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Under Review: “Get Out” brings social commentary as horror flick

Under Review: “Get Out” brings social commentary as horror flick

Irene Vazquez, Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2017 • 67 views
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Jordan Peele's directorial debut "Get Out" is a multi-layered movie featuring social messages about race relations hidden within the horror-comedy plot.

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Under Review: “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

Under Review: “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

Irene Vazquez, Editor-in-Chief
March 7, 2017 • 81 views
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The beloved children's book series "A Series of Unfortunate Events" have been revived in a Netflix original show, which stays true to the source material with its witty, dry tone and spot-on casting.

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Under Review: “One Day at a Time”

Under Review: “One Day at a Time”

Irene Vazquez, Editor-in-Chief
February 21, 2017 • 93 views
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"One Day at a Time," a Netflix original series based on the 1975 show of the same name, tells the story of the Cuban-American Alvarez family. The show features typical family-based sitcom themes while also exploring the cultural values of the Alvarez's.

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Under Review: “La La Land”

Under Review: “La La Land”

Emily Chen, Online Editor
January 18, 2017 • 220 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 • 217 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 • 200 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 • 430 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 • 415 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 • 574 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 • 540 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 • 541 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 • 449 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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