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Review: ‘Dumbo’ doesn’t fly

Review: ‘Dumbo’ doesn’t fly

Angel Ortega

April 2, 2019


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“Dumbo” is a poorly executed remake reflective of Disney’s attempt to cash in on audiences’ nostalgia. Directed by Tim Burton, the film is a live-action remake of the 1941 Disney film of the same name. Max Medici (Danny DeVito) is a struggling circus owner who is looking at making...

New Hozier album is missing something

New Hozier album is missing something

Rayanne Painter

March 4, 2019


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Six years ago, Andrew Hozier-Byrnes’ “Take Me to Church” took off in the charts as a surprise folk-gospel Top 40 hit. His self-titled debut album gained popularity as well when released a year later, with both the folk crowd and pop followers that had discovered him from his smash hi...

‘Operation Absolute Zero’ adds good and bad to ‘Black Ops’

‘Operation Absolute Zero’ adds good and bad to ‘Black Ops’

Ulises Duenas

December 22, 2018


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Note: This review reflects solely on the new content added to the original "Black Ops 4" game.Treyarc has taken a page out of Ubisoft's book by making the first batch of DLC for "Black Ops 4" feel like a new season in the game's life cycle. "Operation Absolute Zero" adds a new controversial character as wel...

‘F is for Family’ is good, unclean fun

‘F is for Family’ is good, unclean fun

Ulises Duenas

December 9, 2018


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At this point, raunchy tv comedies are a dime a dozen. Finding one that actually makes good use of its mature rating is difficult. "F is for Family" not only has clever jokes that hit most of their marks, but it also shows that character growth is possible without losing the core focus of a show.This show follow...

‘Odyssey’ is a near-perfect ‘Assassin’s Creed’

‘Odyssey’ is a near-perfect ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Ulises Duenas

December 4, 2018


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Evolution is often necessary in games, especially when a formula becomes stale. While "Odyssey" is far from the typical "Assassin's Creed" game in terms of story and gameplay, it's still a game that fits within the series.The best aspect of "Odyssey" is that the entire game feels like an epic journey, similar t...

‘Creed II’ tells an electrifying story of family and perseverance

‘Creed II’ tells an electrifying story of family and perseverance

Ulises Duenas

December 2, 2018


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"Creed II" blends the world of drama and sports in a way that feels natural and engaging. This film is packed with captivating performances, with Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa standing tall as champions.The most impressive thing about "Creed II" is the perfect balance it achieves. ...

New ‘Spider-Man’ game content not living up to the hype

New ‘Spider-Man’ game content not living up to the hype

Alex Coba

November 30, 2018


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Another month and another DLC package drop for the Spider-Man PlayStation 4 game, and along with it some more unmet expectations.Turf Wars is the second in the “The City That Never Sleeps” Spider-Man game trilogy's downloadable content (DLC). This DLC takes place after the events of the pr...

‘WWE 2K19’ refines but doesn’t perfect the wrestling game

‘WWE 2K19’ refines but doesn’t perfect the wrestling game

October 29, 2018


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WWE may be in a burning dumpster of controversy right now, but why should that stop someone from enjoying their new game? These things come out every year and, while "2K19" doesn't iron out all the lingering problems from past games, it still provides something that will keep fans happy - or as happy...

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

Ulises Duenas

October 23, 2018


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Why did they have to call this movie "Halloween?" Put some subtitle after it so people don't get confused. For the purpose of this review I'll refer to the new "Halloween" as "THIS" and the original as "Halloween"."THIS" had a lot of potential to be the best "Halloween" since "Halloween." The main probl...

‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Ulises Duenas

October 9, 2018


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At a glance, "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" looks like a copy of the previous game, "Origins," but set in Greece. While they're extremely similar in a lot of respects, "Odyssey" does enough things differently to move the series forward in a new yet polarizing direction.The series has now fully embraced RPG mechanics to ...

‘South Park’ leaves fans wanting more

‘South Park’ leaves fans wanting more

Grant Schmieding

September 29, 2018


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Assault rifles, “Black Panther” and menstrual cycles—an interesting formula for "South Park’s" season-22 premiere episode, “Dead Kids.” Comedy Central aired the episode at 10 p.m. Thursday. Trey Parker and Matt Stone carry a well-earned reputation for unapologetically mocking t...

‘Maniac’ a weird ride that takes too long

‘Maniac’ a weird ride that takes too long

Ulises Duenas

September 24, 2018


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"Maniac" is a new show from Netflix that would have been better off as a two and a half hour movie. It has an interesting structure and setting, but lacks good pacing and relies too much on the mystery of its story.Owen (Jonah Hill) and Annie (Emma Stone) are two voluntary test subjects in a pharmaceutic...

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