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HBO’s New Superman Show is a Lively Adaptation of the Beloved Character (Spoiler Free)

By Ashleigh Clark It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s another adaptation of Superman! I’m guessing very few people were as excited about this new Superman show as I was. There have been many Superman animated series. Perhaps some fans may groan at the idea of a new one. However, "My Adventures with Superman" has the opportunity to become a beloved classic for this generation of Superman fans.  “My Adventures with Superman” centers around Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Jimmy ...

‘A Haunting in Venice’ breaths new shocks into a classic genre

By Ben Konuch “For once in your life, admit you are up against something bigger than you!” I've been a fan of mysteries for as long as I can remember, as I previously reminisced when I had the opportunity to review Kenneth Branagh's "Death on the Nile" last year. Mystery stories have taken up much of my childhood, so I’m always disappointed that Hollywood doesn’t have the same quantity of classic whodunits as books and television shows.  That's why Kenneth Branagh's ...

‘Ahsoka’ brings back mystical ‘Star Wars’ in an exciting first half

By Ben Konuch “Anakin never got to finish my training. Before the end of the Clone Wars, I walked away from him - and the Jedi. Just like I walked away from Sabine.” When conversations around “Star Wars” spring up in my friend group, I’m usually the guy people look at. I’ve loved “Star Wars” since I was a child and I have my older brother to thank for that. Growing up in the Philippines away from libraries or video stores, we would have to buy a season of the animated ...

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’ is a hilarious family reunion 

By Anna Harman I was so excited when I first saw the trailer for this movie that I put the release date on my calendar immediately. I loved the first two “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” movies, so I knew I had to see this.  It was so cool to see a lot of the original characters come back in this movie, especially Toula (Nia Vardalo), Ian (John Corbett) and Aunt Voula (Andrea Martin). However, we found out right at the start of the movie that Toula’s mom Maria (Lainie Kazan) was ...

‘One Piece’ is shockingly spectacular

By Janie Walenda When the writers and actors’ strike began in May, I joked with my brother about how we, two people who watch a lot of film and television, will cope. I said that I would likely end up hate-watching old Dracula movies and comparing them to the book. And given his newfound enjoyment of anime, I joked that he would give in and start “One Piece.” I should’ve known better.   “One Piece” is a notoriously inaccessible anime. Thousands of episodes long, ...

Summer Film Recap: Laci Strouse’s summer of inspiring, uplifting and encouraging entertainment

By Laci Strouse This summer I spent a lot of my time watching movies and TV shows. After everything I saw, “The Little Mermaid,” “Sound of Freedom,” “The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2” and “Sun Moon” remain my favorites. These movies and series are all special in their own way and made my summer a little brighter. “The Little Mermaid” was a great family film. Summer break began with the release of the live-action Little Mermaid in theaters. It did not disappoint ...

Summer Film Recap: Ben Konuch’s summer of espionage, action and missed opportunities

By Ben Konuch Summer blockbuster season is always too overwhelming to try to fit every major release into your schedule. Whether it be all the new streaming series, or the brand new franchises being started in cinemas or even iconic names returning on the big screen like “Indiana Jones,” this summer blockbuster season has been no exception. But when you can’t watch every new release, you have to pick the ones that look most intriguing. For me, those movies were “Mission Impossible: ...

Summer Film Recap: Esther Fultz’s summer of armageddon and glitter

By Esther Fultz I’ve never been a big film person. Sure, I’ll watch the occasional film with my family, and I’ve seen “The Sound of Music” and “The Lord of the Rings” more times than I can count. But seeing films in the theater isn’t a common occurrence for me, and before this summer, I never would’ve seen myself watching two films back to back. “Barbenheimer” changed that. “Oppenheimer” presents a complex portrait of humanity. Contrary to popular recommend...

Summer Film Recap: Janie Walenda’s summer of spiders and turtles and raccoons, oh my!

By Janie Walenda Tradition is important to me.  That’s why during finals week for two years in a row, I dragged a group of friends to go see a Marvel movie in theatres.  So on May 5th, six college students sprinted into the movie theatre at 7:45 for a 7:30 showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.” At least one college student walked out sobbing (and I have cried every time I’ve rewatched it.)  While I am perfectly capable of enjoying movies by myself, with my ...

Summer Film Recap: Anna Harman’s summer of nostalgic, moving and eye-opening movies

By Anna Harman Despite all of the great films and TV shows that came out over the summer, three movies stuck out to me the most: “Barbie,”  “The Little Mermaid” and “Sound of Freedom.”  Barbie (Margot Robbie) and Ken (Ryan Gosling) did a fun dance number at the beginning of “Barbie.”  “Barbie” was arguably the movie of the summer. I saw so many people of all ages dressed up in elaborate all-pink outfits and they’d come with huge groups to see the movie. The ...