‘The Hunt’ reflects American issues

March 25, 2020

Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures released the action packed thriller “The Hunt” on video-on-demand, giving audiences something fun to watch while home. COVID-19 has changed the way audiences consume media so some companies are giving their movies a chance to survive by releasing them online. “The Hunt” is among these movies.

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‘Emma.’ delivers best adaptation of novel yet

March 23, 2020

Universal Pictures released several of their newest films on video-on-demand this weekend due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including their newest take on Jane Austen’s “Emma.” Universal Pictures announced that it would be releasing many of its theater-slated movies online due to the current pandemic, this included movies that were just released and one that will release in theaters and on demand at the same time.

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‘Call of Duty’ drops best battle royale yet

March 19, 2020

By Andrew Ayala Activision creates the perfect blend of an intense first-player-shooter with the popular battle royale game mode in their newest addition to “Call of Duty Modern Warfare,” titled “Warzone.” “Warzone” is a free-to-play massive multiplayer battle royale with lobbies of up to 150 players. Gamers drop into a map called Verdansk, which looks like a battle-worn East European country. The game plays out like a typical battle royale…

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VPAM workshop attendees learn alebrije-type art

March 12, 2020

By Melvin Bui  The Vincent Price Art Museum showcased alebrije art during its monthly community art workshop.  The museum always pairs an exhibit with the art being made, to show people that anyone can be creative with the right materials.  This month’s workshop was on how to make an alebrije, which is brightly colored Mexican folk art that is made to replicate mythical or fantastic beasts.    Alebrije are unique…

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Final Fantasy VII demo hypes up fans for revamped version

March 12, 2020

By Luis Castilla “Final Fantasy VII” is one of the most influential video games of all time and with its remake just around the corner, the demo is raising hype to new levels. When “Final Fantasy VII” was originally released in 1997, it revolutionized the video game industry.  The Final Fantasy franchise  innovated the role-playing game (RPG) genre, but “Final Fantasy VII” was the largest, most complex game to date….

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Netflix’s ‘Castlevaina’ creates hopeless ambience

March 12, 2020

By Luis Castilla Season three of Netflix’s anime adaptation of the long-running video game franchise “Castlevania” sees its three main characters abandon all hope. Having vanquished Dracula at the end of season two, his son, the half-vampire-half-human Alucard is now living in his father’s abandoned castle, the titular Castlevania. Clearly depressed and lonely, Alucard fashions dolls of Trevor Belmont, the last of the legendary monster-hunting Belmont clan and Speaker-magician Sypha…

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Affleck’s new movie resonates with his off-screen life

March 12, 2020

By Mayra Pereyra   The “Way Back” is a movie  about a former high school basketball sensation, struggling with alcoholism, who’s offered a coaching job at his alma mater.    As the team starts to win, he becomes motivated to overcome his addiction. Affleck plays an alcoholic and can relate to his character since he has been dealing with addiction for quite some time.    Affleck has said he has…

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Nazi war criminals brought to justice in “Hunters” debut

By Juan Calvillo Amazon’s “Hunters“ takes creative license with a tragic moment in history, but allows its main character to figure whether the best revenge is revenge.  Taking place in a fictional world, the show asks the audience to imagine a world where Nazis managed to escape to the United States. Over the 10-episode first-season run of “Hunters,” the main characters go through hell and back as Nazi enemies come…

March 3, 2020
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