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Denial: An important movie at the right time

Denial: An important movie at the right time

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture

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
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

‘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,...

Inferno Freezes Over; Film vs. Book

Inferno Freezes Over; Film vs. Book

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
October 31, 2016
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The blood waters surround everyone while the orchestra plays.  The underground water cistern is the perfect breeding place for a virus, and on this night, at the eleventh hour, everything is in place to release the virus that will wipe out the population.  Dr. Bertrand Zobrist (Ben Foster) not only...

Alfred Hitchcock, A Continuing Wonder in Film

Alfred Hitchcock, A Continuing Wonder in Film

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
October 29, 2016
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It is one of the most iconic moments in cinema history.  A woman (played by Janet Leigh) on the run from the law finds a temporary safe haven in an off-ramp rest stop known as the Bates Motel.  While taking a shower, this woman becomes the victim of an anonymous serial killer who draws back the curtain...

SciFi Adventure Worth Watching: Warcraft

SciFi Adventure Worth Watching: Warcraft

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
October 29, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

King Llane Wrynn agrees to meet the Orc Chieftain Durotan, knowing full well that it might be an ambush.  The king knows that this is his only option left in trying to defend his kingdom from the horde orc attack that will wipe out all of his people.  The King and his men, including Garona the Orc...

The Book is Always Better – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back part 2

The Book is Always Better – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back part 2

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
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Two police officers pull into the parking lot of a small diner.  7 men are sprawled out in the parking lot, bloodied and beat up.  A bystander points towards the diner, “He’s in there, he’s the one that did it.”  Jack Reacher is sitting at the counter drinking a cup of coffee.   The police...

‘The Accountant’ is one you can count on

‘The Accountant’ is one you can count on

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
October 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture

Accounting is said to be boring, unless you have a weird affiliation with numbers. When someone considers watching a movie called ‘The Accountant’, they might not expect any excitement from it, but come to find out it’s much more than its face value. Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) seems to be...

The Responsibilities of the Audience

The Responsibilities of the Audience

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
October 11, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture

While taking a look at the Amnesia: The Dark Descent video game, G. Christopher Williams made the following observation: “It seems to me that of many conventionally understood narrative genres, horror is a genre that has some particular peculiarities in regard to the relationship between its audience...

Does Art have a Value?

Does Art have a Value?

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
October 11, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture

Until a while ago I would have taken art for granted.  Like most people, I assumed that books, paintings, films, and plays were all made up this great big cultural institution that was safeguarded by the schools and libraries of America.  I now realize the view looks a lot different when seen from...

Action Packed Thriller – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back! part 1

Action Packed Thriller – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back! part 1

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
October 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

Reacher checks into a beat up motel, and while walking around to get to his room, notices a car, engine running with no one in it.  He looks up and sees two men, two very large men, waiting for him.  “We’re here to warn you, go back to where you came from and never come back to this city again,”...

A Home for children with Special Powers!

A Home for children with Special Powers!

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
October 9, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

Jake doesn’t know it yet, but he has special powers.  He only has one power, he’s not courageous, not strong, not fast, he can’t fly, his power is very simple, but his power will save all the children.  One night his grandfather calls him, in a panic, struggling to find the key to his gun chest,...

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