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Cover art for the first single, Vultures, released on November 22nd, 2023 from Kanye and Ty Dolla $igns collaborative album.

Review: The wait for Vultures 1 is over, but was it worth it?

By Audrey Piczak and Esteban Gallardo March 4, 2024

Kanye West, now legally known as Ye, is a man who needs no introduction. To some, he’s the man who made “Graduation”. To others, he’s the man who has made every offensive and controversial statement...

Avatar: The Last Airbender posters from the original series (Nickelodeon, left), the new live-action series (Netflix, middle), and the live-action movie (Paramount, right)

Avatar The Last Airbender Review: Not my cabbages!

By Chloe Tran and Kaylee Yang March 4, 2024

Disclaimer: This review will contain major spoilers for the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” franchise. "Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything...

Emma and Dexter the morning after they first meet. July 16, 1988.

One Day Review: Maybe one day it will hurt less

DISCLAIMER: This review contains major spoilers for the Netflix series “One Day.”  They say time heals a broken heart, but every time we encounter a new adaptation of “One Day” we’re once...

Cover image for the script adaption of Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton, adapted by Tim McGarry

Review of “Boy Swallows Universe” by Trent Dalton: The script versus the Netflix show

By My-Tran Vo and Lorena Chavez March 4, 2024

WARNING!!! SPOILERS!!! Step into a world where innocence collides with chaos, and a boy’s extraordinary journey unfolds like a mesmerizing tapestry. "Boy Swallows Universe" is a plunge into the magical...

One of the various teaser images from Madame Web, featuring the titular character (Dakota Johnson) and two of the Spider-Women (Sydney Sweeney and Isabela Merced).

Madame Web review: Wait… this isn’t Marvel???

By Natalia Nguyen and Kevin Pham March 4, 2024

DISCLAIMER: This review will contain minor spoilers about Madame Web. About an hour and 54 minutes after preview trailers ended, we came to the shocking realization that “Madame Web” was not a Marvel...

Sofia Vergara as the titular character of the Netflix miniseries, Griselda.

Griselda review: Netflix and Vergara take on La Dona Gris

By Joseph Mutagaya, Arts and Entertaiment Editor February 19, 2024

The story is all too familiar by now. The feared drug lord who came from rags and rose above even the farthest reaches of the American dream into the fabled one percent. Yet this story has become, (in...

Movie poster for Argylle

Argylle review: More comedy than spy movie

By Nicole Rodil Suarez, Photo Editor February 19, 2024

Growing up I would watch crime and spy movies and shows with my dad. We both love a good mystery and action, so when we saw the trailer for this movie we were excited. Unlike other spy films, this one...

A loot box in the popular multiplayer game Overwatch, about to be opened. Credit:

Op-Ed: Carnegie students are responsible, but gacha games don’t want you to be

By Tobias Hawes February 5, 2024

When MiHoYo released Genshin Impact in 2020 across many platforms, they doubtless expected a grand opening. It’s possible, however, that they didn’t expect it to become the largest international launch...

Chalamet and Wilder as the illustrious Willy Wonka (Courtesy of The Ringer/Warner Bros./Paramount Pictures)

Review: Chalamet shines in his very own world of pure imagination

By Joseph Mutagaya, Arts and Entertaiment Editor January 24, 2024

Hello, my Letterboxd Lovelies! It’s your favorite and most bestest, amazing-est movie-sorry, film critic, IWuvMyPeachyWeachyTimmyKins4000 back and better than ever.  First of all, I’d like to...

The cover photo of Mike Flannagans Netflix Special The Fall of The House of Usher, with the character Verna holding a raven mask, a reference to Edgar Allan Poes most famous poem.

Books vs. Movies: are text to screen adaptations any good?

By Adelynn Rubio, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

Movies are better than books, and I’ll die on this hill. Ever since I was a child I’ve loved television, and even though I do read, seeing a story come to life has always been more special to me. But...

Still from the film Saltburn

Saltburn review: sometimes you have to bottom your way to the top

By Katheryn Consuegra, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 22, 2024

Sophie Ellix-Bextor’s song, “Murder On The Dancefloor,” had taken over my entire FYP. All of the videos to the song were teenagers walking out of a movie theater utterly flabbergasted after watching...

The official film poster of Priscilla (2023) dir. Sofia Coppola

Priscilla review: In the shadows of Graceland

By Lorena Chavez, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

“She’s much more mature for her age," said Jacob Elordi. Set against a backdrop of dreamy visuals and innocent girlhood, Sofia Coppola’s most recent release tells the bittersweet story of Priscilla...

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