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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‘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
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‘The Huntsman’ disappoints

By Stephanie Guevara “The Huntsman: Winter War” is what was supposed to be a sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” but instead portrayed a different story. The film left the audience with the same question, what happened to Snow White? Though Snow White was the main character in the first film, she wasn’t in this film, except for occasional mentions of her in a few parts. One would assume that…

April 27, 2016
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Dark Horrors come alive in ‘The Witch’

By Dorany Pineda Robert Eggers succeeds in immersing the audience into the suspenseful, horror-driven world of “The Witch” in his debut feature film. Set on a farm in 1630’s New England, “The Witch” tells the story about a supernatural entity that causes a family to tear itself apart. When newborn Samuel disappears under the watch of the oldest daughter Thomasin, played by Anya Taylor Joy, despair and fear closes in on…

February 24, 2016
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‘Deadpool’ redefines superhero genere

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Deadpool” is a breath of fresh air in a genre that is possibly growing stale. It plays many of the tropes in other superhero films and makes fun of them. Deadpool is a loudmouth mercenary who develops cancer and the only cure comes from joining a special weapons program that gives him superpowers.  Much of the humor stemmed from the many references Deadpool made about other movie…

February 23, 2016
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Finding life in robot ‘Chappie’

March 5, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa A body of titanium and wires found consciousness and showed its humanity in “Chappie.” The heartwarming story of a robot who found his humanity under his cold metal body starts slow, but is saved by the ending. Engineer Deon Wilson, played by Dev Patel, makes the worlds first police human-controlled robot to keep the world safe, but he struggles to find a way to bring consciousness to…

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Familial love, culture clash in “Black or White”

By Jesus Figueroa The love of a grandfather for his granddaughter carries the story of “Black or White” through several clashes in culture. The twist to the story was a powerful message which is merited from the start of the film. Elliot Anderson, played by Kevin Costner, loses his wife and is left to care for his granddaughter Eloise, played by Jullian Estell, in their Beverly Hills home. Costner is…

February 3, 2015
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‘Nightcrawler’ takes audience to crime journalism world

By Ayana Arroyo Jake Gyllenhaal delivers a thrilling performance in “Nightcrawler.” Through the entirety of the film Gyllenhaal keeps viewers at the edges of their seats. Louis Bloom, played by Gyllenhaal, is a jobless thief whom one day stumbles upon the world of crime journalism. Being immediately captivated, Louis trades in a stolen bike for a small camcorder and police scanner. That same night he goes out to film a…

October 29, 2014
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‘The Book of Life’ brings adventure, animation

October 22, 2014

By Sergio Berrueta Twentieth Century Fox opens up “The Book of Life” to give audiences a fascinating new adventure in animation. “The Book of Life” follows the story of Manolo, a guitar-playing matador voiced by Diego Luna, and Joaquin, a brave noble soldier voiced by Channing Tatum. Both are vying for the heart of the general of San Angel’s daughter Maria, voiced by Zoè Saldana. Unfortunately, Maria is taken away…

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ tangled in a web of plot

By Sergio Berrueta Marvel’s famous web slinger is back on the big screen for his greatest battle in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,”  but the true battle may be trying to figure out what story to follow. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”continue on from the 2012 film reboot with the witty Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield, still protecting New York from danger as Spider-Man and trying to keep his girlfriend Gwen…

May 7, 2014
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