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@ the movies

Togo showcases a true hero

January 4, 2021 10:38am | Sherlyn Rodriguez

An untold true story makes its way to the screen in Togo, the story of a true hero. When a deadly epidemic makes its way to the town of Nome, Alaska, the only cure is 600 miles away. Due to an incoming snowstorm, the only […]

Captain Marvel brings female heroes to the Marvel Universe

December 18, 2020 11:38am | Brianna Kowis

Captain Marvel (2019) feels an awful lot like any Marvel movie. It’s another origin story for another superhero. That said, it does have some things going for it. Especially for diehard superhero fans. The film is impressive in that it makes this origin story interesting […]

Spare Parts gives heart-tugging look at struggles of underprivileged students

December 10, 2020 11:38pm | Iris Valles

Based on a true story, Spare Parts, is a movie based on a school filled with undocumented and underprivileged students. Four unlikely students were recruited by their substitute teacher to join a robotics team. Because of a lack of funds to see the project through, […]

Hubie Halloween makes a great less-scary choice

October 24, 2020 9:52am | April Martinez

Hubie Halloween brings us another Adam Sandler classic underdog story with a spooky twist. He’s best known for playing losers and Hubie Halloween is another example of that. This comedy film provides viewers with laughs and frights- it’s the perfect movie to watch with friends […]

Don’t miss the Beauty and the Beast animated classic

October 19, 2020 9:19am | Sherlynn Rodriguez

Beauty and the Beast, a Disney classic, still makes its way onto many screens and is loved by kids, teenagers, and adults. The story begins when a young prince and his servants fall under a spell cast by a wicked enchantress. Until the prince learns […]

Pitch Perfect is a PERFECT choice

September 26, 2020 9:15am | Emma Adams

No band, no music, just their voices. The Barden Bellas is an all-female a cappella group at Barden University, and their antics in Pitch Perfect will keep you laughing from beginning to end. College student Beca (Anna Kendrick) has always had a dream to move […]

Perks of Being a Wildflower highlights tough high school drama

September 3, 2020 8:29am | April Martinez

Welcome to the island of misfit toys. Together Charlie (Logan Lerman), Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Patrick’s step-sister Sam (Emma Watson) navigate through the wins and losses of what high school brings. The story is simple on its face, yet complicated because of how much goes […]

Nacho Libre is a classic hidden gem

August 27, 2020 4:04pm | April Martinez

There is no exaggeration when I say Nacho Libre is a cinematic masterpiece. This underrated classic is guaranteed to make anyone laugh uncontrollably throughout the entire hour and thirty-two-minute film. The movie was given a 40 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes; however, many critics […]

Checking out the Oldies: Mean Girls

August 22, 2020 2:38pm | Iris Valles

While many movies today miss the mark in portraying high school life, Mean Girls, released in 2004, comes pretty close to hitting the target. The movie focuses on a new girl from Africa, Cady Heron, who is introduced to the school and is instantly welcomed […]

Bypassing theaters, ‘Trolls World Tour’ celebrates harmony, diversity and hope

April 15, 2020 10:21pm | April Martinez

It took less than one month for the coronavirus pandemic to single-handedly wipe out moviegoing in the United States, closing theaters and forcing studios to let go of long-held release dates. Trolls World Tour bucked the trend, though, becoming the first studio feature to skip […]