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

Elizabeth Corcoles

May 8, 2018

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 cultural appropriation, situations that are affecting m...

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

Carlos Martinez

May 8, 2018

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" and concept of using time as currency in the movie, "...

Pass on Netflix’s ‘The Week of’

John Chavez

May 1, 2018

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 Adam Sandler and Chris Rock and a few other stars su...

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

Carlos Ruiz

May 1, 2018

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, had funny, thrilling, shocking and spine-chilling ...

Rampage Fails to Break Video Game Movie Curse

John Chavez

April 17, 2018

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 no exception here, being full of loud, mi...

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

John Chavez

March 27, 2018

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 compelling story and joins the ever growing list of infer...

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

John Chavez

March 21, 2018

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 early 2000's, Angelina Jolie stared in a movie based on ...

The Paranoyds opening up for Albert Hammond Jr at the Observatory. The concert was held on March 8.

Unforgettable experience at Albert Hammond Jr.’s concert

March 21, 2018

Albert Hammond Jr., lead guitarist of the Strokes, played an unforgettable show at The Observatory in Santa Ana on the eve of hi...

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

Jose Flores

March 21, 2018

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’re used to seeing heterosexual couples in their...

A Wrinkle In Time Could Have Been Better

John Chavez

March 21, 2018

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 live up to its source material. The film was in...

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