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Final Take: December Movie Releases

John Michael Simko

December 6, 2010

Instead of the conventional format, this month’s recommendations look a little different to include the numerous new releases that are coming out in December just in times for the awards season. The five best films to look into include: 1) “Black Swan” (Dec. 1, limited release) 2) “The...

Valuable movie posters on display in Manzanita Hall


November 15, 2010

With just six posters left to go, the new installation of film posters that reside in front of Armer Theater and in the corridors of Manzanita Hall is near completion. The posters comprise film favorites such as “Singing in the Rain” and legendary Charlie Chaplin’s “The Thief Catcher.” These...

Free documentary movie screenings in San Pedro

Aimee Lastrella

November 3, 2010

Starting this month through June 2011, Community Cinema, The Grand Vision Foundation and the PBS series Independent Lens will host award-winning documentary screenings at the Warner Grand for free. The film selections, one screening each month, address current cultural and social issues. After...

Final Take: November movie theater releases

John Michael Simko

November 1, 2010

11/5/2010 “127 Hours” (Limited Release) In recent years, Fox has delivered many Academy Award–winning films. “Slumdog Millionaire” captured eight Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director (Danny Boyle) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy). Boyle and Beaufoy have re-teamed to create ...

Entertainment in Hollywood: an industry forecast for students

John Michael Simko

October 28, 2010

Consumers envision movies, music and money when they hear the term “entertainment.” That’s why it’s called “show business,” though it’s not always adequate, admirable or appropriate. The recent recession has proven that entertainment endures, but the public hasn’t substantially supported...

AFI Film Festival offers free tickets to movie screenings

John Michael Simko

October 25, 2010

The American Film Institute (AFI) Film Festival, presented by Audi, is repeating its free pass giveaway for the second consecutive year so fans can enjoy movie entertainment without worrying about cost. After last year’s successful launch, AFI decided to continue its novel trend of offering free...

Ben Affleck succeeds again as writer-director-actor

John Michael Simko

October 11, 2010

Ben Affleck again authenticates his appeal to filmgoers with “The Town,” his directorial follow up to his debut film “Gone Baby Gone.” Redefining his movie career has progressed him from a washed-up, has-been actor to an award-worthy director. For most of the millennium, Affleck has been the...

Final take: October DVD releases

John Michael Simko

September 27, 2010

October looks like a major month to be reintroduced to sequels, classics and new cult films. It’s time to catch up on your favorite summer films and discover some new ones. 10/5/2010 “Beauty and the Beast” Suggested Retail: $29.99 two-disc DVD / $39.99 Blu-ray One of Disney’s most celebrated ...

Final take: your guide to movie theater releases

John Michael Simko

August 25, 2010

Summertime has evaporated and most blockbusters have been unveiled, but several solid films will be released in September. 9/1/2010 The American George Clooney is Jack, an assassin, who decides to execute one last assignment after a horribly gone wrong mission in Sweden.  In Italy, Jack hide...

Ingmar Bergman’s films showcased at the Cinematheque Thursday nights

Angela Melero

August 23, 2010

The Cinematheque will be playing Ingmar Bergman's films during its 14-week Thursday night movie screenings at the Armer Theater. The Cinematheque is a program that professor Tim Halloran oversees, showcasing a specific director’s archive of work for an entire semester. Last semester the spotlight...

Sex! Still a taboo subject?

Lidya Munoz

September 14, 2009

As we all know, sex is a very hot topic. Whether we talk about it freely among friends or for educational purposes, it’s bound to cause some controversy. This was the case when the Sundial published an article on September 10, “So whose pleasure is it anyway?” stating why some women feel uncomfortable when it comes to perf...

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