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Song review: Mariah Carey joins Ariana Grande on the “yes, and?” remix

Staff Reporter Jake Harkey gives a history lesson and review on Mariah Carey uniting with Ariana Grande in the new remix of Grande’s single.

Denis Villeneuve’s movies ranked

The second installment of Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” series recently hit theaters, raking in over $600 million globally thus far. Staff Writer Alex Lavinson digs through and ranks both the director’s mainstream hits, such as “Arrival” (2016) and “Blade Runner 2049” (2017), and pre-Hollywood ventures, such as “Polytechnique” (2009) and “Incendies” (2010).

The definitive ranking of Disney Channel songs

As a self-proclaimed Disney Channel nerd, Associate Arts & Culture Editor Beth Wojciechowski ranks her top 15 Disney Channel songs.

Previewing the 96th Academy Awards

Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes a new batch of Oscar recipients at the Academy Awards. The 96th annual affair takes place on March 10, and Staff Writer Alex Lavinson has seen every movie nominated in above-the-line categories. In this article, he reviews his picks, predictions and thoughts on the nominations.

Movie review: Was it worth waiting for “Dune: Part Two”?

Fans of Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 adaptation of “Dune” have been waiting over two years for the second half of Paul Atreidies’ origin story to be told in “Dune: Part Two.” Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Gaby Nieves reviews the highly-anticipated film, which came to United States theaters on March 1.

A “Glee” retrospective

Nearly 15 years after the pilot episode of “Glee” premiered on Fox, Staff Reporter Macayla Cook looks back at the infamous show to answer the burning question: Was it really that bad?

Movie review: Is “The Boy and the Heron” meant for me and you?

The latest film from the critically acclaimed Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli, hit U.S. movie theaters on Dec. 8. As a lifelong fan of Ghibli productions, Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Gaby Nieves was excited to see the movie but was surprised by her own reaction.

Parody: “I’m Just Hen”

The song “I’m Just Ken” from the “Barbie” movie would be much better if it was written for the university’s mascot, YoUDee. Staff Writer Danny Tull and Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Shayna Demick give the gift of turning our favorite hen into the new Ken in this parody.

Top 10 movies of 2023

The year of 2023 is officially over. With that, Staff Writers Danny Tull and Alex Lavinson are here to share their picks for the best movies of the year. From “Oppenheimer” to the new “The Hunger Games” prequel, their list has something for everyone.

Movie review: It’s not my fault I’m obsessed with “Mean Girls”

Staff Writer Jeni Nance reviews the new “Mean Girls'' movie, which is based on the Broadway musical adaptation of the infamous comedy by Tina Fey. Does it live up to the standards of the original blockbuster hit?

“The Curse” is an uncomfortable masterpiece

“The Curse” is a new show on Paramount Plus with Showtime starring Nathan Fielder, Emma Stone and Benny Safdie. Staff Writer Alex Lavinson recently gave it a watch and is here to sing its praises.

Movie review: “The Holdovers”

“The Holdovers” is the latest feature from esteemed director Alexander Payne. The 1970s-inspired holiday drama/comedy hit theaters in late 2023 before winning two acting awards at the 2024 Golden Globes. Now, Staff Writer Alex Lavinson is ready to share his opinion on it.

Movie review: Is “Wonka” sweet or sour?

Come with me and you’ll be … entertained for two hours or bored out of your mind. The “Wonka” movie is here, and Staff Writer Danny Tull and Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Shayna Demick discuss what works (and what doesn't) in the film.

Movie review: “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”

The book series that conquered the 2010s film industry returned to the big screen on Nov. 17. However, this Hunger Games takes place 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteers as tribute. Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Gaby Nieves finds out if this new prequel film lives up to the original series’ reputation.
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