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Fusing video games with film

Fusing video games with film

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

From choosing what someone eats for breakfast to determining whether murder is committed, Netflix’s recent interactive film, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, deceives viewers into thinking they can control the story’s plot.   But that is all it is, deception - a brilliant one.   Bandersnatch tackles t...

Character development, emotional impact fall short in Crimes of Grindelwald

Character development, emotional impact fall short in Crimes of Grindelwald

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

November 29, 2018


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  In Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, after Hermione Granger’s love interest Ron Weasley deserts her, she stands her ground and continues supporting her best friend, Harry Potter.   In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which premiered on Nov. 16, after Queenie Golds...

Ora is reborn on ‘Phoenix’, but she does not quite soar

Ora is reborn on ‘Phoenix’, but she does not quite soar

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2018


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It has been six long years since Rita Ora released her debut album Ora. In that time, a contract dispute/legal battle and breakup with producer Calvin Harris left her unable to release hardly any music.   In May 2017, she officially returned with “Your Song”, a breezy track over a finger-snapped beat. It serves as the lead single f...

How The Grinch stole an enjoyable cinematic experience

How The Grinch stole an enjoyable cinematic experience

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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In 2000, Rotten Tomatoes critics rated How the Grinch Stole Christmas a 5.7 out of 10. These are more or less the same numbers produced by other critics, with higher ratings from general audiences.   Despite these slightly-above-average ratings, the film won a total of 18 awards (one of the...

Beloved characters return to screen with Supernatural’s 14th season

Beloved characters return to screen with Supernatural’s 14th season

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

October 15, 2018


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  On Thursday, the 14th season of “Supernatural” premiered with the episode “Stranger in Strange Land”, and although it had interesting aspects, it did not drown me in a plethora of emotions like many other “Supernatural” episodes have.   Before the curtains of the previo...

BTS takes listeners on emotional journey with thrilling conclusion to Love Yourself series

BTS takes listeners on emotional journey with thrilling conclusion to Love Yourself series

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


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“Love myself, love yourself, peace.” These were the closing words said by RM, leader of Korean music group Bangtan Sonyeondan, or BTS, when the group accepted its Billboard Music Award (BBMA) for Top Social Artist.   Nobody realized it then, but these simple words were a hint about their upcom...

Netflix’s ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ sets standards for future romantic comedies

Netflix’s ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ sets standards for future romantic comedies

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

August 24, 2018


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In today’s world, Hollywood is expected to produce movies with a multitude of elements including humor, action, romance and everything else in between. Due to this, romantic comedies have died out, and if one is made, it usually ends up a flop.   However, Netflix manages to craft a movie th...

‘Sweetener’ review: Grande’s fourth album is anything but bland

‘Sweetener’ review: Grande’s fourth album is anything but bland

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

August 21, 2018


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“It’s kind of about bringing light to a situation or to someone’s life, or somebody else who brings light to your life or sweetening the situation,” Ariana Grande told Jimmy Fallon in May, after revealing the title of her fourth studio album to be Sweetener.   The title felt appropr...

Marvel sweeps audience with massive cliffhanger

Marvel sweeps audience with massive cliffhanger

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


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No amount of mental preparation could have helped you once you were seated in that reclining chair with a big bowl of popcorn in your lap and a large Coca-Cola on your right.   Marvel made sure once you got out of that theater, you would not feel peace or happiness until you saw the next Avengers...

The Voidz save rock in “Virtue” album

The Voidz save rock in “Virtue” album

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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In a world of hysteria and hyper-amplified emotions, clarity is hard to obtain. The lake of wisdom has been permanently muddied by culture, the Internet and everything in between. Julian Casablancas and his band, The Voidz, surface the black tar found at the bottom of that lake.   Virtue...

BTS rapper j-hope brings hope into the world with record-breaking album

BTS rapper j-hope brings hope into the world with record-breaking album

Claire Clements, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


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Bright colors greeted BTS fans, commonly known as ARMYs, on the cover of rapper and dancer j-hope's debut solo album, Hope World, on March 1. Along with this, broken records greeted j-hope.   His music video for “Daydream” became the fastest BTS music video to reach one million likes on Yo...

Review: Love, Simon brings fans opportunity to embrace acceptance of themselves

Review: Love, Simon brings fans opportunity to embrace acceptance of themselves

Jessica Hernandez, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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Note: This review contains spoilers.   In just a few short days, Love, Simon is already breaking barriers and paving the way for a new wave of movies that are all-inclusive and inspiring to viewers of all kinds.   Love, Simon is a film based off Becky Albertalli’s debut novel ...