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REVIEW…Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Nate Borie, A&E Staff Writer February 6, 2018

You’re in for the craziest film since Guillermo Del Toro released Pacific Rim. That’s right, it’s the arrival of Maze Runner: The Death Cure. We’re talking action, romance, drama, the embodiment of every major genre in cinema, all topped off with a lovely display of acting, impressive visual...

Top Picks from fifteenth Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival

Top Picks from fifteenth Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival

January 27, 2015

By Faith Orcino Arts and Entertainment Editor   Many flocked to the venues hosting this year’s San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) from Nov. 6 to 15. For 10 days, people viewed the fruits of the labor of many filmmakers from various locations, including a number of local talents. With...

Movie Review: John Wick, successful film for Reeves

November 21, 2014

By: Pierce Brenner Staff Writer Rating: 4.5/5   John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a retired assassin turned grieving widower. Everything goes to pot when a trio of Russian mobsters (led by Game of Thrones' Alfie Allen) break into his house, steal his car and kill his puppy, the final gift from...

Movie Review: “The Best of Me” is not quite the best

Movie Review: “The Best of Me” is not quite the best

November 21, 2014

By Lexy Perez Arts and Entertainment Assistant Rating: 2.5/5 Paws The time has come for movie-goers to be introduced to yet another love story. It is a new addition to the Nicholas Sparks collection, a.k.a: the sappy, tearjerker, Hollywood hunk-filled, ‘why can’t this be my real life’ type...

Movie Review: Winter is Coming… and so is the soldier

Movie Review: Winter is Coming… and so is the soldier

November 21, 2014

By Zach Schanzenbach Senior Staff Writer Rating: 4/5 Paws   Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 were decent, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier is just what you’d hope for from a Marvel Studios film, and maybe even then some. This latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes some...

Movie Review: Kill Your Darlings

Movie Review: Kill Your Darlings

November 21, 2014

By Alex Maravillas Staff Writer Different lights uncover the bohemian kineticism that thrived amid the 1940s and 1950s in New York City. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the American biographical-drama Kill Your Darlings, written by Austin Bunn and directed by John Krokidas in his feature...

Movie Review: The Maze Runner

Movie Review: The Maze Runner

October 20, 2014

By Sonni Simmons Staff Writer The movie theater experience isn’t cheap. You pay for the movie, the popcorn and the Swedish Fish with money and the experience with your time. It seems as though most movies nowadays are pumped down an assembly line and adorned with big name actors to get some...

Movie Review: “Neighbors” means adulthood no more

Movie Review: “Neighbors” means adulthood no more

October 20, 2014

By Lexy Perez Arts and Entertainment Assistant If "Project X," “The Hangover” and "Spring Breakers" had a crossover movie, it is guaranteed that "Neighbors" would be their comprised product. Seth Rogan and Zac Efron star in this generation's "Animal House," embodying the young, wild and free...

Movie Review: The Drop is major flop

Movie Review: The Drop is major flop

September 27, 2014

By Pierce Brenner Staff Writer The Drop is one of the smaller films I’ve been looking forward to for quite a while now. It’s a crime drama starring Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Locke) and James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) with a screenplay written by author Dennis Lehane (Mystic...

In theaters now: The Giver

In theaters now: The Giver

September 13, 2014

The Giver: Giving life new meaning By: Lexy Perez Assistant to Arts and Entertainment Editor If it hasn’t been conspicuous enough, today’s cinema world revolves around the generation of young readers. While “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” proved to be box-office successes,...

Movie review: God’s Not Dead

Movie review: God’s Not Dead

September 13, 2014

Most recent Christian film struggles to make its mark, unless you’re a Christian. By Zach Schanzenbach Staff Writer Feature-length Christian films have a reputation when it comes to the big screen. I would say it isn’t positive, but then I’d be dishonest. The reality is that Christian...

Divergent: The Mediocre Dark Horse

Divergent: The Mediocre Dark Horse

April 16, 2014

By Lexy Perez Staff Writer A teen heroine living in a dystopian society realizes a need for their corrupt government to be taken down. Throw in some action sequences, impressive visual effects, young up and coming actors/actresses, a love story and a best-selling novel as inspiration and you have...

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