Mr. Rogers hits ‘Beautiful Neighborhood’

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is a biographical fi lm that is loosely inspired by the 1998 Esquire article “Can You Say … Hero?” by Tom Junod. It depicts a fi ctionalized version of Junod and his encounter with Fred Rogers, known on television as Mr. Rogers. The fi lm stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers and Matthew Rhys as Lloyd Vogel, a character based on Junod. Taking place…

December 2, 2019
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‘Inherent Vice’ tells bizarre P.I. story

By Jesus Figueroa The strange staggered pace film “Inherent Vice” gives the feeling of desperation and confusion that the main character Doc Sportello, played by Joaquin Phoenix, makes the film enjoyable. Director Paul Thomas Anderson brings life to the first film adaptation of a novel by Thomas Pynchon, and combined with the spectacular acting skill of Phoenix, the film is funny and entertaining. Doc’s ex Shata, played by Katherine Waterston,…

December 11, 2014
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Choral concert calms the night

By Sergio Berrueta A chorus of sopranos, tenors and baritones enchanted the night at the Annual Christmas Choral Concert on Dec. 8 at the S2 Recital Hall. Conducted by professor Dr. Anthony Lupica and accompanied on piano by Dr. Lucy Nargizyan, the East Los Angeles College Choir and Chamber Chorale delighted the audience in a sentimental night of classical arrangements. The ELAC College Choir began the night with two songs…

December 11, 2014
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‘Gotham’ tells backstory of James Gordon

By Ivan Cazares Fox premiered its new television series Gotham, set in the world of Batman, last Monday. However, the story revolves around rookie Detective James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie, as he rises to police commissioner. McKenzie embodies a strong character, which makes Gordon seem strong enough to take on the rough streets of Gotham. He does a good job of making the viewer root for him as he…

October 1, 2014
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Crosses cast spell with debut album

  By Megan G. Razzetti Crosses released their haunting electronic rock self-titled debut album consisting of tracks from their previous two EPs. This is one of a few side projects of Deftones singer, Chino Moreno. Along with him are two of Moreno’s childhood friends: Far guitarist Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom. The trio together have created a dark dream within this album. The combination of Moreno’s signature vocals resonates perfectly…

February 26, 2014
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Vince Vaughn Delights in “Delivery Man”

By Daniela Zea Delivery Man is a heartwarming family-oriented movie about David Wosniak played by Vince Vaughn. David Wosniak, a meat truck driver, donates sperm 639 times and out of those donations he bears 533 children. Vaughn plays a charming character that makes all viewers fall in love with him by portraying the typical American heartthrob that undergoes challenges like everyone else through. In serious debt, Wosniak goes under a…

November 27, 2013
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