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“Daddy’s Home 2” Disappoints: A Review

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell sit while tied together by gift wrap ribbon and surrounded by ornaments.

By Josie Clark

Minor spoilers follow for “Daddy’s Home 2.”

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell sit while tied together by gift wrap ribbon and surrounded by ornaments.

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell star in the comedy sequel “Daddy’s Home 2.” (Source: Vimeo)

If you are looking for a wholesome, funny and heartfelt Christmas comedy this season, I … Read the rest

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Riverdale, “Chapter 18: When a Stranger Calls” Review

By Bryce Cross

Spoilers follow for “Riverdale.”

Just when it seemed like things couldn’t get any worse in Riverdale, this hair-raising episode drops, gladly proving us all wrong.

“Chapter 18: When a Stranger Calls” is easily the most frantic and Read the rest

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Top Five Anime for Beginners

By Ashley Hagstrom

Anime is a japanese style of animated film, popular around the world for its creative storylines and beautiful animation. For beginners, trying to find a good anime to ease their way into its culture can be challenging. … Read the rest

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“Super Mario Odyssey” Review: Globe-trotting Good Fun

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By John Messer

Super Mario Odyssey logo

Odyssey’s flashy new logo proudly shows off the character of Cappy, and its imbedded planet hints at the globe-trotting adventure to come. (Source: Flickr)

I recall a while ago Nintendo claiming that “Super Mario Odyssey” would be Read the rest

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The Return of Sam Smith: “The Thrill of It All” Review

Sam Smith stands on a gold-lit stage.

By Caitlin Brenner

With the release of his single “Too Good at Goodbyes” in September, fans of Sam Smith knew his next album would be something special. Now that “The Thrill of It All” has come out, fans are anything Read the rest

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A Godlike Return: “Thor: Ragnarok” Review

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By Jonathon Potochnic

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With the first two “Thor” films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe being some of the worst received by critics and fans, a much-needed revision was needed. Boasting a colorful ‘80s direction, a respected director in Taika Read the rest

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Riverdale, “Chapter 17: The Town That Dreaded Sundown” Review

By Bryce Cross

Spoilers follow for “Riverdale.”

Finally, all hell has broken loose in Riverdale, and everyone, including Archie, is powerless to stop it.

“Chapter 17: The Town That Dreaded Sundown” served as an excellent episode to showcase just how Read the rest

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Citizen Jane Review: Marianna Palka’s new mature comedy is a miss

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Citizen Jane Film Festival: “Bitch” Review

By Bryce Cross

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“Bitch” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Spoilers follow for “Bitch.”

One could probably guess that this film’s title, “Bitch,” could work both as a double meaning and Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” Review

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By Jonathon Potochnic

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“Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Creating a narrative that takes on themes of rape, murder and sexism and presenting these themes in a heavily stylized manner is Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “Blame” Review

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By Bryce Cross

Citizen Jane Narrative Films

“Blame” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Spoilers follow for “Blame.”

In “Blame,” a high school drama, “Hot for Teacher” is unnervingly taken to the extreme.

The writing, starring and directorial debut of 22-year-old Read the rest

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