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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“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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