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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
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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...

“Tell the Judge I love my wife!”

“Tell the Judge I love my wife!”

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
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Civil rights dramas are quite popular these days. Following ’12 Years a Slave’, ‘Selma’, ‘All the Way’ and ‘Birth of a Nation’, ‘Loving’ is the latest one to come out on the big screen. It has a slightly different approach and resembles the courtroom scenes in ‘Free State of Jones’,...

In Retrospect: A look back at Who framed Roger Rabbit

In Retrospect: A look back at Who framed Roger Rabbit

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
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The story should be familiar by now.  We all know about the joint film, released by Disney and Warner Bros. in 1988,  by Bob Zemekis and Steven Spielberg.  Roger Rabbit tells the story of a private detective living in a world in which cartoon characters are real and live right alongside humans and ho...

Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
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Mention the word Comedy today, and most of us would call up a handful of names: South Park; Bill Murray; The Daily Show.  Another name that might come up is Saturday Night Live.  A smaller handful of people might even claim memories of the show’s glory days, when Murray, along with a cast of Not R...

Promising Amazon show ultimately can’t deliver

Promising Amazon show ultimately can’t deliver

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
November 21, 2016
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Normally Amazon lets its subscribers decide which shows to pick up for next season. In the glory days, people would watch a few pilots and then vote for their favorite one to be picked up. However, Amazon has gone a different way with their new show ‘Goliath’: they’ve ordered a complete season...

It’s not Groot! A Monster Calls: Book and Movie Review

It’s not Groot!  A Monster Calls: Book and Movie Review

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
November 21, 2016
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“I don’t see you.  To me you are invisible, “ Harry (James Melville), the school bully, said to Conor (Louis MacDougall) during their lunch break at school.  That’s just the worst thing that could have been said to Conor, especially at this point in his life; his mom is dying, his dad moved...

Truth or Dare…I Dare you! Nerve Film & Book Review

Truth or Dare…I Dare you!  Nerve Film & Book Review

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
November 19, 2016
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Vee (Emma Roberts) walks into the middle of the coffee shop to perform her very first dare.  “Even when I’m wet, I’m so hot!”  She has to yell out while pouring a cup of water over her head.  She hesitates, not sure if she’ll have the courage to do it.  Something so simple, a child wouldn’t...

Showdown in the Desert: ‘Desierto’ lets your blood freeze

Showdown in the Desert: ‘Desierto’ lets your blood freeze

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
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An enraged hunter and his dog hunt down a group of illegal immigrants from Mexico at the American border, just like if they were animals. Luckily the movie turns out to be not as crude, but rather a suspenseful movie that makes the 94 minutes go by in a blink. Moises (Gael Garcia Bernal) is on the...

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