Emotional distress of veterans seen in ‘Mudbound’

November 28, 2017

By Alexandria Armstrong Emmy award winning director Dee Rees makes her Netflix debut with Mudbound, written by both Rees and Virgil Williams based on the 2008 novel of the same name. Rees takes you back in time to a post war Mississippi where we follow two World War 2 soldiers( one black the other white) after they return home after the war ends. Mudbound stars award winning actress Carey mulligan,…

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“The Wall” depicts real life war situations

By: Iomara Guzman “The wall” A hide and go seek game between two US soldiers and an Iraqi soldier. The Wall, a story of two American soldiers who come encountered with an unseen specialist marksman. An Iraqi sniper that is more interesting than you can imagine, engages in a conversational form that might not be interesting enough to some viewers. The Wall director Doug Liman who is well known for…

May 16, 2017
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“X-Men Apocalypse” starts strong but ends typical

By Daniela Jalteco Set in the 1980s, the X-Men go up against the villain Apocalypse who plans on destroying and purifying the world in “X-Men Apocalypse.” Every shot of destruction you see in the trailers is exactly what you see in the movie. You would think that with a movie is called “X-Men Apocalypse,” the filmmakers would have done something big and unexpected. Instead it’s pretty much the same thing audiences…

May 31, 2016
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‘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
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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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‘Legends of Oz’ gets modern musical makeover

May 13, 2014

By Nicholas Jimenez “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” is an American 3D computer-animated musical film that is loosely based on “Dorothy of Oz” by Roger Stanton Baum. In the latest chapter of the Oz legacy, Dorothy (Lea Michele), returns to Kansas only to find it devastated by the tornado that had whisked her away to Oz. The townspeople are packing up and moving out of town. Shortly after arriving, she…

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300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE “300 Minute” Giveaways

www.300themovie.com/ ELAC Campus News will be giving away 5 prizes: 1 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE One Sheet: 1 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Black Flat Bill Hat: 1 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Spartan Helmet Bottle Opener: 1 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE T-Shirt: 1 (Admit Two) 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Hollywood Movie Money – Hollywood Movie Money is a free admission voucher to see a predetermined film (300:…

March 5, 2014
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‘Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa’ takes a mischievous journey into comedy

  By Jesus Figueroa   Johnny Knoxville reprises oldman Irving Zisman in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” for a hectic and funny road trip movie. Although this film has a young kid as part of its cast, many of the laughs come at a more grown up immature humor in the same fashion as previous “Jackass” movies. The pranks are childish and are performed by both Irving and young Billy, played…

January 27, 2014
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‘The Counselor’ confuses with complicated plot amid stylistic direction

October 30, 2013

By Diego Olivares “The Counselor” is a flawed yet interesting nasty piece of cinema. Directed by master filmmaker Ridley Scott, “The Counselor” is a visually stunning film with the blackest of hearts. The film follows a lawyer, played by Michael Fassbender, who deals with shady characters in the Texas wasteland. He soon gets way over his head when both his and his wife’s lives are put in danger. Adding to…

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