‘Justice League’ fails to live up to hype

December 2, 2017

By Davi Hori “Justice League” definitely has its high moments of entertainment but unfortunately not enough to justify the $300 million budget spent on producing the film. The film is one of the most expensive films ever made, falling in the same list as the Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter franchises. However, the film grossed a very unexpected and disappointing $96 million during its opening weekend here in…

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‘Runaways’ displays more story than action

December 2, 2017

By John Molina Hulu’s first three episodes of Runaways sketches out the plot easily for fans and new watchers to understand, but there is a lack of action. “Runaways” is based on the Marvel comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. Although Hulu has made some subtle changes to the beloved characters, they portray the hero’s as accurately as possible. The first episode spends a lot of time giving…

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Viewers in love with the ‘Coco’

BY CRISTAL GOMEZ Staff Writer Disney’s “Coco” is an excellent movie for all ages that explains what the Day of the Dead holiday is in Mexican culture. “Coco” focuses on the story of a young boy who lives in the small town of Santa Cecilia, Mexico. Miguel Rivera is a 12-year-old boy who loves to play guitar, but his family despises music. On Nov. 1, he gets transported to the…

November 30, 2017
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Latest ‘Call of Duty’ returns to roots

Andrew ayala Staff Writer It’s back to the basics in “Call of Duty: World War 2,” which means players are saying goodbye to jetpacks and hello to boots on the ground. With the idea of an original “Call of Duty” game, where skill is measured by gun skill and not how quick can use jetpacks to pick other  players off, the gamer community was shaken. The franchise is back to…

November 30, 2017
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Artsy pizza joint offers vegan choices

November 30, 2017

BY alynna guzman Staff Writer Walking by “Purgatory Pizza” in Boyle Heights, the first thing to notice is the artwork. The building is adorned with messages like “justice,  peace,” with different colored writing surrounding the “no’s” and blaring dance music to set the mood. Purgatory Pizza offers regular and vegan options. Although a bit expensive compared to your run of the mill pizza place, a regular specialty pizza will run…

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Howlin Ray’s great option for students to eat

November 30, 2017

BY ANDREW AYALA Staff Writer “Howlin’  Ray’s” and its  renowned hot chicken are sure to make a mark on consumers taste buds and will have them craving more. Located at 727 N Broadway #128 in Chinatown, Los Angeles, this small shop gathers a big crowd. Surrounded by other known restaurants such as “Chego,” “Ramen Champ,” “Baohaus,” and “Pok Pok Phat Thai,” “Howlin’ Rays” brings a new style of food to…

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Emotional distress of veterans seen in ‘Mudbound’

November 28, 2017

By Alexandria Armstrong Emmy award winning director Dee Rees makes her Netflix debut with Mudbound, written by both Rees and Virgil Williams based on the 2008 novel of the same name. Rees takes you back in time to a post war Mississippi where we follow two World War 2 soldiers( one black the other white) after they return home after the war ends. Mudbound stars award winning actress Carey mulligan,…

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ delivers on multiple fronts

November 15, 2017

By Frank Portillo The remake of “Murder on the Orient Express” is a beautifully shot, well-acted murder mystery with an insanely talented ensemble cast. Based on the novel of the same name, the film is another solid addition to director Kenneth Branagh’s filmography, which includes the first “Thor” and 2015’s “Cinderella.” Branagh leads the ensemble cast as the self-proclaimed “Greatest detective in the world” with a luxuriant moustache, Hercule Poirot….

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Students drop mic

November 15, 2017

By Melody Ortiz Student performers expressed themselves during the “Drop the Mic” event held by the Writers Society on Thursday night in the S-2 recital hall. East Los Angeles College students, along with others from the Los Angeles area, had an opportunity to share their own poetry and music. Students read from prepared papers, off of their phones, and from memory. Some were new to sharing and some were used…

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Comic expo focuses on Latino culture, heritage

November 15, 2017

By Michael Dominguez Many different styles and cultures from Latino artists were brought together to create the Latino Comics Expo. Javier Hernandez, the co-founder of the expo, was also a vendor at the expo. He wanted the show to be  focused on Latino comic creators. Hernandez has been creating comic books for years and  knows a lot of Latino artists, which led to his first show in San Francisco in…

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