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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, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60595683

‘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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