‘Luke Cage’ adds diversity to Marvel

By Francisco Portillo  Marvel delivers its best Netflix original series yet, as “Luke Cage” adds some much needed diversity to the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” focuses on the darker and grittier cornerstones of the Marvel universe. This series marks the first time in the Cinematic Universe that a minority has served as the main character in his own outing, beating out “Black Panther,”…

October 5, 2016
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All-star cast shines in remake

By Gustavo Buenrostro An action filled film with a lack of innovation is what audiences get when they watch the remake of “The Magnificent Seven”. “The Magnificent Seven” is a fun film to watch, whether people are a fan of westerns or not. “The Magnificent Seven” is a modern retailing of the original film with good acting, slow pacing and entertaining action scenes yet having almost no innovation. Compared to…

September 29, 2016
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Film Review: ‘No Manches Frida’

By Johanna Calderon  No Manches Frida is an extremely funny and deceiving comedy that keeps the audience laughing. This movie is a remake of German film “Fack ju Göhte”, a derivative of the German version in terms of the setting and scenarios. The films music track went well with the story, featuring a mixture of both English and Spanish songs that keep the movie flowing. Directed by Nacho Velilla, starring…

September 27, 2016
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Neeson thrills in detective story

By Jesus Figueroa Actor Liam Neeson continues his thrilling action performances as a slightly more realistic character in “A Walk Among the Tombstones.” Although the fictional story comes to feel complex with the addition of characters throughout, it’s a terrifying action film, which does not slip into a cliché. Detective Matt Strudder, played by Neeson, starts off a drunk officer who takes on criminals with no regard for his or…

September 24, 2014
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‘Automata’ takes over film

By Jesus Figueroa The sci-fi story of “Automata” puts robots into a future chaotic world as slaves for the humans who were lucky to survive. Lead actor Antonio Banderas has a stellar performance but falls short of being the most exciting part of the film. In a world that has been destroyed by solar flares and only a mere 22,000 people lucky to survive, robots called Automatas live only to…

September 24, 2014
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‘Ghost Team One’ delivers laughs, frights

By Jesus Figueroa The horror-comedy “Ghost Team One” manages to put  a realistic feel to a supernatural scenario and makes it enjoyable. The storyline is hilarious and the dialogue seems to fit in just right making this found footage film seem almost real. Directors Ben Peyser and Scott Rutherford said that the feel of the film came from their real life fear. Each time they believed something to be scary they…

October 30, 2013
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