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10 years of ‘The Hunger Games’

The 2010s birthed dozens of book-to-movie adaptations, mainly based on young adult books. There was “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (2010), “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” (2013), “The Maze Runner” (2014), “Divergent” (2014) and many more. Of all of the popular adaptations, few have stood the test of time and most […]


Domee Shi’s ‘Turning Red’ is a significant Pixar addition

Pixar has become one of the most renowned animation studios of the modern day. Pixar has continuously pushed the boundaries of animation; however, they have been criticized for their lack of diversity. Out of their 25 films, few have centered on female protagonists, and Pixar had only once before featured an Asian lead. With their […]


‘After Yang’: Technosapiens, family and Asian identity

The line between robot and human is blurred in A24’s most recent project, “After Yang” (2022), and raises the question: What does it mean to be human, and how far is too far for technological advancement? “After Yang” is set in a futuristic America that many viewers would find appealing — everything seems calm, nature […]


Emma Chamberlain takes YouTube hiatus, reveals mental health struggles

Emma Chamberlain has been YouTube’s ‘it’ girl for the past four years since beginning her career on the platform at the age of 16. Chamberlain grew a large following for her honest, upbeat vlogs documenting a variety of different aspects of her life. From taking fans behind the scenes at major fashion events in the […]


‘Three Months:’ A comedic, coming-of-age film about HIV

Despite being mainly known for his singing career, Troye Sivan is no stranger to acting. In 2018, Sivan starred in “Boy Erased,” an adaptation of a memoir about a boy who struggles through conversion therapy, alongside Golden Globe-nominated actor, Lucas Hedges. Since “Boy Erased” (2018), Sivan has been focusing on his music career, with the […]


Feminism, sex and Ali Wong: ‘Don Wong’ is a comedic masterpiece

This year, Ali Wong decided to give Netflix subscribers a unique, untraditional Valentine’s Day gift with her comedy special, “Ali Wong: Don Wong” (2022). “Don Wong” marks Wong’s third Netflix comedy special in addition to her previous work with Netflix for her film, “Always Be My Maybe” (2019), and her voiceover work for the series […]


Gracie Abrams sells out The Sinclair for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ tour

Gracie Abrams has quickly become an artist many have grown to love and admire at the young age of 22. From partying with Taylor Swift at her 32nd birthday to her music inspiring the hit song “drivers license” (2021), Abrams has shown that her music and character have impacted fellow artists and fans alike, making […]


‘The Fallout’ authentically captures grief in the wake of loss

Content warning: This article discusses the cinematic depiction of a school shooting. HBO Max’s “The Fallout” (2022) was an intriguing project, even at the trailer’s release. The combination of a Disney child actress and a former dancer from “Dance Moms” (2011–2019) was interesting, to say the least, and that is before looking into the fact […]


From 160 episodes to 3: Mike’s Mic recaps ‘Pretty Little Liars’

If there is one defining trait of the 2010s, it is good television. The 2010s was an iconic era for teen television dramas. From “Gossip Girl” (2007–2012) to “The Vampire Diaries” (2009–2017), the world was unable to look away from some of the most memorable moments in teen drama to date. Whether you were watching […]


Collegiate cheerleading is back with ‘Cheer’ Season 2

Content warning: This article contains a brief discussion of child sex abuse. In January 2020, Netflix introduced the world to “Cheer” (2020–22), a documentary series that followed the Navarro Cheer Team from Corsicana, Texas. The 14-time national championship team coached by Monica Aldama succeeded in claiming the national title in 2019, and the six-episode series […]


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