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Did We Not Get Real? Song of the Summer 2018

By Gregory Castel
Writer, Contributor

In 2017, we had what was seemingly a clear-cut winner for hottest song of the summer with “Bodak Yellow” by last year’s rising star, Cardi B. However, within this inning, we had a strong lineup up full of heavy hitters. Many artists got on base. We saw a few strikeouts, many were walked, and we even saw some hits. In June, we even had bases loaded, but unfortunately, I don’t know if anybody delivered a jam that I can classify as a home run. Crushing the the ball out of the park.

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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

Movie Review: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom

By: Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor

Dino Sequel Darker, Scarier, and More Thrilling
3.5 out of 5 (above average)

I am baffled by the critical reception to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  Sitting at an unbelievable 50% critics rating on Rottentomatoes.com, reviewers are claiming this entry is stale, unimaginative, and lacking the magic of its predecessors.  I completely disagree with those criticisms and believe the film actually improves on its predecessor by being darker, scarier, and providing all the expected dino-action without sacrificing the heart and character of this franchise.  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomshould leave moviegoers totally satisfied with action, thrills, anda scarily plausible plot in today’s world. Continue reading Movie Review: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom