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REVIEW: Robert Eggers cements his place in horror hall of fame with ‘The Lighthouse’

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe arrive on the rock. They play two

Jonah Salazar

October 28, 2019

Directed, co-produced and co-written by Robert Eggers, “The Lighthouse” is a full-blown sensory assault that will leave you confused and desperate for answers as the final credits roll. I don’t think I have ever seen a film that felt so “artsy” but so unpretentious at the same time. While ...

REVIEW: Hulu delivers the ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ of the crop with ‘An American Saga’

Graphics of lyrics by Corey Woods, aka Raekwon, from Wu-Tang Clan's song

Victor Corral Martinez

October 17, 2019

Hulu series “Wu-Tang Clan: An American Saga” works hard to recreate the mythology of the Wu-Tang Clan, but fails to deliver a compelling biopic.  The series is the work of Wu-Tang Clan founding member Robert Diggs, better known as RZA, and “Watchmen” film screenwriter Alex Tse.  Stor...

REVIEW: ‘Untitled Goose Game’: Live out your fantasy of being a goose

The most formidable avian creature stalks his prey. Jonah Salazar reviews the

Jonah Salazar

October 10, 2019

Arguably the most feared and despised avian creature in the western world, the modern goose has made a recent surprise appearance in a medium in which it has been historically underrepresented — video games. Released on Sept. 20, the “Untitled Goose Game” has taken the internet by storm, bei...

REVIEW: ‘Ad Astra’ a new contender for best picture come Oscar season

Brad Pitt as Roy McBride in 20th Century Fox's

Jonah Salazar

October 2, 2019

This review contains spoilers for “Ad Astra.” “Ad Astra” might just be one of my favorite films of the year. The story was gripping, with a layer of social commentary that was subdued but effective. The world-building was very apparent while not beating the audience over the head with ex...

‘Pulp Fiction’: A homage to one of the best films of the last 25 years

‘Pulp Fiction’: A homage to one of the best films of the last 25 years

Jonah Salazar

September 23, 2019

“Pulp Fiction” is one of those movies where every time I watch it, I come out of it with a different interpretation of what the director, Quentin Tarantino, was trying to say. When I was 10 years old, I snuck out of my room to watch it from underneath the dining room table while my father sat ...

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

Sacha Baron Cohen and Nassim Si Ahmed in the Netflix Original Series 'The Spy,

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

Members of The Losers Club as they appear in

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 Muñoz

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

The Gelfing Rian, voiced by Taron Egerton, takes a lead role in Netflix's

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”...

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