‘Hotel Artemis’ focuses on characters

By Juan Calvillo “Hotel Artemis” weaves together action movie tropes with amazing character development to produce an intense character focused title in a summer of big budget movies. Director and writer Drew Pearce wrote a science fiction movie with “Hotel Artemis” that will make the audience sit in their seat until the credits roll. “Hotel Artemis” stars Jodie Foster as the Nurse, the proprietor of the hotel and nurse to…

June 7, 2018
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“13 Reasons Why” brings second controversial season

By Melody Ortiz “13 Reasons Why” returned with a second season that rivals its first in more ways than one. The Netflix original had already faced backlash from people claiming the show “glamorized suicide” in season 1. However, the series got enough praise from its viewers to merit another season. The show’s first season is based on a novel by Jay Asher about Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, who…

May 30, 2018
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Dragon Ball Super ends on a high note

By Julio Sanchez Dragon Ball Super ended the series after five seasons within the last three years with a series finale that was nothing short of being too good. Since the series started with the introduction of the God of Destruction Beerus and his quest of finding someone worth fighting, the lives of Goku and his friends were once again in danger only now by a threat in the form…

May 24, 2018
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Deadpool returns to big screen

May 23, 2018

By Frank Portillo “Deadpool 2” does away with the one-note villain and opens up the universe that it takes place in by introducing the X-Force to mainstream audiences. The sequel replaces the lackluster villain for a cast of morally complicated characters, which makes for a much more compelling second outing for Wade Wilson. Newcomers Domino (Zazie Beetz) and Cable (Josh Brolin) are welcome additions to the Deadpool universe. Brolin, coming…

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‘Everything Sucks’ takes viewers back to the ’90s

By Michael Dominguez The show does not disappoint if one is fond of ‘90s culture and wants to remember the good times of the late ’90s. This show brings back the era of music videos on MTV, colorful clothing, the sound of dial up computers and anticipating new CDs of one’s favorite artist.       Everything sucks for teens in high school, especially if they are freshman in school…

February 28, 2018
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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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‘Altered Carbon’ suffers from predictability

February 14, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Altered Carbon” has great visual effects, fantastic costumes and good acting, but plays on overused tropes. Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is one of the last remaining envoys, warriors that can easily adapt to any environment they are put in. His character has been brought back to life after being dead for 250 years and put into a new body, which the show refers to as sleeves. The…

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Chinese Restaurants Taste Authentic and Exceptional

By Yuan Wei Mama Lu’s Dumpling House has some of the best juicy pork dumplings in the Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley area. Chengdu Taste is another popular chinese restaurant that has the traditional Chongqing flavor. There are certain foods and restaurants that gain almost legendary status. Buzz picks up about them, food blogs and TV shows highlight them, and whispers among friends continue. When it comes to Chinese…

December 13, 2017
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Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’ is best adaptation of character

BY JOE VILLARRUEL     After Netflix’s release of Marvel’s “The Punisher” starring Jon Bernthal as the Lone Soldier himself,  viewers may notice the amount of mature content the show may contain. In comparison to any other Marvel property on Netflix, “The Punisher” outranks the amount of gore, blood, and adult material the show contains. It goes as far as to be comparable to one other of Marvel’s character creations…

December 3, 2017
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‘Runaways’ displays more story than action

December 2, 2017

By John Molina Hulu’s first three episodes of Runaways sketches out the plot easily for fans and new watchers to understand, but there is a lack of action. “Runaways” is based on the Marvel comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. Although Hulu has made some subtle changes to the beloved characters, they portray the hero’s as accurately as possible. The first episode spends a lot of time giving…

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