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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. 

Groundbreaking animation means more than 3D

Photo courtesy of  Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel.

Ariel Caspar

May 14, 2019

In an era dominated by 3D animation, we should not forget to appreciate other amazing films that have successfully taken on different animation approaches. Society has grown very comfortable with 3D animation, and this has caused a narrow-mindedness when it comes to animation in general. When an ani...

‘Lady Bird’ puts Sacramento in the spotlight

(Photo courtesy of A24 Films)

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. The film is reminiscent of receiving warm hug before leaving behind the comfort and familiarity of ...

“Warm Bodies” breaks dawn for supernatural romance

Jared Thornburg and Jared Thornburg

February 1, 2013

“Warm Bodies” has something for everyone. Films like “Twilight” have made the vampire out to be a fantasy that all women want to be a part of. This movie, based off a book of the same name written by Isaac Marion, doesn’t try and romanticize a fictional horror movie monster. The movie is...

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