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“Inferno” a complete flop

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

When I heard the news that “Inferno,” the book by Dan Brown, author of “The Da Vinci Code” series, was being turned into a movie, I was confused as to why it was being made. The last movie in the series, “Angels and Demons,” was released in 2009, and the book “Inferno,” was released in ...

Rated G for excessive greasiness and a good time

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

So begins the time of the art films, intellectual blockbusters and innovative features, all put together in the late quarter of the movie year known as “Oscar Season.”  Here comes a standout film from all of those descriptions, something that can stand toe-to-toe with some of the greats, someth...

A “world” of possibilities

Kevin Qosja, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

With “Game of Thrones” coming to an end within the next two years, HBO needs a new hit genre piece with which to enthrall the world. The first attempt to meet that goal granted us the Western/Sci-fi show “Westworld.” The show’s marketing had me interested with mysterious trailers that showed...

Yoga Hosers Review

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Back in 2014, renowned independent film director Kevin Smith (who directed “Clerks” and “Chasing Amy”), released the first in his “True North” trilogy, a comedic horror film known as “Tusk”. The film was an incredibly bizarre take on experimental horror, involving the physical and ment...

“The Girl on the Train” a captivating mystery/thriller

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

In Jan. 2015, the book “The Girl on the Train” was released and immediately captured readers’ attentions. Within less than a year, the book was an automatic success and was optioned for a film adaptation. Intrigued by the hype, I read the book as a part of our campus’s ABC Book Club and was e...

Marvel tackles neo-Blaxploitation with new Netflix show

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Netflix and Marvel Entertainment, on a roll with the partnership they started last year with hits such as “Jessica Jones” and “Daredevil,” have come up with another unique take on the superhero/superhuman gene. The new show “Luke Cage”, like other Marvel properties, is not just a superhero piece o...

Reliving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On April 20, 2010, 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, the BP PLC oil rig called Deepwater Horizon exploded in the late hours of the evening due to massive equipment failure, human error and other mistakes in terms of the stability of the rig and its drilling capabilities. The ...

Mr. Robot Season 2 Review

Kevin Qosja, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The line between intelligent and self-indulgent is an important one to keep track of. The second season of the hit show “Mr. Robot,” on the other hand, plays jump rope with that line. Its willingness to play with plot structure, narrator reliability and even the role of the viewer makes each episod...

Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 Premiere

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

After months of waiting, season 13 of “Grey’s Anatomy” has finally arrived. Last season, we left off with an up-and-coming love triangle, a wedding, a life-threatening birth and a physical assault. All of this summed up to a whole bunch of drama waiting to break the surface and that left the a...

Kubo and the Two Strings

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

For the past seven years, Laika Entertainment has slowly but steadily become one of the most acclaimed and noteworthy animation studios—despite having only a small catalogue of films, which includes 2009’s mesmerizing “Coraline,” 2012’s greatly underrated “ParaNorman” and 2014’s enjoyable misstep,...

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