‘Batman Ninja’ merges anime style with American classic

May 2, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Batman Ninja” is a spectacular anime version of a Batman adventure where the Dark Knight along with a few friends and foes from Gotham get warped back to an unkown city in feudal Japan. It is directed by Junpei Mizusaki, produced by Warner Bros. and the creator of “Afro Samurai” Takashi Okazaki is the character designer for the film. The film was released in Japan and the…

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Marvel’s highly anticipated film smashes box office records

May 2, 2018

By Frank Portillo The biggest film of all time, “Avengers: Infinity War,” is a relentless roller coaster ride of emotion that never lets up. It has obliterated box office records and has claimed the spot as the highest grossing opening weekend film of all-time, surpassing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” In total, the film grossed $641 million worlwide,which is $100 million more than the previous record holder. Kevin Feige deserves…

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‘Scream’ changes horror genre

May 2, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Wes Craven’s “Scream” turned the horror/ slasher genre on its head and become a staple in horror. “Scream” is a film about a serial killer going off and killing unsuspecting teenagers. The premise is the same as any other horror film. The difference, however, is in the execution of the film. Most films before “Scream” would advertise a certain actor or actress for their films as the…

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‘The Dark Knight’ continues impacting films to this day

April 18, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” is one of the most influential films in the past decade and its impact can be felt in films today. “The Dark Knight” is a comic-book movie based on the Detective Comics character Batman. It tells the story of Bruce Wayne, played by Christian Bale, dealing with the strain of being Batman and a new villian that has made his presence known…

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Horror film becomes box office sensation

April 11, 2018

By Frank Portillo With its unique use of sound and silence, “A Quiet Place” is a thrilling roller coaster ride of emotion that all movie lovers should experience. Starring John Krasinski, who also directed the film, and his wife Emily Blunt, the story follows a family as they try to survive mysterious creatures in a post apocalyptic world that attack and kill people who make any sound. With the threat…

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Sequel of ‘The Strangers’ surpasses original

March 14, 2018

By Allison Beatty “The Strangers: Prey at Night” is a sweet and short experience of tension, thrills and jumpscares. At only an hour and twenty five minutes, this movie doesn’t drag on too long or get boring to watch. It’s decently paced, beautifully shot and gives the world an actual good horror sequel. Even if it is 10 years after the original. Similar to the 2008 “The Strangers,” the movie…

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Disney’s modern twist on classic novel

March 14, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “A Wrinkle in Time” is a fun-filled adventure around the universe for viewers of all age groups. The director Ava DuVernay does a splendid job at depicting Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel and bringing it to life on the big screen. The film begins with a scene where Dr. Alex Murry, played by Chris Pine, is speaking to his daughter Meg, played by Storm Reid, about getting ready…

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‘Game Night’ gone wrong, actually goes right

February 28, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Game Night” is a very fun and interesting comical murder-mystery where a game night gone wrong, actually goes right. The main couple Max and Annie, played by Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, are very competitive and take board games and trivia to the next level. Life seems to be well for them until they begin having trouble with fertility. The issues seems to be with Max after…

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Netflix breaks new ground with latest ‘Cloverfield’ film

February 14, 2018

By Frank Portillo While not as strong as the first two installments of the franchise, “The Cloverfield Paradox” is a fun science fiction ride that loosely ties into the events of its predecessors. The fact that the movie isn’t as strong as the previous two entries doesn’t speak to its quality as a whole because it’s enjoyable. “The Cloverfield Paradox” is set in 2028 as Earth’s energy resources are dwindling….

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Anticipated Netflix British film is a bust

By Maria Marroquin The new Netflix original, “The Ritual” has a great scenery, music and sound effects as well as a good balanced combination of humor and horror. The movie begins with a group of old college friends planning a trip while at a bar. The characters find themselves arguing and not being able to agree on one location. As they are going home the main character, Luke played by…

February 14, 2018
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