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‘Shōgun’ Limited Series Review: Peak TV is Possible

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer May 4, 2024

  Based on James Clavell’s 1975 novel of the same name, and already adapted previously as a 1980s miniseries, the 2024 limited-series historical epic "Shōgun" has come to a close after ten episodes....

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‘Files of the Unexplained’: Lackluster Stories to Make You Yawn

By Ethan Udy, News Writer April 27, 2024

  Aliens and ghosts and cults, oh my! Netflix’s new docuseries “Files of the Unexplained” aims to incite the imagination of viewers and question reality. Each case varies, ranging from missing...

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‘Fallout’ Series Review: Satire Never Changes

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer April 19, 2024

  It’s been 26 years since video game developer Tim Cain’s darkly satirical post-apocalyptic action game “Fallout” hit store shelves. The game series took aim at the costs of human greed...

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‘Invincible’ Season 2: Ending with a Bang, Despite Delays

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer April 11, 2024

  After taking a two-year hiatus between seasons, and then a four-month hiatus dividing the second season, season 2 of Prime Video's animated superhero show “Invincible” concludes with a multiverse...

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‘Damsel’ is Not a Typical Fairytale

By Jordan Thornblad, Arts Writer April 10, 2024

  "Damsel" is not a fairytale, which may be shocking given the fantastical nature of the trailers that preceded the film’s release on March 8, 2024. In an unexpected turn of events, the Netflix...

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ is Ending with a Bang

By Ethan Blume, Arts Writer April 1, 2024

  Season 12 of  "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the decade-spanning sitcom from the genius behind "Seinfeld," is currently airing on Max, and Larry David claims that this will be the last season, for...

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‘Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV’: A Culture of Complicity in Childhood Television

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer March 29, 2024

  Amid the #MeToo Movement, larger scrutiny was placed on bad actors behind the camera, finally holding them accountable for alleged abuses towards cast and crew. It saw the takedown of media moguls...

(L-R): Jubilee (voiced by Holly Chou), Morph (voiced by JP Karliak), Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd), Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith), Cyclops (voiced by Ray Chase), Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann), Jean Grey (voiced by Jennifer Hale), Gambit (voiced by AJ LaCascio), Bishop (voiced by Isaac Robinson-Smith), and Beast (voiced by George Buza) in Marvel Animations X-MEN 97. (Photo courtesy of Marvel Animation. © 2024 MARVEL)

‘X-Men ’97’ is a Blast from the Past

By Graham Jones, Assistant Arts Editor March 21, 2024

  The X-Men haven’t been a part of the zeitgeist for quite a while. Despite some cameos in recent MCU films like Professor X in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and Beast in...

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‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’: A Mixed But Promising Start

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer February 12, 2024

  The freshman season of the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series has ended. The season adapts the first book in the renowned Percy Jackson series with a heartfelt ending for the characters...

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‘True Detective: Night Country’ Offers a Familiar Yet Intriguing Mystery

By Graham Jones, Assistant Arts Editor February 5, 2024

  On Jan. 12, 2014, prestige television was changed by the premiere of “True Detective.” At a time when television was expected to be visibly lower budget and have weaker writing, “True...