‘Sparrow’ brings revenge on a cold dish

By Andrew Ayala “Red Sparrow” is a confusing and amusing spy thriller about a woman who must do what it takes to protect her mother and herself. The movie is based on the life of Dominika Ergorova, played by Jennifer Lawrence, a well known ballet dancer whose life changes after an accident that breaks her leg. After the incident Dominika is given evidence by her uncle Ivan,  played by Matthias…

March 7, 2018
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Realistic action captures audience

March 7, 2018

By Allison Beatty Instead of just a by the numbers gun-flick filled with shootouts and drawn out fight sequences, 2018’s “Death Wish” is an interesting story following believable human characters and realistic action. It’s everything you aren’t expecting in a film starring acclaimed action star Willis. Which is good or bad depending on your opinion of Willis. The movie follows Dr. Paul Kersey, played by Willis, a wealthy Chicago surgeon…

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‘Everything Sucks’ takes viewers back to the ’90s

By Michael Dominguez The show does not disappoint if one is fond of ‘90s culture and wants to remember the good times of the late ’90s. This show brings back the era of music videos on MTV, colorful clothing, the sound of dial up computers and anticipating new CDs of one’s favorite artist.       Everything sucks for teens in high school, especially if they are freshman in school…

February 28, 2018
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‘Game Night’ gone wrong, actually goes right

February 28, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Game Night” is a very fun and interesting comical murder-mystery where a game night gone wrong, actually goes right. The main couple Max and Annie, played by Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, are very competitive and take board games and trivia to the next level. Life seems to be well for them until they begin having trouble with fertility. The issues seems to be with Max after…

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‘Kingdom Come’ delivers success across all platforms

February 28, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Kingdom Come: Deliverance” is a medieval role-playing game that takes gamers back to the Middle Ages in the most realistic and interesting way possible. The game takes place in 15th century Bohemia during the year 1403 when there was a fight for power between two brothers. King Charles IV died and gave his son Wenceslaus IV the crown. Once villagers realized the son of the old king…

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MGMT comes back after long hiatus

February 28, 2018

By Andrea Cerna The willful duo Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser popularly known as MGMT is back with their new album, “Little Dark Age.” After their 2013 self-titled album that was unsuccessful; it is safe to say that this album could be considered as their comeback. MGMT revealed that they collaborated with Ariel Pink and Connan Mockasin on “Little Dark Age.” The album was produced by Chairlift’s Patrick Wimberly and…

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‘Black Panther’ claws its way to top of box office

By Frank Portillo Ten years after their first movie, Marvel Studios released what is perhaps their best film yet with “Black Panther.” Everything about the movie works including the writing, acting and directing. The story takes place after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” where the titular character was first introduced. With the death of his father, King T’Chaka (John Kani), T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns to his hidden kingdom…

February 22, 2018
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‘Altered Carbon’ suffers from predictability

February 14, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Altered Carbon” has great visual effects, fantastic costumes and good acting, but plays on overused tropes. Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is one of the last remaining envoys, warriors that can easily adapt to any environment they are put in. His character has been brought back to life after being dead for 250 years and put into a new body, which the show refers to as sleeves. The…

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Author and prison educator to speak at Adelante event

By Frank Portillo The second event in the Adelante First-Year Program’s Social Justice Platica series for the semester will feature a reading of poetry from author and educator Tyson Amir. Amir will be reading poetry from his newly published book titled “Black Boy Problems: An Account of Black Survival in America” and engaging with those in attendance with a question and answer on Feb. 22. Organizer of the event and…

February 14, 2018
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Netflix breaks new ground with latest ‘Cloverfield’ film

February 14, 2018

By Frank Portillo While not as strong as the first two installments of the franchise, “The Cloverfield Paradox” is a fun science fiction ride that loosely ties into the events of its predecessors. The fact that the movie isn’t as strong as the previous two entries doesn’t speak to its quality as a whole because it’s enjoyable. “The Cloverfield Paradox” is set in 2028 as Earth’s energy resources are dwindling….

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