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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 […]

Movie follows heart-breaking cancer journey

April 6, 2020 3:18pm | Emma Adams

I Still Believe is a heart-touching Christian film about Jeremy Camp’s life and his first wife Melissa Camp, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly before they got married. Jeremy knew from day one that he wanted to marry Melissa no matter what it took.  […]

Maleficent is no children’s fairy tale

February 27, 2020 7:51pm | Sherlynn Rodriguez

Prince Philip has proposed to Maleficent’s goddaughter, Aurora. Maleficent and Aurora travel to the grand old castle to celebrate for the upcoming wedding of the prince and Aurora. While there, she meets Aurora’s future mother in law, the queen. The queen is not as nice […]

Ma provides jumps, but little believable plot

February 17, 2020 7:56pm | Mia Barrett

A mysterious yet scary story, Ma is a Thriller/Psychological horror film released on May 31. This film is about an elder lady who was quite lonely and working for a vet when she becomes friends with a group of teens. This movie was a mixture […]

Gretel and Hansel is made from the stuff of nightmares

February 4, 2020 8:02pm | Kaline Martinez

A grim fairy tale, Gretel and Hansel is an American dark fantasy film released on January 31. The film is an adaption of the Grimm Brothers’ 1881 German fairytale but darker, creepier, and bloodier than a previous version directed by Oz Perkins.  A long time ago […]

Doolittle is a delightful collection of animal fun

January 27, 2020 8:26pm | Iris Valles

As the new year approached, movies started to come out non-stop, with some of the best selections of the year making an appearance. One of the new arrivals was Doolittle. The movie is about a man who lives hidden behind walls and has the capability […]

Sequel provides fresh laughs

January 5, 2020 12:12pm | Sherlynn Rodriguez

Spencer gets stuck into the game Jumanji once again; however, this time he is alone. HIs friends Martha, Fridge, and Bethany must re-enter the game to find Spencer and bring him back home. While trying to get back home, the game suddenly breaks and now […]

“Joker” draws criticism

December 26, 2019 9:06am | April Martinez

All jokes aside, Todd Phillips’s newest adaptation starring DC Comics iconic supervillain has stirred up some serious criticism. Unlike “Batman” or “The Dark Knight”, “Joker” gives Arthur Fleck (played by Joaquin Phoenix) the opportunity to carry the entire story on his own. “Joker” was released […]

“Frozen 2” is perfect for the holidays

December 21, 2019 7:53pm | Sherlynn Rodriguez and Iris Valles

Now starring in movie theatres is Frozen 2. This newest version of the Disney hit was released on November 22, 2019. It was directed by Jenifer Lee and Chris Buck. As of right now Frozen 2 is the number one movie in the box office. […]

Christmas movie veers from the ordinary

November 30, 2019 10:35pm | Kaline Martinez

Last Christmas, a holiday romcom, focuses on Kate (played by Emilia Clarke), an aspiring singer who has made many poor decisions; her latest is taking a job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. The movie starts with Kate, who has recently survived a […]