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In Retrospect: Wait until Dark

In Retrospect: Wait until Dark

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

June 20, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Culture, Showcase

Wait until Dark is a 1967 thriller, starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, that tells the story of Lisa, “the World’s Champion Blind Woman”. She suffers her condition as the result of a bad car accident that happens off-stage before the curtain opens. Since then, she’s been attending blind...

‘The Mummy’ curses Universal’s new franchise

‘The Mummy’ curses Universal’s new franchise

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian Staff Writer

June 13, 2017


Filed under Culture, Showcase

“Dark Universe” – that is how the Universal Studios calls its attempt to establish a new movie series full of classic monsters. After watching Disney make billions with its Marvel and Star Wars franchises, the studio with the globe logo now wants its own piece of the pie, but success is not alw...

‘Freaky Friday’ a musical hit

‘Freaky Friday’ a musical hit

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

June 8, 2017


Filed under Culture, Showcase

Even if you think you know the story, ‘Freaky Friday’ the musical at Houston’s Alley Theatre still surprises and delights. This new musical production of the familiar tale of a mother and teenaged daughter mysteriously swapping bodies is even better than the Lisney Lohan version. Both Heidi...

In Retrospect: The Jungle Book (2016)

In Retrospect: The Jungle Book (2016)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

June 6, 2017


Filed under Culture, Showcase

There are at least three moments in Disney’s remake of The Jungle Book that stand out. The first is when Mowgli is threatened by a landslide with a herd of wildebeests. The second is the hypnotic and surreal meeting between the main character and Kaa the Python (Scarlett Johansson). The last is...

Alien: Covenant, Unimpressive

Alien: Covenant, Unimpressive

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017


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There is an old saying that “You can’t go home again”. There is also such a thing as the Law of Diminishing Returns. Alien: Covenant, the latest outing of the franchise, finds itself caught in an unworkable position between those two poles. Taking place in the year 2041, a colony ship designated...

Chris Cornell lead singer of ‘Soundgarden’ dead at 52

Chris Cornell lead singer of ‘Soundgarden’ dead at 52

Skarleth Velasquez, Egalitarian Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Culture, News, Showcase

Chris Cornell, Lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave passed away at the age of 52. Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press. Cornell had performed a Detroit concert with Soundgarden that night. Cornell's rep called th...

In Retrospect: Finding a Third Way: The Four Feathers (1939)

In Retrospect: Finding a Third Way: The Four Feathers (1939)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Culture, Showcase

Harry Faversham has a problem. As a peer of the realm, growing up during the reign of Queen Victoria, certain obligations are expected of him. This means he is saddled with the pressure of “great expectations”, all of which are meant to bring honor to his family name and glory to the British Empire,...

In Retrospect: A Question of Values: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

In Retrospect: A Question of Values: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Culture, Showcase

Somewhere around or near the mid-point of this film, a Country/Western star (played by Alden Ehrenreich) finds himself having to fill in as a leading man in an empty role for a sophisticated, high society movie. It’s the kind of film made for “serious” types. In other words it’s the last place...

SXSW Quick Bites: 12 movies you should watch (or not)

SXSW Quick Bites: 12 movies you should watch (or not)

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


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‘Song to Song’ (5/10) Faye (Mara), a musician we never see making music, goes out with Cook (Michael Fassbender), a music mogul, to boost her career. Then she meets BV (Ryan Gosling) and falls in love, meanwhile Cook starts dating Rhonda (Natalie Portman), a waitress and marries her. At the same...

Fate or fade? ‘Furious’ Franchise steers toward crossroads

Fate or fade? ‘Furious’ Franchise steers toward crossroads

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Culture, Showcase

Here it is – the eighth movie of Universal’s automotive carnage franchise, and the first to see the original crew moving on after Paul Walker’s tragic death. It was the actor’s chemistry with Vin Diesel that got the series this far, which makes it crucial to see if the fans are still committed...

Zach Braff is ‘Going in Style’, arrives in mainstream

Zach Braff is ‘Going in Style’, arrives in mainstream

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Culture

Indie director Zach Braff, better known as the daydreaming doctor J. D. from “Scrubs,” delivers his third feature film without an ounce of indie in the frame. Although the family-friendly feel-good comedy is highly entertaining and hits theaters in time for Easter, it also misses the edginess seen...

REAL World Circus – Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

REAL World Circus – Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Culture, Showcase

We all make mistakes; whether it’s dropping a cup, spilling some water, maybe you forget your keys and get locked out of your car, or you drop your phone and crack your screen. We all make mistakes, and I can say with confidence, we make mistakes everyday. But, for the performers of Cirque Du Soleils’...

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