‘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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‘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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‘Bleed for This’ brings amusing battle life

November 22, 2016

By Arely Alejandre Bleed for this,  a story based on the life of Vinny Pazienza, a boxer who made a great comeback after a car accident leaves him with a broken neck. A story of overcoming obstacles, a wannabe Rocky Balboa without overdoing it and with humorous undertones. Although it brings up the question of how many times has hollywood done that? However this story is different, in that it…

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‘Fantastics Beasts’ brings Wizarding World to United States

November 22, 2016

By Christopher D. Reynoso Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a terrific journey back into the magical world of Harry Potter. Newt Scamander, a magizoologist played by Oscar Award winner Eddie Redmayne, sets out to round up some of his magical creatures that have escaped from an enchanted briefcase. Along the way he faces quite a number of unexpected turns that all come together very well to establish…

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‘Doctor Strange’ conjures visually stunning story

By Francisco Portillo The Sorcerer Supreme makes his big screen debut in the visually stunning origin story “Doctor Strange.” The addition of Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) introduces the audience to the mystical elements of the fictional world. The visual effects in the movie take the audience on a psychedelic experience that seems to mirror that of an LSD trip.  Some of the special effects in the…

November 9, 2016
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‘Miss Peregrine’ fails to deliver decent adaptation

October 5, 2016

By Anastasia Landeros  It’s a tough job adapting a novel, let alone a novel series, to film. Although it has been done successfully, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is not one of them. The film looks good on paper but disappoints. The film was set to be a promising addition to Burton’s stellar roster of movies with Hollywood A-Listers Samuel L. Jackson, Allison Janney, and Dame Judi Dench being sprinkled…

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‘Luke Cage’ adds diversity to Marvel

October 5, 2016

By Francisco Portillo  Marvel delivers its best Netflix original series yet, as “Luke Cage” adds some much needed diversity to the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” focuses on the darker and grittier cornerstones of the Marvel universe. This series marks the first time in the Cinematic Universe that a minority has served as the main character in his own outing, beating out “Black Panther,”…

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All-star cast shines in remake

By Gustavo Buenrostro An action filled film with a lack of innovation is what audiences get when they watch the remake of “The Magnificent Seven”. “The Magnificent Seven” is a fun film to watch, whether people are a fan of westerns or not. “The Magnificent Seven” is a modern retailing of the original film with good acting, slow pacing and entertaining action scenes yet having almost no innovation. Compared to…

September 29, 2016
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Film Review: ‘No Manches Frida’

By Johanna Calderon  No Manches Frida is an extremely funny and deceiving comedy that keeps the audience laughing. This movie is a remake of German film “Fack ju Göhte”, a derivative of the German version in terms of the setting and scenarios. The films music track went well with the story, featuring a mixture of both English and Spanish songs that keep the movie flowing. Directed by Nacho Velilla, starring…

September 27, 2016
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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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