OPINION: Spoilers don’t determine viewer experience

People are far too concerned with protecting themselves from spoilers when they should be more focused on experiencing their choices in entertainment. Some individuals go to extreme lengths to not have their favorite shows or movies spoiled by an errant picture or social media posting. 

May 23, 2019
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‘Dumb and Dumber’ sequel proves to be truly dumber

By Jesus Figueroa “Dumb and Dumber To” stays in the same goofy, unexpected style as the original, which came out 19 years ago, but with the lack of originality, it fails to be a great film. The story takes twists, which are unbelievable and unpractical, and tries to make the same gags as the original film funny for a new generation of viewers. Lloyd, played by Jim Carrey, reveals to…

November 19, 2014
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Neeson thrills in detective story

September 24, 2014

By Jesus Figueroa Actor Liam Neeson continues his thrilling action performances as a slightly more realistic character in “A Walk Among the Tombstones.” Although the fictional story comes to feel complex with the addition of characters throughout, it’s a terrifying action film, which does not slip into a cliché. Detective Matt Strudder, played by Neeson, starts off a drunk officer who takes on criminals with no regard for his or…

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‘Automata’ takes over film

By Jesus Figueroa The sci-fi story of “Automata” puts robots into a future chaotic world as slaves for the humans who were lucky to survive. Lead actor Antonio Banderas has a stellar performance but falls short of being the most exciting part of the film. In a world that has been destroyed by solar flares and only a mere 22,000 people lucky to survive, robots called Automatas live only to…

September 24, 2014
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‘Thor: The Dark World’ hammers through with action, laughs

November 6, 2013

By Jesus Figueroa Space and time can not contain the war that rages between realms in “Thor: The Dark World.” The action is spread out throughout the film, but the story that’s told falls short of making it a fantastic sequel. Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, gets imprisoned after the events of The Avengers as Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, travels the nine realms of the universe. In his travels,…

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‘The Counselor’ confuses with complicated plot amid stylistic direction

October 30, 2013

By Diego Olivares “The Counselor” is a flawed yet interesting nasty piece of cinema. Directed by master filmmaker Ridley Scott, “The Counselor” is a visually stunning film with the blackest of hearts. The film follows a lawyer, played by Michael Fassbender, who deals with shady characters in the Texas wasteland. He soon gets way over his head when both his and his wife’s lives are put in danger. Adding to…

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‘Ghost Team One’ delivers laughs, frights

By Jesus Figueroa The horror-comedy “Ghost Team One” manages to put  a realistic feel to a supernatural scenario and makes it enjoyable. The storyline is hilarious and the dialogue seems to fit in just right making this found footage film seem almost real. Directors Ben Peyser and Scott Rutherford said that the feel of the film came from their real life fear. Each time they believed something to be scary they…

October 30, 2013
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