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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...

Upcoming Movies: October Preview 2018

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

October is approaching quickly and so are some of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. Marvel fans await for the release of Venom, while horror movie enthusiasts prepare themselves for Halloween. Independent films, such as A Star is Born, First Man, and Bad Times at the El Royale, are also set to...

Crazy Rich Asians

Michael Pasaye, Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

The representation of minorities in Hollywood has been absent for far too long, but the recent release of movies like Crazy Rich Asians this void is finally being filled. Critics have even cited Crazy Rich Asians as the Black Panther for Asian-Americans.   The movie’s plot follows an As...

Rampage

Ysabelle Canilao, Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

The science fiction monster film Rampage was released on April 13, raking in $35 million in the opening weekend domestically. With Dwayne Johnson playing the main role, audiences are not surprised to see him center stage once again, taking care of a silverback gorilla.   Rampage is loosely f...

I Feel Pretty Review

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

After receiving solid reviews from multiple screening tests, I Feel Pretty moved its original June release to April 20. However, the film starring Amy Schumer (Renee Barrett), Michelle Williams (Avery LeClaire), Rory Scovel (Ethan), Aidy Bryant (Vivian) and Busy Philipps (Jane), was met with negative...

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