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“Parasite” is not a typical horror film

“Parasite” is not a typical horror film

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist

November 25, 2019

The Kim family watches an intense thunderstorm light up the night sky as they get drunk inside the Park family mansion. Nobody knows they are there. That is, until the Parks show up.  Fast-paced wit, colorful shots and heart-stopping twists are a couple of the elements that make Parasite such an enjoyab...

“Joker” evokes sympathy for the ultimate anti-hero

“Joker” evokes sympathy for the ultimate anti-hero

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist

October 25, 2019

A roar of laughter erupts from a dimly lit comedy club. As the comedian sets up the next joke, one distinct high-pitched cackle inappropriately isolates itself from the crowd.  This sad and lonely man with no sense of humor is soon to become known as the infamous villain, the Joker. The movie “...

Review: “The Lego Movie 2″ is almost as good as the original

Review: “The Lego Movie 2″ is almost as good as the original

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019

Legos: everyone remembers spending time building with them in our childhood. That being said, I for one didn’t expect a movie based around these construction blocks to be any good. When the first Lego movie turned out to be amazing, I was thrown through a loop. Now that the sequel to the inconceivably popul...

Queen’s legacy is showcased in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Queen’s legacy is showcased in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

December 1, 2018

Reese Green “We Will Rock You,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Another one Bites the Dust.” All of these song were sung by Queen, the iconic rock band lead by Freddie Mercury. One of their songs just so happens to be the title of a new movie: “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The film centers on Fred...

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

October 25, 2018

Meredith Rathburn The boogeyman is back. Four decades after the original slasher film was released, another “Halloween” has hit theaters. Written and directed by David Gordon Green, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, who returns to her debut role as Laurie Strode. But this is not just another ...

Gaga amazes in “A Star is Born”

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

October 19, 2018

If you don’t want to spend a Friday night catching another dull superhero flick, the new “A Star is Born” is the kind of the movie — at least for the first 2/3  — that one needs to see when the brain and the heart need a reboot. Here’s what happens when you do go catch “A Star is Born:”...

“It” balances scares and laughs

Dahlia Maleh

September 30, 2017

I have seen my fair share of scary movies, but the 2017 movie adaption of Stephen King’s novel “It” had something beyond the typical jump scares. The movie follows a hilarious group of boys in Derry, ME, who refer to themselves as the “Losers Club.” They try to find who, or what, is kidnapping...

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