The Downey Legend

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...

Assassin’s Creed: Origins Upcoming DLC

Hector Diaz, Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

Ubisoft’s most recent entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, is getting a brand new expansion released on Mar. 13. The Curse of the Pharaohs will serve as the second major DLC for Origins and will add many new features to the game including new enemies to fight, l...

Black Panther

Corey Ocasio, Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

From director of films such as Creed and Fruitvale Station pertaining to African-American life and culture, Ryan Coogler, became the newest addition to Marvel’s cinematic franchise Black Panther released on Friday, Feb. 16. Based on the comic of the same name, the film depicts the life of the young...

Celeste & Depression

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

Mental illness is a mountain to be conquered, an objective to be surpassed, but never to be ignored. On Jan. 25, Game Designers Matt Thorson and Noel Berry released Celeste, a 2D platformer that revolves around main character Madeline as she climbs Celeste Mountain to escape her problems.   As she cl...

Next Page »

The School Newspaper of Downey High School
Entertainment