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

‘American Ultra’ gives new angle

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...

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, The Diary of a Teenage Girl. The movie releases in U.S. theaters on Aug. 7.

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

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...

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 Inside Out.

‘Inside Out’ relates to all

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...

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, Me and Earl and The Dying Girl.

‘Me, Earl and the Dying Girl’ inspires

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

‘Hot Pursuit; filled with laughs

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...

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...

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

‘While We’re Young’ questions stability

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...

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