Reel Talk episode 12: Send in the clowns

In this episode of Reel Talk, Daily Cal assistant arts editor, Grace Orriss, and former assistant editor, Jackson Kim Murphy, talk their thoughts on DC’s new “Joker” film! How does it measure up to the past iterations of the character? Should it win Oscars? Listen to find out.  

Rogues and riddles

Somewhere in between analyzing every villain’s batshit plots to kill Batman and concluding that The Penguin sucked, we became best friends.
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6 movies to help you procrastinate this fall semester

It may seem silly to go to a movie theater in this age of streaming. Why spend time and money on a movie ticket when you could just watch Netflix in your room? The answer is, it can be a fun way to break up your routine. Here are some movies coming out this semester that should provide a nice distraction.
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Why ‘Venom’ lacks any real bite

Somewhere between witnessing a sweaty Tom Hardy chomp on a live lobster and seeing the character of Venom soulfully tell Eddie Brock that he’d made him change his mind about humanity, I realized that “Venom” was not the version of the story that I’d grown up with.
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‘Suicide Squad’ falls short of heroic DC comeback

Since “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have been looking for their franchise starter to rival the yearly additions of well-oiled, if safe, comic book blockbusters from Marvel. Yet, both DC films underwhelmed with the critical and commercial populaces because of
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