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Free viewers from the train wreck of “Free Guy”

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor September 14, 2021

In the world of steadily increasing theater premiers, “Free Guy” seems to welcome viewers with a sense of adventure and an ever-rarer originality. The movie, produced by 20th Century Fox, which is...

The 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas features the holidays Christmas and Halloween. Many wonder what time of year is appropriate to watch the Tim Burton classic.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: scary or merry?

Julia Hubbell, Staff Reporter December 3, 2020

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king, losing interest in the spookiness of halloween, and trying to recreate Christmas within Halloween Town....

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...

LGBTQ+ Representation in Media

Angelina Jonkaitis, Entertainment Editor October 3, 2020

LGBTQ+ representation has been more predominant in the media throughout the years. Animated shows, live tv and several movies have introduced new LGBTQ+ related characters and continue to share these stories...

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

Movie Wave: Episode 2 – Cats

Angelina Jonkaitis and Brooke Holland February 27, 2020

Going into the depth of cats and the pros and cons of the film. Featuring guest star Brooke Holland. From Camera angles, transitions to budget Movie wave sinks its claws into cats.

An excessive amount of editing mistakes due to the film being rushed into theaters also contributed to the movies’ low ratings and bad reviews. In one of the scenes, actress Judi Dench is exposed with her human hand rather than that of a cat paw, wedding ring and all. There were additional instances where cats were seen floating in chairs, fur was misplaced for feathers and discoloration in the faces was apparent. 

A cat-astrophe

Brooke Holland, Staff Reporter February 27, 2020

Full disclosure: I could not even finish watching this movie.    Prior to seeing Cats, I found it hard to believe how a studio with a 95-million-dollar budget to remake a beloved Broadway musical...

The Cats movie was released on December 20, 2019. The Tom Hooper film ended up earning around $73.5 million in the box office.

Review on Cats

Brooke Holland and Angelina Jonkaitis February 27, 2020

Shortly after the movie rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" was released on December 20th, 2019, reviews and opinions followed either applauding the film, or criticizing the weirdness of...

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.

Our staffs choice for animated film of the decade was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.  The move ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Animated Film of the Decade – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Julia Moon, Staff Reporter January 30, 2020

In a time were big animation companies are making mainstream 3D animated films, I think Sony and Columbia Pictures brought a fresh new look to the 3D cinematic industry. The use of original comic art and...

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