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Halloween movie marathon extravaganza

By Pedraam Faridjoo | Oct. 30, 2016, 12:26 a.m. | In Movies »

With October 31 lurking just around the corner, it is now time to prepare for my favorite holiday. Although decorating houses, carving pumpkins, following people around at night dressed like a clown and choosing which candy to give out are all fun, the best activity is a Halloween movie marathon.


The Legend of Tarzan: A Successful Swing

By Zoe Friedman | Aug. 21, 2016, 12:41 p.m. | In Movies »

The Legend of Tarzan packs intense action, gripping mystery, comedy and, yes, gorilla fights, into a mere 1 hour 50 minutes. The movie leaves viewers exhilarated and wanting more.


The Infiltrator somehow sneaks into theaters

By Ryan Handel | Aug. 1, 2016, 3:47 p.m. | In Movies »

Despite a talented cast and a compelling premise, The Infiltrator is an overall let-down. With too little exposition and too many moving parts, the movie is difficult to follow. A strong lead performance by Bryan Cranston, who plays undercover agent Robert Mazur, is not enough to overcome the vague plot and the many seemingly repetitive scenes.


A shark. A girl. Oh no!

By Alyssa Berrios | July 11, 2016, 9:54 a.m. | In Movies »

With heart-stopping suspense and an intriguing climax, "The Shallows" brings many beachgoers' fear of sharks alive. The survival film includes many action-packed moments and is a modern-day 'Jaws,' woman versus nature (in the form of a gargantuan great white shark) thriller that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats with its riveting plot and detailed graphics.


An a-dory-ble sequel to Finding Nemo

By Mehana Daftary | June 20, 2016, 12:25 p.m. | In Movies »

Announced in 2013, Finding Dory truly lived up to the high expectations set by the well-lovedFinding Nemo, with central themes of familial love and never giving up. Childish humor, suspenseful moments and tear-jerking scenes make this movie a must see for audiences young and old.


Batman v. Superman: Dawn of the Justice League

By Sandeep David | April 11, 2016, 3:32 p.m. | In Movies »

Cluttered with extraneous characters and dragging on for far longer than it needs to, Batman v. Superman is disjointed at best.


Pride and prejudice and zombies, oh my!

By Maniza Habib | Feb. 15, 2016, 6:14 p.m. | In Movies »

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is perfectly competent and nothing else. It's probably not worth it to watch in theaters, but maybe a good film to watch at home--just for the laughs.


Worth the "weight"

By Randima Herath | Feb. 1, 2016, 4:25 p.m. | In Movies »

The new concepts, characters and obstacles easily compel the targeted younger audiences into following Po on yet another feat.


Bumpy Ride in Ride Along 2

By Lauren Frost | Feb. 1, 2016, 3:56 p.m. | In Movies »

Being a Kevin Hart movie, it has a very silly feel and a somewhat childish sense of humor.The movie, though not great, is nonetheless a fun watch.


"Joy" needs more

By Eleanor Cook | Jan. 2, 2016, 11:45 a.m. | In Movies »

"Joy" is a modern-day story of rags to riches, and plays off of the clichéd idea that anyone can make it big in America. With more character development, it would be an excellent film, but without it, there is too much missing for it to be plausible.


Your holiday is not complete without 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 29, 2015, 11:15 a.m. | In Movies »

Although not the most unique film of the franchise, drawing frequently from the original six, Abrams created a visual masterpiece with the sound effects to draw a viewer back to that galaxy far, far away.


The end of the games

By Lauren Frost | Nov. 30, 2015, 1:59 p.m. | In Movies »

In many ways the final movie of the epic Hunger Games series is a fantastic movie, with great cinematography and special effects. However, compared to the rest of the hit series, Mockingjay Part 2 falls flat.


"The 33" moves mountains

By Randima Herath | Nov. 17, 2015, 5:50 p.m. | In Movies »

"The 33" is based off of the 2010 Chilean mining accident, in which 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days survived against all odds. The film follows the timeline of the disaster, bringing to light the precarious working conditions in the Chilean mining industry through effective foreshadowing and powerful acting.


Good. Very good.

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Nov. 10, 2015, 1 p.m. | In Movies »

Sam Mendes' "Spectre" is yet another thrilling James Bond movie. The exciting movie is filled with action, and changes direction as often as actor Daniel Craig does in the final scene. The quick-moving plot, the explosive scenes and the seductive power of Bond make the film a must-see.


"The Martian" is out of this world

By Maniza Habib | Oct. 6, 2015, 4:26 p.m. | In Movies »

"The Martian," based on the novel by Andy Weir, follows the gripping journey of an abandoned astronaut, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) on Mars. The film shows a new cinematographic perspective of space, in which everything doesn't have to be so scary.


"The Intern" rises to the occasion

By Eleanor Cook | Oct. 6, 2015, 1:51 p.m. | In Movies »

Falling in love with "The Intern" is easy. It excels at portraying the complexities of life in the 21st century and keeps audiences rooting for Ben, Jules, and their colleagues and company the whole length of the film.


"Everest" leaves viewers at base camp

By Sandeep David | Sept. 21, 2015, 2:15 p.m. | In Movies »

In a film that starts out at a plodding pace, director Baltasar Kormákur ramps up the intensity at the end to tell the story of the disaster in proper heartbreaking fashion.


"The Visit" is well worth a visit

By Charles Lott | Sept. 16, 2015, 8:09 p.m. | In Movies »

"The Visit" combines elements from "Hansel and Gretel," found footage horror movies, and director M. Night Shyamalan's own brand of twisted surprise ending, making it the best horror movie of the summer.


"Ant-Man" packs an ant-sized punch

By Sandeep David | Aug. 19, 2015, 8:18 p.m. | In Movies »

Though Marvel does not perform as well as it usually does, a viewer that goes in with ant-sized expectations will get a big surprise as "Ant-Man" still is a solid movie.


"Straight Outta Compton" will have viewers streaming straight into the theater

By Maniza Habib | Aug. 18, 2015, 9:27 a.m. | In Movies »

"Straight Outta Compton" is at times difficult to watch, but overall an epic and captivating film that raps brutal truths about race and police brutality—which continue to resonate today.


"Fantastic Four" doesn't live up to the hype

By Randima Herath | Aug. 13, 2015, 11:37 a.m. | In Movies »

Hear that? It's the groans of disappointed fans after seeing the newest "Fantastic Four" film. The movie is a disastrous release, with an incoherent narrative and underdeveloped characters.


"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" cruises to success

By Elia Martin | Aug. 3, 2015, 4:51 p.m. | In Movies »

"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," is an intense, intriguing and refreshing entry into Tom Cruise's action franchise, offering fresh additions while keeping many common aspects of a Mission: Impossible movie.


Not quite time to terminate the "Terminator" series

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Aug. 1, 2015, 11:59 a.m. | In Movies »

Directed by Alan Taylor, "Terminator Genisys" is an action-packed film that brings the whole Terminator series together, for the most part, comprehensively.


"Paper Towns" is worth the trip

By Eleanor Cook | July 27, 2015, 10:20 p.m. | In Movies »

"Paper Towns," based on the novel by John Green, combines clever humor with existential questions to create a film that has the audience not only laughing with the characters as they encounter comical situations, but also reflecting on their own lives.


Don't wait another day to see "Tomorrowland"

By Zewde Ingram | May 28, 2015, 11:16 a.m. | In Movies »

This film revamps the age old "race to stop the end of the world" scenario into an uplifting and family friendly story enhanced by dazzling graphics.

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