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REVIEW: ‘Birds of Prey’ cluttered, lacks meaningful content

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John Cotter, Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

After “Joker” became the first R-rated film to garner over $1 billion at the global box office (and to earn eleven Academy Award nominations), eyes have been understandably  focused on this mature sub-genre and its successors. Warner Brothers and the DC Universe have quickly piggybacked on the succ...

‘Joker’ faces controversy amidst national gun violence debate

The 'Joker' movie sparks debate over use of violence and guns.

Luke Murphy, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

It all started with a Twitter post. Heather Antos, a comics editor at Valiant & Image, logged onto the site Sept. 5 and wrote, “Why the Joker movie is problematic. Rachel Miller nails it.” The tweet has already been liked 55.1K times and retweeted 16.6K times. “I don’t want to be shown what a p...

OPINION: A chance at redemption for DC movies

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Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

The trailer for the new Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix was released on April 3, showcasing the Joker’s origin story and hopefully kicking off a top-tier film DC superhero movie after some disastrous mishaps in recent years. Even though most of DC’s films have been something of a financial s...

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