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The namesake of the movie, blood and honey, is seen and symbolized throughout the film when Winnie the Pooh is on screen as hes a bear. Graphic by: Coen Wagoner

Cougar Critique: “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2” movie review

Aidyn Beltran Herrera May 3, 2024

 Is it a good movie that's worth your time? The idea of turning a childhood icon into a serial killer is an invigorating idea to many.   In 2023, “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” was released...

The movie Anyone But You has a box office gross of over $150 million dollars. Graphic by: Elizabeth Gallo

Cougar Critique: “Anyone but You”

Elizabeth Gallo February 13, 2024

America’s most recent romantic comedy has viewers entertained Directed by Will Gluck, “Anyone but You” was released to the U.S. by Sony Pictures on Dec. 22, 2023. It is an American romantic comedy...

The movie Priscilla had a box office gross of $19,602,138 dollars. Graphic by: Brody Daw

Cougar Critique: “Priscilla”

Brody Daw and Sophia Denzler December 3, 2023

Our thoughts and opinions on the movie “Priscilla” Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, the A24 film “Priscilla” released on Oct. 27 following Priscilla Presley and world famous singer Elvis...

The Five Nights at Freddys movie is now available on Peacock, a streaming platform. Photo by: Sawyer Cameron

Cougar Critique: Five Nights at Freddy’s

Sawyer Cameron November 17, 2023

Why is the Five Nights at Freddy's movie nothing like the game I recently watched “Five Nights at Freddy's” by Jason Blum and Scott Cawthon and was disappointed that it was nothing like the game....

The Banshees of Inisherin tackles many heavy topics including depression, grief, self-doubt and abuse. Luke Hansen 23 said, The theme of grief resonated with me because of how well and accurately it was displayed in this movie. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

Opinion: “The Banshees of Inisherin” explores the human condition through a dark and twisted sense of humor

Miles Newman and Hugh Murphy February 24, 2023

Martin McDonagh’s magnum opus glistens from the performances of its two stars “The Banshees of Inisherin” was released on Oct. 21, 2022. The film has been nominated for nine Academy Awards, including...

The directors of Everything Everywhere All At Once, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, are known for their extremist humor and have worked on other projects together including Swiss Army Man and DJ Snakes Turn Down for What music video. Graphic by: Jane Armstrong

Opinion: “Everything Everywhere All At Once” is a promising frontrunner for this year’s Oscars

Jane Armstrong February 10, 2023

The absurdist multiverse drama is nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including best picture   The 2022 film “Everything Everywhere All At Once” is a bizarre and heartwarming drama directed by...

Girl Interrupted, tackles important topics of mental illness and portrays the hardships that arise from being a teenage girl with mental health issues. Graphic by: Jane Armstrong

Opinion: What is wrong with “Girl Interrupted”

Jane Armstrong and Sophia Nacu February 10, 2023

Mental illness depicted in movies can be revolutionary but over romanticized, why is that?   The romanticization of suffering and mental illness within our society today is prevalent. The need...

As of Feb. 7th Spirited Away earned ¥30.4 billion, and was the highest grossing film in Japanese history. graphic by: Anastasia Nisky

Movie review: Chaos occurs when a young girl moves to a new city.

Anastasia Nisky and Brianna Ramirez February 10, 2023

“Spirited Away” depicts a lost girl in a spirit world trying to save her parents and get back home “Spirited Away” is an animated motion picture from Japan created by Hayao Miyazaki. It was released...

As of Nov 30. Barbarian has grossed $40.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $4.5 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $45.3 million. Graphic by: Ella Duncan

Movie review: “Barbarian,” think twice about renting this airbnb

Summer Williams and Ella Duncan January 6, 2023

Two strangers explore the basement of a Detroit rental home in this twisted horror debut that we can't get enough of “Barbarian” is a twisty thriller consisting of a modern day setting and history...

The 2022 film Terrifier 2 is the third installment of the Terrifier franchise and follows the story of Art the clown as he attacks the people of Miles County. The film was directed by Damien Leone and was made six years after the second installment, Terrifier, and nine years after the first installment, All Hallows Eve. Graphic by: Jane Armstrong

“Terrifier 2” is anything but terrifying

Ruby Lacques and Jane Armstrong December 2, 2022

 Overdramatized violence makes the third installment of the horror franchise lack substance and weakens the plot On Oct. 6, the sequel to 2016’s “Terrifier” hit the theaters, “Terrifier 2.”...

Pearl ended with actress Mia Goths (Pearl) intense smile that lasted two minutes while the credits rolled. Graphic by: Summer Williams

Movie review: “Pearl”

Summer Williams and Ace Rico November 13, 2022

 A24’s newest film, “Pearl,” is a colorful slasher full of thrills and questionable morals The release of "X" earlier this year, the first slasher film in its riveting three-part film series, left...

Smile gained the attention of the world with its unique marketing tactics and since its release has received positive reviews. Allie Nichols 23 said, I literally screamed out loud in the movie theater. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

Movie review: “Smile”

Hugh Murphy and Annika Lange November 5, 2022

An electrifying scare-fest that lacks substance “Smile” intrigued prospective audiences with a cheesy yet eerie trailer that would play in front of many during its big release. Though a bit imitative...

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