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Review: Ready Player One

Review: Ready Player One

Sean Castro, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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There is almost an infinite amount of movies that have come from books, like “Harry Potter” or “Lord of the Rings.” “Ready Player One” was originally a novel written by Ernest Cline about a young gamer named Wade Watts, who becomes destined to save the virtual reality world called the OASIS....

Power, Space, Reality, Soul, Time, and Mind: A Review of “Infinity War”

Power, Space, Reality, Soul, Time, and Mind: A Review of “Infinity War”

Caden Merrill, Asst. A&E Editor

May 11, 2018


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“Mr. Stark, you’ve become part of a bigger universe, you just don’t know it yet.” These were the words spoken by S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury to genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist Tony Stark, who had just revealed to the world that he was Iron Man. Starting with “Iron Man”...

Going Cuckoo For Coco

Going Cuckoo For Coco

Paulina Gonzalez, Head Opinions Editor

January 12, 2018


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Pixar’s newest animated film “Coco” has been a success in theaters, grossing over $391.1 million at the box office and receiving an astounding 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film follows a 12-year-old Mexican boy named Miguel Rivera who has a deep passion for music, which is something that his family...

Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Caden Merrill

December 14, 2017


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“That lightsaber was Luke's, and his father's before him, and now, it calls to you.” George Lucas’ filmmaking enterprise known as Lucasfilm was purchased for approximately four billion dollars by the Walt Disney Company in 2012. Although Lucas was very torn about the decision that he made, he...

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Caden Merrill

December 12, 2017


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“You’ve failed your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.” Once the end credits for “The Empire Strikes Back” rolled after a surprising cliffhanger in 1980, people were more than overjoyed with the outstanding movie that they just saw, but extremely disappointed that they would...

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Caden Merrill

December 12, 2017


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“The Force is with you, young Skywalker. But you are not a Jedi yet.” The 1980s was a decade that helped to revive science fiction in cinema. Whereas science fiction was only viewed as critical social commentary or something that appealed exclusively to “geeks” or “nerds,” Star Wars proved...

Episode IV: A New Hope

Episode IV: A New Hope

Caden Merrill

December 9, 2017


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“If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” It is an extremely true and valid statement that the Star Wars films have forever changed the landscape of the film industry. Before, movies were generally devoid of action, which could only be found in grand...

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Caden Merrill

December 4, 2017


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“So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.” According to George Lucas, the central story of Star Wars is the tragedy of Anakin Skywalker and his metamorphosis into Darth Vader. While the previous two entries in the prequel trilogy, “The Phantom Menace” and “Attack of the Clones,”...

Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Caden Merrill

December 4, 2017


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“The shroud of the Dark Side has fallen. Begun the Clone War has.” Three years after the release of “The Phantom Menace,”  Star Wars fans’ feelings toward George Lucas’ new prequel trilogy were in limbo. Despite grossing over a billion dollars worldwide, the film only garnered a mixed...

Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Caden Merrill, A&E Editor

December 4, 2017


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“The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.” When Lucasfilm first announced in the mid-1990s that a Star Wars prequel trilogy was in the works, the Force took fans by storm once again, just as it did with the original film’s release in 1977. Ever since the end credits rolled after “Return...

For the Love of Cinema: A Case for Short Films

Katie Jung, Reporter

May 9, 2017


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For some, sitting for two hours straight on the same chair watching the same screen is almost unbearable, unless the movie shown is incredibly phenomenal. To avoid this monotonous activity, audiences can watch short films ranging from horror, comedy, animation, and drama as a great and concise source of ente...

Reality TV: Fake as Sweet N’ Low

Emma Carter, Re

May 9, 2017


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Reality TV is a popular source of entertainment for people of all ages, but many individuals do not realize how much work is put into making these shows appear spontaneous. In fact, the plot of the majority of these shows is well-thought out beforehand. From the popular program “Keeping Up With the ...

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