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Netflix Original “The Half of It”: A half-hearted attempt at queer romance

May 12, 2020

  Love has always been a source of great fascination, with its many complexities and meanings. Different interpretations create fiery debate and ignited wars over love of religion, country, freedoms, or just a single person. While the phenomenon has c...

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“Frozen II” keeps it cool

November 27, 2019

With crashing waves, Earth Giants, and chaos with the four spirits, “Frozen II” has a lot to unpack. It sets up an unexpected storyline,  drastically different from the original blockbuster released six years ago. The sequel is action-packed, an...

Detective Pikachu introduces new Pokémon world

May 14, 2019

In 2016, Pokémon surged back into mainstream popularity with the mobile game Pokémon Go, where players could become real-life Pokémon trainers and travel across the land and search far and wide for the pocket monsters to pit them against other users....

Avengers: Endgame premiered in American cinemas on April 26, 2019. It earned $1.2 billion worldwide in its opening weekend, breaking the record for the worldwide highest-grossing opening weekend of all time.

We’re in the Endgame now (Spoiler Review)

May 14, 2019

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. If you haven’t seen the movie yet and wish not to be spoiled, then click away now. Avengers: Endgame follows the heroes who survived Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) snap as they travel back i...

New Netflix original

A date for disaster

April 17, 2019

Tuna melts on seven grain bread and promises of a honey exchange are not the usual topics of  discussion for a teenage romantic comedy, yet in “The Perfect Date,” Netflix’s new original movie released on April 12, the script is quite unique. Des...

A movie of steady misery

October 8, 2018

An unlikable main character, a heap of family problems and an overdose of tragedy make the perfect recipe for a painfully bad story, and Netflix’s “The Land of Steady Habits” only manages to make things worse. This trainwreck of a movie combined ...

“Sierra Burgess is a Loser” loses favor

“Sierra Burgess is a Loser” loses favor

September 12, 2018

“Sierra Burgess is a Loser” reminds me of pineapple on pizza: there are those who stand by it and others who think that it’s simply too controversial for it to be taken seriously.  In regards to Netflix’s latest success with rom-coms, SBIAL ha...

To All the Boys I've Loved Before premiered August 17th on Netflix.

A Love Letter to “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

August 21, 2018

For some time, there was a drought for rom-com lovers everywhere. While there haven’t been movies like “Love Actually,” “Footloose,” and “The Princess Diaries,” in quite a long time, worry no more, because Netflix has revived the genre with...

Clawing its way to the top

Clawing its way to the top

February 21, 2018

Intense action, suspenseful crime, and a heroic superhero: the formula to an amazing Marvel movie. However, Black Panther goes beyond all this to create the best movie of the year. The main setting of the nation Wakanda is not only beautiful but ...

Til Death Do Us Part stars Annie Ilonzeh, Stephen Bishop, Taye Diggs, Robinne Lee and Malik Yoba. With a small cast, all of the actors had large roles in the movie.

Death from the start

October 16, 2017

The intro begins as one of the most beautiful songs, “Together” by Marques Houston plays in the background. The music throughout Til Death Do Us Part is spot on and the movie has one of the best soundtracks, but the rest of the movie falls short. In Til D...

The images of a little boy in a raincoat and a bright red balloon have become iconic symbols of the story of

“It” can’t keep plot afloat

September 25, 2017

The first scene in the “It”  movie was horrifying, well done and strikingly familiar. For anyone who knows the story of “It”, whether from the book or the 1990 mini-series, a little boy in a raincoat chasing a paper boat down a street has be...

Stop comparing Death Note film with anime, they both kill

September 7, 2017

One of my biggest pet peeves about film audiences is that they have a hard time understanding the term “adaptation.” This is especially true with adaptations of anime. In the past, Dragon Ball Evolution, Speed Racer and this year’s Ghost in the...

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