Latin American Animation Day pays homage to legend

April 11, 2018

By Cristal Gomez Latin American Animation Day showcased short films from Mexico, Chile and Brazil, including “Inner Workings,” a Disney short film directed by Brazil-born Leo Matsuda. As a tribute to the late Bill Melendez, there was a section showing his various works for Disney, Warner Brothers and Charles Schulz. Tom Sito, a friend to Melendez, spoke about the various projects and styles Melendez typically did for his assignments. Sito…

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Animation Day showcase Latin American films

By Cristal Gomez Latin American Animation Day showcased short films from Mexico, Chile and Brazil including “Inner Workings” a Disney short film directed by Brazil-born Leo Matsuda. As a tribute to the late Bill Melendez during the event, there was a section showing the various works that Melendez had done during his time working for Disney, Warner Brothers and Charles Schulz. Tom Sito, who was a friend to Melendez,  spoke…

April 4, 2018
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Hendrix electrifies once more

March 27, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Both Sides of the Sky” is the newest album by the late and great Jimi Hendrix and it doesn’t disappoint one bit. Despite his death being over 40 years ago, new music is introduced and released to the public by the record label Legacy Recordings and the music festival Experience Hendrix. The album includes 10 unheard studio recordings and gives the audience a better understanding of how…

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Casa 0101 hosts powerful plays

March 27, 2018

By Vicky Nguyen Although heavy-handed, the all-Latina play festival, “Chicanas, Cholas y Chisme: Stand Up! Speak out!” urges vigilance in face of political and social strife. “Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme,” created by Casa 0101 founder Josefina Lopez, is a play festival featuring Latina writers and directors. Its sixth iteration opened last weekend at Casa 0101, premiering a dozen 10-minute plays. “Stand up! Speak out!” implored playwrights to tell stories relating…

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Ancient Egyptian mummy arrives at VPAM

By Steven Adamo For the first time, an Egyptian mummy was brought to East Los Angeles and revealed at the Vincent Price Art Museum Saturday during the opening of “Passing Through the Underworld: Egyptian Art.” The mummy is of an individual named Tastetnethor and is from the 22nd to 24th Dynasty, 945-700 BCE. The mummy set comes in four pieces: the wood coffin containing the human remains of Tastetnethor, the…

March 27, 2018
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Sequel of ‘The Strangers’ surpasses original

March 14, 2018

By Allison Beatty “The Strangers: Prey at Night” is a sweet and short experience of tension, thrills and jumpscares. At only an hour and twenty five minutes, this movie doesn’t drag on too long or get boring to watch. It’s decently paced, beautifully shot and gives the world an actual good horror sequel. Even if it is 10 years after the original. Similar to the 2008 “The Strangers,” the movie…

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Greek tragedy to come to upstairs theatre

March 14, 2018

By Francisco Portillo “Antigone,” the latest play on campus, is set to open on Friday at 8 p.m. in the P2 Upstairs theater. The latest production from the Theater Department is being directed by David Laird Scott. The story, which was written by philosopher Sophocles, is a family drama that questions the basic rights of human beings when presented with laws created by man. The main cast of characters are…

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Disney’s modern twist on classic novel

March 14, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “A Wrinkle in Time” is a fun-filled adventure around the universe for viewers of all age groups. The director Ava DuVernay does a splendid job at depicting Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel and bringing it to life on the big screen. The film begins with a scene where Dr. Alex Murry, played by Chris Pine, is speaking to his daughter Meg, played by Storm Reid, about getting ready…

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‘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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