Vampires, gentrification battle against ‘the Bronx’

October 12, 2020

“Vampires vs. the Bronx” is campy and a bit rough, but a fun movie about fighting for and loving your town and friends. The Netflix original film weaves the sneaking vampire invasion of the Bronx along the more obvious gentrification of the borough. This makes for a fun, restrained, horror movie with plenty of in-your-face criticism of gentrification.


‘Unpregnant’ places focus on abortion struggles

September 27, 2020

HBO Max’s original film “Unpregnant” is a boisterous teen film that sends an important message that is relevant in current times.
The film follows two teenage girls, Veronica Clarke and Bailey Butler. The girls were at one time best friends but grew apart during their teen years.


Comedian returns even more hilarious

By Francisco Portillo  All-Star comedian Tracy Morgan returns to comedy with his insanely hilarious new Netflix stand-up special “Staying Alive.” There are few comedians who have the skill to make audiences laugh so much their faces will hurt and Morgan is certainly one of them. Right out of the gate, Morgan comes out swinging with his opening skit. While the Bee Gee’s “Staying Alive,” plays in the background, he walks…

May 25, 2017

Horror comedy explores social commentary

By Dorany Pineda  There is nothing standard about Jordan Peele’s brutally smart feature film debut “Get Out,” a comedy horror satire about the African American experience within a white suburban neighborhood. “Get Out” is a social commentary about white racism and the real-life anxieties of the black experience in this country, which, as the film reveals, can sometimes descend into nightmare. The film opens with a scene of a young…

March 1, 2017

Comedian expected to bring laughter to Elans

By Francisco Portillo  Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is coming to the G3 auditorium on Nov. 15 to perform his touring “Fluffy Breaks Even” show. Iglesias is headlining the show, with other comedians serving as the opening performances. The event is being coordinated by the Athletic Trainer Diane Stankevitz. “It will basically be the same thing that they did at the LA County Fair,” Stankevitz said. The show is a private college…

October 26, 2016

Comedians boost voting with humor

By Dorany Pineda  Funny or Die and NextGen Climate teamed up for the free “Jokes for Votes” comedy show  that promoted voter registration  on Thursday at East Los Angeles College. Comedians Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, James Adomian, Thomas Dale and Beth Stelling took the Auditorium Foyer stage for two hours of laughs and voter registration promotion. “Sarah Silverman was as brilliant and provocative as she always is. You expect Silverman…

October 6, 2016