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Newest ‘Hunger Games’ capitalizes on set-up of past story lines

Newest ‘Hunger Games’ capitalizes on set-up of past story lines

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

December 3, 2014

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  From the moment Katniss Everdeen appears on screen, until the moment the movie abruptly ends, every piece of the movie is like reading Suzanne...

Moreno biopic gets faithful retelling

Alisia Sanchez, Photographer

September 10, 2014

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It is actor Óscar Jaenada’s noteworthy performance as comedian-actor Mario Moreno that brings to life the beautiful biopic film “Cantinflas,” and it is this performance alone that gives the film its undeniable glory. Jaenada’s performance is an entertaining, quick-witted and zealous force that is competent enough to pay homage, respectably, to the man behind Mexico’s...

Movie Review- Spider-Man sequel caters to hardcore fanbase

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2014

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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is what you expect from a sequel to a very successful reboot, but with all the new characters and information they threw at us they had enough for another movie in there. The cast was great like the first film, and they use every special effect they could get their hands on to make this movie beautiful visually. Andrew Garfield, who plays Peter...

Movie Review- A whole new family, another haunted house, but more laughs

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2014

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With its big success over the first movie, “A Haunted House,” Marlon Wayans and co-writer Rick Alvarez go back to the well and made a sequel, “A Haunted House 2.”  This movie is almost a carbon copy of the first movie with some hilarious new actors and the return of great characters from before. The movie opens with Wayans, who plays Malcolm, and comedian Affion...

Movie Review- Ferrera and Peña make movie ripe for the picking

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2014

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“Cesar Chavez: An American Hero” is the right way to make a biography movie that shows the history of an important event in time. From beginning to end, the film will have you on a rollercoaster of emotions from happy to sad and back again. It follows Cesar Chavez, one of the most important civil rights leaders of the modern era, and the struggle between the farm workers...

Movie Review- ‘Rise of an Empire’ lives up to hype

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

March 19, 2014

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Sequels these days are usually bad, but fans of the original “300” will love “300: Rise of an Empire,” and they won’t be the only ones who end up enjoying this stylistic action flick. “Rise of an Empire” for the most part runs concurrent with the original film, though its focus is different. While the first film’s attention is fixed almost wholly on the Spartans...

Movie Review, Old RoboCop vs. New RoboCop-OmniCorp satisfies moviegoers

Daniel Ojeda, Reporter

February 20, 2014

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The original RoboCop, released in 1987, wowed moviegoers with its state-of-the-art special effects and hardcore violence all wrapped around a thrilling tale of a police officer who is killed in the line of duty and reborn as part man, part machine, all cop. So when trailers of the RoboCop reboot began appearing on TV, I asked myself the same question many fans of the original...

Movie Review- Nothing awkward about Efron’s butt

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor

February 5, 2014

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Upon watching the trailer for “That Awkward Moment” for the first time, I knew I had to watch the film as soon as it hit theaters. First of all, it stars Zac Efron, who is showing a lot more layers – or in this case, lack thereof – than his early High School Musical days. Second, I hoped to find answers as to why today’s generation of young people overuse the expression...

Poor performance from Cruise, ‘Oblivion’ not worth it

Alana Garrett, Reporter

May 1, 2013

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By Alana Garrett Reporter Joseph Kosinski’s “Oblivion” is confusing, strange, and left me oblivious. Kosinski who directed the film “Tron: Legacy” has tried his directing skills at another sci-fi film “Oblivion”. The film stars A-list actor Tom Cruise who is known for his exceptional acting skills, and action movies, but “Oblivion” is a disappointment...

“42” proved to be more than a film

“42” proved to be more than a film

April 17, 2013

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By Alana Garrett Reporter The movie “42” doesn’t just tell a life story. It evokes emotions. Jackie Robinson, an American hero, has been ido...

Oz may not be so great after all

Oz may not be so great after all

March 14, 2013

“Oz the Great and Powerful” is an intriguing and fascinating movie, at least for the first 10 minutes. The rest of the 2 hours is pretty much a...

This bedtime story is all grown up

Alana Garrett, Reporter

January 30, 2013

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Not just a children’s fairy-tale anymore, Hansel and Gretel are witch hunters. The age-old children’s fairytale has finally come to the big screen. “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” opened in theaters Friday January 25. Director Tommy Wirkola, who has also produced the 2009 zombie comedy “Dead Snow,” directed the film. The film stars Jeremy Renner, who has...

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