Talon Marks

‘Venom’, a movie so bad it’s GOOD!

Karen Miramontes, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

Ruben Fleischer's "Venom" tried to take itself seriously in the first few minutes of this anti-hero movie, but would later feel as a wacky, bizarre superhero film that felt like it was made in the 1990's. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.wid...

‘Breaking In’ is worth a matinee ticket

John Chavez

May 17, 2018

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 ...

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"...

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

Jose Flores

April 3, 2018

“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

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...

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

Jackelynn Martinez

February 23, 2018

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

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...

‘The Butler’ serves a snore fest

Solmayra Mendez

August 28, 2013

“The Butler, ” unlike the hype that surrounded it before it’s release date turned out tobe more of an anticlimactic situation than anything else. The movie itself was too long and the actors even seemed to try and create over-the-top acting reactions. Lee Daniels’ movie not only offers a view of t...

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