Movie Review: Happytime Murders 3/5 Stars

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor 

Mismarketed Puppet Film a Decent Crime Drama, With Raunch

3 out of 5 stars (Average)

The Hapytime Murders is by far the most heavily mismarketed film of 2018.  Advertised as a wild and raunchy comedy, the film is actually a decent crime drama with raunchy humor that showcases that puppets can do far more in movies than sing to your kids.  However, people who want a unique (if flawed) crime drama with some ribald humor will likely be impressed at the immaculate puppetry on display here, along with a solid human cast that plays surprisingly well off of their stuffed cast members.  The Happytime Murders is a good step in legitimizing puppetry as adult entertainment, despite a few bad jokes and some questionable script decisions.  It’s not as good as it could be, but my God, if it couldn’t be a lot worse. Continue reading Movie Review: Happytime Murders 3/5 Stars

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Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians 3.5/5 Stars

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor

Romantic Dramedy Promotes Positive Representation, Despite Flaws

3.5/5 stars (Above Average)

Crazy Rich Asiansis a pretty big deal.  Not only is it a mainstream film promoting positive representation of Asian culture, but it is also a funny, sweet, and sometimes thought-provoking look at the bonds of family.  Anyone expecting this to be a turn-your-brain-off yuk fest will surely be disappointed, but for people who go in with an open mind, Crazy Rich Asiansshould be a mostly satisfying experience. Continue reading Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians 3.5/5 Stars

Ladies, Budget Friendly Cosmetics are REAL!

By Iesha Westmoreland
Writer, Contributor

Let’s face it! In today’s world our average budget is not the best part of living life. The female boss movement is on the rise, but that does not stop the economy from affecting them as well. The first rule of professionalism is to look the part. First impressions leave lasting impressions. The many women facing economic struggle still have an obligation to keep up appearances. Dry cleaning, hair products, and professionally acceptable garments. All these items that can take toll on your expenses, yet it is necessary to keep your company standards. Some women experiencing financial hardship still cannot afford the make-up they are accustomed to. After reading this article you will see the great alternatives; it is not the end of the world! There are more affordable options out there. Options that will have you thinking, “why haven’t I bought these products sooner?” Continue reading Ladies, Budget Friendly Cosmetics are REAL!

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