1920s ‘Nosferatu’ still impresses

By David Bilbao “Nosferatu” is a known classic in the movie business, living through 90 years as an original tale of horror and fright. “Nosferatu” first premiered March 5, 1922 in Berlin, Germany. Nosferatu lived on, telling its tale elsewhere in the world throughout the decades. In the same month of its premiere, Mohanda’s Ganhndi was being imprisoned six years for disobedience by British magistrates, Babe Ruth signed on for three…

April 18, 2012
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‘American Pie’ cast reunites for final installment

By Bryan Pedroza Characters from “American Reunion,” the final “American Pie” series, return to East Great Falls for their high school reunion, resulting in a wild and somewhat crazy long overdue weekend. They discover who and what has changed, who hasn’t and that distance and time can’t tear the bonds of friendship. Four small-town Michigan boys, who began their journey to lose their virginity in the summer of 1999, launched what…

March 28, 2012
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‘Loiter Squad’ marks spot on Adult swim

By Amanda Mayberry Cartoon Network’s late night programming, Adult Swim, aired their newest 15-minute sketch comedy show “Loiter Squad”on Sunday at 11:30 p.m. According to its creators, the show is supposed to be a cross between MTV’s “Jackass” and Comedy Central’s “Chapelle’s Show. ”  “Loiter Squad” consists of sketches, pranks and ridiculous stunts. The show is produced by Dickhouse, the same production company which produces “Jackass.” Jeff Tremaine, one of the…

March 28, 2012
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Instructor encourages children to learn art, culture

By Bryan Pedroza Second and third graders from Open Magnet Charter School visited the East Los Angeles College Art Department on Monday for an outreach ceramics event. ELAC art instructor Chris Turk hosted this event.  He has been hosting outreach art programs for young children for 10 years, mostly with local schools. Turk infused his art activity with a history lesson.  The students learned about the different cultures that have immigrated…

March 28, 2012
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‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ mixes comedy with classic story

By J.C. Casarez Before a sold out audience at the Black Box Theater, the play “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead,” opened Friday night. The Tom Stoppard play is presented by the Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting Department and is directed by W. Colin McKay and David Laird Scott. The play is based on characters from the Shakespeare classic “Hamlet.” It focuses on the travels and actions of the main characters, …

March 24, 2012
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Project Ethos sets this season’s trends

By Megan Perry The heels were strapped, the bow ties tied and the glitter was on for the Project Ethos spring fashion show at the Avalon in Hollywood on March 13. The trends have been set and it is final.The trends seem to be open backs, floral print, light vibrant colors and glittered fabric to make the look a little more bold. Ten up-and-coming designers debuted their latest collections for…

March 21, 2012
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East Los Angeles Latin Jazz Ensemble brings energy to first spring concert

By Maria Gonzalez From classics to self-written songs, the East Los Angeles Latin Jazz Ensemble got the audience moving to the beat at their first concert Friday. “Cuarto de Tula,” a classic Cuban song that has been performed by some of the best musicians of all time, highlighted the night and provided a challenge to the ensemble with a remarkable performance that was true to its legacy. The song was about…

March 20, 2012
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John Carter dazzles viewers with special effects

By Erik Luna Disney’s new movie “John Carter,” dazzles viewers with its thrilling action scenes, comedic dialogue and fabulous Digital 3D visual effects. The movie, based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s novel “A Princess of Mars,” takes place on Earth and Mars, or Jarsoom and Barsoom as they are known on Mars. On Earth, Carter is a rogue confederate captain in search of a mythical cave of gold and will stop…

March 16, 2012
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Silent House remake has hits, misses

By Kien Ha “Silent House” is an American psychological thriller and remake of the Uruguayan original film of the same name, “La Casa Muda.” Both films were shot to appear as one continuous take, and follows main character Sarah as she faces the horror that unfolds within her family vacation home. The film opens with Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen), hanging out by a lake alone. She returns to a house nearby…

March 16, 2012
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Cortez transforms objects into artwork

By Maria Gonzalez Xavier Cazares Cortéz’ exhibit “SUDDENLY WE HAD nothing,” showing at the Vincent Price Art Museum, is an artistic collage depicting globalization through unique techniques and messages. “My artistic production cycle involves actively taking systems and structures and destroying them. Then recovering the pieces and transforming them into something new,” said Cortéz . When entering the HOY Space wing of the museum, the overwhelming objects of this collection are…

March 8, 2012
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