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A movie of steady misery

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...

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

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 ...

Death from the start

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...

“It” can’t keep plot afloat

“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...

Annabelle, a creation of mixed feelings

Annabelle, a creation of mixed feelings

August 28, 2017

From over the top, cheesy situations to horrifying demons, Annabelle: Creation possesses the power to make audiences scream out of both terror and discomfort. The visual of a little orphan girl transforming into an 8-foot demon right before your eyes c...

The Comic Critic: Marvel’s gotten Strange-er

The Comic Critic: Marvel’s gotten Strange-er

December 5, 2016

“Forget everything that you think you know,” is not just a piece of advice given to Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) by Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), but it also could be interpreted as a word of advice to the viewers of Marvel’s 14th film in it...

Zootopia hops to the top

Zootopia hops to the top

March 17, 2016

While we think it is funny when someone Photoshop’s their face onto a backup dancer of Shakira, imagine if it were an obese animated Leopard who did so with their version of Shakira, gazelle. Zootopia was highly entertaining and the personification of anima...

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ stays afloat amid clichés

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ stays afloat amid clichés

December 14, 2015

Wedged in between the releases of two projected successes, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “In the Heart of the Sea” had big shoes to fill. Based on a true story, the film retells the story of the N...

Bond does not “skyfall”

Bond does not “skyfall”

November 16, 2015

Look out Mission Impossible, there’s a new spy movie in town and it’s not failing to impress. To start off, the new James Bond film “Spectre” brings qualities to the screen which its predecessor, “Skyfall,” failed to show, such as a quite...

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