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It’s No Joke: “Joker” One of the Most Successful Films of the Decade

Mark Lewis, Contributor

November 18, 2019

"I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it's a comedy." One of the most entertaining, intriguing, and controversial films of the year, Todd Phillips' Joker has captivated audiences around the wo...

Review: Mixed Emotions on Motown

Staff, Staff Writers

April 15, 2019

The memorable, magical Motown Experience surely lives up to its name. This past weekend marked the 18th annual La Serna Motown experience organized by Kazarte Song and Dance Director Lisa Kazakos. She started the program in 1999...

Review: Political Comedy Series ‘Patriot Act’ Explains Controversial Issues

Lauryn LIn, Contributor

March 6, 2019

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is a political comedy series on Netflix aimed at explaining current controversial issues. The satirical show stars Hasan Minhaj, a former writer for The Daily Show who earned his degree in poli...

Movie Review: ‘Bird Box’ blindsides its competition

Lauryn Lin, Contributor

January 9, 2019

  Maybe you've seen that Netflix ad of Sandra Bullock with a blindfold and wondered what that's about. Bird Box is a post-apocalyptic thriller directed by Susanne Bier and based on Josh Malerman's novel of the same...

Quirky Urine Town Musical Delights

Joyce Lee, Contributor

December 6, 2018

La Serna High School drama teacher Mr. David Carter puts on two musicals every year, and this year's first musical was URINE TOWN! I didn't know what to expect because for all I know the play could have been about peeing, diaper...

Sierra Burgess is a Loser–Really!

Destiny Vera, Contributor

November 30, 2018

Netflix recently released its new original series called "Sierra Burgess is a loser." The romantic comedy focuses on a teen girl who is considered a loser but who finds love with a popular football player due to a case of mistaken...

Review: “The Haunting of Hill House”

Lauryn Lin, Contributor

November 13, 2018

Netflix's new TV series The Haunting of Hill House is a psychologically gripping "horror drama" directed by Mike Flanagan, who has risen to fame in horror with works like Oculus and Ouija: Origin of Evil. The series is ...

Review: “A Star Is Born”

Lauryn Lin, Contributor

October 8, 2018

I just walked out of the movie theater crying my eyes out so kudos to Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in their newest film, A Star Is Born. This is Cooper's directorial debut and Gaga's first big-screen movie. It's the fourth re...

Peppermint Review

Alexis Standley, Contributor

October 1, 2018

This R rated movie is about a woman (Jennifer Garner) who's family was killed by the cartel. Throughout the movie she gets revenge for her recently deceased  husband and daughter. This angry mother cleared a path for the pol...

Sierra Burgess Is Problematic

Lauryn Lin, Contributor

September 25, 2018

Netflix's Sierra Burgess Is a Loser has received much criticism from Twitter since its release on September 7th. Director Ian Samuels and screenwriter Lindsey Beer have failed to create a film that meets the standards of r...

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