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The characters from Disney’s “Encanto”

“ Encanto”: Disney’s New Contemporary Folktale

Katie Donivan, Staff Writer April 4, 2022
Disney’s new animated movie “Encanto” captures hearts with its honest exploration of immigrant family dynamics set among Colombia’s rich culture.
“Uncharted” Review: Losing the Heart of What Makes Drake Great

“Uncharted” Review: Losing the Heart of What Makes Drake Great

Makayla Hoppe, Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2022
A look at the 2022 film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s lucrative franchise.
“Spencer” Review: A Psychological Horror Biopic

“Spencer” Review: A Psychological Horror Biopic

Makayla Hoppe, Deputy Editor November 14, 2021

Many of Grossmont’s students likely weren’t around to witness the death of Princess Diana. It was one of the most notable events of the 1990s, shocking the entire world. The story of the former British...

“Dune” Review: Visual Storytelling At Its Finest

“Dune” Review: Visual Storytelling At Its Finest

Makayla Hoppe, Deputy Editor November 14, 2021

In film, science fiction is a genre usually accompanied by another genre. Films like “Aliens” use action as a venue to tell the story. Sci-fi can even be used with comedy, leading to great films like...

Zack Snyders Justice League

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

Curt Brooks May 26, 2021

“Justice League” was a big blockbuster film made to challenge the likes of Marvel’s “Avengers.” It was released in 2017 and ended up being a major flop compared to its competition. Fast forward...

Hollywood Holiday

Hollywood Holiday

Joe Valerio, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

With this being the beginning of December people are ready to celebrate the holidays and that means watching festive specials. Since Hanukkah begins Dec.  10, you might find this special, educational...

Addams Family Values Photo Credit: IMDB.com

Thanksgiving Cinema Classics

Joe Valerio November 25, 2020

As Thanksgiving is approaching people are ready to get into the festive holiday spirit. One way to celebrate this national holiday is to watch nostalgic movies about Thanksgiving.  If you are looking...

COVID-19 Movie Shutdown

COVID-19 Movie Shutdown

Joe Valerio, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have not been easy on the current movie season. The state-regulated quarantine forced movie theaters to close and remain shut down since March 17, including Regal Cinemas...

Have Some Coco for Hispanic Heritage Month

Have Some Coco for Hispanic Heritage Month

Joe Valerio, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept.15 to Oct.15, this is a review of Pixar’s Coco (2017). The 19th movie produced by The Walt Disney Co. is a highly acclaimed animated movie that successfully...

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...

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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...

“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...

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