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Rant and Rave: iCarly Revival Season 1 takes over the internet

Anyone who grew up during the early days of social media knew what Nickelodeon’s iCarly was. The web show within the show gave birth to meme-worthy humor, including Spencer Shay (Jerry Trainor) dressed as a baby, George the Bra telling ghost stories, and One Direction questioning what a “butter sock” was. With iconic moments and…

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Rant and Rave: Not all that glitters is gold in ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot Part 1

The original Gossip Girl captured the cultural zeitgeist of the early 2000s—the excess, the dubious morals, the chunky bracelets. When Blair Waldorf and her glitzy jet set first graced our screens, they created the blueprint for the perfectly messy teen drama that viewers just can’t stay away from.  It’s no wonder then that people had…

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Rant and Rave: ‘The Suicide Squad’ is a callback to the Golden Age

For something called The Suicide Squad, this movie sure does a fantastic job breathing fresh air into the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). In James Gunn’s newest action-packed blockbuster, the Suicide Squad is sent to the island country of Corto Maltese in a search-and-destroy assignment. As expected, mischief and mayhem ensue, as DC’s most dangerous supervillains…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Pagsibol’ forges new beginnings

With their slick choreography and charm, SB19 has cheerfully danced their way into the hearts of many. Their debut album Get In The Zone showcased a great deal of vocal versatility and stage presence. Since then, SB19 has become one of the Philippines’ premier pop acts, garnering an unprecedented international fanbase and scoring a nod…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Black Widow’ gets license to kill

The world has gone without a Marvel film for over two years. Spider-Man: Far From Home gave us all a tease on how the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) would play out. Thankfully, that drought ends now.  Natasha Romanoff—played by Scarlett Johansson—has been a pillar in the MCU since the second Iron…

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Rant and Rave: Queers invisible no more in ‘DC Pride’ and ‘Marvel’s Voices: Pride’

Superheroes, be it on-screen or on printed media, have been the childhood idols of a great many throughout the decades. They have come to represent our desires, dreams, and values. However, this connection between superheroes and the audience becomes muddy when these figures become alien from one’s lived-in experiences. While LGBTQ+ characters in comic strips…

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Rant and Rave: “Sour” captures the voice of a generation

Olivia Rodrigo’s meteoric rise to fame shocked the music industry earlier this year. When her viral power ballad hit Drivers License shot atop the charts, most people saw Rodrigo’s strong fanbase from her Disney shows such as Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical The Series to be a strong driving force to her success.…

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Rant and Rave: Shadow and Bone invites you into the dark

Fans everywhere rejoiced when Netflix greenlit the adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse. Excitement was through the roof—after all, the book series was one of the breakout titles of the 2010s and was known for its intricate worldbuilding and compelling characters. However, after a slew of studio cash grab adaptations of other Young Adult (YA) series…

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What a year it was: Oscars 2021 Best Picture Predictions – Part Two

Despite the tumultuous year, filmmakers have not lost the spark of inspiration—bringing the triumph of love, hope, and humanity onscreen. Still  halfway through The LaSallian’s Oscars 2021 Best Picture countdown is far from over, as we predict our top four nominees—and the one movie we believe will take home the prestigious award.  4. The Father,…

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Rant and Rave: Chasing The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

“One world, one people.” This was the phrase coined by the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) latest group of misfits, the Flag Smashers, led by super soldier Karli Morgenthau. Claiming to forge a world with shared resources and open borders, they will lie, cheat, and kill anyone who gets in their way. But fear not, because…