• This Week's Paper

    Film Review: Palm Springs, a HULU Original Film

    Hulu’s latest original film, Palm Springs, has been a blockbuster hit since its release in July 2020. Starring SNL and Brooklyn 99 actor Andy Samberg and How I Met Your Mother alum Cristin Milioti, the rom-com takes place on the morning of a wedding day. Again, and again, and again.  The film taps into Black Mirror’s area of expertise, a show well known for its eerie dystopian depiction of mankind, as it follows its two protagonists through the same day on a continuous loop.  Nyles (played by Samberg) has been stuck reliving the day of Tala (Camila Mendes) and Abe’s (played by Tyler Hoechlin) wedding day since stepping foot into…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    “Miss Virginia”: Film Review

    In light of recent events regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, video streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have created a film and television series collection to honor and promote Black actors and actresses in Black-centered films. This issue’s review features R.J. Daniel Hanna’s film, Miss Virginia, which is an extremely relevant film detailing the horrors of systemic racism in public schools in Washington. Miss Virginia is a 2019 film based on real events. It tells the story of Miss Virginia Walden Ford, a woman living in the inner-city neighborhoods of Washington, who is desperate to provide her teenage son with quality education. The film provides meaningful,…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Film Review: “The Nun” Fails to Deliver the Scares this Summer

    Another summer has come to an end, a new school year is underway and I have another opportunity to tell you, the fine readers of The Knight News, which movies and shows are worth your time and which movies aren’t worth the $11 ticket. In-order to understand my frustration with 2018’s “The Nun” you have to understand how I evaluate a film, often times I weigh the good qualities of a film against it’s bad qualities and determine which outweighs the other. When it comes to this film’s predecessors, “The Conjuring” both one and two, “The Nun” doesn’t come close to matching the suspense, style, and cinematic craftsmanship that made…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guardians of the Galaxy Film Review

    Marvel has done it again. They have made me shed tears over characters with the most ridiculous names. But that was the strength of the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, emotion and pathos in the most unlikely of places, in this case two green aliens, a tree, a raccoon and a guy named Star Lord. Is GOTG Vol. 2 as good as the first one? No, but it is a truly great sci-fi adventure film with some of the strongest humor, visuals and emotions in the 10 year history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film centers on the rag tag team of Peter Quill, also known as…

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    “Power Rangers” provides fun, if cheesy, movie reboot

    Well, it’s once again time for Hollywood to take something from a past decade and reboot it for a new generation to make boatloads of cash. Nostalgia has meant big bucks for tinseltown in the past decade. From Trans- formers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Mad Max, reboots and reimaginings have resulted in bucketloads of cash for studios, and the next franchise that has been retooled for a new audience is the American/Japanese action comedy drama hybrid that won the hearts of children in the 1990s and is still going strong today, Saban’s Power Rangers. Power Rangers is up there with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as one of pop…