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Soundtrack is fifty times better than the movie

Soundtrack is fifty times better than the movie

Adriana Ramirez, Segment Producer/ Staff Writer
February 19, 2017
Filed under A&E, Opinion

A movie with bad ratings but a soundtrack with great ones. This movie is "Fifty Shades Darker," which came out on Feb. 10. The movie received a rating of 4.9 out of 10 on IMDb and nine percent on Rotten Tomatoes. On the other hand, the soundtrack was number one on the iTunes charts and has a rat...

‘The Jungle Book’ 2.0 is a necessity to watch

‘The Jungle Book’ 2.0 is a necessity to watch

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under A&E

Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” left the pages on April 15 for its debut on the big screen. Directed by Jon Favreau and screenplay written by Justin Marks, this live action and CGI combination captivated the audience with its attention to plot and character design. The realistic depictio...

When Batman fights Superman, no one wins

When Batman fights Superman, no one wins

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer
March 27, 2016
Filed under A&E

Hero versus villain. Good versus evil. It's a classic altercation and it's easy to understand. When the good guys start fighting each other though, it gets a little more complicated. That is exactly the moral dilemma brought up in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." The two classic heroes...

‘Ride Along 2’ threatens to burst funny bones

‘Ride Along 2’ threatens to burst funny bones

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer
January 25, 2016
Filed under A&E

“Ride Along 2,” released on Jan. 15, is the sequel to “Ride Along” and an action cop comedy. It has plenty of laughs and action throughout. After an infiltration of a car deal goes awry thanks to Officer Ben Barber (Kevin Hart), Detective James Payton (Ice Cube) was assigned to investigate...

‘The Forest’ faces controversy

‘The Forest’ faces controversy

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer
January 19, 2016
Filed under A&E

Natalie Dormer's new movie, "The Forest," came into box offices Jan. 8. "The Forest" is a supernatural horror movie that follows Sarah Price, a young American woman, on a quest to find her twin sister who has disappeared into the Aokigahara "suicide" Forest in Japan. The forest she entered is ...

‘The Last: Naruto the Movie’ ends with satisfaction and outrage

‘The Last: Naruto the Movie’ ends with satisfaction and outrage

Karen Gao, Staff Writer
May 1, 2015
Filed under A&E

"The Last: Naruto the Movie" was a breathtaking way to end the popular "Naruto" series with the characters and story concluding in a final conflict. The "Naruto" franchise is about Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who is shunned by his village, but aims to become a strong ninja and to be acknowledged...

Marvel wowed with second ‘Captain America’ film

Marvel wowed with second ‘Captain America’ film

Alex Wildman, Staff Writer
April 29, 2014
Filed under A&E

Marvel did not disappoint audiences with their newest movie, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Brothers Anthony and Joe Russo co-directed this installment of the “Captain America” series with much success. In the film, Chris Evans reprised his role as Steve Rogers, aka Captain America. Appearances...

‘Divergent’ broke box office

‘Divergent’ broke box office

Alex Wildman, Staff Writer
March 25, 2014
Filed under A&E

"Divergent" broke the box office this weekend as the breakout film of 2014. The long awaited book-turned-movie was a pleasant surprise for audiences, and grossed an estimated 56 million in it’s opening weekend. Female lead, Beatrice "Tris" Prior, was played by "The Descendants" star Shailene Wood...

The rise in book to movie adaptations

The rise in book to movie adaptations

Sabrina Talpur, Staff Writer
December 12, 2013
Filed under Student Voices

Over the course of years, the number of book to movie adaptations have increased significantly, specifically from the young adult genre. “I think movie producers want to use the storylines that authors created for these books because of the huge fan base that comes along with them,” said senior Iman...

‘Last Vegas’ is hopefully the last Vegas movie

‘Last Vegas’ is hopefully the last Vegas movie

Julian Smith, Staff Writer
November 18, 2013
Filed under A&E

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But sometimes one just needs to relive those hazy memories. Lined with a star-studded cast including Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, and Kevin Kline, “Last Vegas” is as dull as an unsharpened pencil. With jokes as funny as that, "Last Vegas" is ...

‘Prisoners’: the movie review

‘Prisoners’: the movie review

Julian Smith, Staff Writer
October 10, 2013
Filed under A&E

“Prisoners,” a newly released action thriller, walks a tight line between fear and hopelessness to evoke strong emotion. To many, family is what means the most to them, let alone their own children. now imagine losing them, left helplessly searching for them, how would you feel? Welcome to “Priso...

Movie preview: ‘The Host’

Movie preview: ‘The Host’

January 29, 2013
Filed under A&E

Mirroring the release of the novel The Host after the end of the Twilight book series, producers are attempting to milk every last dime out of the Stephanie Meyer fandom as possible by producing one of her newer novels, The Host. Twi-hard fans have given mixed responses to the novel, whose basic ...

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