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Five movies to better spend your time on than “The Interview”

Five movies to better spend your time on than “The Interview”

Sean P. Thomas

February 4, 2015

Lets just get this out of the way: "The Interview" is not a good movie. "The Interview" can be summed up as one 112 minute long gay joke. There are just so many jokes centered around a characters sexuality a viewer can take before they start to fall flat, and "The Interview" never lets up in that...

“American Sniper” sparks nationwide controversy

“American Sniper” sparks nationwide controversy

Tamara Syed

January 26, 2015

"American Sniper" has caused quite a stir at its home front by breaking box-office records, earning six Academy Award nominations and sparking a controversial debate about the U.S. military and Iraq war. Closing off it's second week at the box office in the number one spot, "Sniper" tells the story of the late U.S. Navy...

From Words to Moving Pictures

From Words to Moving Pictures

Jessica Castellanos

January 26, 2015

Every year, fanboys and girls must clear their head cannon visions in exchange for big screen adaptations. Tinseltown is turning to literature once again to fuel 2015 film goers. This includes the much anticipated, and even cringe worthy fan favorites. "The Last Apprentice" by Joseph Delaney - The ...

the SET episode 3

the SET episode 3

Conner Faulk

January 23, 2015

Conner and Ernesto on the SET Conner Faulk and Ernesto Casillas are proud to bring you Episode 3 of the SET Sports-Entertainment-Talk.  This week we have a food and LA nightlife segment, as well as discuss the NFL, pro bowl, dvd and movie releases.  Conner also does a Top 5 best heist movie list as we...

Cinematheque: Bringing the classics to the valley

Cinematheque: Bringing the classics to the valley

Leah Arzu

November 10, 2014

If you’ve been to Manzanita Hall, you’ve seen it; the alcove tucked away behind the glass doors, with walls that are adorned in classic movie posters from an era when movie stars exuded glamour while being triple threats and when the films themselves defied their time. Nestled between the row...

Geek Clash dishes on movies and disabling their cable

Josh Carlton

September 10, 2014

    It’s another Geek Clash, and this week we’re on a tangent marathon. That’s right, the crew is pretty dry this week, so listen in as Lita, Josh and Trevor talk about disappointing movies based on video games, terrible scripts, and getting rid of our cable. Geek Clash is available every ...

Titan syndrome: Americans get into the spirit of giant monsters

Titan syndrome: Americans get into the spirit of giant monsters

Jennifer Luxton

May 1, 2014

No one knows giant monsters and machines like the Japanese.  However, America appears to be scooting its way onto the shelf with remakes like the “Transformers” series and the upcoming “Godzilla” film. Granted, these were imports, but the success of more original concepts such as “Pacific Rim” and...

Filmmakers need to focus more on story, less on technology

Filmmakers need to focus more on story, less on technology

Sam Felman

May 1, 2014

With the tech industry growing faster than the film business can keep up, speculation has grown over what entertainment will look like in the next year, much less by the end of the decade. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2014 is the world’s largest event covering filmed entertainm...

Stoner selections: Regular show is perfect for an evening on the couch

Stoner selections: Regular show is perfect for an evening on the couch

Neelofer Lodhy

April 17, 2014

It’s about that time of year again, and I don’t mean spring. This year, the world-wide “holiday” known to all reefers and stoners as 4/20, falls on the Christian holiday of Easter Sunday. After properly observing and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and maybe asking for forgi...

Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Jonathan Nelson

April 17, 2014

Pot continues to be just as hot topic in Hollywood as it is on Capitol Hill. In the mid-1930s, marijuana began cropping up in films around the same time that the government was taking legislative steps to control it. Today, stoner films have become wildly popular with more mainstream stars picking up...

Third try is the charm for junior CTVA major

Third try is the charm for junior CTVA major

Lucas Esposito

October 29, 2013

CTVA student Luis Cuevas, 19, talks about movies, rap and how he discovered his true passion: screenwriting.

Robots! Zombies! Planes!…Steve Jobs?

Spencer Kilgore

August 28, 2013

Summer is over, which means another season at the multiplex is in the can. This year we were treated to big summer blockbusters (and flops), small indie gems and a handful of sequels. Here’s a quick list of what worked and what didn’t at the movies this season. BEST: Only God Forgives : Cut out...

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