Movies

24 Hours of Netflix

 

by Katlyn Overtree
illustrations by Lily Chan

 

Animated, live action, film, or series, Netflix has a cornucopia of both good and bad material for the audience to enjoy. The titles are ever-changing, bringing both new and old shows in, while quietly letting its previous roster go. This list is dedicated to only a fraction of the shows that are currently available and easy to binge watch.

Movie Review: "Malcolm X"

by Alex Sabalburo

photo courtesy of "The Estate of Malcolm X"

 

Rating: 4/4 stars

 

In 1992, writer and director Spike Lee brought infamous minister and human rights activist Malcolm X to life, and, in one of the most underrated films in movie history, "Malcolm X" uses top notch acting and directing to create a movie worth watching.

Movie Review: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"

by Katlyn Overtree

photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Publicity

 

Rating: 1/4 stars

 

As an adaptation to the series' first book, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has an interesting concept, but is surprisingly forgettable in its presentation and characters.

"Ratchet and Clank": Sputters and dies

By Katyln Overtree
Trailer courtesy of Movieclips Trailers
 
Film adaptations of video games are infamous as bombs for their respective franchises. “Ratchet and Clank” is no exception, as it is a loud and obnoxious interpretation of a generally well-received video game franchise.

“The Jungle Book”: A gorgeous yet indecisive film

by Katlyn Overtree

trailer courtesy of  

 

While visually interesting, “The Jungle Book” is an excellent subject for not knowing which source material it wants to adapt from as it pulls from both the 1967 animated version and the original book by Rudyard Kipling.

"Batman v Superman": The dullest brawl ever

by Katyln Overtree

trailer courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

 

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a dull, yet average, mess of a movie. This stems from the issue of it's pacing, tone and cinematography.

Movie Review: "Creed"

by Alex Sabalburo
trailer courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
 
Rating: 4/4
 
Rocky’s back and he’s training the next generation. Son of former boxing champion Apollo Creed, Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) seeks a mentor in former world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Balboa, hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps and undertake a championship title bout.

"Zootopia": Real life is messy

by Nate Jaramillo
trailer courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios
 
Rating: 4/4
 

    Disney’s latest animated film, “Zootopia,” hit box offices last Friday, dethroning “Frozen” with a whopping $19.7 million on opening night, and explores the relationship between predator species and prey species as an allegory for race.

"Gods of Egypt": They did some research at least

by Katlyn Overtree
trailer courtesy of Movieclips Trailers
 
Rating: 2/4 
 
“Gods of Egypt” is the perfect example of how a movie with a $140 million budget can still be bad. While the action is passably decent and may be worth a watch, bad writing, awful effects and terrible acting are all factors that drag this movie down.

Movie Review: "13 Hours"

by Alex Sabalburo
trailer courtesy of Paramount Pictures
 
Rating: 3.5/4
 
“13 Hours” is based on a true story taking place on Sep. 11 2012, a group of Islamic militants attack the American diplomatic compound and the nearby CIA Annex building in Benghazi, Libya. A small team of CIA security contractors undertake a desperate defense of the American Ambassador and his staff within the diplomatic compound.
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