‘The Snowman’ gives cold shoulder

October 25, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco “The Snowman” failed to present itself as a crime thriller film with an edge of horror. The trailers are misleading, building up tension that doesn’t exist in the movie. The film takes place in Oslo, Norway, where Harry Hole, played by Michael Fassbender, is a special unit detective in the city’s police department. Heavily revered, he runs into Katrine Bratt, played by Rebecca Ferguson, who had seen…

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Student talents showcased in S2

October 25, 2017

By Steven Adamo Some of East Los Angeles College’s finest vocalists and pianists were on display at the Fall Student Recital, presented by the Music Department on Wednesday. A cell phone ring didn’t disrupt Daniel Lopez’ piano performance of “Danza de la moza donosa” by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera. Lopez gestured softly as he began, which quickly stormed into a fury of uneasiness as odd-sounding chords were sprinkled throughout each…

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Love misguided in ‘Blood Wedding’

October 25, 2017

By Frank Portillo “Blood Wedding” could have been a great way to spend the holiday season, but the play fails to overcome mediocrity due to weak performances and a lackluster ending. The latest Theater Department production follows two characters that are in love with each other but are being pulled apart by society. Leonardo is married with a child but still lusts over the character known only as The Bride….

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P!nk defies genre labels with new album

October 18, 2017

By Anastasia Landeros After years of lifting the spirits of her listeners with strong messages of empowerment, P!nk reflects on life, love and motherhood on her seventh studio album “Beautiful Trauma.” The album showcases her beautiful vocals, wonderfully expressive songwriting skills and a knack for matching hopeful rhythms with sobering lyrics. “Barbies” opens reminiscent of a classic folk song, with smooth vocals lamenting over not being a kid anymore to…

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‘Blood Wedding’ debuts Friday

By Frank Portillo The first play of the semester, “Blood Wedding,” is set to debut Friday. The play is based on a story by Federico Garcia Lorca from the ‘30s and is meant to be a commentary on society at the time of its inception. “Blood Wedding” focuses on Leonardo, played by Michael Herrera, who falls in love with The Bride, played by Miriam Menendez, despite the fact that she…

October 18, 2017
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Jason lives in new multiplayer game

October 18, 2017

By Frank Portillo The extremely violent and entertaining “Friday the 13th” was released Friday, which happened to be the thirteenth. The game gives players the ability to control the machete-wielding Jason Vorhees and hapless camp counselors. “Friday the 13th” is currently only playable online and requires an internet connection and Xbox Live account. Having a headset can sometimes be the difference between winning and losing matches. Being able to communicate…

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Art flows through movements

October 18, 2017

By Steven Adamo Art, science and philosophy are woven through history in the mural titled “Education Suite: Arte, Ciencia, y Filosofia” located inside the Helen Miller Bailey Library. Erika Montenegro, instruction librarian at the Helen Miller Bailey Library, put together a research guide last month on the ELAC website out of demand for information about the mural from students and professors. Montenegro teaches a library science class and uses the…

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Blade Runner: 2049 takes it slow and steady

October 11, 2017

By Russell Zazueta In Blade Runner 2049, it still rains all the time, and the Tyrell Corp. that created the first line of androids called replicants, has long been out of business. Director Denis Villeneuve, who also directed Sicario (2015), does a wonderful job in preserving the heavy-industrial, prison-like world that Blade Runner gave us when it premiered in 1982. The visuals are stunning and the story stays true to…

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Cinema Revisited: Blade Runner

October 11, 2017

Cinema: Revisited is a weekly film critique by film podcasters Anastasia Landeros and Gustavo Buenrostro. It’s not, however, just any weekly film critique. Landeros and Buenrostro are reviewing classic films that have been critically acclaimed in the past, but haven’t been examined in recent years. For the month of October, Landeros and Buenrostro will be revisiting Halloween films from different film genres. In collaboration with the release of “Blade Runner…

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Art circulates at VPAM

October 11, 2017

By Steven Adamo Art from all over the world, using a variety of media, are on display and for sale at the Vincent Price Art Museum store. The VPAM store is split into two sections with one curated by an art space in Inglewood called Mandujano/Cell and the other in Los Angeles called Seite Books. Mandujano/Cell is headed by artists Hazel Mandujano and Juan Capistran. “They make some of the…

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