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Kristen Stewart shines as Princess Diana in Spencer.

‘Spencer’ and the ties that bind

by Morgan Ray, Staff Writer // January 12, 2022

*CW: This film contains depictions of bulimia and self-harm.*  “Poor strangers, they have so much to be afraid of.”  -Shirley Jackson, “We...

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Poster for House of Gucci showing the high-profile cast starring in the film.

Hallowed be thy surname: ‘House of Gucci’ just cannot make it work

by Morgan Ray, Staff Writer // January 6, 2022

*WARNING: FATHER, SON AND MODERATE SPOILERS* When fashion house scion Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) marries Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), they’re...

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Picture of the ominous, desert-laden studio poster for Dune outside Reading Cinemas in Grossmont.

Review: ‘Dune’ overcomes its ‘unfilmable’ expectations

by Morgan Ray, Staff Writer // November 10, 2021

*WARNING: MILD SPOILERS* The phrase “‘Let’s make a movie out of ‘Dune,’” is enough to strike fear into the hearts of the brave. Adapting...

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Tony Winners Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones Open Their Engraved Tony Awards, CC BY 3.0,

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ misses the mark in its portrayal of mental health

by Maritza Camacho, Contributor // October 29, 2021

*TRIGGER WARNING* “Dear Evan Hansen'' is a wake-up call to seek mental health help. Who would have thought, a teenage boy trying to kill himself while...

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Fangtastic Halloween films to sink your teeth into

‘Fangtastic’ Halloween films to sink your teeth into

“The Innocents” (1961) I mean … talk about a film that aged like fine wine. Co-written by the legendary Truman Capote, “The Innocents” is...

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NIGHT TEETH (2021). Jorge Lengeborg Jr. as Benny ans Deborah Ryan Papp as Blaire.

Campy and cringe ‘Night Teeth’ totally bites

by Katelynn Robinson, News Editor // October 21, 2021

Campy thriller teen movie? Vampires, again? Bella, where the hell have you been, loca? The new movie "Night Teeth" was released on Netflix on Oct. 20.  “Night...

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No Time to Die poster displaying outside of Reading Cinemas in La Mesa, CA.

Review: Daniel Craig Clears Final Mission as 007 in ‘No Time to Die’

by Morgan Ray, Staff Writer // October 19, 2021

*WARNING: MODERATE SPOILERS* Consider James Bond shaken and stirred. When the ex-007 agent (Daniel Craig) is visited by his old friend/CIA connection...

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SDSU students relate to Disney film Luca this back-to-school season

SDSU students relate to Disney film ‘Luca’ this back-to-school season

by Riley Martinez, Senior Staff Writer // September 6, 2021

“We can’t let him stay in this world - can we?” This question lies at the crux of “Luca,” Disney-Pixar’s newest movie and director Enrico...

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Screenshot from Ryan Reynolds Instagram celebrating the early critical success for Free Guy.

Review: ‘Free Guy’ is an avid gamer’s dream quest

by Niamh Moore , Contributor // September 1, 2021

After a year-long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “Free Guy'' finally hit movie theaters on Aug. 13, 2021. The film grossed $181.6 million worldwide...

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(L to R) Addison Rae as Padgett Sawyer and Tanner Buchanan as Cameron Kweller in “He’s All That.

‘He’s All That’ ushers ‘Pygmalion’ into the digital age

by Ryan Hardison, Arts & Culture Editor // September 1, 2021

“He’s All That” is a 2021 teenage romantic comedy all about turning one outcast high schooler from a nottie into a hottie. Sounds familiar right?  Based...

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A screenshot of the Netflix series featuring Brianne Howey and Antonia Gentry.

Review: Netflix’s “Ginny and Georgia” shines as family figures out their new home

by Nicholas Ebadat, Staff Writer // March 31, 2021

The popular Netflix show “Ginny and Georgia” is a realistic and gritty drama about a checkered family not used to staying in one place for long. The...

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Night Stalker uses a unique format compared to other true crime series, with first-hand interviews and accounts from victims and main detectives.

Review: Netflix’s “Night Stalker” brings thrills and horror to a true crime documentary

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor // February 4, 2021

With the rise in popularity of true crime documentary series on Netflix, “Night Stalker” seemed destined to get lost among other true crime content. Within...

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