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Holiday Cheer Movies to Look Out For

Holiday Cheer Movies to Look Out For

Najla Alexander, Features Editor, Crime Beat Reporter December 15, 2022

It’s the time of the year when Santa is coming to town-SANTA AAAAAAAAAA! If you read that line in the voice of Buddy the Elf from the Christmas classic Elf, you know what time of year it is! It is time...

New Spooky Movies/TV Shows to Look Out For

New Spooky Movies/TV Shows to Look Out For

Najla Alexander, Features Editor/Crime Reporter October 9, 2022

It’s officially spooky season and sweater weather, that time when the temperature drops below 60 degrees and we’re all bundling up to stay warm. That also means new horror and Halloween-themed film...

Importance of Representation of Black Youth in Disney Movies

Importance of Representation of Black Youth in Disney Movies

Najla Alexander, Featrures Editor, Crime Reporter October 4, 2022

Disney films, specifically Disney princess films, teach young children what kind of role models to look up to as a leader and have the chance to see someone who looks like them on the TV screen. Someone...

The Historical Accuracy of Elvis’ Rise to Fame in New ‘Elvis’ Biopic

The Historical Accuracy of Elvis’ Rise to Fame in New ‘Elvis’ Biopic

Najla Alexander, Features Editor, Crime Reporter August 8, 2022

The new Elvis (2022) biopic hit the theatres on June 24th making over $130 million dollars at box offices over just a few weeks. Played by, heart-throb The Carrie Diaries star, Austin Butler, the film...

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is Lowest Selling in the Harry Potter Series

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is Lowest Selling in the Harry Potter Series

Najla Alexander, Features Editor April 30, 2022

The third installment of the Fantastic Beast series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, was found to be the lowest selling movie out of the entire Harry Potter series. The third chapter in the...

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What Will We See or Not See in the New Elvis Biopic?

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Elvis (2022) is an upcoming biopic about Elvis Presley’s life, his rise to fame in the 1950s in the midst of many powerful Civil Rights Movements while navigating his complicated relationship with his...

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Zoe Kravitz Clarifies Comment Made in Batman Interview

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Zoe Kravitz plays Catwoman in the newest remake of DC movie Batman (1989), co-starring Robert Pattinson starring as the main role, Batman. If you haven’t heard or seen the various news headlines already...

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The Fallout Doesn’t Understand How Teenagers Speak

Francesca Crumpton, Guest Writer March 4, 2022

HBO’s new film The Fallout follows three teenagers who navigate grief and mental health struggles after witnessing a tragic school shooting together, creating a bond between the characters that is explored...

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Does the New Scream Measure Up to the Original?

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

*Warning spoilers ahead if you have not seen the newest Scream, stop reading to watch it and then come back* Scream (2022) earned over $30 million dollars during its opening week grossing a whopping...

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Black Voices in Films to Support during Black History Month

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer February 25, 2022

Black History Month is the month dedicated to amplifying and supporting Black voices in everything that they do. Not simply ignoring but educating yourself on the hardships the Black community has faced...

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The Best Movies of 2021

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer December 31, 2021

2021 has been an interesting year, to say the least, and with the pandemic looming over everyone, movies have always been a way to forget that for a little while. Along, with the new year coming in, these...

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R.L. Stine Fear Street Trilogy introduces New Adult Horror

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

*Warning some spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched the Trilogy* If you are a fan of the Goosebumps book series and TV series by author R.L. Stine you will love the Fear Street Trilogy series...

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