Skyward offers unique perspective

April 25, 2018

By Frank Portillo The latest release from Image Comics, “Skyward,” offers a unique look at a world in which gravity on Earth is at such a low level, people float as if they’re on a space station. In this world, twenty years have passed since the loss of gravity and a new generation of people grew up their entire lives not knowing what the past was like. The first issue…

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‘God Of War’ strikes a milestone in series

April 25, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “God of War” is Sony’s Santa Monica Studio’s latest and greatest PlayStation exclusive which tells the story of a familiar hero in a new light. This is the newest addition to the series and follows the infamous protagonist Kratos along with his son Atreus on the biggest journey of their lives. The main purpose of the story is to fulfill his departed wife’s wish of taking her…

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Schumer’s newest movie defies society’s ‘Pretty’ standards

April 25, 2018

By Allison Beatty “I Feel Pretty” is a comedy rollercoaster that stops right before it jumps the shark and stays true to its message. The film stars stand-up comedian and producer of the film Amy Schumer as Renee Bennett, a woman struggling with insecurities over her weight and appearance, who suffers a head injury and believes she has become the most beautiful woman on the planet. She even compares her…

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‘Truth or Dare’ fails across the board

By Frank Portillo “Truth or Dare” is an unoriginal movie that is marketed as a horror, but fails to deliver anything scary or even a worthwhile story. The problem with the movie is that none of it makes any logical sense. With four credited screenwriters, the story never gets engaging enough to warrant attention. The movie follows the most hateable group of friends who have no redeeming qualities as they…

April 18, 2018
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Classic video game adaptation smashes box office

April 18, 2018

By Jerry Flores Directed by Brad Peyton, “Rampage” is a science fiction, action, adventure and fantasy monster film that all movie lovers must watch. The movie is based on a 1986 video game of the same name that was developed by Midway Games. The film stars Dwayne Johnson as Davis Okoye and Naomie Harris as Dr. Kate Caldwell, the dynamic duo who work together to save Chicago from an attack…

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‘The Dark Knight’ continues impacting films to this day

April 18, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” is one of the most influential films in the past decade and its impact can be felt in films today. “The Dark Knight” is a comic-book movie based on the Detective Comics character Batman. It tells the story of Bruce Wayne, played by Christian Bale, dealing with the strain of being Batman and a new villian that has made his presence known…

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‘Comedy of Errors’ modernizes a Shakespeare originalB

April 18, 2018

By Christian Horta “Comedy of Errors” opens up with the Merchant of Syracuse, Egeon, played by Ramon Ramos, begging for redemption to stay alive to find his family. The play takes place in the city of Ephesus, where Egeon is not supposed to be. Egeon is violating a travel ban between the cities of Ephesus and Syracuse, which are two rival cities.  As a result,  he is being sentenced to…

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1968 Walkouts talk at VPAM

April 13, 2018

By Steven Adamo Photos from the 1968 Chicana/o walkouts was the topic of discussion at the Vincent Price Art Museum yesterday for the 50th anniversary of the walkouts. The photographs shared are part of a larger exhibit currently on display at the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, curated by the speaker of the event, Dr. Carlos Manuel Haro, PhD and UCLA Assistant Director Emeritus. The exhibit at UCLA is…

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Horror film becomes box office sensation

April 11, 2018

By Frank Portillo With its unique use of sound and silence, “A Quiet Place” is a thrilling roller coaster ride of emotion that all movie lovers should experience. Starring John Krasinski, who also directed the film, and his wife Emily Blunt, the story follows a family as they try to survive mysterious creatures in a post apocalyptic world that attack and kill people who make any sound. With the threat…

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Netflix original raises awareness through stand-up special

By Andrew Ayala “Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity” is an entertaining and interesting Netflix original with the purpose to raise money and awareness for the research and cure of Alzheimer’s. The annual event hosted by Seth Rogen always includes some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. The stand-up is filled with a star- studded cast of famous and well known comedians, special guests and artists such as Michael…

April 11, 2018
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