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John Wick returns for a must see action packed sequel

John Wick returns for a must see action packed sequel

Gaiana Latelers, Reporter

March 2, 2017

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After three long years of waiting, Keanu Reeves returns as John Wick in the second action-packed film directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. The...

Shyamalan’s newest thriller is mixed

Shyamalan’s newest thriller is mixed

Brandon Cowan, Reporter

March 2, 2017

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“Split” is about three young women who get kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities and a 24th hidden personality. Throughout the movie,...

Movie Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Movie Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 18, 2016

When it comes to Star Wars, Christmas time is special for me. It was the first time my mother came across “Return of the Jedi” while channel surfing...

Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sets up an exciting new series

Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sets up an exciting new series

Mario Saldana, Reporter

December 2, 2016

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“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a new story in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe, which is fun and probably the darkest one you’ve...

‘13th’ tackles U.S. incarceration

‘13th’ tackles U.S. incarceration

Daulton James Jones, Reporter

November 6, 2016

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This month Ava DuVernay and Netflix blessed us with the ultra-woke documentary “13th”; the movie follows America’s mass incarceration epidemic and...

Movie Review: Stone’s biopic reveals Snowden’s personal data

Movie Review: Stone’s biopic reveals Snowden’s personal data

Stephen Underwood, Reporter

October 5, 2016

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“Snowden” is a movie based on the real life controversy surrounding the man of the same name who exposed secrets of the United States government spying...

Movie Review: ‘Sully’ biopic avoids making a crash landing

Movie Review: ‘Sully’ biopic avoids making a crash landing

Veronice Morley, Reporter

September 20, 2016

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Clint Eastwood’s latest film “Sully” is a biographical and artistic depiction of Capt. Chesley Sullenberger who was burdened with the task of landing...

Movie Review: ‘Sixteen Candles’ need to be blown out

Crystal Valdez, Features Editor

May 3, 2016

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So for this movie review, I was asked to spice it up. Instead of going to see a movie in theaters, the suggestion was made that I should watch an older movie on Netflix, something from the 60s, maybe 70s. I was down for the idea until a fellow staff member kept saying, “Watch ‘Heat’ and give a woman’s perspective!” First of all, which one? Second of all, what...

Movie Review: Parody movie has much laughter to all the viewers

Mason J. Rockfellow, Editor in Chief

April 5, 2016

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“Meet the Blacks” is a comical take on the past suspense movie series “The Purge.” Carl Black, played by Mike Epps, is a resident of Chicago who has his own wiring company and ends up robbing drug dealer Key Low, played by Charlie Murphy, after Key Low gets arrested. After robbing Key Low of his money and a large amount of marijuana, Carl uproots his family and...

New movie portrays a great story but could have been better

Mason J. Rockfellow, Editor in Chief

February 3, 2016

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The new drama “The Finest Hours” told a great story, but it could’ve been better. Based on a true story of an impossible Coast Guard rescue mission of 32 crewmembers. Bernie Webber captained a 36-foot boat off the coast of Cape Cod during a blizzard in 1952. I wish that Disney had gone a little deeper into the back story. I would’ve liked to know more about Webber...

‘Sicario’ may not be for everyone

Crystal Valdez, Reporter

October 21, 2015

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If you cannot handle violence or graphic imagery, this movie is not for you. If you believe we live in a perfect American society, and that no government is as honest as ours, this movie may not be your favorite, but if you watch it, you may learn a thing or two about the world around you. I walked into this movie with little knowledge about its director, Dennis Villanueve,...

‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ possibly the best season yet

By Cinthia Loera, Reporter

October 21, 2015

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The Hotel Cortez finally opened its doors to “American Horror Story “ fans on Oct. 7 for the show’s premiere of the fifth season. The highly anticipated premiere introduced its newest leading actress Lady Gaga, as well as returning guest stars Matt Bomer and Wes Bentley as the main roles this season. This season revolves around the Hotel Cortez in Los Angeles and its...

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