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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...

‘Ready Player One’ high-fives nerds and geeks at the winner’s circle

Jose Flores

April 3, 2018


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“Ready Player One” was the March-April weekend box office’s black horse making $41,700,00, twice as much than second place “Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” at $17,100,000. The film’s excitement was divided into two when the film’s marketing released ads for the movie that were riffs from c...

‘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...

Pistil: a hero for the victims who go ignored

Alison Hernandez

February 27, 2018


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The comic ‘Pistil’ was written by Jessica Maison and illustrated by Loni Watson and the premise it presents is already looking to be an interesting one. Trigger warnings for mentions of murder, drug use, rape and suicide. The story ‘Pistil’ presents is that of Lita Soledad, a ...

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...

“Cloverfield” fails to Impress

John Chavez

February 13, 2018


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In an interesting move, the long-brewing "The Cloverfield Paradox," directed by Julius Onah, debuted on Netflix recently. Perhaps it was a sign of the production studio's unbelief in the film's success. In the end it was a smart decision, as the movie unfortunately did not hold up to the standards s...

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