The Games Aren’t Over Yet

The Hunger Games series, introduced by Suzanne Collins in 2008, birthed the YA dystopian craze. In 2020, Collins revived the franchise with the prequel, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” focusing on President Snow’s origin, which has now in 2023 been release in theaters as a film adaptation. Join Photography Manager Rena Danho as she takes you through all the ups and downs of the movie. Continue reading The Games Aren’t Over Yet

 

Is The Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Worth the Hype?

The popular horror game franchise, Five Nights at Freddy’s, released a movie based on the game’s lore on October 27th. Though not completely accurate to the original storyline due to content limitations, the film stays true to the series’ essence, thrilling its dedicated fans. The adaptation incorporates elements such as suspenseful encounters with familiar animatronics and hidden easter eggs, providing a new narrative to explore. It seems like it will be more popular among fans than viewers unfamiliar with the games. Continue reading Is The Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Worth the Hype?

 

The Super Mario Bros. 2023 Movie Review

Credit: Nintendo/Universal Pictures (Screenshot via bbc.com)  Volunteer Writer: Jesse L. Magnifico Email: jmagnifico@umassd.edu The Super Mario Bros. is finally a video game movie adaptation done right. It’s not perfect, but it’s still darn good — phenomenally better and far more accurate than the 1993 live-action version.  THE SYNOPSIS Brothers Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day) start their own plumbing company. Their father criticizes them … Continue reading The Super Mario Bros. 2023 Movie Review

 

Will Hocus Pocus 2 Live Up to the Hype?

Staff Writer: Kelsey Wink Email: kwink@umassd.edu Many a witch’s moon has passed since Hocus Pocus made its debut in 1993. The film became an instant Disney Halloween classic, thanks to the trio of frighteningly funny witches known as the Sanderson Sisters. After years of clamoring for a sequel, fans will finally have their wish granted when Hocus Pocus 2 releases on Disney+ on September 30, … Continue reading Will Hocus Pocus 2 Live Up to the Hype?

 

Disney’s Latest Movie is A Dragon Designer’s Nightmare

J Engels Staff Writer jengels@umassd.edu A roaring success with critics, Raya and the Last Dragon looks promising overall. Positive critical reception, however, does not excuse the fact that Disney, ever greedy corporation that they are, is getting away with charging subscribers of their streaming an additional  just to watch it. Even if it did- even if I, personally, wasn’t morally against supporting this latest of … Continue reading Disney’s Latest Movie is A Dragon Designer’s Nightmare

 

Finding the Spark: Movie Review of Disney Pixar’s “Soul”

Sam Travis  Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu Pixar movies have a great reputation of reaching people’s hearts. Their movies are made for children, yet also have humor adults can relate to, suddenly making movies people all ages can enjoy. So when they released their newest movie “Soul,” there was no doubt it was going to be the next big family movie. Soul is a touching and humorous … Continue reading Finding the Spark: Movie Review of Disney Pixar’s “Soul”

 

Pokémon: The First Movie, Is Even Deeper than You Thought

J Engels Staff Writer jengels@umassd.edu (Warning: Spoilers ahead for Pokémon: The First Movie) When I was a kid, I was utterly enchanted by the stunning visual design of Pokémon: the First Movie. Even with  the sometimes clunky 90s effects, the artistry of the  film- its dreamy pastel color palettes, fantastical settings,  and the graphic, fluid motion of the animation- captured my imagination. And although the … Continue reading Pokémon: The First Movie, Is Even Deeper than You Thought

 

Race Against Time: Movie Review of “Greenland.”

Samantha Travis  Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu Calling all sci-fi, action junkies. Or anyone staying in on a Friday night looking for a movie that will keep you wondering from the beginning to the end. Ric Roman Waugh’s “Greenland” (2020) is a jarring, nail-biting movie about survival, global disasters, and humanity during desperate times. It may, ironically, not sound too unfamiliar, considering the year that all of … Continue reading Race Against Time: Movie Review of “Greenland.”