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Crazy Rich Asians: Hollywood’s huge milestone for rom-coms

Eunice Barron

August 20, 2018


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One of this summer's highly anticipated movie releases, "Crazy Rich Asians" became an important film to see, mainly for its praise as the first Hollywood studio movie in 25 years to feature and breakthrough representation of an all-Asian or Asian-American cast.The last time Hollywood had an all-Asian...

‘Breaking In’ is worth a matinee ticket

John Chavez

May 17, 2018


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The thriller film “Breaking In” debuted at the box office May 11 and while it may not be the best movie the film genre has to offer, it’s certainly worth the price of a matinee ticket. “Breaking In” is the product of Australian film director James McTeigue, whose greatest ...

‘Dear White People’ is only offensive if you’re racist

Elizabeth Corcoles

May 8, 2018


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Netflix’s returning series, "Dear White People" revolves around six African-American students attending an elite college who reveal their college is not so post-racial. The series is timely and does an excellent job depicting people who aren't of color being ignorant and when it comes to cultur...

Netflix’s ‘Anon’ is a lukewarm cautionary tale of privacy

Carlos Martinez

May 8, 2018


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Director, screenwriter and producer Andrew Niccol is no stranger when it comes to creating high concept films that answer the "what-if" questions people ask themselves when they are inebriated on good times. He showcased the idea of a society with its caste system based on genes in the film "Gattaca"...

Pass on Netflix’s ‘The Week of’

John Chavez

May 1, 2018


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Netflix has recently debut their newest title, Robert Smigel’s “The Week of," and though it may seem as a good way to pass the time, Netflix users may be better off scrolling to the next title if they really want to enjoy themselves. The movie is a comedy directed by Smigel and stars Ada...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ stands tall as fan-favorite heroes fight Thanos

Carlos Ruiz

May 1, 2018


Filed under College Life, Movies, Reviews

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally brought an ending to a 10-year connection within the MCU films, which began in 2008 with "Iron Man."With the most recent installment of the MCU being "Avengers: Infinity War" it undoubtedly deserves a 4/5 star rating because this movie embodied great artistry,...

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...

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