Marvel’s “The Avengers” wows on the big screen

  By Liliana Marquez The Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor and Hawkeye team up in the impressive film “The Avengers.” Director and writer Joss Whedon bring to life some of Marvel’s most famous and beloved characters. When the security of the world is threatened by emerging enemy Loki, Thor’s brother. Nick Fury, director of the International Peacekeeping Agency also known as S.H.I.E.L.D, finds himself in the need of putting…

May 9, 2012
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‘The Raven’ delivers suspense, gore and mystery

By Megan Perry Edgar Allan Poe goes from author of murder mysteries to a character who lives out his own plots in James McTeigue’s latest movie, “The Raven.” The movie is filled with plenty of gore, twists, mystery and suspense to make it unforgettable. Set in Balitimore in the mid-1800s, Poe assists Detective Fields, played by Luke Evans, in trying to solve the case of a crazed murderer who uses…

May 2, 2012
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‘Mamitas’ debuts in lecture hall

By Ariana Renteria The lecture hall at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College begins to crowd up with students, alumni and guests of all ages. The room is dim as chatter resonates throughout a large screen hanging from the wall at the front of the room. A woman walks in handing out postcard-sized flyers of the latest Echo Park up and coming feature film “Mamitas”.  Written…

May 2, 2012
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‘The Lucky One’ paints picture for romantic viewers

By Keyla Lopez In the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, “The Lucky One,” the idea of fate is strongly conveyed to win hearts over. Nicholas Sparks’ novels are known for painting beautiful and poignant love stories that often translate onto the big screen. “The Lucky One” introduces Logan Thibault played by Zac Efron, who is best known for Troy from High School Musical, is a U.S. Marine serving his…

April 25, 2012
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‘Grease’ stands test of time

  By Keyla Lopez “Grease”  is the word when it comes to this timeless story about two star-crossed lovers who meet and fall in love one summer. “Grease,” the 1971 musical first hit theaters on June 16, 1978, starring John Travolta as Danny Zuko and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy Olsson. The story is a little cheesy and cliché, but with the catchy music and performances by it’s great cast makes up…

April 25, 2012
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Horror movie offers interesting twist

  By Kien Ha “The Cabin in the Woods,” makes unexpected twists and offers a new perspective into the horror movie clichés. The film, which was directed by Joss Whedon, begins with two technicians (Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford) having a conversation at what appears to be an ordinary work facility. They discuss an unexplained operation that is underway, and head to make preparation. Meanwhile, packing for a road trip,…

April 18, 2012
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1920s ‘Nosferatu’ still impresses

By David Bilbao “Nosferatu” is a known classic in the movie business, living through 90 years as an original tale of horror and fright. “Nosferatu” first premiered March 5, 1922 in Berlin, Germany. Nosferatu lived on, telling its tale elsewhere in the world throughout the decades. In the same month of its premiere, Mohanda’s Ganhndi was being imprisoned six years for disobedience by British magistrates, Babe Ruth signed on for three…

April 18, 2012
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“Extremely Loud and incredibly Close” leads controversies

By Anna Ortega A mysterious key found in the aftermath of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2011, leads a young boy on a quest to discover his fathers secrets of that horrific day. The story of Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), a young boy who loses his father (Tom Hanks) during the September 11, terrorist attacks. Searching through his father’s things, Oskar discovers a mysterious key and feels compelled to search around…

January 26, 2012
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