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Youre a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Andrea Huete, Copy Editor November 30, 2021

When one looks at the Grinch films that have been made, particularly when they focus in on the Grinch’s heart, we can see what color palette was used, and in my opinion the animated version is better...

Another Cinderella Movie? A Review of the 2021 Film

Another Cinderella Movie? A Review of the 2021 Film

Kristen Smith, Reporter (She/Her) October 5, 2021

Nearly 70 years after the release of the first Cinderella motion picture, we have another take on the tale, and the new film is on Amazon Prime.   This new film has unique quirks, from its raw emotion...

Netflix’s Bridgerton is worth binge-watching

Netflix’s Bridgerton is worth binge-watching

Hemishka Lobin, Guest Columnist (She/Her) February 2, 2021

I burn for “Bridgerton.” With only eight episodes, this show captures your heart and attention. Bridgerton is loaded with romance, royalty, scandal and diversity. Let’s start with the star of the...

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” remixes western film making

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” remixes western film making

Jacob Ford, Guest Columnist January 28, 2020

The Oscar race is in full swing. In the Best Picture race, Sam Mendes’s “1917” is the frontrunner to win, with Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” serving as its main competitor....

Frozen II: An animated masterpiece

Frozen II: An animated masterpiece

December 4, 2019

Many people are wary of sequels. There is a thought that the sequel could never surpass or even be as good as the first movie.  There are often cases, though, where the sequel is also absolutely amazing....

“It Chapter 2” a comprehensive review:  Even perfect casting can’t  fix this carnival of mismatched genres

“It Chapter 2” a comprehensive review: Even perfect casting can’t fix this carnival of mismatched genres

Jacob Ford, Reporter September 10, 2019

Andy Muschietti’s revamp of “It” surprised audiences around the world with its quality. Muschietti made the brilliant choice of crafting the film more like an adventure than a horror flick. The...

Andrew Kightlinger

South Dakota filmmaker catches critics attention with movie “Tater Tot and Patton”

Jacob Ford, Movie Critic February 28, 2019

South Dakota Native Andrew Kightlinger wrote and directed "Tater Tot and Patton," a South Dakota-set drama from the producer of Napoleon Dynamite, starring Jessica Rothe and Bates Wilder. It's about how...

Rodriguezs Miss Bala film falls short from 2011 remake

Rodriguez’s ‘Miss Bala’ film falls short from 2011 remake

Jacob Ford, Movie Reviewer February 12, 2019

Score: 4.7/10 Gina Rodriguez’s action movie debut “Miss Bala” leaves viewers spying for a different flick. The 2011 Mexican remake didn’t live up to its expectations even with the help from...

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10 movies to look forward to this fall

Ian Lack September 12, 2018

The Predator - Sep. 14 Another reboot, another 80s callback. Director Shane Black brings back the “Predator” sci-fi with an adrenaline-fueled cast. Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia...

COURTESY OF FOCUS, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT - Charlize Theron stars as a mother stretched to her limits in “Tully.” (left) Josh Brolin portrays the mad titan, Thanos (middle), in the latest Marvel installment, the culmination of a decade of superhero films in “Avengers: Infinity War.” Tom Cruise is back once again as Ethan Hunt, an agent for the Impossible Mission Force in “M:I -Fallout.” (right)

Superheroes, spies and mothers: top 10 movies of the summer

Ian Lack August 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: This list was made subjectively and was done by the reporter who viewed these films in the time available to them. Not every film from the summer was seen, including those that received...

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An ecstatically surprised Renee Bennett (Amy Schumer) discovers her “new body” after a head injury in a SoulCycle class. “I Feel Pretty” plays off of the comedic situations Bennett finds herself after a boost in body confidence. The film opened third at the U.S. box office with $16 million.

‘I Feel Pretty’: subtle yet relevant, uproarious comedy

Ian Lack April 25, 2018

Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: B Amy Schumer has an “image problem.” Perhaps it was her outspoken views in the...

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars as a primatologist with an agenda in “Rampage.” The movie smashed through competition to take the number one spot for the weekend box office, outpacing fan favrite “A Quiet Place” with $35.9 million.

‘Rampage’ absurd monster flick, all scream, no bite

Ian Lack April 18, 2018

Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: C- Hollywood is convinced video game movies will catch on. You would think after video game...

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