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 Theres a new Mean Girls movie after 20 years. Photo by: Alize Hernandez

Mean girls movie review and comparison

Alize Hernandez April 23, 2024

Which “Mean Girls” movie is the best? I am sure everyone has heard of the new “Mean Girls” musical which was released on Jan. 12, 2024. I was very excited when I learned about it, as “Mean Girls”...

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....

Popcorn buckets and re-usable cups available for purchase at Cinemark Theaters. Photo by: Journey Quan

Cougar critique: “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour”

Journey Quan November 11, 2023

This Oct. 13, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” opened, making itself the second highest grossing October movie ever  Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” sponsored by Capital One, spanned all over the...

Naima Tovar26 said My favorite part is the different friend groups. Graphic by: Isabel Andrade

Cougar critique: “Mean Girls”

Isabel Andrade June 15, 2023

“Mean Girls” is still the most iconic movie of the 2000s “Mean Girls” is a film that was made in the blank year and is one of the most iconic movies of the decade. The movie follows Cady Heron,...

Anton Chigurh, one of the characters in No Country for Old Men, looks completely devoid of human emotion, and incapable of feeling any remorse for his victims. Graphic by: Christian Montecino

Cougar critique: “No Country for Old Men”

Christian Montecino May 11, 2023

How the Coen brothers crafted one of the most iconic villains to date Ethan and Joel Coen are no strangers to making movies with incredible antagonists. Tom Chaney from “True Grit,” Marge from “Fargo”...

The film Bones and All was released in 2022 and has been nominated for numerous awards at indie film festivals around the world. Graphic by: Avery Cameron

Book review: “Bones and All”

Avery Cameron February 17, 2023

 Is the book always better? Yes Luca Guadagnino's 2022 film “Bones and All,” starring Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet, is a coming-of-age story that follows Russell’s character, Maren Yearly,...

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...

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...

The movie Clueless is filled with funny and relatable quotes such as, I know it sounds mental, but sometimes I have more fun vegging out than when I go partying. Maybe because my party clothes are so binding. This quote is said by the movies character Cher (center-right). Graphic by: Kendall Garcia

Movie review: “Clueless” is a must watch movie

Kendall Garcia November 2, 2022

Clueless is a relatable teenage file that deserves more screen time “Clueless,” a cult-classic film from the 1990s that stars icon Alicia Silverstone as the main character, Cher. Cher is a ditzy high...

Fun fact: Mirabel is the first female main character to wear glasses in a Disney-animated movie. Photo by: Isabella Fierros

Opinion: Encanto is enchanting

Isabella Fierros and Emily Nguyen January 27, 2022

One of the newly released Disney movies, "Encanto", has captured our hearts The movie itself is centered around a magical family in Columbia, each member with gifted magical powers, except one. Mirabel...

Opinion: The “Dr. Seuss The Grinch” remake is not as bad as everyone says

Opinion: The “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” remake is not as bad as everyone says

Ava Mohror December 13, 2021

To start off, I’m gonna clarify that nothing beats the original “Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas” movie. However, the new animated version of the movie that came out in 2018 isn’t bad...

Opinion: Uncut Gems will have you on edge in more ways than one

Opinion: Uncut Gems will have you on edge in more ways than one

Charlotte D'Orsi February 4, 2020

Adam Sandler’s vulgarity in his new movie is comedic but slightly uncomfortable.   Adam Sandler demonstrates one of his best acting performances yet in the recently released movie “Uncut Gems.”...

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