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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
Filed under A&E, Culture

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...

Must See on the BIG SCREEN – Doctor Strange

Must See on the BIG SCREEN – Doctor Strange

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
November 8, 2016
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Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) arrives at the temple, looking for a way to get his life back.  After the tragic accident, he lost everything.  Dead end after dead end trying to heal himself, finally brought him to the one place that will heal his soul.  Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) introduces Strange...

Denial: An important movie at the right time

Denial: An important movie at the right time

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
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Did the Holocaust really happen? Is there any evidence? And is denying the Holocaust exercising freedom of speech? ‘Denial’ tells the true story of the legal battle between the Jewish-American author Deborah Lipstadt and David Irwing, who calls himself a historian, in which these questions got answered. David...

A Wonder of a Film: Alice Through the Looking Glass

A Wonder of a Film: Alice Through the Looking Glass

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
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Alice yells commands to her crew as they navigate the treacherous waters infested by pirates.  Three ships follow her in tight pursuit firing their cannons at her ship.   Alice’s crew looks ahead, and sees their death, as they are trapped between the pirates and the sharp reef with no escape.  The...

‘Moonlight’ – hard to watch but worth it!

‘Moonlight’ – hard to watch but worth it!

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
November 5, 2016
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‘Moonlight’ is a drama about a young black man growing up in today’s America. It was written and directed by Barry Jenkins based on a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Almost like the movie ‘Boyhood’, ‘Moonlight’ follows the protagonist Chiron from childhood to being a young adult. However,...

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