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The Great Mouse Detective

Chuck Sipps, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

May 28, 2019

Detective Pikachu (DP) is an enjoyable step into a world of Pokémon that begs for further exploration.  In the film, we meet Tim, a young man who has turned his back from the world of Pokémon, and the case of his dead detective father. We soon learn that Tim’s father may not be dead and in fact Tim and his dad’s Po...

Marvel Movie Universe now that it’s over

Chuck Sipps, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

May 28, 2019

Marvel’s Endgame has brought to a close over twenty movies worth of stories. No piece of cinema ever before has rivaled it in terms of scope and importance. We may never truly see something like it again. While Marvel has announced a slew of upcoming movies, it's time to take a look back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe (...

They say elephants don’t forget but this is not worth remembering

They say elephants don’t forget but this is not worth remembering

April 18, 2019

Admittedly, Disney’s live action renditions of their animated classics have not left a foul taste in m...

Marvel Strikes Gold, Once Again

Alejandro Marroquin, Writer

March 26, 2019

At this point, Marvel can announce a movie based on rocks and they’ll automatically have my money. That’s how much I trust Kevin Feige, producer and creator of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Announced in 2014, Captain Marvel was set to become the very first female led superhero movie, under the Marvel Studios moniker. Uns...

“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” Soars As Best Spider Man Movie

Alejandro Marroquin, Writer

January 22, 2019

I hated the idea of an animated Spider-Man movie, especially for a character like Miles Morales. I would’ve prefered he have his own live-action movie because he’s Afro-Latino. I truly believe audiences need and want to see themselves portrayed in this popular genre. After the film’s promotional material was released and...

“Aquaman” Gives Redemption To The DC Universe Franchise

January 22, 2019

As a comic book reader, I feel fortunate to live in a time where my favorite characters are being adapted to the big screen. As a lover of quality film making, the DC cinematic universe has left a sour taste in my mouth with “Wonder Woman” being the only exceptional movie they produced. To be honest, the Aquaman character...

‘Halloween (2018):’ The Legacy Continues

November 6, 2018

Halloween came and left but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to enjoy a nice horror movie.“Hallowee...

Hollywood’s ruff patch with animal rights

Hollywood’s ruff patch with animal rights

February 21, 2017

“A Dog’s Purpose,” is a movie that tells the story of a dog who gets reincarnated as different ...

Review: ‘Hidden Figures’:  reveals the power of education and excellence

Review: ‘Hidden Figures’: reveals the power of education and excellence

February 7, 2017

If you are looking for a movie that will inform and inspire you during Black History month, Screen Act...

Oscar Predictions: It’s a ‘La La Land’ and we’re just living in it.

Oscar Predictions: It’s a ‘La La Land’ and we’re just living in it.

February 7, 2017

Oscar season is officially upon us as the nominees were unveiled Jan. 24. “La La Land” led the wa...

Review: ‘Moonlight’ shines bright

Review: ‘Moonlight’ shines bright

December 6, 2016

“Moonlight,” directed by Barry Jenkins, is a story of life, love and loneliness. Beautifully...

Review: ‘No Manches Frida’

Cecilia Hernandez, Production Assistant

September 28, 2016

Filled with crude comedy, adventure, and romance, “No Manches Frida” is a  cheesy and heart-warming story about an ex-con named Zequi (Omar Chaparro). Zequi was hired as a substitute teacher at Frida Kahlo High that couldn’t keep their teachers from quitting after a few months. Zequi’s sole purpose for being at the scho...

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