Japanese Film Festival Comes to St. John’s

Photo Credit: Su San Lee (via Unsplash) Memorial University is notorious for having interesting events that no one hears about until after they’re over. The Japanese Film Festival screenings, held on October 29th, 2021, were such an event. Personnel from…

Eternals: Tomato flop or socially unconventional?

Featured image from Marvel. Last week, Marvel released its first film directed by a woman of colour, Eternals. This film, directed by Chinese-American Chloé Zhao, consists of many Marvel firsts including the first female Asian-American lead, queer and deaf heroes.…

‘Squid Game’ is only the Beginning of South Korea’s Influence on Popular Entertainment

Photo Credit: Vadim Bogulov (via Unsplash) *Mild Spoilers Ahead*             Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ has captured worldwide attention in a way that entertainment that is not associated with America’s Hollywood often has a hard time accomplishing. This is not the first…

Frank Herbert’s “Dune” Is Still Relevant 56 Years Later

Photo Credit: Francesco Ungaro (via Unsplash) The first Dune novel was originally published in 1965, making it 56 years old this year. Although society has gone through many changes over the past five decades, namely technological advancements, the dystopian perspective…

Why We Should Keep the Record Culture Alive: A MUN Musician’s Perspective

July 17th marked the second “Record Store Day” of the summer, a set date to support local independent record stores with rare, limited-edition releases internationally. As such, this allows people the opportunity to both appreciate and support the culture of…

A Fond Farewell to the Mount Pearl Theatres

Photo Credit: Hayley Whelan            The Mount Pearl Theatre, which resided in Mount Pearl Square (more commonly referred to as Sobeys Square) on Topsail Road has permanently closed as of June 1st, 2021. The theatres’ story began in 1981 when…

Invincible Review

After their smash hit The Boys, Prime Video has decided to adapt another hyper violent superhero story, this time from the mind of the creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman. In Invincible, Mark Grayson, voiced by Steven Yeung, is…

Spiral (2021) Review

Content Warnings: human & animal death, torture, gore/blood, drugs, jumpscares, flashing lights/images, gun violence. Featured image from IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10342730/) Hitting the theatres mid-May, Bousman and Stolberg’s Spiral brought the ninth instalment of the Saw series. Starring Chris Rock, Samuel L.…

Youtube Premium Student Discount, A New Competitor in the Streaming Wars?

As I’m sure many who are reading this can agree, I love saving money wherever I can. Mostly this means that I get my groceries at Sobeys on a Tuesday for that sweet 10% student discount, but that’s just scratching…

Godzilla vs Kong Review

The fourth entry into Legendary Studios’ Monsterverse series of movies, bringing together two of the greatest movie monsters of all time. King Kong and Godzilla originally faced off in 1962 with Toho Studios’ King Kong vs Godzilla, a very corny…