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Is nostalgia, price of Disney Plus worth it?

Danielle Kessler

December 13, 2019

It’s been almost a month since Disney launched their newest platform, Disney+, a streaming service similar to Netflix and Hulu but with all of the company’s owned content. As it’s been out, I’ve tried to get a better sense of what this platform really is, and more importantly, if it is ...

‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’ a good time but not worth the price tag

Ricardo Tovar

November 23, 2019

Game Freak’s latest installment in the mainline Pokémon franchise makes its debut on a console for the Nintendo Switch. Drawing inspiration from the United Kingdom, the ‘Galar’ region is a gorgeous new environment to explore. The ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go’ influence...

‘Ford v Ferrari’ is a technical masterpiece, but lacks substance

‘Ford v Ferrari’ is a technical masterpiece, but lacks substance

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera

November 20, 2019

“Ford v Ferrari,” while lacking narrative substance, exhibits some of the best sound editing and mixing. Directed by James Mangold, “Ford v Ferrari” takes place in the 1960s, where automotive designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and British racecar driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), de...

FKA Twigs brings pop from the future on ‘MAGDALENE’

FKA Twigs brings pop from the future on ‘MAGDALENE’

Kati Morris

November 12, 2019

An eccentric, multi-faceted artist, Tahliah Barnett, better known as FKA Twigs has earned a dedicated following since her 2014 debut, "LP1." Her work, often seen as genre ambiguous, experiments with trip-hop, R&B and electronic music. Now, Twigs turns emotional turmoil into triumph with the beautiful ...

‘Luigi’s Mansion 3’ offers fun, light-hearted frights

‘Luigi’s Mansion 3’ offers fun, light-hearted frights

Jacob Collier

November 5, 2019

"Luigi’s Mansion 3" is the perfect game to take players down a fun-filled, nostalgic adventure. The game strikes an ideal balance between fun plot devices, interactive gameplay, challenging fights and well-timed comedic relief. The game gives players the tools they need to solve its puzzles wi...

‘The Lighthouse’ is beautiful yet upsetting

‘The Lighthouse’ is beautiful yet upsetting

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera

November 5, 2019

With its standout performances and unique approach to cinematic horror, “The Lighthouse” is one of the best horror films of the decade. "The Lighthouse" is the newest film from director Robert Eggers, the mind behind 2016’s “The Witch.” “The Lighthouse” tells ...

The best bad horror movies

The best bad horror movies

Danielle Kessler

October 31, 2019

October is a great time to enjoy spooky festivities such as Halloween parties, pumpkin patches and curling up with a good horror movie. However, one of my favorite sub-genres of horror are movies that are so bad, they're actually good. So without further ado, here is a list of my favorite bad horror mo...

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ is unnecessary but fine

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ is unnecessary but fine

Ricardo Tovar

October 24, 2019

It’s been seven years since the tale of the rise and fall of meth kingpin, Walter White had concluded. “Breaking Bad,” arguably the best television show that has ever been made, left us with a satisfying ending. The last episode tied together all possible loose ends and left the oth...

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ is funny, but not much else

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ is funny, but not much else

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera

October 23, 2019

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is all flash and no substance.Taking place 10 years after the events of the first film, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) and Wichita (Emma Stone) are doing well for themselves as they’ve managed to survi...

Through the Late Night Podcast: What is Kanye West’s best album?

Through the Late Night Podcast: What is Kanye West’s best album?

Angel Ortega, Mitchell Kret, Angel Ortega, and Mitchell Kret

September 9, 2019

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion’s Arts & Entertainment section’s new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry as well as highly an...

‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ is fun and that’s all that matters

‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ is fun and that’s all that matters

Ricardo Tovar

May 15, 2019

The point of any form of entertainment is too entertain. It seems silly to say it like that, it should be obvious, but it's incredible how people forget that.You see critics like Rotten Tomatoes give films like "Pokemon Detective Pikachu" a 64%. They take the review business too seriously when the same s...

My top 15 films of all time

My top 15 films of all time

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019

Disclaimer: This list is my personal opinion. While I do feel that there are other films that are much more influential and significant to cinema both thematically and culturally, these films are the ones that have resonated with me the most and deserve recognition. 15. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbi...

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