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One critic claim that ‘Lantern’s Lane’  is like an insurance commercial – just without the creativity.

REVIEW | “Lantern’s Lane” is a joke of a horror film

A story illustrated through cheesy lines and not so frightful scares was a definite miss.
By Vannesa Machado, Staff WriterPublished November 24, 2021
“Lantern’s Lane” failed to tick the boxes for me on what a good horror film is.
Angel Hernandez on the set of his film The Enfreakening.

Film production: Quiet on the campus set

Dealing with at home learning, student directors dwell on their hardships of last year and their return.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished November 22, 2021
Dealing with the hardships and challenges of last year, students face new obstacles coming back.
Though polarizing fans, the film has made nearly 300 million at the box office.

REVIEW | Marvel’s “Eternals” is a confusing and dull experience

Marvel’s latest entry to the universe “Eternals” featured big names but failed to deliver a satisfying story.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished November 14, 2021
Though it brings some cool concepts to the table, MCU’s “Eternals” is ultimately a forgettable watch.
The success of the film had already greenlit a sequel to be set to release in 2023.

REVIEW | “Dune” is a slow but spectacular adaptation of a sci-fi classic

Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the classic novel shows its strength in its presentation and worldbuilding.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished November 4, 2021
A dive into the first part of the film leaves a little more to be desired in the sequel.
A tale of horror and heartbreak: Thakur Singh entrusts his property to Raghuveer, his elder son, and leaves nothing for Dhurjan, a devil worshipper. Dhurjan swears to bring death to the family.

Unconventional horror films to watch this Halloween

A seasonal streaming guide to the best fright-night horror movies to watch this Halloween, but with a twist!
By Jaden Hantman, Staff WriterPublished October 29, 2021
From witchcraft to slasher, here’s a guide to fill your Halloweekend with tricks and treats. 
Venom has grossed nearly $300 million worldwide since its release.

REVIEW | “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”

The Venom franchise returns for another exciting film following the story of Venom and new villain, Carnage.
By Jessica Cervantes, Staff WriterPublished October 20, 2021
Hit your local movie theater and follow the story of Venom and Carnage.
The popularity of the show has caused Netflix to already renew it for a fourth season.

Wasting Recess | Episode 8: My love for “Sex Education”

The hit comedy-drama “Sex Education” returns as one of the top 10 shows on Netflix.
By Csarina Jarencio, Podcast/Social Media EditorPublished October 5, 2021
Csarina shares the multiple reasons for why she loves this show: " Every single person in this story.. they are written in a way that teenagers actually sound."
There is a certain quiet nostalgia to every single image in the films, which only ages better over time.

Wasting Recess | Episode 7: To grow in the world of Pixar and Ghibli

Csarina discusses the nostalgia and growing impact of Pixar and Ghibli films
By Csarina Jarencio, Podcast/Social Media EditorPublished September 22, 2021
Wasting Recess is back again exploring the cultural impact of Disney films
Credit: Marvel

REVIEW | Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: A new hero joins the universe

The Introduction of Shang-Chi into the MCU is a big event for fans of the character and Asian Representation
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished September 20, 2021
This new entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not only a good watch, but a big earner- on it's way to become one of the top grossing films of the year.
The most anticipated films of 2021

The most anticipated films of 2021

In 2021, the pandemic has allowed for movies set to air on the big screen, to be streamed from anywhere!
By Terrence Lazo, Staff WriterPublished April 13, 2021

Within the last year, the experience of watching a new movie has been completely transformed. With the current uncertainty of the movie theater industry due to the pandemic, viewers across the world have...

Chadwick Boseman  poses at the American Music Awards

In memory of “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman, a famed Black American actor, has passed at the age of 43.
By Isabela Diaz, Entertainment EditorPublished September 10, 2020
Chadwick Boseman, a famed Black American actor, has passed at the age of 43.
Mulan in a pose, wielding a sword, preparing for battle.

Let’s get down to business

Coming back new and different after 16 years on Disney+
By Kasey Kim, A&E EditorPublished August 26, 2020
Streaming on Disney+, the live action of Mulan will be available on Sept. 4
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