Student perspective of movie “Us”

By Garrett Wheeler, Contributing Writer “Us” follows a family played by Lupi-ta Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex. They are enjoying a vacation in Santa Cruz when all of a sudden, they find exact copies of themselves standing out on their yard. They must do what they can to fend off their … Continue reading Student perspective of movie “Us”

‘The Lego Movie 2’ proves a success

By Garrett Wheeler, Contributing Writer The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part follows the story of the previous film. Weird Duplo monsters have invaded Bricksburg, transforming the world into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Five years later, and things are not awesome. Everyone is struggling to stay alive… except for Emmett, who is blissfully ignorant of the strife that … Continue reading ‘The Lego Movie 2’ proves a success

‘The House With a Clock in its Walls’ boasts good performances but juvenile humor, lackadaisical storytelling

By Garrett Wheeler, Movie Critic “The House with a Clock in its Walls” follows a boy named Lewis, played by Owen Vaccaro. After Lewis’ parents pass away, he takes residence in his uncle’s house. His uncle is Jonathan Barnavelt, played by Jack Black, a man with magical powers, living in a magical house. However, when … Continue reading ‘The House With a Clock in its Walls’ boasts good performances but juvenile humor, lackadaisical storytelling

Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, A stunning and emotional Part One of MCU finale

By Jacob Factor, Features Editor  (Courtesy photo) It’s been called the biggest crossover event in movie history, and “Avengers: Infinity War” doesn’t disappoint. Almost every Marvel superhero that’s alive makes an appearance, and while one would think that’d make the movie too busy and strain character development, it actually works perfectly. The main villain is … Continue reading Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, A stunning and emotional Part One of MCU finale

John Krasinski transitions into directing: ‘A Quiet Place’ emerges as a critic, fan favorite

Staff, Arts Writer Much has been written about the new thriller “A Quiet Place,” which premiered the first week in April and has now grossed over 110 million dollars in the United States alone. The film has quickly become a favorite of critics and movie-goers alike, and is expected to top 130 million dollars by … Continue reading John Krasinski transitions into directing: ‘A Quiet Place’ emerges as a critic, fan favorite

Review: “Rampage” v. “Pacific Rim: Uprising” They both get the action movie job done, but which one is better?

By Jacob Factor, Features Editor  (Courtesy photos/Google) “Rampage” and “Pacific Rim: Uprising” are two action movies in theaters right now. Both involve larger-than-life monsters that threaten to destroy major cities, and both have the flawed heroes that save the day. There are differences, however, and, depending on preference, there is one that is clearly more … Continue reading Review: “Rampage” v. “Pacific Rim: Uprising” They both get the action movie job done, but which one is better?

Review: Ready Player One, a beautifully futuristic and nostalgia-soaked adventure

By Jacob Factor, Features Editor  (Courtesy photo) I would say “Ready Player One” is only worth it if you see it in 3D, but it was no less amazing in 2D. Yes, that means I saw it twice, but it was so worth it. The movie takes place in the year 2045. Virtual Reality has … Continue reading Review: Ready Player One, a beautifully futuristic and nostalgia-soaked adventure

Black Panther grosses more than one billion globally: Inspires audiences philosophically, politically

Staff Reviewer, Arts Section “Now more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis, we build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were a … Continue reading Black Panther grosses more than one billion globally: Inspires audiences philosophically, politically