Movie rekindles 80s spirit

By Erik Luna Alumni of “That 70’s Show,” Topher Grace, Eric Foreman, and writers Jackie and Jeff Filgo team up once again to deliver laughter in “Take Me Home Tonight.” The movie is an ode to the 80’s and takes place approximately around 1988. Grace stars as the lead character, Matt Franklin, an MIT graduate who works at Suncoast videos. As he sees his high school crush, Tori Frederking played…

March 10, 2011
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Ambrosius satisfies with soulful, sexy sound

March 10, 2011

  By Tierra Marie Oliver After much anticipation, singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius released her debut solo album, “Late Nights & Early Mornings”, on Mar. 1. Ambrosius, known as the Songstress, half of the soul duo of Floetry, satisfied the fans’ hunger for soulful sexy sounds, which they expected from Ambrosius in this album. Like her previously released mix-tapes, “Sextape Pt1” and “Yours Sincerely,” LNEM is a breath of fresh air from…

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YouTube film hits online red carpet

By Sonia Saavedra “Girl Walks into a Bar” takes audiences through a Los Angeles night of bar hopping, dealing with pickpockets and playing naked ping pong. It is the first free major motion picture created exclusively to be distributed on the web. Although free is a natural enticement considering current economic struggles, audiences may be wary because writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez is known for creating disasters like “The Eye,” “Gothika” and…

March 10, 2011
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Student’s reenact East Los Angeles walkout

By Erik Luna Imagine a day when Chicanos and Chicanas had little to no help in school, and were neglected at school. In East Los Angeles circa 1968, the racial climate had reached its highest point as Chicanos and Chicanas were being treated unfairly by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Bathrooms were off limits during lunchtime, the schools’ curriculum was biased and Latinos were being led to a life…

March 2, 2011
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“The Eagle” soars high

By Jerry Casarez In what has to be considered the first real action movie of the year “The Eagle” really delivers a bit of drama and plenty of adventure. It started Friday February 11th in theaters everywhere. The movie stars Channing Tatum, who is best remembered from his roles in “Fighting” and “Public Enemies,” but also co- stars Jamie Bell, who once played the lead character in “Billy Elliott,” and…

February 15, 2011
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Motorhead motors through album

By Lourdes Espinoza The art of rock and roll was easily mastered in Motorhead’s new album titled “The World Is Yours.” Throughout a musical career spanning 35 years and 20 studio albums later, Motorhead has truly perfected the formula to remaining one of rock’s most original sounds. They have perfected this art with a power-driven drummer, Mikkey Dee, a stimulating guitarist, Phil Campbell, and a raunchy bass player/ vocalist, Lemmy…

February 15, 2011
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“Love Letters” thrill Casa

By Marie Gonzalez If you had ever wondered how me n deal with heartaches, moments of truth and love, “Love letters to women” takes the audience through a rift of all of these experiences about women through the eyes of men. The production was written by Ryan T. Husk and directed by Hector Rodriguez. The opening scene starts off with five men reciting adjectives describing women. “Women are inspirational, women…

February 15, 2011
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“Just Go” with a date

By Robert Barrett A good movie to watch with your significant other is the best way to describe “Just Go With It” starring Adam Sandler. Sandler’s newest movie is a story about a plastic surgeon who had his heart broken at an early age, but it leads him to discover that wearing a wedding ring helpd him with the ladies. Sandler’s character Dr. Daniel “Danny” Maccabee uses a wedding ring,…

February 15, 2011
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Shakespeare remake falls short of original

By Jessica Alvarez Eleven years of production is not apparent in the animated film, “Gnomeo and Juliet” whose star-crossed lovers are garden gnomes. The story takes place on Verona Drive, in the garden of two feuding neighbors. The audience never sees their faces. Instead, the focus of the film are the gnomes. The film, from Elton John’s production company Rocket Pictures, stars James McAvoy as the voice of the blue-dressed Gnomeo…

February 15, 2011
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‘Cedar Rapids’ maps it

By Vanessa Gutierrez Best known for his roles in “The Hangover” and “The office,” Ed Helms stars in the new comedy “Cedar Rapids” as an insurance salesman named Tim Lippe. Tim is extremely naive thinking he is in a committed relationship with his teacher from seventh grade Macy Vanderhei. Macy, the divorcee who amuses herself with Tim, is played by Sigourney Weaver who is best known for her role in…

February 15, 2011
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