Remake surpasses ’80s classic

May 9, 2018

BY maria marroquin Hollywood’s latest remake of the classic ’80s film “Overboard” is guaranteed to make moviegoers laugh throughout the film due to its engaging comedy.  Starring Mexican comedian and actor Eugenio Derbez as Leonardo Montenegro, he plays an entitled rich playboy who is used to getting his way with anyone around him.  Anna Farris as Kate, is an overworked underpaid single mother of three trying to get her nursing…

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Showcase manifests importance of student art

May 9, 2018

BY andrew ayala Four young and talented artists displayed, performed and expressed their messages through their art in a  enticing fashion at the Art and Short Film Showcase on Saturday. The event included an art walk, poetry, short films and an artist Q&A.  At the entrance of the event, beautifully drawn pencil sketches were displayed to the left and meaningful poetry with flowers below them ran along the right side. …

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Spring Choral Concert interprets religious hymns

May 9, 2018

By Steven Adamo Songs of a religious nature were sung Monday by the East Los Angeles College Choir and Chamber Chorale at the Spring Choral Concert.  Presented by the ELAC Music Department, the conductor for the evening was Dr. Anthony Lupica.  The ELAC Choir began the evening with “Go Down Moses,” which contains the famous line “let my people go!”  The ELAC choir was positioned in a semi-circle around a…

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‘Batman Ninja’ merges anime style with American classic

May 2, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Batman Ninja” is a spectacular anime version of a Batman adventure where the Dark Knight along with a few friends and foes from Gotham get warped back to an unkown city in feudal Japan. It is directed by Junpei Mizusaki, produced by Warner Bros. and the creator of “Afro Samurai” Takashi Okazaki is the character designer for the film. The film was released in Japan and the…

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Marvel’s highly anticipated film smashes box office records

May 2, 2018

By Frank Portillo The biggest film of all time, “Avengers: Infinity War,” is a relentless roller coaster ride of emotion that never lets up. It has obliterated box office records and has claimed the spot as the highest grossing opening weekend film of all-time, surpassing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” In total, the film grossed $641 million worlwide,which is $100 million more than the previous record holder. Kevin Feige deserves…

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‘Scream’ changes horror genre

May 2, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Wes Craven’s “Scream” turned the horror/ slasher genre on its head and become a staple in horror. “Scream” is a film about a serial killer going off and killing unsuspecting teenagers. The premise is the same as any other horror film. The difference, however, is in the execution of the film. Most films before “Scream” would advertise a certain actor or actress for their films as the…

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New dance concert playing soon

May 2, 2018

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College Let’s Dance Company will present the 13th Repertoire Dance Concert on May 18 at 7p.m. This year the Repertoire Dance Concert will have various performances such as jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and modern dance. The performance will be directed by Kimberly Rabins. Each piece will have a different cast. “There will be 18 dancers from the Let’s Dance Company who will be performing 12…

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VPAM opens new photographic exhibit

May 2, 2018

By Eddie Mike Garcia The Vincent Price Art Museum opening reception of Rafael Cardenas photographic exhibit “Backyard Tableaux” was held on Saturday. The photographs ranged from a downed piñata, poolside relaxation, a backyard party, to cold beverages inside an ice cooler. This is Cardenas’ first solo exhibit of photos on display here at ELAC. The two-hour event brought many individuals to mingle with the artist and ask various questions about…

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Photographer shows insight on East-side neighborhood culture

April 25, 2018

By Eddie Mike Garcia A visual look at backyard scenes across the East-side neighborhoods of Los Angeles will be on display at the Vincent Price Art Museum with the opening reception on Saturday at 7 p.m. Rafael Cardenas, known for his fascinating street style of photography, will present a collection of new works that capture the backyard activities of parties, social gatherings and get togethers and the people that put…

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Epic survival game takes off worldwide

By Noe Ortega Survival games have never felt so epic with “Fortnite: Battle Royale’s” early access taking off worldwide after almost a year after its release.  “Fortnite” is a single and multiplayer survival video game where the objective is to be the last one standing by eliminating other online players with weapons and explosives. Some weapons include assault rifles, sniper rifles, shotguns, handguns, grenades, machine guns, grenade launchers and rocket…

April 25, 2018
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