‘Unforgettable’ cast fails to portray emotion, sense of realism

April 26, 2017

By Gil Milanes  “Unforgettable” is a female centered film focused on a love triangle that lacks true-to-life drama and fails to show genuine emotions. Rosario Dawson as Julia, Katherine Heigl as Tessa, and Geoff Stults as David star alongside Cheryl Ladd and Isabella Rice in this R rated Warner Brothers film. “Unforgettable” focuses on a year in the life of Julia, Tess and David. In that short period, the cast…

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Kendrick Lamar drops a ‘DAMN.’ good album

April 19, 2017

By Hector Gomez  “DAMN.” is the fourth studio album by seven-time Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar. This album proves to all fans who thought of him as an unstoppable creative lyricist were certainly not wrong. After more than a year since releasing his compilation album “Untitled Unmastered” and two years since releasing “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick finally released the album on April 14. O n “ D A M N…

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World War I drama puts spotlight on women

April 19, 2017

By Christina Rodriguez “The Accrington Pals” by Peter Whelan brilliantly focuses on the women during World War I and their adversities. Whelan’s title refers to the 700 soldiers that marched voluntarily to the WWI in the summer of 1914 in Accrington, Lancashire, England. The play was directed by Kelley Hogan. The women of Accrington showcase their perspectives while their husbands, boyfriends or sweethearts embark to war. The play considers the…

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Dark, well written Netflix drama focuses on teen suicide

April 12, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Netflix original content hits another homerun with “13 Reasons why,” a dark, brilliante, told adaptation with fantastic performances. The show is about the aftermath of the suicide of high school student Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford. The story follows Clay Jensen, played by Dylan Minnette, who had feelings for Hannah and discovers that she left cassette tapes behind explaining why she decided to commit suicide. The…

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Theater to present women centered war drama

April 12, 2017

By Roslin Ojeda  “The Accrington Pals,” written by Peter Whelan in 1981 abd based on a battalion during World War I, will be showcased by the Theater Department. The battalion was also from the town of Accrington which is located in Lancashire, England. The play will be directed by Kelly Hogan, who is an Intro to Theater professor and has directed other plays on campus. Hogan said the reason she…

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Deep, dark fears awaken in ‘Metamorphosis’

March 22, 2017

By Francisco Portillo The first play of the semester, “Metamorphosis,” takes a look into one of humanity’s deepest fears: being discriminated upon based on physical differences. White drapery is placed all around the stage, giving the audience the sense that they’re watching a play taking place in a cocoon. The play is located in P2-205 and the audience is right in front of the action with the actors on the…

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Real Estate returns with solid indie tracks after four years

By Felipe Rodriquez It’s been four years since Real Estate has released a new record and although the band has seen a new lineup, former guitarist Matt Mondanile’s absence demonstrates an unfillable void with its new sound. Real Estate’s new record “In Mind,” is a solid return from the band’s long break from songwriting. Following the release of their last album, “Atlas.” Its dreamy riffs and and catchy hooks made…

March 22, 2017
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Drake gives fans ‘More Life’ with new album

By Tiana Hunter ‘More Life’ is the sixth solo album from triple platinum artist Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake. The long awaited album was finally released March 18 after many push back dates. Back in October he alluded to dropping another album which many people thought would be released on his birthday, October 24. After much speculation, Drake published a video on his instagram giving fans a release date….

March 22, 2017
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‘Kong’ delivers with mediocre results

By Francisco Portillo “Kong: Skull Island”  fails to rise above mediocrity despite being a film with a large, talented cast and establishing an interesting backstory to the titular character. The fact that the word king has been left out of the title is no accident as the movie doesn’t deserve the title of king. The inclusion of the word King would imply that the movie is worthwhile. Instead, the movie…

March 15, 2017
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‘Logan’ gives fans a faithful R-rated comic-book film

March 8, 2017

By Francisco Portillo  Fueled by an amazing performance by Hugh Jackman,  “Logan” is the best on-screen representation of the Wolverine character to date. Director and writer James Mangold finally gives fans what they’ve been waiting for with the perfect mixture of humor, emotion, vulgarity and gore. The greatest thing about this movie is it’s R-rating. Without having to cater to a younger audience, Mangold is given free reigns to portray…

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