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Ariel sings on the rock after she saves Eric from the ship.

The Little Mermaid brings strong performances from the cast to recreate the magic of the original

Liane Ghazanfar, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

The Little Mermaid released to theaters on May 26th, 2023 starring Halle Bailey as Ariel, a young mermaid who wishes to be in the human world. The new live-action Little Mermaid movie is a stunning adaptation...

With the high budget and high audience expectations, the movie doesn’t live up to the other Marvel movies but functions well as a stand-alone. There is never a moment where the audience is bored and I would say it’s worth a one-time watch.

Film Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quautumania is only worth a one-time watch

Amishi Anand, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, released after its world premiere in Hollywood, Los Angeles, expectedly delivers admirable action sequences mixed with frequent humor, but lacks clarity and character...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is showing in theaters across the nation.

Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is an emotional farewell for the lovable band of misfits

Mathew Dickman, Senior Staff Writer May 15, 2023

Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, released in theaters on May 5th, 2023, released with the intention that it will be the final onscreen adventure for many of the characters that made their...

Air: Courting A Legend is a fun underdog story that basketball and movie fans alike will enjoy.

Film review: Air: Courting A Legend dunks from the freethrow line

Dylan Breen , Staff Writer April 25, 2023

Air was released in theaters on April 5, 2023, and tells the story of Sonny Vaccaro and the adversity he overcame to convince young star athlete Michael Jordan to sign a shoe deal with Nike. The film highlights...

4/5 --  A thrilling adventure that captures the spirit of D&D while delivering a compelling story and memorable characters, Honor Among Thieves is a must-see fantasy heist.

Film review: “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” brings one of the biggest RPGs to thrilling life

Zayn Razakali, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

The Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie is a thrilling adventure that brings one of the most beloved tabletop role-playing games to the big screen. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan...

The Super Mario Brothers movie is showing at Dublin Regal Cinema.

The Super Mario Bros movie was full of easter eggs, but did that leave much room for plot?

Dhanush Gowda, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

The Super Mario Bros. Movie, an adaptation of the Nintendo games created by Shigeru Miyamoto, released in theaters on April 5th, 2023. The movie brought many of the game concepts to life with many references...

The movie series stars Keanu Reeves as the title character, John Wick.

How does John Wick: Chapter 4 hold up to the rest of the franchise?

Mathew Dickman, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

John Wick: Chapter 4, released in theaters on March 24, 2023, is a worthy addition to the franchise. Chapter 4 is overflowing with action, excitement, fun characters, charm, and emotion. Though this film...

With a plot thats different and out of the box, Cocaine Bear is a film definitely worth checking out.

Film review: “Cocaine Bear” is a must-watch, but offers more comedy than thrill

Zayn Razakali, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

Cocaine Bear, released on Feb. 24, was thoroughly enjoyable, funny, and didn’t take itself seriously, which added to the overall entertainment value. Cocaine Bear took a light-hearted approach to the...

The album Aurora, made by the band in Daisy Jones and the  Six, is available  for streaming on music platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.

Daisy Jones and the Six comes to Amazon Prime, but does it capture the magic of the novel?

Tejasvini Ramesh, Page Editor March 22, 2023

On March 3rd, Amazon Prime released Daisy Jones & The Six, one of their most anticipated TV shows of the year. Directed by James Ponsoldt, the show is based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel by the...

Bollywood, which has evolved into a billion dollar film industry, has a rich history that dates back to the mid-1900s with iconic movies that continue to influence and inspire filmmakers today.

Love, dance, and soul: The Romantics pays homage to Yash Chopra’s Bollywood

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Page Editor March 3, 2023

On February 14, Netflix released The Romantics, a four-part documentary series that pays homage to the fifty year legacy of Yash Chopra, Yash Raj Films, and  Indian cinema.  With behind-the-scenes...

Outer Banks is only found on Netflix.

The hunt continues: Outer Banks season three comes to Netflix

Emerson Muise, Page Editor March 2, 2023

On February 23rd, the third season of the Netflix series Outer Banks was released for fans who have been anxiously waiting after the cliffhanger ending of season two to watch.  This season, the crew continnued...

Many scenes from the show mirror scenes from the 2013 video game.

The Last of Us show comes to HBO Max. How does it differ from the video game?

Lexiss Marajas, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

On January 15th, the first episode of The Last of Us aired on HBO Max, bringing this 2013 Playstation game to life. Featuring two characters, Joel (played by Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (played by Bella Ramsay),...

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