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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

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...

Inferno Freezes Over; Film vs. Book

Inferno Freezes Over; Film vs. Book

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

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...

SciFi Adventure Worth Watching: Warcraft

SciFi Adventure Worth Watching: Warcraft

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer

October 29, 2016

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...

Live through ‘The Martian’

This photo released by 20th Century Fox shows Matt Damon in a scene from the film,

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

October 5, 2015

I knew from the start I would be tough on The Martian — it’s one of my favourite books and in general, I think the sci-fi genre has a funny way of turning a could-be magnificent story into something left lacklustre and wanting. As the movie started, my thoughts laid with Andy Weir. The author...

‘American Ultra’ gives new angle

In this image released by Lionsgate, Jesse Eisenberg, left, and Kristen Stewart appear in a scene from

Erik Calderon, A&E Editor

August 20, 2015

American Ultra is the story about a CIA sleeper secretive operative, Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) living in a small town with his girlfriend. When the regime at headquarters shifts to new power, they place Mike Howell on a termination list. This is a film by Nima Mourizadeh starring Jesse Eisenberg,...

‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ explores sex in the ’70s

This photo provided by Sony Pictures Classics shows, Kristen Wiig, from left, as Charlotte Goetze, Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze and Alexander Skarsgard as Monroe, in a scene from the film,

Erik Calderon, A&E Editor

August 19, 2015

Note to myself: stay away from teenage girls! When I say stay away, I mean stay far, far away. That’s what I got out of this movie. As a patron of the arts, and looking for entertainment, this film definitely did not fit the bill. Would I pay to watch this film? Never. It’s an emotional roller...

‘Inside Out’ relates to all

In this image released by Disney-Pixar, characters, from left, Anger, voiced by Lewis Black, Disgust, voiced by Mindy Kaling, Joy, voiced by Amy Poehler, Fear, voiced by Bill Hader, and Sadness, voiced by Phyllis Smith appear in a scene from

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer

July 11, 2015

Inside Out is the story about a girl growing up and becoming more and more complicated as her emotions develop, mature and grow. As a Houston Community College film student, I’m always paying attention to the first 10 minutes of the film. How are the characters being introduced — and of course...

‘Me, Earl and the Dying Girl’ inspires

This photo provided by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows, Olivia Cooke, from left, as Rachel, Thomas Mann as Greg, and RJ Cyler as Earl, in a scene from the film,

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer

June 27, 2015

OK, so I’m really getting into this story. I’m listening, watching, and hearing and feeling. This guy is breaking all the rules, and getting me so into what’s going on that I don’t want out. I’m laughing. I’m crying. I’m really getting to know the characters and I'm relating to them.

‘Hot Pursuit; filled with laughs

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Reese Witherspoon, left, and Sofia Vergara appear in a scene from

Erik Calderon, Guest Writer

May 21, 2015

Not sure which movie to watch, I quickly looked online to see what’s showing. “Maggie,” “Hot Pursuit,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ... I want to see all three. Closest theater is showing Hot Pursuit at 7:30 p.m. — easy choice with such limited time. Hot Pursuit is a film about...

‘Machina’ does not amze

'Machina' does not amze

Erik Calderon, Guest Writer

May 8, 2015

"It’s a masterpiece.” “An amazing film.” “That film wowed me.” Walking out of the theater, I heard this from film critics everywhere. I tried to understand what was going on. How can a film that’s over exposed, a little stale in the acting and full of audio issues be amazing? Am I...

‘While We’re Young’ questions stability

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star in 'While We’re Young'.

Erik Calderon, Guest Writer

April 30, 2015

“While We’re Young” is a film by Noah Bumbach, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts and Adam Driver. The film is about a 44-year-old filmmaker, going through - sort of - a midlife crisis. He’s stuck in the rat race of getting older and not finding success, thinks he’ll find his passion again...

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