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Marvel’s Phase Four Action Plan

Marvel’s Phase Four  Action Plan

Jacob Simonek, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

Endgame has come and gone with a follow up of Spiderman: Far From Home marking the end of Marvel’s biggest phase of their planned movies in their thoroughly crafted Marvel Cinematic Universe.  While this is an end to one phase, it is the beginning of a new one. The goliath, Disney, has been runnin...

Knives Out Review

Knives Out Review

Jacob Simonek, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2020

People seem to have forgotten this movie under the backlash that both Cats and Rise of Skywalker got, so in light of the horrid films we had to endure in the past, allow me to recommend this new genuinely funny movie. Knives out is reminiscent of the classic Clue movie in that it follows the invest...

Mid 90s takes you back to an era

Mid 90's incorporates classic hip hop like A Tribe Called Quest and The Pharcyde

Philip Boulware, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018

Mid 90s mixes a coming of age story with a classic rap soundtrack.

“White Boy Rick” a gritty biopic of figure

This film gives viewers a look into the life of Rick Wershe Jr.|Photo courtesy of The Stranger

Phil Boulware, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018

This film provides a look inside the true story of informant turned dealer, Rick Wershe Jr.

‘The Predator’ causes more laughs than screams

A frame from the trailer of 'The Predator'. Photo Courtesy | 20th Century Fox

Phil Boulware, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018

By Phil Boulware | Staff Reporter This fourth installment in The Predator film series shows the audience a film about a decorated Army sniper and officer, played by Boyd Holbrook (Logan, Narcos), who lands himself into a world of trouble. He is the first to witness the return arrival of The Pred...

New Thor Movie Ragnaroks the House

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Kimmie Thompson, Opinion Editor

November 10, 2017

By Kimmie Thompson | Opinion Editor Synopsis: Thor, son of Odin and god of lighting, and his brother Loki have discovered their father Odin has kept a dangerous secret: a long-lost daughter, Hela, the goddess of death. She is more powerful than the brothers combined, and the story follows the bro...

Alien: Covenant Is Nothing But Horror Movie Schlock

Daniels Branson (Katherine Waterston) 
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Manuel Ramirez, Movie Critic

May 21, 2017

You know how the first movie in a Horror franchise turns out to be the best of the bunch while everything else goes down the drain. Just look at the countless sequels and reimaginings of Jaws, Friday the 13th, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street to name a few; they never live up what made the ...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Semi-Deliver’s

From left to right Drax (Dav Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Baby Groot (Vin Diesel), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Nebula (Karen Gilliam), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Yondu (Micheal Rooker).

Manuel Ramirez, Movie Critic

May 19, 2017

I’m just going to come out and say it, I was never impressed by Guardians of the Galaxy. With the exception of Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Drax (Dave Bautista), the guardians range from being bland with no personality like Gamora (Zoe Saldana) or unlikable smart-alecks like Peter Quill aka Star...

Top 10 Anticipated Summer Movies

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Manuel Ramirez, Movie Critic

April 27, 2017

As the summer season draws near the cinemas begin to screen the blockbusters.  From the highly anticipated like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and War of the Planet of the Apes to groaners like Transformers: The Last Knight and The Emoji Movie. Who knows, many of these may turn out to be good or ba...

Double Feature: The Boss Baby & Smurfs: The Lost Village

Double Feature: The Boss Baby & Smurfs: The Lost Village

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2017

From DreamWorks we have The Boss Baby based on the children’s book by Marla Frazee, seven-year-old Tim Templeton (Miles Bakshi) doesn’t take to liking his new baby brother who sports a slick business suit, gold wristwatch and briefcase. To make matters more complicated, Tim discovers that the baby...

The Boys Are Back in T2 Trainspotting

Spud (Ewen Brenner), Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) in T2 Trainspotting, the sequel to the 1996 Trainspotting film/TriStar

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2017

In 1996, fresh off his debut film Shallow Grave, director Danny Boyle followed with Trainspotting, a black comedy that centered on a group of misfits swimming in the pleasures of sex and drugs in the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland. There was Renton (Ewan McGregor), the protagonist and straight man of t...

Power Rangers’ Attempt of A Serious Tone Is Noble But Feeble

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Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2017

Like any kid, I grew up watching one or two episodes of Power Rangers before my parents banned me from watching anymore, of course that didn’t stop me. While not a die-hard fan, I’ve seen enough episodes from various if-not-all incarnations of the Power Rangers to be familiar with the set-up from M...

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