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“Law and Order: SVU” celebrates its 400th episode

Naomi Wiley, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV

“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”’s leads, Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T, along with other cast members celebrated the 400th episode of the show titled “Motherly Love.” Created and produced by Dick Wolf and s...

Disney’s live-action remakes offer nostalgia

Tiffany Kajiwara, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV

With “Beauty and the Beast” coming out on March 17, many young people have been discussing Disney’s new trend of re-creating old animated movies, and with “Pete’s Dragon,” “Cinderella” and “The Jungle B...

A Step Down

Jack Stornello, Copy Editor

March 10, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV, Video Games

Hold on to your pitchforks there, folks, ‘cause it’s time for me to weigh in on a certain never-ending subject of debate for both the gaming and film communities. It’s been argued nonstop since the early 90s a...

‘Split’ offers 24 identities, one big disappointment

Grace Cloherty, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV

M. Night Shyamalan’s newest creation attempted to psychologically thrill viewers, but, like his last film, “The Visit,” it only made everyone in the room very, very, very uncomfortable. The main character, Kevin Cr...

New season of ‘Sherlock’ falls short

Tiffany Kajiwara, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV

After two long years of waiting, the “Sherlock” fandom was just about ready to burst from anticipation. Season three left us on the edge of our seats with a game- changing cliffhanger, and the audience was forced t...

Nic Baggetto’s Oscar Picks 2017

February 10, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV, Opinion

Movies vs. Politics: For some, and to a degree for me, the Academy Awards have proven to be more of a political showcase of Hollywood elites rather than an actual unbiased award show. Based on this assumption, I corre...

New season shrouded in mystery

Elise Stornello, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV

The theme of “American Horror Story“ season six was a mystery to us all. Hundreds of conspiracy theories were posted on social media. The producers released multiple teasers for the new season, but almost all of th...

Sci-fi film ‘Arrival’ overlooked amidst changing genre

Nic Baggetto, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV, Opinion

In the vein of films like “Interstellar” and “The Martian,” late fall has become the epicenter of space exploration-related science fiction films. This year is no different with November 11’s “Arrival,” starrin...

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ grounds space saga in unconventionally gritty entry

Nic Baggetto, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2016

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV

In an age of cinematic universes, anthology films and endless sequels, it seemed for the longest time that “Star Wars” might be one of the only franchises to make its mark on history and stay put there. That is, until cr...

Modern horror films too formulaic; genre needs help

Nic Baggetto, Editor in Chief

November 11, 2016

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV

Sandwiched between summer blockbuster season and award season is the often abhorrent wave of cheap horror films, low-budget slasher sequels and creeper knock offs. With few exceptions, the horror genre has devolved into an asse...

Disappointment only outcome of overhyping games

Jack Stornello, Copy Editor

October 7, 2016

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV, Opinion

For years, the issue of overhyping upcoming games has plagued the gaming community. It’s a problem that’s not only the fault of gamers themselves, but of developers as well. This is a frequently occurring predicament, and never has...

Anger toward film critics unwarranted; reviews do not matter

Nic Baggetto, Editor in Chief

October 7, 2016

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV, Opinion

I’ll be blatant. “Suicide Squad” was the worst film I’ve seen this year. From start to finish, the movie was dreck, and anyone who liked it has no taste in film… No, of course not really, but often fans react as if t...

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