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Amaka’s Songs of the Summer

October 3, 2020

  The R&B/Pop sister duo came back in June with their sophomore album, Ungodly Hour. The lead single, "Do It," is a fun and flirty song about getting ready and going to party at night. Though...

Ad Astra Defies its Genre

Ad Astra Defies its Genre
Science fiction movie contains little science
October 15, 2019

Ad Astra, directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt, is a science fiction film that lacks science. It flies all the way to Neptune and back, but it seemed to me that Outer Space was only a tiny piece...

Avengers: Endgame provides satisfying ending for expansive franchise

Avengers: Endgame provides satisfying ending for expansive franchise
The Marvel Cinematic Universe culminates in a well-crafted, enjoyable work
April 29, 2019

Avengers: Endgame has been one of the most anticipated films of all time. After I first watched the original Avengers 6 years ago, it sucked me into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which includes...

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race
Movie examines police brutality and how different communities experience life
November 2, 2018

The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr, is about a teenage girl named Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who lives in a predominantly black neighborhood with gangs, drugs, and high crime rates. She...

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