The unnecessary remake of a classic movie: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ review

The original “Beauty and the Beast” is a true classic but, like every movie, it has its flaws. But one thing the film’s 2017 remake does is fill those flaws. The remake successfully expands the world of the original “Beauty and the Beast,” giving the audience more about Belle’s background. The remake also makes small changes to the […]

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, ‘Get Out’: Film sends message of cultural appropriation

Comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut film “Get Out” is no laughing matter. The film tells the story of Brooklyn-based photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his trip to the estate of his girlfriend’s parents, who live in a predominately white upper-class cul-de-sac. Chris begins to worry when he learns that his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), has yet to tell her […]

Film celebrates unrecognized figures in NASA mission

With political tensions on the rise in recent months, “Hidden Figures” has come to theaters at a very important time. The movie stars actresses Taraji P. Henson (Katherine Johnson), Octavia Spencer (Dorothy Vaughan) and Janelle Monáe (Mary Jackson). The film tells the story of a group of African American women who went unrecognized for being essential figures in […]

Soulfege places third in regional competition

Over the weekend, Lafayette’s co-ed a cappella group, Soulfege, competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Quarterfinals at Drexel University. Soulfege placed third among nine a cappella groups around Pennsylvania. Singers Mary Kate Arcuri ‘19 and Sophia Rinaldi ‘19 described the environment of the competition as “more of a performance than just singing.” […]

Back to his roots: M. Night Shyamalan’s new thriller is cringe-worthy

“Split” is a newly released psychological thriller, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Anya Taylor-Joy plays Casey, a girl kidnapped alongside two of her classmates by a man named Kevin, who is played by James McAvoy. Kevin is a psychopath who has dissociative identity disorder, and has 23 different identities living in his body. This is […]

‘Moana’ falls short of Disney standards: Movie misses high marks set by ‘Frozen,’ ‘Zootopia’

I guess it was just due time before Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be featured in a Disney princess movie. In the new blockbuster, “Moana,” Johnson is featured as the voice of the animated co-star, Maui. “Moana” co-stars Auli’i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, the future chief of the Polynesian village Motu Nui. Against […]

A sci-fi thriller out of this world: ‘Arrival’ movie review

Don’t expect “Independence Day” when you go see “Arrival.” Instead, expect an intellectual sci-fi drama that reflects what would truly happen if Earth was invaded by aliens. Arrival is helmed by veteran director Denis Villeneuve, who also put together 2013’s “Prisoners” and 2015’s “Sicario,” two incredibly thrilling and dark movies. The film stars Amy Adams […]