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Ease your hunger for new content with these five exemplary films

“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)

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. 

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

“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)

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 leaves fans of the series happy and on Feb. 14, “Sonic the Hedgehog” was released in theaters in the...

Review: ‘Civil War’ sets bar for the new generation of superhero films

Review: ‘Civil War’ sets bar for the new generation of superhero films

Jordan Schauberger

May 5, 2016

The best hero is the one we can see in the mirror. That’s what the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been able to understand and its newest iteration, “Captain America: Civil War,” encompasses this idea perfectly. During the “golden age” of comic books, the United States was in the midst of W...

‘Deadpool’ is outrageously hilarious

‘Deadpool’ is outrageously hilarious

Jordan Schauberger

February 8, 2016

By Jordan Schauberger [email protected] Overshadowed by the recent barrage of Marvel movies and sizable hype surrounding the upcoming DC movies, there was a reasonable expectation that “Deadpool’ would either suck or just bleed into the background of mediocrity. The Ryan Reynolds-...

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