Cassandra Webb, portrayed by Dakota Johnson, walks away uncertainly as danger looms.

“Madame Web” can’t foresee success

Ray Kopf, Staff Writer
February 18, 2024

With such a beloved franchise as Spider-Man and its recent successes with the newest PS5 video game and “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse;” it’s only natural for Sony to want to cash in on the...

Godzilla just moments before he rips his teeth through a train.

“Godzilla” returns to its form

Ray Kopf, Staff Writer
February 7, 2024

Ranking in as perhaps one of the most recognizable and deadly monsters to appear on screen, Godzilla returns for more carnage and industrial damage in the newest installment of the franchise. “Godzilla...

Philosophy Professor Edward Haven speaks at Soul movie panel alongside Philosophy Professor Jennifer Saito and Honors Club President Muskaan Adeel.

‘Soul’ movie screening and panel creates new meanings to life

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
November 30, 2023

“Your spark isn’t your purpose. That last box fills in when you’re ready to come live,” said Joe Gardner, protagonist in the Disney film “Soul.” Filled seats were scattered across the room...

Lucretius Flickerman and the mentors getting ready in front of the screen with the status of each tribute from the Districts as the 10th Hunger Games commences.

May the odds be ever in your favor

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
November 30, 2023

“It’s the things we love most that destroy us,” said President Coriolanus Snow to Katniss Everdeen. A prequel film of the Hunger Games tetralogy, or a set of four, titled “Hunger Games: The...

Jessica, portrayed by Nell Verlaque, unaware checking her phone as the killer comes from behind intending to kill her.

Black Friday madness leads to murder

Ray Kopf, Staff Writer
November 30, 2023

Horror fans were treated with a new slasher movie to dive into and potentially tear apart. Seeing as the horror genre has a history of seeing low critic ratings, fans were waiting to see if “Thanksgiving”...

French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte placing a crown on the incoming Queen of France, Josephine.

‘Napoleon’ biopic falls just short

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
November 30, 2023

“Impossible is a word to be found in the dictionary of fools,” said French Military Commander and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. A new war and action movie titled “Napoleon” was released to theaters...

Tiger, portrayed by Salman Khan, and Zoya, portrayed by Katrina Kaif, planning out a dangerous heist.

‘Tiger 3’ is an action-packed success on Diwali

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
November 16, 2023

A new action and mystery Bollywood movie was released Nov. 12 titled “Tiger 3” which had the Indian megastar Salman Khan return as the Research and Analysis Wing, or RAW for short, agent named Tiger....

Ms. Marvel, portrayed by Iman Vellani, terrified of what the cat conjured up.

“The Marvels” falls short with plot

Ray Kopf, Staff Writer
November 15, 2023

The latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “The Marvels” released into theaters Nov. 14 and plot-wise, it isn’t too great. Picking back up with Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, the...

Mason Pettits, portrayed by John Cena, and Claire Wellington, portrayed by Allison Brie, ducking behind a chair as gunfire is being shot everywhere in the room.

Comedic moments boosts ‘Freelance’

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
November 1, 2023

“Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are...

William Afton, portrayed by Matthew Lillard, taking Abby, portrayed by Piper Rubio, into Freddy Fazbears pizzeria with bad intentions.

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ brought to life

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
November 1, 2023

“Welcome to Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. A magical place for kids and grown-ups alike, where fantasy and fun come to life,” said Phone Guy, who is known within the Five Nights at Freddy’s community as...

Katherine, portrayed by Olivia ONeill, and Angela, portrayed by Lidya Jewett, look up to the sky while tied up together on chairs.

Lack of gore and fear factor ruin experience

Samantha Childs, Contributor
October 25, 2023

As an avid movie watcher and extreme horror fan, I think “The Exorcist: Believer” was mediocre and lacked crucial elements to make it a truly scary film.  The movie follows two little girls, Katherine...

Tom Nichols, portrayed by Benicio del Toro, looks on in his car as he waits for someone outside their house.

‘Reptile:’ A cold-blooded whodunit

Jared Steele, Contributor
October 19, 2023

Grant Singer’s feature-film directorial debut “Reptile” is a compelling, yet convoluted tale of murder. The rated R Netflix Original follows veteran detective Tom Nichols, who is portrayed brilliantly...

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