‘Solo’ explores origin of classic character

BY Juan Calvillo “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the fantastical origin story that most fans didn’t know they needed. It combines the thrills and battles of summer box-office blockbusters with subtle nods to the lore that it came from. Alden Ehrenreich plays a young Han Solo. Ehrenreich captured the character that Harrison Ford perfected all those years ago. The subtle, roughish grin is exactly what would be expected of…

May 16, 2018
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Arctic Monkeys: New album different but essence remains

BY Luis Castilla The Arctic Monkeys are back after five years with their new album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” and it’s quite a mesmerizing experience. Alex Turner, frontman and principal songwriter, has taken the reigns almost entirely on this album. Ditching their guitars for synthesizers and vibraphones, there is a very noticeable shift away from rock ‘n’ roll and into a more grandiose form of music. This is the…

May 16, 2018
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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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