Category: Film and TV

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Nobody’ dad breaks bad

By Alyssa Aldrete Bob Odenkirk has taken a beat down for the last 11 years. After several stints in the sketch comedy world during the late ’80s and early ’90s, Odenkirk struck gold in 2009 with his Emmy-nominated character Saul Goodman, a shifty lawyer that often finds himself at the brunt end of violence, courtesy

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MOVIE REVIEW: Live adaptation of ‘Tom and Jerry’ falls short of expectations

By Stephanie Arenas Longtime fans of the “Tom & Jerry” franchise have been disappointed and heartbroken. What began as a 1940’s animated cartoon series created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera transformed into an entire franchise of spin-offs, video games and even movies. A more recent adaptation of the two characters was the premiere of

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MOVIE REVIEW: Disney’s newest release ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ doesn’t disappoint

By Sigifredo Macias Being in quarantine now for a year makes you wonder if you should really spend $29.99 to watch an animated Disney movie. And the answer is yes, if you have kids. If you don’t have kids, even better. Although not the perfect Disney movie, “Raya and the Last Dragon” is an interesting

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Series Review: ‘A Teacher’ tackles dynamics of student-teacher affair

By Kyiesha Chavez In 2013, writer and director Hannah Fidell created an indie film about a lonely high school teacher who has an affair with a student.  “A Teacher” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival that January and had a limited release in the U.S. later that year. The following year, it was announced that

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Series Review: ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ does horror right

By Alyssa Aldrete If you’re still harping on being stuck inside this Halloween, open up Netflix, start up “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” and be thankful that it could be worse: you could be one of the doomed characters conjured up in the mind of Mike Flanagan. “Bly Manor” is the second horror miniseries to

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‘The Half of It’ movie review

By Stephanie Arenas Director and screenwriter Alice Wu brought in a fresh and influential twist with a common trope in her new movie “The Half of It.” Based on the 1897 play “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostrand, “The Half of It” is a coming of age film based on the simple premise of friendship

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Movie Review: Reboot of “Fantasy Island” turns into a nightmare

By Silda Martinez Who remembers the corny shows we were forced to watch in the 70s, thought it ended there? Unfortunately it didn’t.    Apparently director Jeff Wadlow thought it was a good idea to give the 70s show “Fantasy Island” it’s own spin off movie. Sure enough it was a terrible idea.  Fantasy Island

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Editing issues arise in new film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

by Adriana Lopez If anyone stepped into a movie theater expecting to learn about the story of Queen through “Bohemian Rhapsody,” that is their fault. The trailers for the film made it clear that we would be watching the story of Freddie Mercury (played by Rami Malek) unfold. However, this does not mean that the

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