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Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)

Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)

November 9, 2019

Does mother! Have Meaning?

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

October 4, 2017

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...


Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor

May 5, 2015

On April 17, the highly-anticipated thriller, Unfriended was released to public theaters, and was expected to be the movie of the year, because of its contemporary vibe. The film, produced by Blumhouse Productions, stars Heather Sossaman as Laura Barns, a teenage girl who was bullied and taken advantag...

A long walk to freedom

Edward Valencia, Writer/Parents and Teachers Editor

January 23, 2014

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the new Nelson Mandela biopic starring Idris Elba, was released in American cinemas on Dec. 25.The film is based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. The beginning of the film is well-paced as it chronicles Mandela’s tenure as an attorney in 1940s Sout...


Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

January 23, 2014

On Friday, January 10, the highly anticipated authentic film, Her, was finally premiered in theaters. Her captures the idea of how close society becomes with technology and the effects of it on people. This futuristic film centers around Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely, divorced writ...

I will survive

On Fri. Nov. 8, British director Steve McQueen releases his third feature film, 12 Years a Slave, to American audiences. The film, based on the autobiography, followed Solomon Northup, a free African American who was captured and became a slave in the Southern plantations.

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2013

*SPOILER ALERT* After receiving a slew of high praise from critics and viewers alike from premiering his film at international cinema festivals, British director Steve McQueen released his third feature movie, 12 Years a Slave, nationwide, on Nov. 8. The film is based upon an 1853 autobiography of ...

You will know her name

Now playing in theatres, Carrie, directed by Kimberley Pierce is a remake of the 1970s classic horror film. Chloë Grace Moretz stared as Carrie White, a shy girl with the gift of telekinesis, who was pushed too far at prom.

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor

November 1, 2013

On Friday, Oct. 18, the highly anticipated remake of Brian DePalma’s Carrie (1976) was released, and although, Director Kimberly Pierce’s plot for Carrie (2013) is almost identical to DePalma’s, the new version is recieving more negative than positive reviews. The film takes viewers through the u...

Captain Phillips makes a splash in box office

On Oct. 11, director Paul Greengrass releases Captain Philips recreating Somali pirates hijacking the MV Maerks Alabama. Philips made $8.5 millions on its opening night.

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2013

Known for The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Supremacy, Director Paul Greengrass dives straight into success with his Oct. 11 premiere of Captain Phillips, an action drama hit that has viewers and critics raving.   Loosely based on a 2009 hijacking event, the film stars Academy Award winnin...

Sucking audiences into space

On Friday, October 4, the movie Gravity came out in local theaters. The thriller film follows astronauts stuck in space working together to survive.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

October 18, 2013

On Friday, October 4, the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Gravity hit theatres. The movie explores the idea of being stuck, and floating off into the oblivion of space. Gravity, filmed by Alfonso Cuaron, takes audiences on a journey with a bio-medical engineer, Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), and Matt K...

Lock your doors, shut your windows

On June 7, James DeMonaco’s The Purge is released in the Krikorian Theater. The main plot of this horror film follows a group of people’s struggle to survive during a twelve-hour period of time in which all crimes are legal.

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

June 14, 2013

Underground horror screenplay producer, James DeMonaco, directed and wrote the American horror-thriller film, The Purge, which was released on June 7, 2013.   The horror film takes place in the year 2022, when America’s new form of government, the “New Founding Fathers,” leads the co...

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