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

Alejandro Marroquin

January 22, 2019

Filed under Arts & Life, Movie Reviews

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

Filed under Arts & Life, Movie Reviews

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

Filed under Arts & Life, Movie Reviews

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...

“Deadpool” Kills It!

“Deadpool” Kills It!

March 1, 2016

Marvel's “Merc with a Mouth,” entered our hearts this Valentine's Day weekend with his own movie;...

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

February 2, 2016

The lights dimmed, a signal for everyone in the auditorium to quiet down and prepare for a unique experi...

A View into the World of “Ronaldo”

A View into the World of “Ronaldo”

November 17, 2015

A plethora of superlatives come to mind at the thought of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. I’ve been...

The Long Stretch Home

The Long Stretch Home

October 20, 2015

Violence, drugs and abuse are only a few of the problems that homeless youth in Chicago deal with, all...

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