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“Coming 2 America” calls upon Eddie Murphy's earlier work and comments on current pop culture.

Review: “Coming 2 America”

Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor April 16, 2021

Finally, “Coming 2 America” has arrived. The sequel to John Landis’ similarly-titled 1988 blockbuster comedy “Coming To America” hit Amazon Prime March 5, delivering on the sequel potential...

Double Exposure: “The Bold Ones: The New Doctors” (1969-1973)

Double Exposure: “The Bold Ones: The New Doctors” (1969-1973)

Nova Clark, Editor in Chief March 19, 2021

The small screen has seen no shortage of doctor shows over the years, but one of the most pioneering iterations of the genre came in the form of “The Bold Ones: The New Doctors,” which aired on NBC...

“A Wrinkle in Time” Heads To the SCC Stage — Virtually

“A Wrinkle in Time” Heads To the SCC Stage — Virtually

Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor March 5, 2021

This winter, SCC’s theater department will present John Glore’s 2010 adaptation of “A Wrinkle In Time.” The twist? The internet is their stage — and their homes are their sets. “A Wrinkle...

“WandaVision”: A Nostalgia-Packed Chronicle of Escapism

Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor March 5, 2021

Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Infinity War” and “Endgame.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding in new ways, creating opportunities for...

“The Little Things”: A Classic Crime-Thriller With Hazy Direction

“The Little Things”: A Classic Crime-Thriller With Hazy Direction

Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor February 19, 2021

Noir is an interesting genre in its somewhat ambiguous definition. It covers an array of subthemes that range from paranoia to revenge, among other motifs. It offers up a lukewarm sense of justice that...

Congratulations To the Winners of Our “Share Your Words” Contest!

Congratulations To the Winners of Our “Share Your Words” Contest!

Larissa Odabai, Marketing Manager February 4, 2021

“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because...

Double Exposure:

Double Exposure: “Interiors” (1978)

Nova Clark, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

No discussion of American cinema would be complete without mentioning the prolific career of filmmaker Woody Allen. Whether he was directing, writing or acting, his early catalogue featured everything...

Capturing the Dream

Capturing the Dream

Nova Clark, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2021

Anyone who’s ever had dreams knows that they aren’t all lush landscapes and fantastical situations. In fact, most of them can be rather understated, landing you in scenarios not unlike waking life...

‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Promising Themes Lead To Underwhelming Payoff

‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Promising Themes Lead To Underwhelming Payoff

Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor January 22, 2021

It’s been three years since “Wonder Woman” last graced the screen, so it’s no surprise that fans of the DC Cinematic Universe were anticipating the return of the superheroine played by Gal Gadot...

“Almost, Covid:” Director Bryan Golden Talks SCC’s Latest Theatrical Endeavor

“Almost, Covid:” Director Bryan Golden Talks SCC’s Latest Theatrical Endeavor

Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor December 16, 2020

Throughout fall quarter, SCC's newly-minted Experimental Theatre class filmed a hybrid documentary called “Almost, Covid.” Acting teacher Bryar Golden directed and produced the project alongside...

'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion' (2020), starring Tatyana Ali, James Avery, Ross Bagley.

Review: The Fresh Prince Reunion

Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor December 3, 2020

To think it’s been 30 years since “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” premiered on NBC back in September of 1990 — a debut that predates my existence on Earth by 10 years. The Legacy “The Fresh...

'The Opening Act' starring Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Moffat and Cedric the Entertainer

Review: “The Opening Act” Serves Up a Realistic Slice of the Stand-Up Scene

Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor December 3, 2020

“The Opening Act” is an independent film about an aspiring stand-up comedian named Will Chu (Jimmy O. Yang) who is given the opportunity to emcee for his favorite comedian, Billy G (Cedric the Entertainer)...

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