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The Samsung Galaxy S9 offers modest upgrades

The Samsung Galaxy S9 offers modest upgrades

Bobby Yagake, Multimedia Managing Editor

March 4, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews, Today

Some people complain that all smartphones feel the same, even after new releases and upgrades. But what should matter most is if the phone has a new processor and the latest software. Samsung delivers o...

“Shadow of the Colossus” is better than ever without leaving its roots

“Shadow of the Colossus” is better than ever without leaving its roots

February 11, 2018

A protagonist of few words, a dead loved one and a mysterious voice guiding you across a vast, mysterious land to restore her life. Originally released back in 2005 by Team Ico for the Playstation 2, “Shadow of ...

“Step Sisters” trips over its own message

“Step Sisters” trips over its own message

January 21, 2018

Witty and problematic, Netflix’s “Step Sisters” nudges the issue of cultural appropriation. The Netflix original attempts to follow in the footsteps of shows such as “Dear White People” and ...

Universal Studios Hollywood does not make for a holly jolly celebration

Universal Studios Hollywood does not make for a holly jolly celebration

December 11, 2017

HOLLYWOOD — It may be difficult to get into the Christmas spirit in California’s sunny setting, but Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates its all-new holiday experience with two attractions to hel...

“The Disaster Artist” is one of James Franco’s best biographical adaptations

“The Disaster Artist” is one of James Franco’s best biographical adaptations

December 10, 2017

As we progress further into the 21st century, you’re likely to find fewer and fewer people who have heard of Tommy Wiseau’s early 2000s cult classic “The Room,” let alone actually watched it. It’s a cultural experience and cinemat...

“Curb your Enthusiasm” ninth season is “pretty pretty good”

“Curb your Enthusiasm” ninth season is “pretty pretty good”

December 5, 2017

TV show revivals are almost always a bad idea. Shows such as “24: Legacy” and “Fuller House” prove that, but “Seinfeld” creator Larry David makes an exception to the rule with the return of his se...

“Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” — come for the nostalgia, stay for the fun

“Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” — come for the nostalgia, stay for the fun

November 28, 2017

Video game lovers rejoiced last week when the cherished “Animal Crossing” developer  released its latest installment in the form of a mobile game. “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” was unveiled on Nov. 21 with ...

“The Punisher” review: A Frank Castle portrayal fans can be proud of

“The Punisher” review: A Frank Castle portrayal fans can be proud of

November 28, 2017

Jon Bernthal plays Frank Castle in the Netflix Original “The Punisher” and he is every bit as riveting as he is violent. Unlike previous failed attempts to bring a live-action Castle to the screen, ...