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SPOILER Review: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ is a fine but rushed conclusion

SPOILER Review: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ is a fine but rushed conclusion

Sam Lucio

January 2, 2020

Editor’s Note: This review contains SPOILERS for “The Rise of Skywalker” Disney first bought Lucasfilm from famed visionary George Lucas in 2012, and with it, the acclaimed Star Wars franchise. The purchase added another weapon to Disney’s entertainment arsenal following the buyout of Mar...

What’s in Theaters 1/3

Cody Downey

January 2, 2020

Welcome to the New Year! With a new year, there comes a bounty of films to check out in theaters. Though the month of January is notorious for not having many heavy-hitting films, the holdovers from December should provide a great viewing experience for anyone who got caught up in the holidays. The Gr...

SPOILER-FREE Review: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” successfully concludes a 42-year-old saga

SPOILER-FREE Review: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” successfully concludes a 42-year-old saga

Cristo Dulom

December 24, 2019

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" takes on two lofty tasks: tying up the story of eight movies, many television shows and many more books before it and pleasing fans of the original "Star Wars" (1977) release. It successfully accomplishes both of these tasks. Throughout the film, there are tiebacks...

What’s in Theaters 12/25

Cody Downey

December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas, everyone! The much-awaited holiday is finally here, and there are many things to be enjoyed for all -- not only under the tree. Here are a few of the gifts left in theaters for viewers this season. Uncut Gems With Adam Sandler in a more dramatic role, "Uncut Gems" looks to show h...

Review: “Six Underground” is explosive but mindless fun

Review: “Six Underground” is explosive but mindless fun

Ver Lumod

December 24, 2019

Michael Bay’s latest action flick “6 Underground” is some solid escapist fun. Just don’t dig deep into the absurdity of it all. The Netflix film centers on an eccentric billionaire known as “One”, played by Ryan Reynolds, who fakes his death and starts bankrolling an off-the-books special...

What’s in Theaters 12/20

Cody Downey

December 21, 2019

Christmas is slowly approaching but the real presents this season are the films that are being released this holiday season. Here are the treats that are being put in theaters this week. Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker Ending one of the biggest franchises in the world, "Star Wars: The Rise...

What’s in Theaters 12/13

What’s in Theaters 12/13

Cody Downey

December 13, 2019

With Christmas a little bit less than two weeks away, movies in theaters are offering a wide variety of cinematic presents. From a holiday-themed horror film to a '90s-set biopic drama, here is what is in theaters this week. Black Christmas   While everyone may be dreaming of a White Chri...

Review: “Frozen 2” slips on thin ice with confusing plot points and loss of authenticity

Review: “Frozen 2” slips on thin ice with confusing plot points and loss of authenticity

Rae Walberg

December 10, 2019

Across the country, families reunited for Thanksgiving, flocking to local theaters to watch the long-awaited "Frozen 2." But many may have been left utterly confused by the film's DreamWorks-like qualities. I, like many others, was left staring at my ticket by the end of the movie. I didn’t realize...

Events bringing holiday cheer to NOLA this month

Events bringing holiday cheer to NOLA this month

Caitlyn Reisgen

December 6, 2019

Miracle on Fulton Street Nov. 29-Dec. 21 | 11a.m.-10p.m. Since it rarely snows in New Orleans, the Miracle on Fulton Street brings "snow" to New Orleans with a faux snowfall every hour from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Along with the snow, there are many sights and photo opportunities including an illuminated Christm...

Puzzle Answers 12/6/19

December 5, 2019

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“Knives Out” sticks a modern twist into the mystery genre

“Knives Out” sticks a modern twist into the mystery genre

Ver Lumod

December 5, 2019

Rian Johnson’s star-studded whodunit “Knives Out” is a smartly plotted and hilariously entertaining social commentary. The film kicks off with the death of 85-year-old mystery writer Harlan Thrombey, played by Christopher Plummer. His varied and eccentric family rules it out as a suicid...

Review: “Ford v. Ferrari” is an electrifying ride of a movie

Review: “Ford v. Ferrari” is an electrifying ride of a movie

Ver Lumod

December 5, 2019

American cinema drives further toward greatness with James Mangold’s period sports drama “Ford v. Ferrari. The film centers on a real-life attempt by the financially beleaguered Ford Motor Company in 1966 to beat Italian auto manufacturer Ferrari at their own game: race cars and speed. At the...

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