Movie review

Top Gun Maverick: The boy who never grew up

By Ethan Rogers / May 29, 2022

After 35 years in the Navy, Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell has failed to grow in any significant way since we last saw him in Top Gun back in 1986. Despite the Youtubesque intro, in which Tom Cruise addressed the theater audience with his sincere hopes that all would enjoy the film; despite the nostalgia; despite…

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The Secrets of Dumbledore worth seeing

By Jordan Jamison / May 3, 2022

“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is a PG-13 movie, released in the U.S. on April 15 that you don’t want to miss. The scenes will keep you on your toes with great acting, amazing storyline, impressive CGI, and even better music. The creators of the film put a lot of effort into it and…

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10 Movies to Watch for Black History Month

By Ethan Rogers / February 17, 2022

Any list of must watch movies will be imperfect in nature. There are simply too many movies to choose from and no two people have the same taste. That is no less true when looking for movies on Black history. I have tried to create a list that covers the full spectrum of American history,…

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Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” is an emotional, comical film that any viewer could love

By Joseph Lohmolder / November 11, 2021

It is wonderfully whimsical, surreptitiously splendid, and unequivocally unequaled. Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch is a breath of fresh air for the box office — it is an experience for viewers that is unlike anything else being shown on the big screen.  Centering around “The French Dispatch Magazine,” the film feels like an ode to…

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Movie Review: It’s Quiet, 2 Quiet

By Joseph Lohmolder / June 8, 2021

Going into “A Quiet Place Part 2,” I wasn’t sure what to expect. Part of me didn’t want there to be a sequel to the hit original film. However, I was pleasantly surprised that this film did not fall victim to the classic blunders that typically ruin follow-up films. 

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“We Are the Water Protectors” Book Review

By Lexie Cardens / March 11, 2021

“We Are the Water Protectors” recently won both the Caldecott Medal and the Golden Kite Award for picture book text. This is the first time ever that a Native American has won the Caldecott Medal. The author is Carole Lindstorm and the illustrator is Michael Goade. As a young Native American artist, that is very…

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“Totally Under Control:” 2020’s most important documentary

By Reilly Smith / November 3, 2020

2020 has been an incredibly chaotic year in America . As every month passes, it seems like the outside world becomes more tumultuous, with old issues worsening exponentially.  And while this year will be remembered for many things — the protests in the name of black victims such as George Floyd or Breonna Taylor will…

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Sonic the Hedgehog hit theaters this past weekend

By Clackamas Print / February 18, 2020

Story by Jakob Kaiser “Everyone wants to live the fast life, and not many movies scratch that itch better than “Sonic The Hedgehog.” If you love the feeling of nostalgia or that giddy feeling you had as a child, then you’re going to love “Sonic the Hedgehog.” The movie consistently keeps viewers engaged within the…

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‘Knives Out’ stabs its way into theaters

By Clackamas Print / December 3, 2019

Story by: Zachary Whitley As with every great murder mystery or whodunnit, just as you think you know how it will end, you end up surprised. Directed by Rian Johnson, “Knives Out” is a classic who-killed-who; heavily inspired by Agatha Christie novels, this movie is brimming with extremely clever writing with the added touch of…

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‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ review

By Clackamas Print / November 26, 2019

Story by Andrew Griffin Fifty-one years ago, the world was introduced to the wonderful world of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” a show that would go on to capture the hearts of children for decades until its final episode in 2001. Behind it all was one man — a man dedicated to spreading kindness and giving the…

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