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She Kills Monsters uses set design, costume design and fight choreography to put on an exhilarating performance.
(Photo by Elle Cox 21)

A comedy-packed fantasy with a ‘heartfelt story,’ ‘She Kills Monsters’ debuts tonight

Allie Rosen March 1, 2019

“She Kills Monsters” is exhilarating, fast-paced and incredibly fun to watch. At the center are the leads Emma Kay Krebs '20 and Paris Doherty '21. The entire show relies on their chemistry, which...

Although the cast of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part helps the film, it is ultimately predictable and forgettable. (Photo courtesy of IMDb.com)

Movie Review: While cast and jokes shine, ‘The Lego Movie 2’ lacks magic of predecessor

Allie Rosen February 15, 2019

In "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part," Lego-people return to theaters, but is everything still awesome? In short, not really. "The Lego Movie 2" picks up five years after the first Lego Movie. Since...

New interactive Netflix film Bandersnatch is from the creators of Black Mirror. (Photo courtesy of IMDB.com)

Netflix Review: ‘Bandersnatch’ is compelling, but novelty quickly wears off

Allie Rosen February 1, 2019

Amongst all the holiday treats, the weirdest and most quirky goes to "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch," an interactive Netflix movie from the creators of, you guessed it, "Black Mirror." "Bandersnatch" follows...

A roundup of Christmas movies to watch to get ready for the holiday season. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com)

From a classic to a horror film, some holiday season favorites

Allie Rosen November 16, 2018

As Thanksgiving nears, the gears of the holiday season begin to turn. It’s the season where families and friends gather around the fireplace, or video yule log if you live in a city like myself. However,...

The problem with Bohemian Rhapsody is [that] it doesnt know whether it wants to tell his story or the story of the band (Photo courtesy courtesy of imdb.com)

Movie Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ tries to tell important story but falls flat

Allie Rosen November 9, 2018

It’s crazy to think how influential the band Queen has been on pop culture. It’s even crazier to think how it took this long to make a biopic about its lead singer and arguably the greatest frontman...

Halloween (2018) picks up where it left off in the original 
movie in 1978. (Photo courtesy of Thehorrorsofhalloween.com)

Movie Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) captures the original spirit of the 40-year-old movie franchise

Allie Rosen October 26, 2018

"Halloween" (2018) is the result of what happens when a good filmmaking team is infused with passion and love for a genre that is usually passed off for being a joke. I’m not just talking about the horror...

Gaga and Cooper both disappear into their roles in the new film, A Star Is Born.
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Movie Review: ‘A Star Is Born’ features stellar performances, but the remake adds nothing new

Allie Rosen October 19, 2018

With Oscars moved up, the festival darlings are now releasing in October, the first of which is Bradley Cooper’s "A Star Is Born." "A Star Is Born" stars Lady Gaga and its director Bradley Cooper. The...

Hell Fest feels so real one can easily believe the characters have total free will.
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Plotkin brings cast to life in new slasher ‘Hell Fest’

Allie Rosen October 5, 2018

In an ideal world, "Hell Fest" would be set as the baseline for how a movie should be executed. "Hell Fest" stars Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Christian James, Matt Mercurio, and Roby...

Assassination Nation is a poorly executed movie that lacks plot and character development (Photo Courtesy of IMDb.com)

Movie Review: ‘Assassination Nation’ proves to be a “hot piece of garbage.”

Allie Rosen September 28, 2018

"Assassination Nation" is a classic case of poor marketing. The film, directed by Sam Levinson, stars Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse and Abra. "Assassination Nation" is pitched as a modern...

The Predator is missing many key elements. (Photo courtesy of IMDB.com)

Movie Review: ‘The Predator’ delivers in classic 90s action movie style despite having consistency issues

Allie Rosen September 21, 2018

Seeing one of the most cinematic aliens on screen again is quite a treat. However, "The Predator" is still a narrative mess. "The Predator" stars Boyd Holbrook ( of "Logan"), Trevante Rhodes (of "Moonlight"),...

The movie understands the story its telling and doesn’t waste its time with much of a plot and character development, says movie reviewer Allie Rosen 19. (Courtesy of MegTheMovie.org)

Movie Review: “The Meg” does not disappoint despite its flaws

Allie Rosen August 31, 2018

As my summer roommate could attest to, I spent the entire summer counting the days until the release of “The Meg.” I got my ticket and showed up at midnight the day it was released. I was treated to...

Noise becomes the characters worst enemy in A Quiet Place. (Photo courtesy of Youtube)

Movie Review: “A Quiet Place” takes audience on intense and nearly silent journey

Allie Rosen April 13, 2018

How do you make the act of talking scary? If you don't know, watch "A Quiet Place." "A Quiet Place" stars John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, and is directed by Krasinski. It...

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