” which lived up to all of the hype surrounding...

REVIEW: ‘The Umbrella Academy’

March 1, 2019
I believe what I immediately said was ‘Good Grief. No.’ Not another do-good superhero show. Not another show trying too hard to be ironic and dark that I would have to suffer through. However, after episode one, I realized that this dark, twisted version of those genres was exactly what Netflix and I needed.

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

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’

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: ‘Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood’

Nicky Taylor as Tommy of No Consequence, Katherine Carr as Robin Hood, Elisha McNeil as Little John.
Photographer - Rebecca Edmonds
February 22, 2019
“Marian, or The True Tale Of Robin Hood” gives a fresh, new twist on the age-old tale of Robin Hood. This contemporary version reveals gender bending Maid Marian as Robin Hood, champion of the poor. She and her troupe experience ambivalence regarding gender and sexuality and try to find the line between romance and ‘bromance.’
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