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RIP: Rest in Peace, or Rise in Plays?

A posthumous album is a project released after the death of the artist. However, questions remain afloat in trying to decipher the purpose of releasing an album after death. Is it distasteful, or is...

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” shatters the box office

The sequel to Disney’s “Wreck it Ralph,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” places Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) and Ralph (John C. Reilly) in a chaotic action-adventure based around internet culture. Opening to an impressive $18 million,...

“Overlord” makes for a mindlessly fun and over-the-top wartime adventure

“Overlord,” directed by Julius Avery, pits a small band of U.S. soldiers ahead of the Normandy landings against the horrific machinations of the Nazis. On the surface, “Overlord” looks and feels like a big...

“Outlaw King” offers a compelling account of a pivotal moment in Scottish history

Chris Pine reunites with “Hell or High Water” director David Mackenzie for “Outlaw King,” a historical epic that follows the rise of Scottish King Robert the Bruce, as he attempts to unify medieval Scotland...

Bonfire: The G-Rated Rave you never asked for!

In theory, a free concert can do no wrong, or at least that is what one would think upon initially choosing to attend UCR’s annual Bonfire – a concert dedicated to commemorate UCR’s homecoming...

“Beautiful Boy” Misses its Dramatic Goal

“Beautiful Boy,” a story based on the memoirs of a meth addict and his father, stars rising newcomer Timothee Chalamet as Nic Sheff and seasoned actor Steve Carell as David Sheff. Although it boasts...

“Red Dead Redemption 2” promises excellence and delivers

It is no secret that the newest entry in the Red Dead series, “Red Dead Redemption 2,” has been a massive success. Being one of the largest open-world video games to date, many gamers...

“FM!” is the future summer anthem that’s getting bumped for the wrong reasons

Throw on your sunglasses and get your speakers ready because Vince Staples’ crip-walk-inducing rap project, “FM!,” is the ideal album for blasting at your local barbecues – that is, if you can wait until...

“Homecoming”: Amazon’s newest project is a showcase of the twisted nature of reality

Amazon’s latest foray into original content is a surreal experience. “Homecoming” follows the the life of Walter Cruz, a war veteran who attempts to re-enter civilian life by joining the titular “Homecoming” project. The...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a Majestic Ode to Queen

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is the highly awaited biopic on the legendary 1970s rock band Queen and its frontman Freddie Mercury. Like most, I’ve heard their singles before (including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the mega-hit the movie is...