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A24’s newest film “Dream Scenario,” follows Paul Matthews (Nicolas Cage), a washed-up professor as he becomes the object of everyones dreams.

A24 leaves viewers in their own ‘Dream Scenario’

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer December 6, 2023
A24’s newest film, Kristoffer Borgli’s high-concept comedy “Dream Scenario,” is a timid and toothless commentary on a world where everyone is connected, with a searing study on what global backlash does to a person hidden underneath. The film follows Paul Matthews (played by an unrecognizable Nicolas Cage), a washed-up professor at a less-than-prestigious university. 
Godzilla Minus One, the latest entry in the 69-year-old franchise, premiered in North American theaters Dec. 1.

‘Godzilla Minus One’ smashes records on opening weekend

By Ray Milburn, Head Video Editor December 5, 2023
The 33rd Japanese “Godzilla” film stomped through North American theaters Dec. 1, delivering a record-setting opening weekend. Grossing $11 million during its first three days in the United States, the latest entry in the gargantuan franchise delivered a classic theater experience packed with thrills, action and characters that commanded as much screen presence as the giant lizard.
Freddie (Ji-min Park) goes on an expected journey of self-discovery and identity as she finds herself searching for her birth parents in South Korea.

Review: Fragmented plot creates complex portrait of identity

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer April 24, 2023
Questions of identity and cultural assimilation find their way into director Davy Chou’s newest film "Return to Seoul."
Avengers: Endgame had a massive impact on pop culture and the comic book movie genre. It seems as if Marvels post-Endgame projects havent lived up to their usual quality.

Column: The modern era of superhero fatigue

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
With recent negative reviews and lower box office turnouts for Marvel films, it seems as if comic book fatigue may be setting in for audiences.
Art thief Nemo (Willem Dafoe) finds his heist plan taken down, stuck with nothing but photographs, paintings and other artwork around him.

Review: Willem Dafoe-led thriller is an endurance test

By Giancarlo Messina, Staff Writer March 29, 2023
"Inside" attempts to tackle profound questions about the true worth of art, but its repetitive script keeps it from going anywhere worthwhile.
Mills (Adam Driver), a pilot from Somaris, finds himself responsible for an exploration mission on a new planet — soon revealed to be Earth 65 million years ago.

Review: Sci-fi action flick is a tonal disaster

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer March 27, 2023
"65" will leave audiences bored with its uninspired mix of action and creature feature callbacks to "Jurassic Park."
Endless Summer Vacation emulates Miley Cyrus confidence in her voice as a musical artist.

Review: Miley Cyrus takes fans on a summer vacation

By Sarah Payne, Staff Writer March 22, 2023
In "Endless Summer Vacation," a self-assured Miley Cyrus provides listeners with 43 minutes of pure escapism.
Ghostface makes the move to New York City to continue terrorizing in the sixth Scream film.

Review: New ‘Scream’ installment stabs its fans in the back

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer March 22, 2023
After the 2022 "Scream" movie revitalized the franchise for a new generation of slasher fans, it's sad to say that "Scream VI" takes a step backward.
To many fans, Skrillex is still the face of Dubstep, an often misunderstood genre.

Review: New Skrillex album is fun but overstays its welcome

By Andrew Tell, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
"Quest for Fire" marks a solid return for Skrillex, although it begs the question: was anyone really asking for more Skrillex in 2023?
Best friends Maura (Rita Moreno), Trish (Jane Fonda), Lou (Lily Tomlin) and Betty (Sally Field) take a wild trip to the Super Bowl to see Tom Brady play. Things dont go as planned.

Review: Hollywood icons reunite as football antics ensue

By Lily Lipka, Staff Writer February 15, 2023
The star power held among Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin makes "80 for Brady" worth a watch, even if it's nothing great.
While Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) returns for the Knives Out sequel, the rest of the cast are all new — and rise to the occasion.

Review: Murder mystery peels back layers of genre

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer December 7, 2022
The sequel to the smash hit "Knives Out" delivers, with Rian Johnson crafting a grand, hilarious mystery that does not fall into the same tropes.
After his parents take him to see Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Greatest Show on Earth, a young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with the art of filmmaking.

Review: Steven Spielberg finds the beauty in his early memories

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer December 6, 2022
“The Fabelmans” shines a light on Steven Spielberg's childhood, providing an honest look behind the curtain into where his love of movies began.
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