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Under Review: “La La Land”

Under Review: “La La Land”

Emily Chen, Online Editor
January 18, 2017 • 119 views
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Movie musical "La La Land" transports audiences back in time with its jazzy soundtrack and Classic Hollywood glamour.

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Under Review: “Black Mirror” gives dark but accurate social commentary

Under Review: “Black Mirror” gives dark but accurate social commentary

Kate Habich, Staff Writer
January 9, 2017 • 151 views
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The British anthology show continues to fascinate viewers in its third season with futuristic technology that reveal truths about our modern life.

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Under Review: “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” turns characters upside down

Under Review: “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” turns characters upside down

Sophie Caldwell, Staff Writer
January 3, 2017 • 135 views
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The long-awaited revival "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" did not live up to the high standards set by the original beloved comfort show.

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Under Review: Stranger Things

Under Review: Stranger Things

Emma Shea, Social Media Editor
September 19, 2016 • 380 views
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The Netflix original "Stranger Things" quickly and quietly became a smash hit over the summer. The show's unique premise, 80's themes, and talented actors all contribute to its appeal

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Under Review: Finding Dory

Under Review: Finding Dory

David Hammer, Staff Writer
July 30, 2016 • 386 views
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While keeping a lively tone, "Finding Dory" exceeds expectations with meaningful characters and immersive storytelling.

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Under Review: “X-Men: Apocalypse”

Under Review: “X-Men: Apocalypse”

Emily Chen, Online Editor
June 15, 2016 • 521 views
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"X-Men: Apocalypse", the long-anticipated end to the "First Class" trilogy, misses the mark as a continuation of the "X-Men" saga.

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Under Review: Star Wars: the Force Awakens

Under Review: Star Wars: the Force Awakens

Michael Vermeulen, Copy Editor
December 24, 2015 • 506 views
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"Star Wars: the Force Awakens" creates a balance between dramatic weight and uproarious humor while successfully bridging old characters with the new.

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Under Review: How to Get Away with Murder Season 2

Under Review: How to Get Away with Murder Season 2

Emily Chen, Staff Writer
October 6, 2015 • 493 views
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How to Get Away with Murder's second season started with the episode "It's Time to Move On." The episode shows strong character development and references real-world issues, but lacks a cohesive plot.

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Under Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E

Under Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E

Emily Chen, Staff Writer
August 25, 2015 • 399 views
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Directed by Guy Ritchie, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E" follows two spies during the Cold War. Though predictable and bland at times, the film features unique cinematography and convincing performances.

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Under Review: Cry Baby by Melanie Martinez

Under Review: Cry Baby by Melanie Martinez

Brooke Kushwaha, Managing Editor
August 19, 2015 • 643 views
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Melanie Martinez's concept album "Crybaby," debuted Aug. 14, deals with themes of childhood and maturity as well as the pain in beauty and love. Sample tracks "Play Date" and "Pity Party" are included.

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Under Review: The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Under Review: The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Emily Chen, Staff Writer
May 14, 2015 • 213 views
Filed under Culture, Opinions, Reviews, Showcase

Although predictable and mainly focused on special effects more than plot and depth, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron:" spotlights formerly minor characters and builds anticipation for its next film.

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Under Review: new TV sitcoms “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs” and “Blackish”

Under Review: new TV sitcoms “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs” and “Blackish”

Sadde Mohamed and Sukul Mittal, Staff Writers
May 6, 2015 • 361 views
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Shows like "Fresh of the Boat," "Black-ish" and "The Goldbergs" each center around families and are praised for their insightful racial representation as well as originality. But since they all follow a similar patterns, minority-centered sitcoms may be developing into a trope of their own.

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