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Rampage Fails to Break Video Game Movie Curse

John Chavez

April 17, 2018


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Brad Peyton's "Rampage" barged its way into theaters this past week, and it may not be the monster/action movie patrons were hoping for. The arcade game turned movie is one of the latest attempts by Hollywood to turn video games into watchable movies, which has never been a fruitful endeavor. "Rampage" is...

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ is loud, fun and empty action.

John Chavez

March 27, 2018


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In what was one of the more anticipated releases this year, "Pacific Rim: Uprising" was unleashed to audiences around the world. While visually bombastic, "Pacific Rim: Uprising" entertainingly captures the fun of Guillermo Del Toro's original 2013 action flick, but fails overall to tell a compel...

Lara Croft is back and stronger than ever in ‘Tomb Raider’

John Chavez

March 21, 2018


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Reboots seem to be all the rage in Hollywood today. The newest one coming out of tinsle town this week is Roar Uthaug's "Tomb Raider." Uthaug gives audiences a reasonably entertaining movie. The Tomb Raider franchise that gave way to this film started with video games in the late 1990's. In the ea...

Unforgettable experience at Albert Hammond Jr.’s concert

Unforgettable experience at Albert Hammond Jr.’s concert

Elizabeth Corcoles

March 21, 2018


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Albert Hammond Jr., lead guitarist of the Strokes, played an unforgettable show at The Observatory in Santa Ana on the eve of his newly released album, "Francis Trouble" on March 8.Playing at the Observatory, a small and intimate venue for the third time, Hammond Jr. played with more soul and enthusiasm t...

‘Love, Simon’ is the love letter the gays deserve

Jose Flores

March 21, 2018


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Disclosure: for those of you that haven't watched the all-telling trailer nor have read the book, this review has potential spoilers.The cookie-cutter rom-com that is "Love, Simon" is the kind of representation that the queer community has been asking for from mainstream Hollywood.As a generation, we...

A Wrinkle In Time Could Have Been Better

John Chavez

March 21, 2018


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Disney's "A Wrinkle In Time" premiered over the weekend to audiences around the world, but it may not meet the standards we have come to expect from the major studio. Directed by Ava DuVernay, "A Wrinkle In Time," while a sincere attempt at modern adaptation of the acclaimed and classic novel, did not l...

Wakanda Forever: ‘Black Panther’ best Marvel film so far

Jackelynn Martinez

February 23, 2018


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The moment Marvel fans have been waiting for is finally here. "Black Panther" is now playing in theaters and it is not only an important film culturally, it’s also exciting, dramatic and amazing in a way we don’t see very often in action films. Director Ryan Coogler did an incredible job direct...

A Futile and Stupid Gesture

Bianca Martinez

January 29, 2018


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It is safe to say that all of us have seen at least one National Lampoon flick be it a quick snip-it of "Animal House" on TV while channel surfing or a portion of Caddyshack that you vaguely remember watching."A Futile and Stupid Gesture" is a Netflix original that centers on the life of Doug Kenney, c...

‘The End of the F***ing World’ for cliche teens

Carmelita Islas Mendez

January 16, 2018


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Netflix’s British comedy "The End of the F***ing World" is a prime example of shows who use teenage angst as a peg. A show with teenage angst is nothing new or interesting, if anything that makes a show boring and cliche.How does the show overcome this? Great character development that explains and ...

Film screening leads to discussing religion’s place in society

Benjamin Garcia

November 7, 2017


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English major Ainee La Madrid found out about the screening of Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth held on Nov. 2 through the Falcon Newsletter.Being a huge fan of the film and loving the director, she commented, "Of course I came here. I wanted to see it with other people who I knew would appreciat...

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