Tag Archives: Drama

Movie Review: House With a Clock In Its Walls 1.5/5 Stars

This Eli Roth Fantasy Lacks Magic! By Kevin Thomas Writer, Contributor Watching The House With a Clock in its Walls is like being on a massive sugar high: It’s way too fast, very confusing, and eventually causes you as a viewer to crash and fight falling asleep.  Why horror director Eli Roth and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke were chosen to helm this project is a mystery given that neither are known for family entertainment, and it really shows here.  Add a completely miscast Jack Black, underused Cate Blanchett, and a child actor with little screen presence, and you have one of the dullest fantasies of the year, for adults anyway.  The kids in my audience laughed a lot, so I’m sure this film will be a hit at 12-year-old slumber parties on dark stormy nights, if that’s any consolation. Continue reading Movie Review: House With a Clock In Its Walls 1.5/5 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

The Portrayal of Suicide in Media Needs Change

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor

Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide spoilers for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and 13 Reasons Why. If you or someone you love is experiencing suicidal ideations, please call the
National Suicide Hotline at 1-800- 273-8255.

The 2010s should be a decade to remember. Now more than ever, media outlets are tackling hot-button issues with unprecedented insight and sensitivity. We are seeing shows, films, books, and
even video games successfully explore issues such as political unrest, racism, and drug/alcohol abuse respectfully, often with little sermonizing. It is a wonderful feeling to see these and other issues not be ignored, as they affect thousands of people every day and should get their time in the sun.

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