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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...

Unsane Review

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

A month after the Berlin International Film Festival debut, Unsane had its U.S. theatrical release on March 23. The film has mostly received average reviews from movie critics, putting them at a B- on CinemaScore and 79% on Rotten Tomatoes.   Best known for her portrayal as Queen Elizabet...

Ready Player One

Ysabelle Canilao, Photographer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

With Ready Player One’s release on March 29 already hitting the $400 million dollar mark in the box office, people have been buzzing to get to the cinemas and watch the movie. The film features virtual reality, much of which people have experienced in the video game world.   The movie is ...

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...

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...

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