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NEW LOOK. After the loss of Gamora in Infinity War, the guardians gain two new members: Cosmo and Kraglin. (Screenshot from Marvel Entertainment Official Movie Trailer)

[COUNTDOWN TO THE OSCARS] Guardians’s concluding movie offers out of this world visuals

Peter Lipinsky, Staff Writer March 2, 2024
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is a must-watch movie.
INCREDIBLE ACTING. Nyad is nominated for two Oscars this year: Actress in a Leading Role (Annette Bening) and Actress in a Supporting Role (Jodie Foster). (Fair Use Image: Netflix Official Trailer)

[COUNTDOWN TO THE OSCARS] Female bond. Impossible goal. Nyad features excellent acting

Gavin Leuthold, Staff Writer March 1, 2024
Nyad spotlights incredible acting portraying a bond between two older women and an impossible swim.
UNEXPECTED REALITY TRIP. The movie follows Barbie (Margot Robbie) and Ken (Ryan Gosling) on their journey to the real world from Barbie Land. (Screenshot from Barbie Movie official trailer)

[COUNTDOWN TO THE OSCARS] Barbie movie questions what being a woman truly means

Murphy Miltner, Staff Writer February 29, 2024
The Barbie movie calls out undermining gender stereotypes while keeping it fun.
DYNAMIC DAMES. Vega prances around on stage with a breezy air, flaunting a sharp British accent like second nature. And Macdonald stole the show through rapid-fire lies and shared moments with the audience. (Fair Use Image: Dan Norman, Guthrie Theater website)

[PLAY REVIEW] Dial M offers classic Hitchcock with key elements changed for modern audience

Johanna Pierach, The Rubicon February 29, 2024
For those who enjoy classic thrillers, Dial M for Murder is undoubtedly a fantastic investment.
COVER ART. The cover of Songs, Blood deep illustrates a scene of a bunny smoking a pipe and a person playing the flute wearing traditional clothing.

[BOOK REVIEW] Glenn Westerman’s book of poetry, “Songs, Blood Deep”, takes readers on a poetic journey through the seasons

Lucy Thomas, RubicOnline February 19, 2024
Seasons Fall through Summer are poetically illustrated in Glen Westerman's book "Songs, Blood Deep".
POOR THINGS. The film follows Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a newborn babys brain inside a full-grown womans body, and her process of learning everything about the world. (Fair Use Image: Searchlight Pictures press release)

[MOVIE REVIEW] Poor Things features absurd plot and absurdly good acting

Peter Ostrem, The Rubicon January 30, 2024
The film has been nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture, Production Design, Best Leading Actress (Stone) and Best Director.
Featuring reggaeton, pop and R&B influences, the tracks on “ORQUÍDEAS” are primarily in Spanish, making it Uchis’s second album comprised of songs in her first language. (Screen capture from Te Mata Official Video by Kali Uchis on YouTube)

[ALBUM REVIEW] Kali Uchis blends genres beautifully in “ORQUÍDEAS”

Clara McKoy, Director of RubicOnline January 19, 2024
This is the Colombian American artist's fourth album.
GET IN LOSER. Mean Girls stars Reneé Rapp, who performed the role of Regina George in the broadway musical from 2019-2020. While the films soundtrack is fun and catchy and the script is full of comedic lines, the movie lacks in its representation of Gen-Z fashion and social media use. (Screen capture from official trailor by Paramount Pictures on Youtube.)

[MOVIE REVIEW] Mean Girls not so stylishly combines Broadway soundtrack with aspects of the 2004 film

Clara McKoy, Director of RubicOnline January 17, 2024

“Mean Girls” provides viewers with a comedic and nostalgic watch with the added dimension of the Broadway soundtrack that refreshes aspects of the original 2004 film. While charming and fun, the...

BE ME. May December tells the story of an actress, Elizabeth Berry (Natalie Portman), and her research into a controversial former tabloid star, Gracie Atherton-Yoo (Julianne Moore). Elizabeth is playing Gracie in an upcoming movie that will depict the beginning of the latter’s scandalous relationship with husband Joe Yoo (Charles Melton), which started when Joe was 13 and Gracie was 36. (Screenshot from May December Official Trailer)

[MOVIE REVIEW] May December poses questions about ethics and entertainment

Eliza Farley, The Rubicon January 8, 2024
How exactly did May December set itself up to hit the mark? And why are people connecting so heavily?
BROADCAST MUST GO ON. After a bomb lands on Marie-Laure Leblanc (Aria Mia Loberti)s house where she broadcasts during WWII, she gets right back up and continues reading  her book in braille in order to send out important messages for the war.

[TV REVIEW] From book to screen: ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ takes on a new form

Zimo Xie, RubicOnline December 13, 2023
See how director Shawn Levy adapts the heart-wrenching war novel "All the Light We Cannot See" by author Anthony Doerr into a Netflix series.
(Screen capture from “Tate McRae - exes (Official Video)” by Tate McRae on YouTube.)

[ALBUM REVIEW] THINK LATER features dance hits that contrast McRae’s earlier work

Clara McKoy, Director of RubicOnline December 12, 2023
Tate McRae released her 2nd album this Friday featuring TikTok viral tracks like "greedy" and "exes". Keep reading to see if rest of her album lives up to the hype.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Napoleon is a film with many issues, including historical inaccuracy and sloppy line delivery. However, it is still worth a watch for its engaging action scenes. (Fair Use Image: Apple TV+ Press Kit)

[MOVIE REVIEW] Napoleon: Ridley Scott’s Waterloo

Peter Ostrem, The Rubicon December 12, 2023
Napoleon leaves audiences wanting more from the acting and editing.
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