“Ant-Man and The Wasp”: A light-hearted story that gives a break to the dreary tones of the Marvel cinematic universe
BY VICTORIA MARTIN “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” Marvel’s newest cinematic creation, has proved to be a lighter movie compared to its predecessor “Avengers: Infinity War.” Set before its predecessor, this movie gives insight to the life for the movie’s protagonist Ant-Man after “Avengers: Civil War.” The film starts off... Read more
“The First Purge”: A horrifying look at the possible future
BY ISABELLA MARCON “The First Purge” is the fourth installment in the “Purge” horror movie franchise. The movie differs from its predecessors by being a prequel that promises to reveal the origin of the notorious annual Purge, during which all crime is legal for 24 hours. The movie lives... Read more
“Incredibles 2”: A blast from the past that charges toward the future
BY ANNABELLE ROSA There are some films that seem to require a more fulfilling ending than one that can be produced in a single hour and a half showing. Certain films beg for closure, explanation or, perhaps, more character and plot development. This was the case with the 2004... Read more
“13 Reasons Why” season two shouldn’t exist
BY GENNA NORDLING The infamous “13 Reasons Why” is back with a second season. The show is based on the book of the same name by Jay Asher. It follows the experiences of main character Clay Jensen after the girl he is in love with, Hannah Baker, commits suicide.... Read more
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is addictive but imperfect
BY GENNA NORDLING Despite the fact that the final film in the series was released in July of 2011, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has managed to stay relevant for the past seven years. Dedicated fans of the series can express and explore their love for the series... Read more
“SOLO”: An underwhelming yet heartwarming tale of friendship
BY JULIA WENGIER “SOLO: A Star Wars Story” provides “Star Wars” fans with background knowledge about the beloved character Han Solo. It delves right into his past and his interactions with other aspects of the “Star Wars” universe from the beginning, giving the audience both new information along with... Read more
Review: “Interstella 5555” is a stellar ride
BY NOAH CASTAGNA “Musicians are magicians. That’s what I always say.” Those words come from the supervisor of “Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem,” a full length animated movie that covers French electronic music duo Daft Punk’s album “Discovery.” And his words cannot ring truer in... Read more
Ogres, fairytales and more: Embassy Creek Elementary takes on “Shrek Jr.”
BY DANIEL RAKOWER AND ANNABELLE ROSA “Shrek” (2001) is a movie that has come to be representative of childhood for many individuals born in the 1990s and 2000s. In 2008, the movie was transformed into a musical that reintroduced the plotline of the first film in the franchise. The... Read more
“The Handmaid’s Tale” season one recap & season two premiere
BY TAMARAH WALLACE It has been roughly a year since the debut of the “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the Hulu series adaptation of the New York Times Best Selling novel of the same name, and what a year it has been. Eight Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for its... Read more
Nothing Bundt Cakes is nothing but delicious
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE One of the many jokes cracked in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” that has resonated with its viewers is its reference to bundt cakes, something that instantly comes to mind when entering  Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery in the Pembroke Crossings shopping center. But surprisingly enough, the... Read more