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“Thor Ragnarok” Movie Review

by Ryan Kelly, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Marvel’s Thor franchise has never been one to stir up many laughs from its audiences considering the death and betrayal that takes place. However, Marvel’s decision for another face in the director’s chair was the right one. Taika Waititi took the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most underwhelming...

‘Parasite’ – a thought-provoking film of greed and class warfare

Parasite is praised for its motifs of greed and class discrimination, as well as its stunning cinematography and performance from actors.

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

“You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all. If you make a plan, life never works out that way.” - Kim Ki-taek, Parasite Parasite, a black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, is praised among many. It has an astoundingly high rating on Metacritic with 96% and has a rating o...

‘Booksmart’ review: Olivia Wilde’s coming-of-age comedy delivers a touching message of acceptance

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

On first look, Booksmart seems to be just another teenage comedy glorifying the high school party scene and indulging in mature and often lewd humor. However, director Olivia Wilde masterfully develops heart-warming themes of friendship and acceptance in this fast-paced, deeply relatable film, while painting...

“Someone Great” Film Review

by Sarah Jennings, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

In the romantic comedy, ‘Someone Great”, viewers see a happy couple, Jenny and Nate, reaping the benefits of life in New York City. Fast Forward not even another minute, Jenny is crying in a subway station revealing to a stranger that her nine-year relationship has ended.  Jenny (Gina Rodrigu...

“Extraction” Film Review

by Lauren Patasnik, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Throughout the plot mayhem and disaster follow each character. The only thing staying constant is the audience's hope for Tyler Rake (played by Chris Hemsworth) and Ovi Mahajan Jr. (played by Rudhraksh Jaiswal) to make it out alive. A black-ops mercenary, Tyler Rake, is given a high-risk job to rescue...

A farewell to our beloved superheroes: Avengers: Endgame (Spoiler Free)

This movie is said to contain Stan Lee’s final cameo.

by Sydney Baig, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

The long awaited “Avengers: Endgame” movie is finally out. Marvel fans have been waiting for so long, even doing a marathon of all Marvel movies to prepare for the upcoming film. However, is the movie, though highly anticipated, really worth seeing? Endgame is truly an action-packed film with...

Are Airpods worth it?

Mike Silver and Alex Vicinanza stand near the 19 yard line, which is where their music in their Air pods completely stopped.

by Colin Boisits, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

AirPods have taken over the world in 2019. They were the hottest Christmas gift this year and have made many people decide to switch from regular wired earbuds to AirPods. Although many have been enticed by Apples AirPods, they are very expensive. On Apple’s website they are selling for 159 dollar...

Margot Robbie not enough to save Mary Queen of Flops

Mary Queen of Scots will be released in the UK on January 18.  The film was released on December 7, 2018 in the US, grossing only around $11 million, less than half of the $25 million budget.

by Chloe Siohan, Copy Editor

January 4, 2019

Oscar-bait Mary Queen of Scots aims to be a powerful feminist statement, but it's pomposity and lack of regard to historical accuracy squashes any attempts to derive a meaningful message from it. First time director Josie Rourke depicts the tumultuous relationship between Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan)...

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