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Free ‘Zoolander’ screening for students

Free ‘Zoolander’ screening for students

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor

February 5, 2016


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Like movies? Like free movies? Interested in watching 'Zoolander 2' for free? There will be a special screening for HCC students on Feb. 9 at Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23 & IMAX, 7620 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. Get your free pass here. Remember that seating is first...

‘The 5th Wave’ adapts to film

‘The 5th Wave’ adapts to film

Neelou Goodarzi, Writer

January 27, 2016


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'The 5th Wave' is a best-selling series about a young woman trying to survive in a world destroyed by multiple alien invasions. As they send waves of destruction through the planet, protagonist Cassie Sullivan finds out what she’s capable of as she fights to stay alive. The newly-released film adaptation...

‘The Hateful Eight’ disappoints

‘The Hateful Eight’ disappoints

Erik Calderon, A&E Editor

January 13, 2016


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When I think about Quentin Tarantino I think about Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Django Unchained, Kill Bill, Inglorious Bastards—all amazing films worth recognizing. I feel like Quentin Tarantino has talent; he’s gifted and knows how to put a film together for the enjoyment of the audience. ‘The...

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’

Neelou Goodarzi, Writer

November 4, 2015


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In promoting his new spy thriller Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg participated in a conference call interview with college students from around the country. Bridge of Spies is based on the true story of insurance lawyer James Donovan, and how he negotiated a spy swap between the United States and...

Live through ‘The Martian’

Live through ‘The Martian’

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

October 5, 2015


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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...

Realistic ‘Everest’ impresses

Realistic ‘Everest’ impresses

Fabian Brims, Writer

September 18, 2015


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I don’t climb mountains myself, but I’ve read ‘Into Thin Air’ by Jon Krakauer, that is the book ‘Everest’ is based on. This adventure movie is in 3D, and, even though I am not the biggest fan of that format, it’s a perfect fit for this movie. Usually 3D is used to make something look...

‘American Ultra’ gives new angle

‘American Ultra’ gives new angle

Erik Calderon, A&E Editor

August 20, 2015


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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

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

Erik Calderon, A&E Editor

August 19, 2015


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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...

‘Me, Earl and the Dying Girl’ inspires

‘Me, Earl and the Dying Girl’ inspires

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer

June 27, 2015


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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

‘Hot Pursuit; filled with laughs

Erik Calderon, Guest Writer

May 21, 2015


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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...

‘Ultron’ ends Marvel’s Phase Two with bang

‘Ultron’ ends Marvel’s Phase Two with bang

Christopher Joseph, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015


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In 2012, a movie set the standard for superhero movies: “Marvel’s The Avengers.” Avengers was the first movie to have so many great, independent heroes with their own film franchises to grace the screen together. After the huge box office success of the Avengers, Marvel was in full throttle...

‘While We’re Young’ questions stability

‘While We’re Young’ questions stability

Erik Calderon, Guest Writer

April 30, 2015


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“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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