Anticipated Netflix British film is a bust

By Maria Marroquin The new Netflix original, “The Ritual” has a great scenery, music and sound effects as well as a good balanced combination of humor and horror. The movie begins with a group of old college friends planning a trip while at a bar. The characters find themselves arguing and not being able to agree on one location. As they are going home the main character, Luke played by…

February 14, 2018
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Childhood favorite revamped

By Andrea Cerna “Peter Rabbit” is widely known to be a classic children book series by Beatrix Potter. In the movie adaptation, this is not the same personality we remember Peter Rabbit having. Typically a children’s movie would open up with the musical key note that sets the mood for the film. The audience think it’s going to be another generic kid’s musical with singing animated birds, but it’s not….

February 14, 2018
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Terror in Paris on the big screen

February 14, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Fearlessness and compassion are two of the many characteristics and qualities that are brought onto the big screen and into the light in Clint Eastwood’s “The 15:17 to Paris.” The 15:17 to Paris is based on a true story, in which three childhood friends faced terrorism in a foreign country during vacation. On August 25, 2015 Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were riding on a…

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Emotional distress of veterans seen in ‘Mudbound’

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,…

November 28, 2017
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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’

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…

March 5, 2015
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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

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…

May 13, 2014
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