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The Closure of Telltale Games

Lukas Luna, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

On Sept. 21 California-based game developer Telltale announced with a statement on Twitter the studio’s imminent closure and a large round of layoffs. The news of the layoffs of roughly 250 employees comes from CEO Pete Howley’s statement, “ It’s been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale.”...

GlennFest Film Festival

Michael Pasaye, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Entertainment, Featured A&E, Movies

The annual Glennfest Film Festival, created by Glenn Stephens back in 2012, kicked off on Sept. 30 and ends Oct. 8. The festival presents old and new films across all genres, and aims to strengthen and give back to the Downey film community.   The festival has 4 venues around Downtown Downey: The Downey Civ...

BTS Takes the World by Storm

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

During the month of Sept. popular K-Pop band BTS travelled to America to promote their new album Love Yourself: Answer. Toward the end of their visit, the group stopped by UN event to represent their country. Kim Namjoon, known as RM, is the leader of BTS who is actually fluent in English. His speech a...

A Quiet Place

Vicky Arguello, Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

Garnering $50 million at the box office, according to studio estimates, A Quiet Place is a horror movie about a family that must live in complete silence or risk alerting mysterious monsters. This film was released on Apr. 6 and is the second-biggest opening this year after Black Panther with a budget of le...

Take Your Pills

Vicky Arguello, Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

Netflix’s Take Your Pills tackles the dependence on Adderall that is growing in the American population. Composed of interviews with high schoolers, college students and Adderall users in the workplace, along with interviews with the ones who sit across the counter and write the prescriptions, Take Y...

Thoroughbreds Review

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

After receiving universal critical acclaim following its release at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the fresh black-comedy Thoroughbreds received a wide-release on Mar. 8. The cinematic concoction serves as the directorial debut of Corey Finley, and is late actor Anton Yelchin’s final film before hi...

The Crown’s Lead Actress Paid Less Than Co-Star

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

During an INTV Conference in Jerusalem on March 13, The Crown producers, Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries, were asked a series of questions about the Netflix hit series. This panel discussion led to the revelation of the pay gap between lead actress, Claire Foy, and her co-star, Matt Smith. The producers ad...

Satire in Movies

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Entertainment, Movies

With Jordan Peele’s Get Out winning at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony on Sun., Mar. 4, I noticed something interesting about the world we live in: not many people seem to understand the worth of satire in today’s media, particularly in the case of Peele’s film, a commentary on the history and ...

Red Sparrow Movie Review

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

The release of the new Red Sparrow movie early this month elicited, for the most part, very negative reviews. This reaction was surprising, considering how most of the films Jennifer Lawrence, actress and Oscar award winner, has starred in have been well received.   The film follows the story of ...

Oscars Awards 2018: The Winners

Brenda Melara, Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

The 90th Academy Awards celebrated their annual ceremony on March 4 at the Dolby Theater at the Hollywood and Highland Centre. The night started with a presentation by the host Jimmy Kimmel and proceeded to the award winners.   Some of the highlights of the night include the movie Coco winning best animated pi...

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