Spider-Man: No Way Home – Film Review

By Kasie Tran

Spider-Man: No Way Home has been a movie fans have been waiting for since the ending of Spider-Man: Far From Home, released in 2019. The new movie was released December 17, 2021, and it is Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing film of all time at the worldwide box office with revenue over $1.73B. It surpassed that of its predecessor, Spider-Man: Far from Home, which made $1.13B. Before going into more details about the movie, please note that a SPOILER WARNING is in effect. 

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Outer Banks – TV Show Review

By Ella Algar and Olivia Emmerson

*Spoilers*

Outer Banks debuted on April 15, 2020. Created by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke, Outer Banks has already been nominated for several awards and has won three so far, namely the MTV Movie + TV Award: Best Kiss, People’s Choice Award: Favourite Drama TV Star, and People’s Choice Award: The Bingeworthy Show of 2020. It takes place in the Outer Banks of North Carolina however, it was filmed in Charleston, South Carolina.

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To Kill A Mockingbird: A Review and A Protest

By Sathya Siva

Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.

– To Kill A Mockingbird, 1960

I first read Harper Lee’s famous novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, a couple of months ago. For those who aren’t familiar with the award-winning story, it was first published in 1960 and has since become one of the great classics of American literature. 

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Spider-Man: No Way Home is a great reason to leave your home and watch it!!

By Natasha Kangrga

Homecoming, Far From Home, and now No Way Home. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? This movie has captured $260 million over the weekend after its initial release, it set record breaking ticket sales, and ranks as the second largest North-American opening in box office history. But is it all that good? 

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Why Elon Musk Deserves to be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Tyler Wang

Elon Musk is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2021. Is this a bad thing? Many of the world’s critics think so. The Guardian opens its piece on Musk with the following: 

“Time magazine’s decision to make Tesla billionaire Elon Musk its person of the year for 2021 has been criticized because of his attitude to tax, opposition to unions and playing down the dangers of Covid.” – The Guardian “Naming Elon Musk person of the year is Time’s ‘worst choice ever’, say critics.”

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Movie Review: House of Gucci

By Ben King

6/10

“Father, son, and house of Gucci”, proclaims Lady Gaga in the very first trailer for Universal’s House Of Gucci, a true crime biographical drama about the assassination of Maurizio Gucci. The instantly iconic – and memeable line from Gaga cemented the film as one of the most anticipated releases of 2021. With big names attached to the project (Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino), House Of Gucci looked to be a delectable thanksgiving treat. Alas, the film committed the biggest cardinal sin in Hollywood history – being a bore. 

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Eternals – Movie Review

By Ben King

Angelina Jolie. Richard Madden. Salma Hayek. Kumail Nanjiani. Harry Styles. From Academy Award winning director Chloé Zhao. With a team like this, Marvel Studios’ Eternals seemed almost too big to fail. But alas, the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the lowest rated movie in the franchise’s history, and has quickly lost it’s legs at the box office, with $368 million grossed against a $200 million budget. The film has undoubtedly been Marvel’s least successful undertaking – but Eternals was a refreshing departure from the usual Marvel formula, and delivered a visually stunning, heart-warming film with some of the best introduced characters we’ve seen in the MCU this far.

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Taylor Swift: Overhyped?

By Eden Nath

The infamous Taylor Swift has stolen people’s hearts ever since her debut as a 17-year-old country artist. She’s come a long way in her music career, and her fame hasn’t died down- in fact, it’s growing. Like every other celebrity with fame, she has her haters; I personally know lots of people who haven’t really listened to any of her music, who believe that she’s not a good artist, or who believe she’s overhyped. But I believe the exact opposite, and before you come at me, hear me out.

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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Book Review

Elizabeth Skinner

“No ‘allegedly,’ no ‘might have,’ no ‘probably,’ no ‘most likely.’ He did it, they say. Sal killed Andie. But I’m not so sure”

– A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is about an investigation of a murder-turned-suicide. Allegedly, Sal Singh killed his high school girlfriend, Andie Bell, then killed himself.  Everyone in their small town believes that narrative, except for Pip. For her end-of-year school project, she decides to crack open this devastating case again and find out the truth.

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Eternals – Movie Review

By Kasie Tran

Eternals is a movie that Marvel fans have been waiting for. After teasing the film for months, Disney finally released it on November 5th, 2021.

Warning: May be spoilers ahead.

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