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Anyone Can Wear the Mask

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

Since his inception in 1962, Spider-Man has been an exercise in the universality of storytelling.  Peter Parker is still the one superhero in the paradigm of comics that exemplifies the commonality of man.  Living in Queens, New York and going to high school (or college depending on the series), Peter...

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

Since 1943, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) holds an annual award show featuring highly acclaimed movies and TV series. Comedian Andy Samberg and actress Sandra Oh hosted the star-studded event on Jan. 19 and was aired live on NBC.   Throughout the three hour show, the two ente...

The Age of Disney Reboots

The Age of Disney Reboots

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

Since the project’s confirmation in 2016, Jon Favreau’s reboot of The Lion King has become one of the most highly anticipated Disney movies within the past 5 years. During the Thanksgiving NFL game on Nov. 22, a teaser trailer was released to the public. Within 24 hours, the video gained 224....

Saturday Vendors of LA Comic Con

Saturday Vendors of LA Comic Con

Nathalie Sibal and Oscar Flores

November 13, 2018


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

Formerly known as Stan Lee's Comikaze, Los Angeles Comic Con was held at the LA Convention Center from Oct. 26 through Oct. 28. On Saturday Oct. 27, the main hall opened at 10:00 a.m. which allowed attendees to explore the large selection of vendors. From customized notebooks to complete book series, e...

Horror Movies to Watch for Halloween

Lukas Luna, Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Movies

With Halloween right around the corner, now is a perfect time to catch up on some scary movies.  Luckily, Netflix is home to a variety of horror films to get you in the Halloween spirit.   The Conjuring   Released in 2013, this James Wan feature tells the story of two paranormal investigators who conf...

Venom Review

Venom Review

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

Following the LA Premiere on Oct. 1, Marvel/Sony’s Venom had a nationwide release on Oct. 5. Although the film was met with negative feedback from critics, audiences gave it an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.   Six years after his portrayal of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy takes on anoth...

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...

The Nun

Adrian Soto, Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Uncategorized

Releasing a third spin-off film to accompany the main series, writer and producer James Wan hopes to suspend audiences in fear with The Nun on Sept. 6.  In order to bring a solidified beginning for the start of The Conjuring movies, The Nun is advertised as the origin to all these films — the begi...

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