Dessert defies shaved ice

May 23, 2011

      By Christopher Yee   The biggest misconception about shaved ice is that it’s the exact same as a snow cone, which is essentially chopped ice. The second biggest misconception is that it’s always as delicate and light as new-fallen snow. Fluff Ice, nestled just inside of the new Atlantic Times Square in Monterey Park, defies both of the above stereotypes with creations that are both distinctly theirs…

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‘Priest’ fails at box office

May 23, 2011

  By Erik Luna   With only a few fight scenes to offer its audience members and boring dialogue, “Priest” is not as interesting as movie trailers made them out to be. The setting is in a post-apocalyptic world where vampires fight against humans. The main character, Priest, is a forgotten warrior of a victorious war against the vampires. Although Paul Bettany is an adequate actor, his performance as Priest…

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ELAC play proves opposites attract

May 23, 2011

  By Rodolfo Trujillo   “The Girl Who Loved the Beatles” is the short, but tender story of a young woman who flees her dull suburban life for the excitement of New York City. The play consists of two unnamed persons, in the summer of 1974 at an advertising agency in New York City. The Beatles have been broken up for four years already, but for a sweet and idealistic…

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Play reenacts reactions to John Lennon’s death

May 18, 2011

  By Sonia Saavedra Outside, in front of the Dakota Apartment Building in New York City, nine strangers stand in disbelief when they heard the news. “The Day They Shot John Lennon,” by James Mclure and directed by Kelly Hogan, follows nine characters who each react differently to the death of former Beatle John Lennon. Each character has a story to tell. The actors give remarkable and unforgettable performances that…

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Exhibition honors cult-classic

May 2, 2011

By Sandy Isidoro  Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra is hosting an “Edward Scissorhands” Tribute exhibition with various forms of art, in honor of the movie’s 20th anniversary. The exhibition is filled with various art works from digital to pencil art and all 78 pieces in the exhibition are dedicated to the movie. The exhibition contains beautiful pieces that vary in color, size and even dimension. They all manage to portray the…

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Campus concert aids

April 28, 2011

  By Thy Lam The day the 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook Northeast Japan and caused a devastating tsunami, Issac Martinez, a former Elan, began thinking of how he could help the victims. He posted his prayers for Japan on Facebook and Twitter and surprisingly received feedback from his friends and their friends. A month later, with the help from Andrew Garcia, one of the top 10 competitors on season nine of…

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Cofeehouse delights Elans

April 6, 2011

  By Abraham Jauregui With its casual atmosphere, unique décor, and Latin American recipes, Tierra Mia offers an alternative to the in-and-out coffee house franchises we have come to know. It is located on Firestone Boulevard, nestled between the South Gate Educational Center and the 710 freeway. This clean and distinctive coffee house presents an appealing feeling while walking inside. With its comfortable furniture, Tierra Mia offers the laid-back environment great…

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Easter Bunny tramples film

By Edgar Lopez Although the animated film “Hop” fails to target a specific audience, wise-cracking jokes managed to cover a not-so-hidden derogatory message. The Easter-based film was directed by Tim Hill, starring Russel Brand as E.B. and James Marsden as Fred O’ Hare. A well-known voice actor, who played the villain Carlos, was Hank Azaria, who voices many characters in “The Simpsons.” E.B. is the Easter bunny’s son and the…

April 6, 2011
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“Source Code” unravels unpredictable ending

By Jose Zuniga In the film “Source Code,” directed by Duncan Jones, scientists invented a form of sustained time-travel, which glues the viewer’s eyes to the screen in this edge-of-your-seat thriller. After a deadly incident in Afghanistan, Captain Colter Stevens, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, is chosen to be the test subject of this unusual experiment. In order to anticipate and halt a future terrorist attack, a mysterious company sends Gyllenhaal…

April 6, 2011
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Actor defends career

By Peter Reyes What a shift for Mathew McConaughey as he veered off from his usual absent shirt, pretty boy character in “The Lincoln Lawyer.” It is possible that after many unworthy movies, McConaughey finally starred in a decent film. It is not great, but certainly worth the ticket price. It is without a doubt that McConaughey’s name will continue to rise in fame after this performance. Mickey Haller, played…

March 23, 2011
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