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Review: Netflix anime suffers from lackluster writing, redeems itself through characters

Devilman Crybaby is a Netflix original series created by Masaaki Yuasa. The series centers on Akira Fudo, an empathetic and emotional track runner who is living with the family of his parents’ friends. His childhood friend, Ryo Asuka, returns to inform him of an influx of ancient demons bent on ...

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Top 5: Enjoy the holidays with these five films, each with their ups and downs

#5: Elf Objectively, I would not say Elf is a great film, and had this been given to different writers, I would be more critical of it. Most of the characters are not that interesting, the supporting actors’ performances are diminutive, and the film can be very cheesy and cliché ...

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REVIEW: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ presents superior characters, humor in newest addition

“Thor: Ragnarok” is the third installment in the Thor series and the seventeenth film overall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After reuniting, Thor and Loki learn that their sister and the Goddess of Death, Hela (played by Cate Blanchett), has returned to reclaim Asgard, all in the wake of an ...

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VETsuccess puts on art exhibit to honor veterans

On November 9th, as a way of commemorating Veterans Day, an art exhibit took place in the MUC Lobby from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit was titled “Showcasing Our Veterans.” “This is our fourth year hosting this,” Christina Hicks said. “I do not see it going away anytime ...

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REVIEW: ‘Jigsaw’ lives up to disappointing ‘Saw’ series, detached plot does not save it

You know those guilty pleasures people binge watch, despite knowing how terrible they are? Mine is the Saw series. Nothing about the plot makes sense, it is incredibly convoluted and at this point, it serves as nothing more than fan service—and I love every bit of it. When you stop ...

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REVIEW: Sonnenfeld’s adaptation of ‘Misery’ suspenseful, a must-watch for Halloween festivities

Despite being a fan of Stephen King’s work, most of his adaptations do not translate well to film or television. The unconventional atmosphere and themes expressed in his work are often lost in translation. Without the right execution, it can be unintentionally campy and confused. Thankfully, there are several excellent ...

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