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Denzel Washington shines in latest action flick the Equalizer, but film fails to deliver

Denzel Washington shines in latest action flick the Equalizer, but film fails to deliver

by Danny Arriaza, contributor The Equalizer sees Denzel Washington resume his partnership with his Training Day director, Antoine Fuqua. But while Training Day is praised for its memorable script and superb acting on all counts, this movie is nowhere on par with the duo’s previous work. Washington tackles the role of Robert McCall, a man […]

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Chinese acrobat team light up the VPAC stage

Chinese acrobat team light up the VPAC stage

  The lights dimmed and triumphant music began as the performers from The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China joined the VPAC stage to perform Cirque Peking. The company was founded in 1951 and has since featured famous acts such as plate-spinning, juggling, contortion-ism and more. The evening was filled with an impressive […]

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Geek Clash debates “Gotham”

  Geek Clash is without Josh this week, as Lita and Trevor hold down the fort and hopefully manage to record the show. “Gotham,” the new show from Fox based on the DC comic, “Batman,” has finally debuted and we have our review of the pilot episode. Does the origin story of Jim Gordon, Bruce […]

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Batman v. Superman, who will win?

Batman v. Superman, who will win?

Why Superman would win, by Jon Diaz Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Superman! Even if you’ve never seen the original Superman series from the 50s, you’ve undoubtedly heard that phrase used or parodied. For the next few minutes I will argue that this iconic hero will win in […]

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Whirr delivers impressive sophomore album, “Sway”

Whirr delivers impressive sophomore album, “Sway”

It doesn’t seem like there’s quite enough umbrage taken with the lack of shoegaze in the current market. While inundated with the likes of radio hip-hop, dragons who imagine and practically everything else, the amount of noise to sample is actually quite slim. Then comes Whirr. They’re exactly what you’re looking for to blast through […]

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Fox sheds light on DC comics’ underdog in “Gotham”

Fox sheds light on DC comics’ underdog in “Gotham”

On Monday night, Fox debuted the highly anticipated show “Gotham,” a series based on the fictional city from DC Comics’ Batman franchise. Essentially, “Gotham” will serve as a prequel to the Batman story, revealing how each character was created and developed. “Gotham” follows Detective James Gordon of the Gotham City Police Department, a rookie detective […]

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The Fab Faux succeed in emitting authentic Beatles vibes at the VPAC

The Fab Faux succeed in emitting authentic Beatles vibes at the VPAC

The Fab Faux is nothing like that. Instead, their goal is to show the Beatles catalog with as much respect and justice as possible.And they succeeded in doing so Saturday night at the Valley Performing Arts Center. During their nearly sold-out performance, the Fab Faux put on a production that would make any Beatles fan […]

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Tony Hawk’s annual benefit raises awareness and funding for skate parks

Tony Hawk’s annual benefit raises awareness and funding for skate parks

For over a decade, the Tony Hawk Foundation has made it their goal to help spread awareness and contribution to the skateboarding community in low income areas across the U.S. and overseas. The main mission is to empower disadvantaged youths in the hopes of encouraging an active lifestyle. This year, over 100 people were in […]

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Sinbad and daughter, CSUN alumna Paige Bryan, tag-team the VPAC

Sinbad and daughter, CSUN alumna Paige Bryan, tag-team the VPAC

Last Thursday evening the VPAC was treated to a double feature of comedy stand-up by legendary actor and comedian Sinbad and concert singer Paige Bryan, a former CSUN student and daughter of Sinbad. The show opened with Bryan, who gave an upbeat and energetic concert, performing songs from her upcoming album “A Mile In Stilettos.” […]

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Horror fans and icons unite at The Eyegore Awards

Horror fans and icons unite at The Eyegore Awards

  Horror icons and fanatics alike gathered at the entertainment capital of the world to honor industry veterans at the Eyegore Awards at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday night. The Eyegore Awards kicked off this year’s annual “Halloween Horror Nights.” The event honors influential filmmakers, actors, special effects makeup artists, and other industry professionals for […]

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Geek Clash reviews anticipated video game, “Destiny”

  Geek Clash contemplates its destiny in this week’s episode, or rather Josh and Trevor have spent a week with “Destiny,” the newly released title from game developer Bungie, and they have mixed feelings on the sci-fi epic. The game is a technical achievement showcasing the best of what the new gaming consoles have to […]

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Barton G. restaurant in West Hollywood takes a new spin on dining experiences

Barton G. restaurant in West Hollywood takes a new spin on dining experiences

Nestled in the busy streets of West Hollywood is a restaurant called Barton G. From the outside, the simple structure sits amid surrounding restaurants and boutique shops in the La Cienega Design Quarter. Inside, the high ceiling and dim lighting, paired with the full set of flatware, wine-glasses and tuxedo-folded napkins give the restaurant a […]

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