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A Series of Unfortunate Events is bleak bliss

AN ADAPTION WORTHY OF ITS SOURCE MATERIAL Look away: A Series of Unfortunate Events has finally debuted on Netflix, and it’s as delightfully grim as it promised to be. Fans left hanging by the troubling 2004 attempt to adapt the popular 13 book series are

Quick look: Moana

How far will you go? That’s the sentiment behind Disney’s latest box office animated hit, Moana, which surfed into theaters this past November and scored the nomination for Best Animated Picture at the Academy Awards. For years, Disney’s animated films have to been subject to

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QUICK LOOK: Manchester by the Sea

Treading blindly through upended emotions of remorse and apathy, Manchester by the Sea—a movie written and directed by the psycho-analytical maestro, Kenneth Lonergan—wades the viewer through puddles of the uncomfortable and unpredictable stages of grief and forgiveness. While it might be cliché, the picture brutally

Sherlock Crashes and Burns In Its Finale

THE GAME IS FINALLY OVER Holmes is back and worse than ever; in a shocking twist of events, the popular BBC show Sherlock has released its fourth—and possibly final—season, and has absolutely tanked in quality. Sherlock is a present-day take on the classic Sherlock Holmes

Award Nominees // Silence & Hell or High Water

SILENCE  Jun Lee Silence is an incredible work of art: in addition to its gorgeous cinematography and excellent acting, it’s the type of sensory experience that stays with an audience long after it’s over by presenting philosophical questions and ideas for the moviegoers to piece

Terror of Tokyo Returns With Shin Godzilla

AN AUTHENTIC REVIVAL For the 31st film in the Godzilla franchise, and the last film since 2004, Toho Studios has decided to reboot the classic series with a look back to the monster’s origins. Released in Japan on July 29, 2016, and with a run

Star Wars versus Star Trek

TREK: A TECHNOLOGICAL TERROR It’s never been a contest between Star Trek and Star Wars. Not really. Trekkies have always had it out for the legions of Star Wars fans partly because of the latter’s spectacular success. (That’s actual legions, by the way: hand-crafted Stormtrooper

Gilmore Girls Revives Magic of Stars Hollow

A LOVABLE, MESSY RETURN Revivals don’t get much better than Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Gilmore Girls is notorious for ending on a sour note. Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, creators and head writers, were ousted from the show’s final season in 2007

Stage Devoted to Frightening Tales

THE BAKERY SERVES UP GHOST STORIES The Pandemic Collective is a non-profit theater company devoted to performing horror theater. Their performances engage audiences and artists from all mediums. The company employs artists that are not necessarily within the theater realm, such as graphic designers, photographers,

Doctor Strange Beckons New Marvel Era

DEBUTS TO $85 MILLION With only two infinity stones left to be found ahead of 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, the culmination of a decade of filmmaking, Marvel can’t afford a serious misstep in their Phase 3 lineup. True to form, they responded to that pressure