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Justice League

Makayla Riley, Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Movies

The recent DC Universe movies that have been produced by Warner Bros. have received high praise over the past few years, from Man of Steel in 2013 to the recent Wonder Woman release. Over the past couple of months the studio has been in the making of the new Justice League movie. Here are some things you should ...

Happy Death Day

Vicky Arguello, Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

From the producer of Get Out, The Purge, and The Visit, the film Happy Death Day was released on Friday the 13 and has grossed $26.5 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada alone. The film follows a college student who is murdered on her birthday, and who then begins reliving the day over and over...

Does mother! Have Meaning?

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

After the release of multiple ambiguous trailers relating to the film, Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller mother! premiered worldwide on Sept. 15. Originally being anticipated by audiences and fans of Aronofsky’s work, the film has since received mixed reviews ― likely due to the abstra...

Premiere of the IT Haunted House

Corey Ocasio, Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Movies

As the premier of the remake of the classic horror film It by Stephen King rolled around the corner, the community of Los Angeles lined up to partake in the new “It Experience” located on the corner of Hollywood and Vine from August 14 through September 10.     With special features such as holographic im...

How It Compares with the Original

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Exactly 27 years after the popular TV mini-series broadcasted throughout the country, the new adaptation of It premiered on Sept. 8. With the success of both films, fans and critics have speculated which adaptation achieved the best depiction of the popular Stephen King novel.     The book ...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Oscar Flores, Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

The first Guardians of the Galaxy infused some well-needed blood into the Marvel Cinematic Universe when it released on Aug. 4, 2014.  Director James Gunn used the new cast of characters at his disposal along with a great soundtrack and quirky tone to create a space-opera that felt new.  With the May ...

Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Oscar Flores, Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Entertainment, Movies

Highly regarded as one of the central hubs for showcasing upcoming independent films, the Tribeca Film Festival began April 19 and ended on April 30.  The event provided attendees with a wide spectrum of films along with panels featuring known performers and directors such as Alejandro Inarritu and ...

Russia Places 18+ Age Restriction on Power Rangers

Oscar Flores, Writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Power Rangers debuted in theaters on March 24 and while it received a PG-13 rating here in the U.S., Russian distributor of the film (WDSSPR) announced that Saban’s Power Rangers would have an 18+ age limit due to the film’s inclusion of a gay character.     This rating comes from legislator Vitaly ...

The Importance of Moonlight’s Best Picture Win

Jasmine Fernandez, Co-Copy Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Entertainment, Movies

The lights dim; the audience stills. The atmosphere changes in an instant and there is a paradigm shift in the celebrities glittering under the stars. All that can be heard is the crinkle of an envelope as the hearts of film enthusiasts across the world work double time. And the Oscar goes to.... La La...

Moonlight Wins Best Picture Amid Confusion

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

April 5, 2017


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

This year’s Academy Awards held on Feb. 26 is a ceremony where outstanding films are honored and appreciated by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This year, films like Lion, Manchester by the Sea, Arrival, Moonlight, La La Land, and Hell or High Water were nominated for multiple aw...

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