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REVIEW: ‘The Spy’: A true story of espionage, deceit and love

REVIEW: ‘The Spy’: A true story of espionage, deceit and love

Jonah Salazar

September 16, 2019

This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “The Spy” If you told me a year ago that my one of my favorite spy stories since “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” would be starring Sacha Baron Cohen and set in 1960s Syria, I honestly would not have believed you.  While Cohen’s inexperience with dramatic roles...

REVIEW: ‘It Chapter Two’ saved by great acting and humor

REVIEW: ‘It Chapter Two’ saved by great acting and humor

Derek Catron

September 10, 2019

The 2017 “It” remake grossed an astounding $700 million worldwide, taking the No.1 record for box office sales in the horror genre. The sequel, “It Chapter Two,” released Friday and currently holds the second spot for first weekend sales for the horror genre at $91 million.  While we did...

REVIEW: Did Dave Chappelle’s new special go too far?

REVIEW: Did Dave Chappelle’s new special go too far?

Magaly Munoz

September 8, 2019

If you keep up with any comedy specials on your streaming services, then you might know that Dave Chappelle recently came out with his fifth comedy special on Netflix, “Sticks and Stones.”  He made sure to come out with a bang. Story continues below trailer. When I tell you that I spent half the time with my jaw dropped open watchin...

REVIEW: ‘The Dark Crystal’ prequel recaptures Jim Henson’s cult-classic fantasy

REVIEW: ‘The Dark Crystal’ prequel recaptures Jim Henson’s cult-classic fantasy

Derek Catron

September 5, 2019

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is the first good high-fantasy saga since “Game of Thrones” came to its disappointing end in May. In the age of CGI reboots, the uniquely authentic and unearthly world of Thra was recreated without following trends. A common mistake of rebooted franchises is a...

REVIEW: ‘The A List’ is Netflix’s new B-list show

REVIEW: ‘The A List’ is Netflix’s new B-list show

Jonah Salazar

September 3, 2019

This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “The A List” If you have a soft spot for corny teen dramas, are intrigued by supernatural powers or have a love for our friends across the pond, then “The A List” should land a spot in your queue of shows to binge through soon. “The A List”...

REVIEW: Third season of ‘13 Reasons Why’ left me conflicted

REVIEW: Third season of ‘13 Reasons Why’ left me conflicted

Ashton Byers

August 29, 2019

The third and latest season of “13 Reasons Why” came out last Friday at midnight and I spent the entire next day analyzing every detail and scene. The progression of the show made me question how mental health is diagnosed and assessed.  Mental illness has been blamed for gun violence in Ameri...

REVIEW: ‘Cobra Kai’ season 2 is an excellent journey from beginning to end

REVIEW: ‘Cobra Kai’ season 2 is an excellent journey from beginning to end

Robert Moon

May 6, 2019

WARNING: Spoilers for “Cobra Kai” seasons one and two. After all of the community posts, trailers and a year of waiting, season two of “Cobra Kai” is finally here. Cobra Kai continues 34 years after the plot of the original “Karate Kid” movie and includes returning characters including Daniel ...

REVIEW: Taylor Swift leaves her ‘Reputation,’ moves on to ‘ME!’

REVIEW: Taylor Swift leaves her ‘Reputation,’ moves on to ‘ME!’

Reanna Simmons

May 1, 2019

Taylor Swift has finally taken the initiative to move on from her “Reputation” era since she finished her tour for the album by releasing her new single “ME!” on Thursday, featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. Prior to the release, Swift was dropping subtle hints via Instagram. Her pos...

REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is a love letter to Marvel’s biggest fans

REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is a love letter to Marvel’s biggest fans

Robyn Dobson

April 28, 2019

This review contains spoilers for “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” 21 movies and 11 years later, the long-awaited conclusion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Infinity saga is finally here. “Avengers: Endgame” officially hit theaters Friday and yes, I was one of those people ...

REVIEW: Beyoncé shows she has no true competitor in ‘Homecoming’

REVIEW: Beyoncé shows she has no true competitor in  ‘Homecoming’

Shiavon Chatman

April 20, 2019

I was 10 years old when I saw Destiny’s Child perform live in my hometown of Albany, New York. "Excited" didn’t fit the magnitude of the electricity running through my veins. I knew every song. My rhythm-deficient body (sort of) knew the moves, and I was ready. I wasn’t just a fan. I’ve...

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