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Murder Mubarak” is a thrilling murder mystery with an Indian twist. 
Grade: A-
Source: Netflix

Feel Your Jaw Drop Watching ‘Murder Mubarak’

Shayna Migalang, Staff Writer
April 15, 2024
Watch the elites of India become entangled in a complex murder mystery in “Murder Mubarak.”
 Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a fulfilling remake of the original 2005 movie.
Rating: A- Photo credit: Amazon Prime Video

‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ Doesn’t Fall Short

Daphney Garcia Hatton, Staff Writer
March 25, 2024
A modern “enemies to coworkers to lovers” comedy.
Rebel Moon follows a young woman who must assemble an army to stand against a nefarious space overlord.
Rating: DPhoto Credit: Netflix


Calahan Davis, Staff Writer
February 12, 2024
"Rebel Moon" impresses with its cinematography yet the story lacks originality.
The second season of Jujutsu Kaisen impresses with its animation despite the poor treatment of MAPPA animation staff. Rating: A- Photo credit: Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association


Ayma Malik, Editor in Chief
January 12, 2024
Jujutsu Kaisen has become legendary in the anime world.
‘Radical’ is a true story about the upbringing of Jose Urbina Lopez  Elementary. Rating: AArt Courtesy of 3Pas Studios

‘Radical’ Will Leave You Speechless

Yaritzza Montenegro, Copy Editor
January 9, 2024
The true story of a teacher who was dedicated to the dreams of his students.
“Kagura Bachi” tells a beautiful story through its panels, but it still has much room for growth.
Rating: B-Photo Credit: Shonen Jump

Beautifully Tragic, ‘Kagura Bachi’ weaves a devastating revenge tale

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
November 13, 2023
Becoming a meme has launched “Kagura Bachi” into the center of the manga world stage despite its infancy.
Red Riding Hood joins Cinderella’s tale to unveil a murderer at the ball.
Rating: B- Photo Credit: IMDB

‘Once Upon a Crime’ is a Typical Twist on a Classic Tale

Venice Jingco, Staff writer
October 18, 2023
‘Once Upon a Crime’ starts as a television comedy, but unfurls into an intricate murder plot.
“One Piece” changes many aspects of the source material but still holds onto its main themes.
Rating: A-Photo Credit: Netflix

‘One Piece’ breaks the live-action anime curse

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
October 3, 2023
The long-awaited live-action adaptation of “One Piece” covers the first “East Blue” saga where the straw-hat crew begins their journey.
“One Piece” changes many aspects of the source material but still holds onto its main themes.
Rating: A-Photo Credit: Netflix

‘Jujutsu Kaisen: Season 2’ is a stunning origin story

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
September 19, 2023
“Jujutsu Kaisen’s” much-anticipated continuation does not disappoint.
‘The Year Between’ follows the story of a college student recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Rating: CPhoto Credit: Full Spectrum Features

‘The Year Between’ Sends an Unclear Message

Gray Barranco, Staff Writer
April 26, 2023
“The Year Between” gives a confusing representation of mental illness.
“Utama” explores the effect that a changing environment has on people. Rating: C+ Photo Credit: Alma Films

Underdeveloped, Unnecessary, ‘Utama’ is an Underwhelming Drama Film

Elise Chan, Staff Writer
April 18, 2023
“Utama” has good intentions, but comes off as boring.
“Re/Member” has a thrilling horror aspect that will draw you in.
Grade: A-
Photo Credit: Netflix

Break out of a Murderous Time Loop in ‘Re/Member’

Emmanuel Miranda
March 22, 2023
"Re/Member" is a thrilling horror movie that follows a group of high school students who are stuck in a death loop until they can break the curse.