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Why Animated Shows Like ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Dragon Prince’ Aren’t Just For Kids

In Culture, Featured, Tyler Carlos by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Tyler Carlos – Spoilers Below Traditionally, there has always been a hard line between television shows that are for adults and what television shows are for children, and we still see it everywhere in media today. Most television series aimed at grown-up audiences appear on the traditional networks, like ABC and NBC, or else subscription based television, such …

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Never Beyond Saving: 10 Cinematic Stories of Redemption

In Culture, Featured by Sam Hendrian

–By Sam Hendrian– Reading the news is rarely an uplifting act, especially when it is saturated with stories of seemingly good people falling from grace. The Joker’s haunting words in The Dark Knight are proven time and time again to be true: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” From Bill …

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Technology Vs. Humanity: Why ‘Next Gen’ Is the Most Important Movie of 2018

In Culture, Featured, Movie Reviews, Reviews by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Amanda Valdovinos – Spoilers below. Amid the current saturation of dystopian and sci-fi content in the media industry, the vast majority of Netflix viewers may have missed last week’s release of the Netflix original animated film Next Gen. At first glance, Next Gen camouflages as “another cute robot film” in the same vein as Disney/Marvel’s Big Hero 6 …

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Leaving Home: A Cinematic Perspective

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– By Sam Hendrian – Flying the nest is no easy task for most young people. To leave the comforts of home and venture out into the world is adventurous and brave, but it can also be scary and bittersweet. Homesickness is common to college students who have left their families for the first time, and it is often feared …

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It’s not U, It’s Ur Gram: What ‘Eighth Grade’ Teaches Us About Society, Anxiety, and Maybe Even Sanctity

In Culture, Featured, Reviews by Amanda Valdovinos

– By James Powers – In many ways, I think most of us never quite grew out of the awkward terror of middle school. If this weren’t the case, how else would A24 have expected to successfully market its R-rated Eighth Grade? What would the target adult demographic have found compelling about a movie focused on that phase of life, …

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7 of the Best Female Characters in Action Movies

In Culture, Featured, Industry Insights by Amanda Valdovinos

– By M Pelchat – In your basic Hollywood action movie, there are usually only a few different types of female characters: the classic damsel in distress, the sexy warrior, or the emotionless assistant.  While these cliches make for simple stories, they often leave the audience with very forgettable characters. A female character should not be confined to one aspect, …

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The Lie of the Digital Paradise in ‘Westworld’ and ‘Black Mirror’

In Culture, Featured, Joe Campbell by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Joe Campbell – The following contains spoilers for Westworld up through the end of season 2, and the Black Mirror episode San Junipero. Charlie Brooker liked to disturb his audience, and his newest story offered the most terrifying ending yet. The writer and creator of the dark sci-fi anthology show Black Mirror had become famous for injecting his …

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A Newbie’s Guide to Attending Comic-Con

In Culture, Featured by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Lana Young – Last year my best friend Julia and I were able to check the San Diego Comi-Con off our bucket list, and we continued to surprise ourselves by succeeding in getting tickets for the second year in a row! Below are some things I want to pass on about my experience from attending the past two …

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On The 2018 Met Gala and the Catholic Church’s Place in Fashion

In Culture, Featured by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Natasha Doran – Every year, the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds a Gala to fund the museum’s fashion exhibit. Invited guests donate money for their tickets (starting at around $30,000) to be the first to see that year’s exhibit before it opens to the public. The exhibit showcases the work of famous and up-and-coming …