‘Alien Convenant’ adds more to sci-fi universe

May 25, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco  “Alien: Covenant,” directed by Ridley Scott, adds more to the franchise’s mythos in this thought provoking and gruesome installment to the “Aliens” franchise. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Katherine Waterston. The film takes place ten years after “Prometheus,” its predecessor from2012. The colonization ship ‘Covenant’ is damaged by a space phenomenon. It results in minor damage to the ship and the death…

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Modern film audiences lack etiquette

May 3, 2017

By Francisco Portillo Movie theater crowds have devolved into such an obnoxious crowd of narcissistic people, whose entitled actions and impulsiveness can really ruin the movie going experience. A large percentage of the people who go out to theaters to watch movies are genuinely excited to see the movie and will respect the unwritten rules of being in the crowd. However, a small percentage of moviegoers lack common sense and…

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‘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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‘Fate of the Furious’ delivers more over the top action

April 19, 2017

By Ivan Cazares and Johanna Calderon  “The Fate of the Furious” is a sensational thriller that will keep audiences in suspense and guessing what will happen next. The film will not disappoint fans invested in the franchise and characters. However, the film will not make someone a fan if they haven’t liked previous entries in the franchise. It delivers more over-the-top action and cheesy lines that have become synonymous with…

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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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Disney transforms classic animated story into live action film

March 22, 2017

By Christopher Reynoso Disney’s live action adaptation of the classic story “Beauty and the Beast” lived up to the hype surrounding it on its release Friday. As one of Disney’s long-time animated favorites, there was quite a bit to live up to for this modern day remake. While being an overall good film, there is no real reason to compare it to the classic. It is a thing all its…

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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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Personal Film explores activist’s life

By Dorany Pineda  Director Raoul Peck’s documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is a powerful homage to the civil rights movement and to several of the legendary figures that emerged from it, told through the poetic and moral richness of James Baldwin’s words and experiences. “The story of the Negro in America is the story of America or, more precisely, it is the story of Americans. It is not a…

February 16, 2017
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