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‘Fist Fight’ can’t land many punches

‘Fist Fight’ can’t land many punches

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
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The year 1987 saw the release of “Three O’ Clock High,” a teen comedy about a student who is challenged to a fight by a bully and tries everything to avoid it. Thirty years later, we are presented with a remake of this film. but with a twist: this time it’s the teachers who fight! Andy Campbell...

Corman, an underrated pioneer

Corman, an underrated pioneer

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

It’s hard to defend the things you love.  It’s always something personal, that can only have value to you alone.  Perhaps that explains why an average movie fan can only shake their head and wonder why artists like Robert De Niro or Martin Scorsese would heap praise on a film called Teenage Cav...

John Wick is back!

John Wick is back!

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

John Wick was one of the movies no one had on their list when it came out three years ago. However, it was very successful, bringing in profit more than four times higher than its $20 million budget. No surprise that the producers wanted to make a sequel; in fact a whole trilogy. But can John Wick: Chapter...

Good boy! But the movie?

Good boy! But the movie?

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ sparked a big outrage about animal treatment on movie sets after a video from the set was leaked to a news magazine. Although an important topic, it doesn’t help the cause to try by manipulating the public with obviously edited footage that dramatized the event. Because of...

In Retrospect: Stand By Me

In Retrospect:  Stand By Me

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
February 11, 2017
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There’s a clever subtlety to Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me. It’s there just off in the background. Casual viewers won’t notice it so much, but those paying attention just might. The film tells the story of four boys growing up in the small town of Castle Rock, and of their journey into the surrounding...

Story Amazes, Watch it Again and Again – The Accountant

Story Amazes, Watch it Again and Again – The Accountant

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
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Why the two hit men decided not to kill Christopher Wolf (Ben Affleck) at his home, is a questions I was not able to figure out. But they did stake him out there, then followed him to a neighboring ranch where he goes to shoot, in order to take him out.   As Chris was painting faces on his melons that...

Let’s twist again – M. Night Shyamalan is back!

Let’s twist again – M. Night Shyamalan is back!

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
January 27, 2017
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It’s one of the worst clichés in thrillers: The Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), not to confuse with schizophrenia. There are plenty of movies about perpetrators suffering from this mental illness, and often writers use it to create a (un-) surprising plot twist. And who’s the master of the...

In Retrospect: Quadrophenia (1979)

In Retrospect: Quadrophenia (1979)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
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It’s difficult to talk about the Sixties.  To do so is to discuss and enter another world.  It was so long ago that Millennials today have no real concept of it.  The great irony is how much their current style of living is so dependent on what happened a long time ago. I don’t know how possible...

In Retrospect: The Age of Movies by Pauline Kael

In Retrospect: The Age of Movies by Pauline Kael

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
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Everything has to come from somewhere.  Nothing is created in a vacuum.  Modern film criticism owes its current shape to the molding of many hands.  Some of them, like Roger Ebert, are household names, while others remain in obscurity. It’s hard to know what kind of reputation Pauline Kael has...

Winter Musical Amazes

Winter Musical Amazes

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
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Mia’s at a party, bored out of her mind, not really interested in the people there. She paces around, then walks past the pool toward the live band playing. And, suddenly she notices the guy on the keyboards. He’s “that” guy that totally inspired and ditched her in a matter of 3 minutes. Mia...

Rogue One – A new Hope for Star Wars Fans

Rogue One – A new Hope for Star Wars Fans

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
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When Disney acquired the rights for the ‘Star Wars’ saga, their mission quickly became clear. Not only do they want to continue the story of the first six episodes, but they also want to produce origin stories, or in other words: several spinoffs. Movie universes are quite popular these days, some...

A Beast of a Movie

A Beast of a Movie

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

How you approach a film like Fantastic Beasts, and whether you even like it or not, depends on your opinion of J.K. Rowling as a writer.  There’s seems to be no neutral ground on this.  If you’re a devoted fan, you’ll point to her gifts for character, her ability to compose interweaving plotli...

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