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Inspired by the 1988 classic “Coming to America 2,” directed by Craig Brewer, details the aftermath since the first movie first came out more than 30 years ago.
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Review: From Queens to Zamunda, a new legacy

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

Inspired by the movie that originally came out in 1988, ”Coming to America 2” had a revolutionary launch similar to 2018’s “Black Panther.”Released on March 5 on Amazon Prime Video, it is the...

Inspired by true events, “Judas and the Black Messiah”, produced by Warner Brothers Studios and directed by Shaka King premiered on Feb. 12, 2021, details the story of Fred Hampton, former chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Studios)

Review: The revolution may be sooner than we think

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Inspired by true events, “Judas and the Black Messiah,” is absolutely the most important story of the century and unlike anything you have ever seen before.  Released on Feb. 12, and directed by...

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“Don’t try to understand it”: Tenet movie review

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor September 24, 2020

Nearly two months after its original scheduled release date, director Christopher Nolan’s newest project, “Tenet”, has finally hit select theaters around the world. Officially released in the U.S....

“The Rental”, directed by Dave Franco, and produced by Independent Film Channel (IFC), skipped theaters and was released straight to streaming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of IFC Films)

Ease your hunger for new content with these five exemplary films

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor September 5, 2020
Instead of going out to the movie theaters, this year the movies are coming straight to our homes through digital streaming services. The following is a list of five movies that you may have missed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that can help ease your hunger for new content. 
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Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is a refreshing take on personal growth in the midst of struggle

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in response to the future harsh criticism and bullying she and her family would receive in the White House as the first African-Americans to live there, then-First...

“Sonic the Hedgehog” was released into theaters across the United States on Feb. 14, 2020. Sonic arrives on the big screen in an action packed and funny film that everyone in the family and fans of the series can enjoy. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

“Sonic the Hedgehog” makes a fast and furious impact in his big screen debut

Brandon Zamora February 25, 2020

After receiving heavy fan backlash about the main character’s design, when the first trailers came, Paramount Pictures makes the adjustment to not only fix Sonic’s design, but create a good movie that...

Bong Joon Ho and Kwak Sin Ae pose with their awards at the Oscars. (Photo Courtesy of IMDB).

Parasite Review

Josh Ghiorso February 20, 2020

“Parasite” is about classism and the dichotomies of two worlds. The film is full of drama, crime and a little comedy as it follows the web of illusions spun by the characters.    The themes of...

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Margot Robbie shines in “Birds of Prey”

Thomas Cathey February 20, 2020

Nearly four years after the release of DC Extended Universe's (DCEU) “Suicide Squad,” young filmmaker Cathy Yan takes one of the best elements of “Suicide Squad”—famed Batman rival Harley Quinn—and...

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Best Picture nominations you need to see before Hollywood’s biggest night

Ariel Caspar and Thomas Cathey February 6, 2020

By Ariel Caspar and Thomas Cathey For the first Academy Awards ceremony of the decade, there are many films nominated that usually don’t fit the description of the typical “Oscar-winning” movie,...

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“Doctor Sleep” stands out well on its own, sidesteps traditional horror tropes

Thomas Cathey December 3, 2019

Nearly 40 years after the release of its predecessor, “Doctor Sleep” debuted on Nov. 8 and is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed horror classic and Stephen King adaptation “The Shining.” The...

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‘Lady Bird’ puts Sacramento in the spotlight

Lily Rodriguez Drake November 29, 2017

Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” is now a staple in the coming-of-age movie genre—it’s a heartfelt, painfully honest picture of leaving home and awkwardly slipping into adult life and independence....

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