‘Iron Fist’ knows kung fu now

September 20, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro With improved fight scenes and a focused story, “Iron Fist” season two is a huge step up from the previous season and shows potential to stand on its own. “Iron Fist” season two picks up after the events of “The Defenders” where Danny Rand, played by Finn Jones, as the Iron Fist is fulfilling a promise he made to protect New York City. But Danny’s decision to…

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‘Cine Sin Fronteras’ showcases Latin-American short-films

September 20, 2018

By Juan Calvillo  The “Cine Sin Fronteras” short-film festival at the Vincent Price Art Museum featured experimental filmography and opened dialogue with the local community Saturday. The Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles held the event in hopes of bringing the cinematic arts of Latino-America to a community filled with the very people whose countries the art was created in. “The museum strives to be a place that presents exciting…

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True story Hollywood style

By Andrew Ayala “White Boy Rick” is the Hollywood version of the true tale of Richard Wershe Jr, a Detroit drug dealer and informant at the age of 14. The film was directed by Yenn Demange and written by Andy Weiss, Logan Miller and Noah Miller. The story of Richard Wershe Jr. is an interesting tale of a boy who became a Federal Bureau of Investigation informant at the age…

September 20, 2018
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VPAM cruises back to ’90s youth culture

September 20, 2018

By Luis Castilla Guadalupe Rosales opened her new exhibit, “Echoes of A Collective Memory,” at The Vincent Price Art Museum Saturday. The event extended beyond VPAM as NU MINIS, VW Clan and Lady Volks parked their cars in between S1 and S2. “Echoes of a Collective Memory” contains a collection of symbolic artifacts and photographs that represent what the ‘90s youth culture of Latino/a’s in the Los Angeles area was…

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‘Echoes of a Collective Memory’ retraces past

By Luis Castilla The Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) will hold an exhibit that explores the experiences of Latino/a youth culture in 1990s Los Angeles. VPAM will have an opening reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. which will feature a car show with NU MINIS, VW Clan and Lady Volks. There will also be guest DJs, refreshments, and a cash bar. The artist behind “Echoes of a Collective Memory”…

September 13, 2018
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Spectacular ‘Spider-Man’ swings high

September 13, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Marvel’s super-hero steam engine hasn’t stopped running thanks to the developers at Insomniac Games with their newest PlayStation exclusive “Spider-Man.” The game brings everyone’s favorite web slinger off the big screen and into players’ homes to get a more intimate look into the character. From the start, players are thrown into Peter Parker’s room, which is filled with foreshadowing and easter eggs, that any Spider-Man fan would…

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‘Cine Sin Fronteras’ coming to VPAM

September 13, 2018

By Juan Calvillo The Vincent Price Art Museum will present “Cine Sin Fronteras,” a short film program focusing on Latin filmmakers Saturday. An offshoot of the Morelia International Film Festival, the program will be screening three short films. Part of the afternoon’s events will be a live performance by El Rio, a Latin American folk group. The festival will be concluded with a question and answer portion. The Q&A will…

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‘Siberia’ a throwback to old noir films

July 16, 2018

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…

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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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