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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

The Holdovers REVIEW

The Holdovers REVIEW

By: Holden Kodish

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The Holdovers is an interesting movie to be sure. From Alexander Payne, the same guy who did Downsizing, this movie stars Paul Giamatti as an ornery prep school teacher in the early ’70s, who slowly comes to care for the people around him, such as Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa. Let’s just say, this movie isn’t bad. Not by a long shot. Nobody does a bad job or ruins the show. The camera work perfectly emulated the same style as those from the 1970s, and the outdoor and establishing shots invoke that look of New England winters. However, there’s nothing I would truly put as over-the-top and needing of any outstanding praise. Giamatti was good, and while I would be glad to see him win the Oscar for his performance, I wouldn’t be stunned if he was passed over again this year. Da’Vine played a Da’Vine-esque character. Very good, but I couldn’t see her outside of her great performance in People of Earth, so this may just be a “Me Problem”. Of special note is Dominic Sessa who, for a first-time teen actor, was able to carry his own amongst the other talented stars in the film. Also, Donovan Tate shows up for like 5 seconds at the end, and I only bring that up because he played Hercules in Disney’s Hercules, and I think it’s weird that he’s in anything else. That doesn’t have an impact on the review one way or another, however. Overall, while a good movie, it never hits a great movie. It’s just Dead Poet Society but with one kid instead of a class.


The Acting and Comedy were for the most part, very good. Scenes never felt slow, or purposeless.

The Boston references are top-notch. Finally, others will know how to pronounce Worchester.

Best Episode was My Two Dads. Something about turning the bully into a friend always works for me.


Jokes can go on a bit too long

Characters are flat and one note, which can be a problem should the show continue 

Worst Episode: While none were, in my opinion, terrible, the Halloween episode definitely checking the run time every once in a while. 

Overall Score: 7.8/10


Sunday, February 4, 2024

Newton Teachers Strike Ends, WORST DEAL EVER

 The Newton Teachers Association announced that the strike is over, and an agreement has been made. 

The teachers will be receiving a 13% cost of living increase over 4 years. This is equivalent to 3.25% a year. Considering that inflation is at 4% a year regularly, this is kind of a bad deal. 

According to Investopedia "The annual inflation rate was 7.0% in Dec. 2021 and 6.5% at the end of 2022."

This took 11 nights of standing in the grueling cold, and unfortunately it doesn't seem like a huge difference was made. 


We are doing a giveaway!!! 3 Stanley cups will be given out, the deadline which isn't set in stone is FEB 7 as of right now. The first Stanley cup will be given out on FEB 7, after that if we have enough submissions we will move forward with the rest, if there are not then we will let some more people enter. 

Instructions to enter: 
Go to Instagram, type in 
follow us
go to our giveaway post
comment and tag 3 friends


Little Luke's Cafe Review

So, picture this: it's a chilly Saturday morning, and my growling stomach led me to the welcoming doors of Little Luke's Cafe. This quaint spot might be small, but it's got enough seats to ensure you find a snug corner. Keep in mind, though, it can get pretty bustling, especially during peak hours. Now, let me walk you through my epic breakfast adventure.

I went all out and ordered  choc chip muffin, a Sausage Egg and Cheese on a croissant, and their infamous Train Wreck sandwich – a twist on the classic with an extra meaty surprise and a dollop of chipotle mayo. To wash it all down, I grabbed a medium Iced Coffee with a touch of milk and sugar.

Alright, let's get into the nitty-gritty. The Sausage Egg and Cheese stole the show for me, but I'll admit, I might be a bit biased – it's my all-time favorite. Despite the hype around the Train Wreck, the classic won my breakfast-loving heart. From the overall sandwich experience to the ease of devouring it, the Sausage Egg and Cheese took the crown.

Now, for the ratings, 'cause who doesn't love a good percentage system:

- Train Wreck: 77.9%

- Sausage Egg & Cheese: 84.2%

- Chocolate Chip Muffin: 81.2%

- Iced Coffee: 72.5%

But wait, there's more! After this delightful feast, I had a chat with the owner and dropped the bomb about my foodie escapades. Turns out, they were stoked to jump on board and sponsor the Inner Circle newsletter! And mind you, this endorsement comes from someone who's been frequenting Little Luke's since the days of the previous owners.

Long story short, if you're in the mood for a quick and delicious homemade breakfast, give Little Luke's Cafe a shot. Trust me, you won't be disappointed – and hey, they're now proudly supporting the Inner Circle!

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Consumer Report Finds 79% of Food Contains BPA

Consumer Reports and Reuters recently made it public and brought this to everyone's attention again that a lot of our food is contaminated with unhealthy substances. There seems to be a lot of talk online in the past year or maybe the past 6 months about the quality of food and ingredients used in European countries comparatively to the U.S. This is a popular talking point so it could be to get page views but it also could be something to be aware of and look for more organic options. A lot of people have also been going towards a more sustainable approach of growing their own food or buying from small local farms.  

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 Drake got a BBL but is roasting Meghan the Stallion for getting a BBL herself... 

This is the least surprising thing coming from drake. Constantly trying to out do himself in terms of divaness. 

This started because there is a beef going on with Nicki Minaj and Meghan the Stallion right now, where Nicki Minaj alleged that Stallion slept her way to the top and traded beats for sex. 

Drake is team Nikki and so Meghan the Stallion clapped back when drake tried to say something about her BBL, and oh did she have the perfect comeback. She said Drake got a BBL type of surgery as well and has the marks to prove it. 

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Switching Name to Inner Circle

We have since creation of this blog, switched our name to the inner circle. This will serve as a testament to how small and cult like our following is. The news we deliver is news that should only be spread amongst friends and within your inner circle. Hence the name. 

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Friday, August 19, 2022


 Welcome to Oakay News. We're not great, we're not terrible... we're just oakay. 

We will be posting food reviews, event details, and movie reviews of the latest films available in theaters or streaming platforms. We're based in Newton Upper Falls so a lot of the food reviews will be based out of their as well as West Yarmouth Cape Cod, Brooklyn New York and Washington DC.

Chapter 1 - By: Holden Kodish

If you’ve never opened the door in your underwear to a dead magician at your doorstep, it’s a hard feeling to describe. It’s like seeing a b...