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Review: ‘Non-Stop’ packs a punch

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor

March 4, 2014


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Liam Neeson shatters the idea of 'Non-Stop' being another movie that follows the 'Taken' movies and reminds everyone that he is still the badass that we have all come to know and love.   Neeson plays Bill Marks, an air marshall that has had a troubled past and has let those problems tra...

‘Date and Switch’ explores moving message

‘Date and Switch’ explores moving message

Alexandra Scoville, Editor-In-Chief

February 25, 2014


Filed under Arts

“Date and Switch” provides audiences with a important message that everyone should hear. That “Love’s all about the right combination” as a poster for the movie reads.The message behind the movie may just be the best part about it. “Date and Switch” is a dec...

Review: Robocop is Robocrap

Gustavo Lopez, Copy Editor

February 24, 2014


Filed under Arts, Reviews

The movie industry had the technology and the 80's icon and it still managed to mess "Robocop" up. The movie was so far up its behind, it lacked consistency in terms of theme and the writing was strained. Spoiler alert: in the first ten minutes the theme was "yes drones are good for American s...

Review: The LEGO Movie is a pleasant surprise

Armando Jacobo, Copy Editor

February 20, 2014


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Armando Jacobo reviews the much anticipated movie for Talon Marks. No feet were harmed for this review. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller bring the creative adaptation of a popular childhood play toy to life with "The LEGO Movie". The concept of basing a film entirely on a product seems cyni...

Video game movies are mostly garbage

Grester Celis-Acosta, Associate Opinion Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion

There have been many shots by movie directors trying to make movies based on a video game, but most of the time the movie is garbage. The movie industry should stop trying to make movies based on video games. There have been many different movies like “Super Mario Bros.,” “Doom,” “Mortal Kombat,” “Prince of Persia” and the “Res...

To oblivion with bland superheroes

Gustavo Lopez, Copy Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The age of heroes has arrived. And quite sadly, they've outworn their welcome. It's about time that this boring trend gets pushed out to allow movie studios to go to fresh and original movies. Let's talk about "Man of Steel". The movie with its overly grey tones was sold as the new and improved Su...

It doesn’t always take two

Kristopher Carrasco, Multimedia Editor

February 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Why is it that often times, directors feel the need to try and recreate their works of art? Countless times in movie history, directors have attempted to produce continuations of an already amazing film. Sometimes, the sequel can prove to be its own masterpiece. However, a bad sequel can ruin an entire...

Review: ‘That Awkward Moment’ is a fresh take on romance

Alexandra Scoville, Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2014


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Hey girls, guys eat ice cream when they are depressed too. “That Awkward Moment” is such a refreshing movie that it will make your heart beat fast, your eyes swell up with tears, and don’t forget that pain in your side when you laugh a lot. This movie has it all, it’s pretty obvious that...

Podcast: Movie Sequels

Podcast: Movie Sequels

Kristopher Carrasco, Multimedia Editor

January 31, 2014


Filed under Audio-Podcasts, Multimedia

Talon Marks staff talk about the good, the bad and the ugly about movie sequels. Should they be made? Why or why not? ...

Under The Mexican Sky: a view of artist Gaberiel Figueroa

Ana Castro

January 30, 2014


Filed under News

On November 22nd the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presented two films by famed Mexican cinematographer Gaberiel Figueroa The Fugitive starring Henry Fonda and Dolores Del Rio and Two Mules for Sister Sarah starring Clint Eastwood. He lived from (1907-1997)  and became one of the most importan...

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