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‘Dune: Part Two’: The Sci-Fi Blockbuster of the Century

By Graham Jones, Arts Writer, News For U Producer February 21, 2024

  When acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve set his sights on adapting Frank Herbert’s influential 1965 sci-fi novel “Dune,” many raised their eyebrows in suspicion. Time and time again, filmmakers...

Evil Dead Rise

‘Evil Dead: Rise’: Mayhem and Motherhood

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer May 6, 2023

  Two rapscallion film students, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell made the short film “Within the Woods.” This film was used to secure the rather modest $90 thousand that would be used to make...

Screenshot from the Scream VI trailer (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

‘Scream VI’: Ghostface Takes Manhattan and Revives Franchise

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer March 20, 2023

  Any franchise that has reached six installments is bound to show signs of fatigue to say the least, yet “Scream VI” is arguably the most alive the “Scream” franchise has ever been. Directing...

Cocaine Bear directed by Elizabeth Banks (Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

‘Cocaine Bear’: A Gory Good Time

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer February 28, 2023

  It’s rare when just the title of a movie can perfectly sell the tone of what to expect from a movie, but “Cocaine Bear” does exactly that. In the pantheon of ridiculous animal-related...

Still from The Amazing Maurice.

Sundance 2023: ‘The Amazing Maurice’: A Cat and Rat Caper

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer January 29, 2023

  From Page To Screen Based on the book “The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents” by Terry Pratchett and partially inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale of the “Pied Piper,”...

Little Richard appears in Little Richard: I Am Everything directed by Lisa Cortés (Courtesy of Sundance
Institute)

Sundance 2023: ‘Little Richard: I Am Everything’ Honoring A Rock ‘N’ Roll Legend

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer January 25, 2023

  Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as “Little Richard,” is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. The documentary “Little Richard:...

Valentina Véliz Caileo in Sorcery (2023) (Courtesy of Sundance Institute |
Photo by Catarina Oliveira)

Sundance 2023: ‘Sorcery’ A Dark Revenge Fantasy

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer January 23, 2023

A Grim Fairytale Set on Chiloé Island in the late 1800s, “Sorcery” (or “Brujería”) is a dark revenge fantasy set in a colonial era. The film focuses in on themes of coming of age and the hidden...

Ana de Armas in Blonde

‘Blonde’: Leave Marilyn Alone!

By Edie Raines, Copy Editor October 9, 2022

  Andrew Dominik’s latest film, “Blonde,” has stirred up controversy since its very first announcement. The 166-minute NC-17 movie is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name...

Dont Worry Darling (Courtesy New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Discovery)

Is There Much To Worry About, Darling? A ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Review

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer October 4, 2022

  In a world run by chauvinistic men where women are seen and not heard and Harry Styles does his best to fit in with actual actors, the movie “Don’t Worry Darling” exists. A Wilde Ride In...

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