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Oftentimes, in Hallmark movies, the general structure of the film itself remains the same, almost as if all the stories follow a formula.

Hallmark: ruining holiday movies

Julia Hubbell, Editor-In-Chief November 20, 2022

As Halloween passes and focus shifts to winter celebrations, many holiday themed items begin resurfacing. I welcome back peppermint desserts, ugly sweaters and Michael Bublé music with open arms. But...

One of the most recent movies to feature a big-time star of the music world in its cast, Dont Worry Darling generated some controversy with the casting of singing phenom Harry Styles in one of the leading roles. Despite the skepticism from certain audience members regarding Styles acting ability, the movie garnered lots of publicity and earned $19 million at the U.S. box office for its opening weekend.

From stage to screen: do singers belong in movies?

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor November 1, 2022

There seems to be a phenomenon spreading throughout Hollywood where no one can settle for one kind of stardom – if a celebrity has conquered one realm of the entertainment industry, they must conquer...

Period pieces are a perpetually dominant force in the cinema costume sphere. Year after year they  fill the Best Costume Design category at the Academy Awards, and ten of the last twelve winners of the award have been historical films.

How important is historical accuracy in costume design for period pieces?

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor October 24, 2022

Jeans and t-shirts for the 2000s, a flapper dress for the 1920s, frilly collars for the Renaissance – the general ideas of how people dressed throughout previous times are pretty well-established. When...

Released on Apr. 1, 2022, Sonys Morbius is an unfortunate waste of good characters. Most of the movie was weirdly paced, and was overall not an enjoyable experience for viewers.

A universal disappointment: “Morbius”

Julia Hubbell, Entertainment/Opinions Editor April 15, 2022

Released on Apr. 1, Sony’s “Morbius'' is the perfect movie to be released on April Fool’s Day. This film is a disaster from start to finish, leaving me with many questions that I honestly did not...

The Iris K. Shim and Sandra Oh film, Umma highlighted generational trauma, as well as the relationships between mother and daughter.

Not becoming your “Umma”

Julia Moon, Editor in Chief April 1, 2022

Released on Mar.18, “Umma'' touched on elements of psychological and supernatural horror, using visual effects to make it difficult for viewers to know if the characters’ experiences were real or just...

Review: The Happiest Season.

Review: “The Happiest Season”.

Marcela Maya, Staff Reporter December 1, 2020

On  Nov. 25, Hulu released the new Christmas romantic comedy movie, “The Happiest Season,” starring Kristen Stewart and Makenzie Davis. The film captures emotions that relate to wanting acceptance,...

On Sep. 4, Disneys streaming service Disney+ lists Mulan as a premier access movie.

Two movies, different releases

Julia Moon, News Editor October 6, 2020

Since the start of COVID-19, the release dates for many movies and films have been delayed. For months well-anticipated films had yet to show official releases, and under the circumstances, theaters were...

The Movie Wave podcast is created by Angelina Jonkaitis, and features different takes on the intricacies of movies and shows.

Movie Wave: Episode 1 – Little Joe

Angelina Jonkaitis, Staff Reporter February 3, 2020

An in depth podcast talking about a films camera angles, sound design and all the characteristics that make it stand out.

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