‘The Iron Claw’ delivers a takedown that pulls on your heartstrings

Share: In a time when celebrities were normally found in Hollywood, a particularly famous wrestling family thrived in Texas as world champions of the ring. Even when they were on top of the world, the Von Erich family were believed to have been cursed. Their “curse” is rooted in the entrapments of toxic masculinity that the Von Erich brothers inevitably faced. “The Iron Claw,” the recent film directed by Sean Durkin tells the tragic true story of the Von Erich brothers who climbed to success …

Latest literary listens included in your Spotify subscription

Share: For those with Spotify premium, the holidays have arrived early with the release of over 150,000 audiobooks included in your membership, allowing up to 15 hours a month of listening. With the long weekend fast approaching and the temperature dropping, here are some cozy, heartbreaking, and transportive audiobook recommendations available on Spotify. And if none of these are your cup of tea, know that Spotify has made a deal to include the entire audio catalog of publishers HarperCollins and Penguin Random House for premium …

Webheads unite! ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’ swings to new heights

Share: In the large city of New York, players can web swing and feel how rapidly they can move along skyscrapers and bridges as Spider-Man. As you freefall from the skies, crime is at every corner for you to intervene and rescue those in need by delivering them to safety. With the support of your tech savvy best friend Ganke Lee and investigative journalist Mary Jane Watson, uncovering crime feels like a breeze. From numerous famous Spidey suits and combat gadgets at the palm of …

Pumpkins galore: Explore SoCal’s most unique pumpkin patches

Share: October is the month of all things pumpkin. And there’s no better way to celebrate the autumn season than going to a pumpkin patch! Whether you plan to participate in hands-on activities or just capture the perfect fall photo, we’ve gathered five of SoCal’s best pumpkin patches that you don’t want to miss. Note that these are not in any specific order. Cal Poly Pomona’s Pumpkin Festival delivers not only photo-worthy sights, but also multiple attractions for a busy, yet fun day. Apart from …

Everybody scream! ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ returns for 30th anniversary

Share: T’was a long time ago, longer now than it seems, in a place that you’ve probably seen on your screens. This year, Tim Burton’s iconic and dreary “The Nightmare Before Christmas” turns 30 years old. But if even after all this time you still haven’t seen it, I’d say it’s time you get to it. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” originated as a poem written by Burton in 1982 while he worked as an animator for Disney. While it was far away from the fleshed-out …

5 silly, spooky movies will make you laugh and cry this Halloween

Share: Horror films and Halloween go together like masked killers and stupid teenagers. However, the horror genre has become far more diverse over the years, with films such as, “Get Out,” “Hereditary,” and last year’s “Barbarian,” proving how capable horror can be at telling meaningful stories. As great as those films are, they don’t exactly scream “Halloween”. The mood for this time of year should feel more “spooky monster scary, not grandma died scary”, to quote Donald Glover’s Troy Barnes from “Community”. That being said, …

‘Gen V’ proves teen dramas can be a bloody good time

Share: “Gen V” is a spinoff of the popular Amazon Prime television series, “The Boys,” based on the Dynamite Entertainment comic book by Garth Ennis. While “The Boys” initially felt like it was very loosely following the comic book storyline, it was always going in its own direction and has been veering away from the source material with each season. “Gen V” follows suit in that it takes an element from the comic book not yet explored in the T.V. series and recontextualizes it to …

‘Starfield’ launches players into stellar journey

Share: Following an announcement in 2018 and a few setbacks, “Starfield,” the latest RPG game by industry powerhouse Bethesda Game Studios finally landed in gamer’s hands. Instead of re-releasing another port of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” for the millionth time, Bethesda has instead opted to make an entirely brand new title. This time around, “Starfield” sends players to the far future and opens the floodgates to an immersive fictional version of our galaxy that is just begging to be explored. True to most Bethesda …

‘Talk to Me’ will grab you and won’t let go

Share: “Talk to Me” is Australian twin brothers’ Danny and Michael Philippou’s first feature film. The brothers have a Youtube channel, RackaRacka, where they revealed that their movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and A24 picked up their film for distribution. Filled with plenty of disturbing scenes that’ll leave you uneasy the whole way through, “Talk to Me” provides a new take on the overused Ouija board cliche with the main characters instead using a haunted hand to get in touch with the other …

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ break out of their shells in ‘Mutant Mayhem’

Share: Following the recent live action film adaptations of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IP that were a critical disaster for fans and critics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came out of hibernation for the release of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.” Fans of the franchise are more than satisfied with the recent release of the animated film that is a refreshing take on the universally loved turtles. As everyone knows, the film’s plot consists of a genetic enhancer, known as ooze, falling down the …