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“Candyman”: watch it, watch it, watch it, watch it, watch it

As a seasoned horror veteran, I had never watched the “Candyman” series, and jumped at the chance to view both films. I was appalled at the 1992 film, as it was lacking any true scares, but daring to call itself anything other than a waste of my time. The lighting and visual effects were acceptable, but there was nothing else ...

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Marvel raises the bar for future movies with “Shang-Chi”

Marvel released the new movie, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, starring Simu Liu on Sept. 3. The movie’s budget was $150-200 million; however, according to Forbes, the movie has topped the domestic box office for the second Friday in a row making $9.7 million and $119.5 million for the domestic total. The main character, Shaun, works as ...

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‘A Quiet Place II’: sequel tiptoes to the top

As it turns out, silence is not enough anymore. Following the first film and the death of the patriarch, his wife and children must continue in search of ways to survive on their own. Releasing during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while daring, didn’t hinder or trouble this film’s success, as noted by the gross amount of 16 million ...

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Editorial: Black trauma in movies does more harm than good

Recently, two films have been trending on social media regarding the trauma in Black communities and how it does not benefit the community in any way. The Amazon Prime Original movie “Them” was released on April 9. It focuses on the hardship of a Black family transitioning from North Carolina to California to live a better life in an all-white ...

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‘Work It’: Sabrina Carpenter dances her way into the spotlight

Finding a good Netflix original film has always been touch-and-go.However, one Netflix original that should be on everyone’s watch list is the newest film “Work It.” “Work It” is a jukebox dance comedy directed by Laura Terruso and produced by Alicia Keys. It stars Sabrina Carpenter, Jordan Fisher, Liza Koshy, Keiynan Lonsdale and Michelle Buteau. When genius high school senior ...

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“It Chapter Two” – cutting edge horror or simply controversial?

For a movie whose opening scene includes the brutalization of a young gay couple, you’d think that the writers just wanted to catch your attention quickly with shock value writing. In the case of It Chapter Two, you would be sorely mistaken. One of the first lines you hear in the movie is, “you got a problem [explicit]?” A young ...

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The enemy is within: Us lets Peele’s Genius shine through

Doppelganger: a German word that means “an apparition or double of a living person.” It translates directly to “double goer,” implying something like a shadow. In Jordan Peele’s Us, the concept of a doppelganger implies much more than that. Us is the sophomore effort by one half of the former Comedy Central sketch comedy due Key & Peele, following up ...

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Review: Dragon Ball Super: Broly crushes expectations

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is the definitive Dragon Ball experience. One that has been years in the making. Though the movie came out in U.S. theaters on Jan. 16, fans have been waiting for this movie since its first trailer. Even before that, for some. Spoilers beware because they’re coming. The movie is the most story-driven Dragon Ball movie yet ...

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Review: Michael Myers returns for ‘Halloween’

After 40 years of being locked away in an insane asylum, Michael Myers makes a sudden and unexpected return to the unsuspecting town of Haddonfield, ready to ruthlessly butcher all who cross his path. Only this time around, Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis), the only person who managed to escape his original reign of terror, is prepared and ...

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Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ a silent killer in the box office

“A Quiet Place,” the latest thriller/horror film directed and written by “The Office” star John Krasinski, tells a suspenseful story of a family that avoids deadly monsters by staying silent and communicating via American Sign Language. The movie is set in 2020 in a post-apocalyptic world.  The family has been able to survive in their town for over a year ...

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