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A Review of "Synchronic"
December 10, 2020

In my last review, I remarked on the absence of decent-to-good movies that are being released. Thanks to the pandemic, every promising movie aside from “Tenet” and “Wonder Woman 1984” were pushed...

Fincher’s triumphant return to filmmaking

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A Review of "Mank"
December 10, 2020

Before turning on “Mank”, several thoughts flew through my head: This is David Fincher’s first movie in six years. It has Gary Oldman. It’s black-and-white. This has to be good. Right? “Mank”...

‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’: a true masterpiece

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December 8, 2020

“A Prayer for Owen Meany” by Academy Award-winning novelist John Irving is a modern take on timeless issues such as the paradox of war, religion and political corruption, and compels the reader to...

Best Christmas gifts for parents

Christmas presents sitting under a Christmas tree.
December 8, 2020

Buying Christmas gifts for family and friends can be one of the hardest things to decide. A lot of people like to slack on their gifts, and not buy anything till the last minute. Instead of going with...

Another average horror movie

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A Review of "Come Play"
November 23, 2020

As lackluster as this year has been, the same question has been bouncing around my mind ever since movie theaters reopened: Would it kill Hollywood to actually get back to releasing good movies? “Come...

Old War, New Rules

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"Tenet" and "Mulan" Fight For the Future of Movies
October 29, 2020

To say that 2020 has been one of the weirdest years in human history might be the understatement of the decade. Thanks to the likes of global pandemics, political protests, murder hornets and UFOs, the...

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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(Possible) Release Dates For The Year's Few Big Movies
October 27, 2020

Back in January, when I compiled my list of the Best Movies of 2019, I expressed my hope that 2020 would be a better year. I was wrong. 2020 has been one life-altering disaster after the other, and at...

Quarantine-O-Ween

Actor Charlton Heston plays Moses with arms flung wide in the motion picture
October 27, 2020

After everything that’s been going on this year with COVID-19, Halloween is a big question for families who are scared of the virus and want to stay safe during this holiday. There are many activities...

Rodeo Roundup

The La Grande Wheel XL is quite a popular ride at the HLSR and here it is lit up at night.
Everything to know about the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
February 24, 2020

It’s that time of year again. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is back in town. This year the HLSR will be in town from March 3 to March 22 at NRG Stadium. First up, let’s talk about the concert...

Who’s In, Who’s Out

The biggest night in Hollywood will be aired on February 9.
My Take On the 2020 Oscar Nominations
February 20, 2020

So, the Oscar nominations came out on Monday. Unfortunately, like all of us, I was stuck in school at the time of the announcements, but I was able to stay away from social media for the whole day so I...

101 Minutes of Absolute Torture

A poster for the exceptionally bad movie, Dolittle.
A Review of "Dolittle"
February 20, 2020

Normally, I would say that after a month of Oscars hopefuls and massive blockbusters, it’s nice to start the year off with a sub-par movie. This is the one year that doesn’t quite fit that bill, it...

Successful Retelling of a Beloved Classic

Senior Sarah Swift and Sophomore Ben Armstrong prepare to dance as Ella and Prince Topher.
Review of Cy Woods Theatre Company's "Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella"
February 5, 2020

In the past, I’ve made no bones about the fact that I’m not much of a fan of anything to do with Disney. Whether it’s Star Wars or Marvel, it’s something that I normally don’t get excited for....

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