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“Mid90s”: Jonah Hill delivers a hard-hitting coming-of-age story in his directorial debut

Although actors-turned-directors aren’t something new, it is a relatively recent phenomenon that these directorial debutants experience significant initial success. Last year alone, directorial newcomers Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig made very successful debuts with...

“Halloween” Stays True to its 80s Roots

As a fan of the original 1978 “Halloween,” I had high hopes for the 2018 sequel. Thankfully, it did not disappoint. “Halloween” is a crowd-pleaser, with frequent nods to its predecessor, gory scenes galore...

“Happy Together” proves why the network sitcom formula needs to change

Who would have thought that after critical and box office success that was “Dunkirk”, Harry Styles’ next project was executive-producing a TV series that’s so unimaginative that we’ll all collectively add it to the...

More than just a game: the intricate and subtle beauty of JRPGs

The realm of Japanese role-playing video games (JRPGs) is a vast one. The genre, whose most iconic traits would be its anime-esque aesthetic alongside occasionally absurd elements, is so expansive that from an outside...

“Hell Fest” Recycles Old Scares, But Adds Nothing to the Slasher Genre

“Hell Fest” was marketed as a twist on the slasher film go-to: instead of a town or the woods, the masked killer would stalk a group of teenagers in a Halloween-themed traveling amusement park...

With a bloated tracklist “Tha Carter V” fails to make an impact

Once upon a time, in a seemingly alternate universe, where Bobby Shmurda freely shmoney-danced the streets of New York and the radio was actually a viable source of good music, there was a time...

“Venom” is the mildly enjoyable, incohesive mess that everyone saw coming

As I sit down to write this article (directly after I left the theater), “Venom” currently sits at a 31 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.1 on IMDB, with the former (which despite...

“The House with a Clock in Its Walls” is an embodiment of the problem...

“The House with a Clock in Its Walls” follows a young orphan named Lewis, who moves in with his uncle, Johnathan (Jack Black), following the death of his parents. Shortly after arriving, Lewis discovers...

2018’s Block Party may have just been one of UCR’s best concerts

If you’re anything like me and would rather stay in alone than ever think about going to a concert, then it’s probably accurate to say that Block Party never appealed to you in your...

“Spider-Man” is the most quintessential superhero game since “Arkham City”

In this day and age, comic books, and the countless media franchises that have spawned from them, are nothing short of iconic. Some of the most well known figures in pop culture, characters such...