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Call of Duty Modern Warfare III promotional poster.

“Passenger” in Call of Duty Modern Warfare III: That’s All?

Maddy Hall, Staff Writer April 27, 2024

At 7:30 pm onboard a Russian commercial plane heading to Sochi, Russia, Samara, a former Urzikstan Liberation Force (ULF) soldier, comfortably relaxes in her chair as she texts her husband. The atmosphere...

Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka in Wonka (2024).

Film Review: Wonka

Jeremy Johnson, Staff Writer April 7, 2024

Have you ever wanted to see the origins of the greatest chocolate maker of all time? No? Well, me neither, but that’s not going to stop Hollywood and their never-ending search for original stories to...

Anthony Perkins as Josef K in The Trial (1962).

Film Review: The Trial (1962)

Jeremy Johnson, Staff Writer March 31, 2024

The Trial follows a man in a puzzling situation: being accused of a crime that he doesn’t know. Josef K (Anthony Perkins) is awoken by both police and fellow workers of his job where he’s immediately...

Clue (1985) promotional poster.

Film Review: Clue (1985)

Jeremy Johnson, Staff Writer March 31, 2024

Based on the board game of the same name, Clue is a mystery and comedy film that was released in 1985. Six people were invited to a secluded mansion where they all have something in common: all of them...

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Dune: Part Two.

Film Review: Dune: Part Two

Jeremy Johnson, Staff Writer March 9, 2024

The Dune series seems to be cursed. From either unsuccessful or scrap adaptations in the 80’s to the book accurate, yet budget-limited TV series in the early 2000’s, Dune became heralded as an unadaptable...

Killers of the Flower Moon promotional image featuring Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio as Mollie and Ernest Burkhart, respectively.

Film Review: Killers of the Flower Moon

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

I finally got around to watching Killers of the Flower Moon. As someone who hasn’t seen many of Scorsese’s films before, I was immediately struck by how this film looks at the history it is adapting,...

Bob Marley: One Love promotional poster.

Film Review: Bob Marley: One Love

Alicia Brennan, Co-Editor in Chief February 25, 2024

“If my life is for myself, I don’t want it,” says Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley in the 2024 biopic Bob Marley: One Love. “My life is for people.” This much is clear as the film delves into...

The Hunt (2012) movie poster.

Film Review: The Hunt

Jeremy Johnson, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

The Hunt is a 2012 Danish drama starring Mads Mikkelsen and directed by Thomas Vinterberg. The plot surrounds Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen), an elementary teacher that lives in a small Danish community. Lucas...

Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta.

Film Review: Raging Bull

Jeremy Johnson, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Raging Bull is a biopic that follows the life of Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro), a boxer with big hands and a short fuse. Following Jake’s path to becoming champ is his brother and coach Joey (Joe Pesci). This...

A close-up photograph of a bookstore shelf, zoomed in to reveal the title Psychology.

Book Review: Good Morning Monster

Kylie Woekel, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

A remarkable book called Good Morning Monster, written by American author and clinical psychologist Catherine Gildiner, dives into Gildiner's most heroic patients and their emotional recovery. In the...

Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) at Camp Half-Blood.

TV Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

I just finished watching the first season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+. I was really impressed by it and feel that it is adapting Rick Riordan's book series better than the two movies...

Official Avatar movie poster.

Film Review: Avatar (2009)

Jeremy Johnson, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

What is there to say about the financially successful yet critically scrutinized Avatar? A lot, apparently, as writer and director James Cameron is planning on making three more movies about it. It’s...

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