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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...

Mr. Robot: Entertainment or Reflection

Mr. Robot: Entertainment or Reflection

September 9, 2015

Rarely is there a show that not only allows the audience to be entertained by its characters, plot and...

Review: ‘Jimi: All Is by My Side’

Review: ‘Jimi: All Is by My Side’

October 7, 2014

Jimi Hendrix is a bit of a mystery. He preferred to let his guitar do the talking for him. Performances like “The Star-Spangled Banner” a...

Documentary Serves Food For Thought

Documentary Serves Food For Thought

October 7, 2014

  Following the lives of four children who struggle with childhood obesity, Stephanie Soechtig’s documentary “Fed Up” focus...