‘Siberia’ a throwback to old noir films

By Juan Calvillo “Siberia” is a movie that emulates the diamonds that engross its central characters throughout the film, hard, beautiful, and unique. It is similar in tone to old noir pictures where every moment on screen builds to a fever pitch that can only go one way for its main characters. The main characters in “Siberia” are played by Keanu Reeves and Ana Ularu. Reeves plays the lead role…

July 16, 2018
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‘Antman and the Wasp” charming summer flick

By Juan Calvillo “Ant-man and the Wasp” brings action and laughs that are now associated with the Marvel cinematic universe but adds huge amounts of heart. The story is as much about what huge action sequence is next as it is about what human moment the characters will have with each other. “Ant-man and the Wasp” is the continuing story of Scott Lang, played perfectly by the capable Paul Rudd….

July 1, 2018
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‘Hotel Artemis’ focuses on characters

By Juan Calvillo “Hotel Artemis” weaves together action movie tropes with amazing character development to produce an intense character focused title in a summer of big budget movies. Director and writer Drew Pearce wrote a science fiction movie with “Hotel Artemis” that will make the audience sit in their seat until the credits roll. “Hotel Artemis” stars Jodie Foster as the Nurse, the proprietor of the hotel and nurse to…

June 7, 2018
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“13 Reasons Why” brings second controversial season

By Melody Ortiz “13 Reasons Why” returned with a second season that rivals its first in more ways than one. The Netflix original had already faced backlash from people claiming the show “glamorized suicide” in season 1. However, the series got enough praise from its viewers to merit another season. The show’s first season is based on a novel by Jay Asher about Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, who…

May 30, 2018
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Deadpool returns to big screen

May 23, 2018

By Frank Portillo “Deadpool 2” does away with the one-note villain and opens up the universe that it takes place in by introducing the X-Force to mainstream audiences. The sequel replaces the lackluster villain for a cast of morally complicated characters, which makes for a much more compelling second outing for Wade Wilson. Newcomers Domino (Zazie Beetz) and Cable (Josh Brolin) are welcome additions to the Deadpool universe. Brolin, coming…

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Showcase to feature work of student designers, technicians

May 23, 2018

By Melody Ortiz The East Los Angeles College Theater Arts department will be showcasing a collection of students’ stage work. The showcase will present the work of  student designers and technicians. Work will include costumes, set models, sound, lighting and everything else found on stage during a performance, other than actors. “When you see theater, you can’t always get up close to things,” said Professor Jessica Hansen, who directs the…

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‘Chavez Ravine’ reveals historic construction of Dodger Stadium

May 23, 2018

By Kevin Camargo The play, “Chavez Ravine” offers a special experience in the history of Dodger Stadium and the communities that came before its construction. Not only does the play educate the audience, but it also offers humorous, satirical and poignant scenes that go well together. The play sold out on opening night on Friday. It had three shows last weekend. “Chavez Ravine” starts off with the opening game for…

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Gambino’s new music video reflects a blind America

May 16, 2018

BY Jose E. Conrique Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover released the powerful and graphic music video “This is America,” which places black culture and social issues together. Glover has gone from being a writer, actor, a stand-up comedian, to a rapper R&B singer and Emmy winner. He stepped it up at the right time. The music video is chaotic and shows the social fear of black men. Childish…

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‘Solo’ explores origin of classic character

BY Juan Calvillo “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the fantastical origin story that most fans didn’t know they needed. It combines the thrills and battles of summer box-office blockbusters with subtle nods to the lore that it came from. Alden Ehrenreich plays a young Han Solo. Ehrenreich captured the character that Harrison Ford perfected all those years ago. The subtle, roughish grin is exactly what would be expected of…

May 16, 2018
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Arctic Monkeys: New album different but essence remains

BY Luis Castilla The Arctic Monkeys are back after five years with their new album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” and it’s quite a mesmerizing experience. Alex Turner, frontman and principal songwriter, has taken the reigns almost entirely on this album. Ditching their guitars for synthesizers and vibraphones, there is a very noticeable shift away from rock ‘n’ roll and into a more grandiose form of music. This is the…

May 16, 2018
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