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Godzilla King of the Monsters: A Legacy Reborn

Godzilla King of the Monsters: A Legacy Reborn

Daniel Gomez, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2019

No reasonable film critic would call Godzilla: King of the Monsters a good movie. The movie is a sequel to the 2014 reboot Godzilla and the latest entry in a franchise spanning 35 movies and 64 years. Despite having amazing actors, the dialogue is lifeless and cliched. The movie’s environmental theme...

Shazam! A Comedic Take on DC’s Latest Hero

Jesus Manriquez, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Shazam! Is out in theaters and the first mixed reviews are in. Shazam! Is a good superhero movie, with great comedy in it. It reminds me of the Guardians of The Galaxy, a superhero/comedy movie. It shows us that anyone can be a superhero, we just have to find it inside of us. Shazam! Is a great step ...

A “Child’s Play” Reboot is Coming and Yes the Killer Doll is Named Chucky

A “Child’s Play” Reboot is Coming and Yes the Killer Doll is Named Chucky

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

There hasn’t been a shortage of Child’s Play movies for a while. Since it’s original release in 1988 the killer doll has starred in seven movies total and the most recent one came out last year. But for the first time, Child’s Play is joining the slasher film ranks and is getting a remake. Ne...

Rio Talk: Sequels

Rio Talk: Sequels

Leo Villanueva, Danielle Anzures, and Jennifer España

October 22, 2018

The film industry profits from new material and old material but would you rather have your favorite show be rebooted with a whole new cast or have it left as it is?

These Sunflowers are Waiting for You to Watch Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Jennifer España and Danielle Anzures

September 10, 2018

Sierra Burgess is a Loser is a Netflix original film starring Stranger Things alum, Shannon Purser and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before heartthrob, Noah Centineo. The story follows Sierra Burgess, a high school outcast who struggles with finding herself in a world that cares more about what clothes...

“Isle of Dogs” being accused of cultural appropriation

“Isle of Dogs” being accused of cultural appropriation

Sabrina Torres Soto

May 16, 2018

The inspiration Wes Anderson obtained from Japanese culture is evident in his film, Isle of Dogs. But some say this is a shallow representation and appropriates it. “It's a little harder to acknowledge that there's a tourist tone-deafness that comes as part of the package.” It seems to me that A...

Mind-Reading Tech Coming Soon?

Mind-Reading Tech Coming Soon?

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2018

Self-driving cars, phones with facial-recognition, now mind-reading tech? Using some new artificial intelligence technology, a team at the University of Toronto-Scarborough (UT) were able to recreate images shown to people with surprising accuracy. They used electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors and a special...

2018 Academy Awards Wrap-Up

2018 Academy Awards Wrap-Up

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2018

The 90th Academy Awards took place Sunday, March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “The Shape of Water” was the stand-out film, but empowering speeches and musical performances capped the exciting night. This year’s Academy Awards was a bit different from those in the past. There were ...

FIDM Associate Curator to Hold Presentation and Film at Whittwood Branch Library

FIDM Associate Curator to Hold Presentation and Film at Whittwood Branch Library

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2017

Christina Johnson, Associate Curator of FIDM, is set to talk and present a film at the Whittwood Branch Library in Whittier on September 21 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are free and available now!

‘Power Rangers’ is Lackluster Fun

‘Power Rangers’ is Lackluster Fun

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

Power Rangers, the franchise that spawned new iterations for every generation since the 90’s, released its 2017 theatrical movie March 24 and the film has its hits and misses. The movie managed to create characters that are charming and interesting, but its problems come on later as the plot progr...

A Look Back at ‘Furious 7’

A Look Back at ‘Furious 7’

Sandra Reyes, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016

Universal Studios has announced the release dates of three new films. They are set to come out on April 14, April 19, and April 2, of 2017, 2019, and 2021, respectively. Those three films are the next three installments to the Fast and Furious saga. The latest installment of the franchise, Furious ...

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