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Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey; What’s the Verdict?

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey; What’s the Verdict?

Donovan Holland, Senior Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

It’s surprisingly easy to discuss DC Comics’ new film, “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey,” without using common film cliches such as “widely anticipated” or “box-office success.” This is due to the fact that “Birds of Prey '' is a far cry from those commonly used buzzwords generally a...

End of the Skywalker Saga

End of the Skywalker Saga

Austin Peregud, Senior Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

The franchise began in 1977 when George Lucas released the first Star Wars film: A New Hope. The movie had an $11 million budget and featured young actors such as Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and others. After the first movie, Lucas and his tea...

“Joker”: A Movie Review — Spoiler Alert!

“Joker”: A Movie Review — Spoiler Alert!

Austin Peregud, Senior Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The highest-grossing rated R film now belongs to Todd Phillips’s Joker at $788 million, (and counting) beating out Tim Miller’s Deadpool which made $738 million according to CNN. Vanity Fair reported that it reached $93.5 million in its opening weekend and the global gross was $234 million. The film sc...

A Spoiler-Free Review of “Jojo Rabbit”

A Spoiler-Free Review of “Jojo Rabbit”

Donovan Holland, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Taika Waititi, best known as the director of the cult hit What We Do in the Shadows, and the MCU’s (Marvel Cinematic Universe) Thor Ragnarok, has made yet another film, Jojo Rabbit. The movie has been in theaters for about a month now, and, in all honesty, it would be a disservice to one’s self t...

Classical Guitar Magic

Classical Guitar Magic

Sandi Westrand, Senior Writer

December 4, 2019

The Grossmont Guitar Ensemble gathered Nov. 17 for the first concert of the semester to present a program of varied musical compositions from Baroque to pop and rock. It was delightful to observe professor Fred Benedetti skillfully flourish his baton as the ensemble responded with flawless renditions of eac...

IT : A Movie Review

IT : A Movie Review

Sandi Westrand, Senior Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Based on the tome penned by Stephen King in 1986, the story focuses on a New England town that has been plagued by an alien life form for centuries. The creature periodically awakens from a 27-year slumber to incite mayhem and inject fear into the townsfolk. With a predilection for younger victims, It...

Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

Donovan Holland, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, was released in American theaters in late July, and was welcomed by nearly only positive reviews. The film received praise for many of its elements over its two-hour and 40-minute runtime. Critics spoke highly of the strong performances...

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

Sara Rott, Staff Writer

June 14, 2019

Woody, Buzz and the gang are back again for round four, with a new adventure and new friends. This fourth installment of the Pixar classic will mess with your emotions. The film is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes in length. The movie takes place right after Andy has set-off to college and the toys...

POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Sara Rott, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

The film follows the story of Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) trying to find out the real reason his father Harry Goodman went missing. In the aid of the investigation, Tim’s father’s old Pokemon partner, Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), joins in on the adventure. Tim is the only one who can talk and...

Rumble

Rumble

Sandi Westrand, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Cross-Cultural Studies and the Music Department presented the documentary “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World” on April 25. The film illustrated the influence of Native Americans in popular music and sent a powerful message of how this stigmatized population retained its cultural traditions...

Marvel Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Avengers: Endgame

Jonathan Maddock and Sara Rott

May 10, 2019

FOR THE CASUAL OBSERVER By Jonathan Maddock One of 2019’s most anticipated films just hit theaters was Avengers: Endgame, the long-awaited final chapter in the Marvel Universe. Produced by Walt Disney Studios, it’s the follow up sequel to 2018’s Infinity War and is marked as the 22nd film...

Dance Department Performs Final Concert at the Kroc

Dance Department Performs Final Concert at the Kroc

Sara Rott, Staff Writer

April 28, 2019

The show had so many little details and surprises, it was sure to leave you speechless. Along with a killer light show, dancers showed off their versatile moves. The opening production consisted of a mix of different dances and styles mixed into one big celebration, as dancers interacted with the ...

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