The Feature Is Ours podcast series

Campus News presents “The Feature Is Ours,” an entertainment podcast hosted by staff members, and self-proclaimed movie buffs, Anastasia Landeros and Gustavo Buenrostro. On this episode, Anastasia is finally vindicated in her prediction of what Pixar’s “Coco” is all about, and Gustavo continues his obsession with DC films.  . 

March 28, 2017

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

Film brings conflict for viewers

By Javier Lopez Sexual abuse and rape are very serious crimes and those who commit them must be held accountable. Our society and criminal justice system treats the abuse of women and others too lightly and that needs to change. It is detrimental to women in our society and anyone who faces sexual assault, causing them to live in constant fear. This issue is the reason why deciding whether or…

October 20, 2016

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

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

‘Blair Witch’ makes comeback

By Francisco Portillo “Blair Witch” has made a return to theaters after a decade of being shelved, managing to scare the hell out of audiences everywhere. With the emerging popularity of horror films, it was only a matter of time before a sequel or remake of the 1999 classic, “The Blair Witch Project” was made. Ignoring the original sequel “Book of Shadows,” “Blair Witch” takes place 17 years after the…

September 21, 2016

“Embrace of the Serpent” presents 40 years of history

By Dorany Pineda Director Ciro Guerra’s Academy Award-nominated film epic, “Embrace of the Serpent” is a stunning and deeply-felt film that spans 40 years of colonial history. Set in the Colombian Amazon at the turn of the century, “Embrace of the Serpent” centers on Karamakate, played by Nilbio Torres, a shaman and one of the last surviving members of his tribe to survive the destructions of white invaders who ravaged…

March 14, 2016

Documentary encourages students to take action

By Darlene Galvan Female college students share their stories of struggle when colleges’ disregarded their pleas for help when reporting that they were sexually assaulted by male college students during the free documentary screening of “The Hunting Ground.” Andrea Pino and Annie Clark were undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at the time they were sexually assaulted, and joined together to begin a mission to help other college students…

May 6, 2015

ELAC alum inducted into National Film

By Jesus Figueroa East Los Angeles College alum Efrain Gutierrez used his real-life experiences to inspire his nationally recognized film “Please, Don’t Bury Me Alive” (1976). The film was inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry as the first Latino-directed feature film. The film will be shown at the Vincent Price Art Museum, S1-room 112  on Thursday at noon. Gutierrez will be helping out his son to produce…

April 30, 2015

‘Furious 7’ takes audiences for an emotional ride

By Jesus Figueroa “Furious 7” is not just another “Fast and Furious” movie, what makes this film great is the passion shown throughout. The emotion, the laughter, the action and the sentiment comes across strong with a complete storyline, a fantastic job by all the actors and great thrills. The film is thrilling and action packed with a great plot and story. It unfolds at a great pace and the…

April 5, 2015