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Godzilla King of the Monsters: A Legacy Reborn

Godzilla King of the Monsters: A Legacy Reborn

Daniel Gomez, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2019

No reasonable film critic would call Godzilla: King of the Monsters a good movie. The movie is a sequel to the 2014 reboot Godzilla and the latest entry in a franchise spanning 35 movies and 64 years. Despite having amazing actors, the dialogue is lifeless and cliched. The movie’s environmental theme...

Review: The Grinch is Underwhelming

Review: The Grinch is Underwhelming

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a staple in most homes for the holiday season. With its recognizable characters to its downright

These Sunflowers are Waiting for You to Watch Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Jennifer España and Danielle Anzures

September 10, 2018

Sierra Burgess is a Loser is a Netflix original film starring Stranger Things alum, Shannon Purser and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before heartthrob, Noah Centineo. The story follows Sierra Burgess, a high school outcast who struggles with finding herself in a world that cares more about what clothes...

Christopher Robin- A Nostalgic Blast to the Past

Christopher Robin- A Nostalgic Blast to the Past

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018

Disney caught my interest in the latest live action remake, Christopher Robin when announced. This was due to its unsimilarity between The Beauty and the Beast live action. Noting it heavily used original dialogue and frames from the animated movie.  Adding to more of Saving Mr. Banks film, a mixtur...

Incredibles 2 Review

Incredibles 2 Review

Luis Gutierrez, Staff Writer

June 14, 2018

Incredibles 2 was a work of art, plain and simple. This movie was great from start to finish, there was never a dull moment. If you even dared to look at your phone or blink you’d miss an amazing moment. This movie was 10+ years in the making, the first one came out way back in 2004! It was needle...

A Quiet Place: Horror Can Make You Cry

A Quiet Place: Horror Can Make You Cry

Michael Khuraibet, Digital Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2018

Jordan Peele broke the mold with his 2017 directorial debut, the Oscar-winning Get Out. Going from MADtv to helming a horror flick was unlikely to be a success, but Peele pulled it off. So what happens when Jim from The Office tries his hand at directing? The result, A Quiet Place, is a fearless monster...

Hostiles: A Relevant Social Commentary Plagued by its Release Date

Hostiles: A Relevant Social Commentary Plagued by its Release Date

Michael Khuraibet, Reporter

February 14, 2018

Typically, movies are given a theatrical release in January because they’re Oscar-nominated or they’re not expected to make much money. Scott Cooper’s Hostiles is neither. It hasn’t received any real awards recognition, nor is it failing with audiences, with an opening weekend gross of $10.2 millio...

‘Fate of the Furious’ Fufills Expectations and More

‘Fate of the Furious’ Fufills Expectations and More

Noah Garcia, Co- Editor- in- Chief, Print

April 18, 2017

As someone who has never seen a Fast and Furious movie, there is this continuous thought in my head asking if I'm even qualified to judge it. At the same time though, I feel that movies shouldn’t require homework and if there is any explanations due, I can pick them up along the way. Going into ...

‘Power Rangers’ is Lackluster Fun

‘Power Rangers’ is Lackluster Fun

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

Power Rangers, the franchise that spawned new iterations for every generation since the 90’s, released its 2017 theatrical movie March 24 and the film has its hits and misses. The movie managed to create characters that are charming and interesting, but its problems come on later as the plot progr...

Movie Review: “Personal Shopper”

Movie Review: “Personal Shopper”

Diego Crespo, Editor- in- Chief, Print

March 20, 2017

Kristen Stewart stars as Maureen, a medium and personal shopper whose twin brother recently passed away. A hollowed shell of her former self, Maureen lives a life of impersonal fabric. She works as a personal shopper for a superstar, picking up extravagant outfits and waiting to respond to every bec...

The SC Podcast- Episode 5: Doctor Who? Strange.

November 15, 2016

SC podcast members review Marvel's Doctor Strange and how it connects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe....

‘Jackie’ is a meditation on death and legacy

‘Jackie’ is a meditation on death and legacy

Diego Crespo, Editor- in- Chief, Print

November 15, 2016

At one point in Pablo Larraín's "Jackie," the titular First Lady discusses funeral plans for her late husband, President John F. Kennedy, with Jack Valenti. She subtly usurps the procession plans for JFK's casket as Valenti grows increasingly frustrated at the First Lady before asking why she insists o...

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