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“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” is Another Tarantino Classic

“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” is Another Tarantino Classic

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

August 5, 2019

Promising 10 films out of his career, movie lovers are now at the ninth film by director Quentin Tarantino. After back-to-back westerns, Tarantino sets for a 60s Hollywood love letter, putting his stamp on his new film “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” Set in the late 1960s, “Once Upon a Time…...

Disney Stands Critic Proof

Disney Stands Critic Proof

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

July 25, 2019

“The Lion King” is the third Disney classic to live-action film this year to be received with a mixed reaction from critics. With a $191 million domestic opening weekend, “The Lion King” has a new record for the largest opening for a film in July while currently holding a 52% on Rotten Tom...

The Toys Are Back In Town

The Toys Are Back In Town

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

July 1, 2019

Cinema’s most iconic toys return to the big screen. Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” and Orion Pictures’ reboot of “Child’s Play” both released over the weekend.  Leading up to the release, the marketing campaign for “Child’s Play” had posters featuring Chucky having murdered ...

Dot & Dough Opens for Business

Dot & Dough Opens for Business

Monica Tamayo, Staff Writer

June 24, 2019

Dozens of people waited anxiously outside of Monterey Park’s newest bakery in town, Dot & Dough, for their grand opening. Located at 141 N Atlantic Boulevard , Dot & Dough has already been featured in LA Eater as one of Los Angeles’s 14 most delectable donut shops. During the opening customers...

L.A. Beer Week is a-brewin

L.A. Beer Week is a-brewin

Isaac Gutierrez, Copy Editor

June 17, 2019

Produced by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, the 11th annual L.A. Beer Week is underway with its Kickoff Festival last Saturday that featured over 200 different beers from over 90 different local breweries. Located at Los Angeles Center Studios, in the heart of Downtown L.A., attendees who p...

“Dark Phoenix” Burns Out at the Box Office

“Dark Phoenix” Burns Out at the Box Office

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

June 17, 2019

The final entry of the X-Men franchise burned out at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, “Dark Phoenix” opened to a franchise low of $32.8 million, taking the number two spot for last weekend’s domestic box office behind “The Secret Life of Pets 2.” In its second weekend, the...

LA Pride Parade 2019

LA Pride Parade 2019

Brian Delgado, Josh Mejia, and Marisa Vasquez

June 10, 2019

This past Sunday, businesses, media companies, celebrities and the surrounding communities came together in the city of West Hollywood to celebrate the unification of the LGBTQ+ community. According to the Library of Congress, the month of June is honored as Pride Month due to the Manhattan Stonewall ...

Godzilla Hits the Theaters After Five-Year Hibernation

Godzilla Hits the Theaters After Five-Year Hibernation

Isaac Gutierrez, Copy Editor

June 1, 2019

Godzilla makes his long-anticipated return to the silver screen in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”   Top secret crypto-zoology agency, Monarch, tries to save humanity from “Titans”; godlike monsters that awakened from their deep hibernation. Among these Titans is Godzilla. As he goe...

One Last Dance

One Last Dance

Monica Tamayo, P.R. Assistant

May 14, 2019

The Department of Theater and Dance held their annual Spring Dance Concert this past weekend inside the Intimate Theater at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Student participants were selected based on availability and their dedication to the program and the choreographers. Dance majors worked since...

Building Communities with BSU

Building Communities with BSU

Joshua Letona, Reporter Intern

April 29, 2019

The Black Student Union (BSU) hosted the event “Building Community with Our Majors” to help inspire and give students tips on how they can use their major to give back. The event was led by Isis Davis, resident assistant for Halisi Living Learning Community, which is a group designed to help Black...

The Endgame Fans Have Been Waiting For

The Endgame Fans Have Been Waiting For

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

Concluding a franchise built over 11 years with 21 films is no easy task. “Avengers: Endgame” is an impressive feat by the Russo brothers, who captured an epic and emotional finale for fans who dedicated themselves to the Marvel universe. Following the events of “Infinity War,” an old ally...

“Dumbo” Soars Below the Clouds

“Dumbo” Soars Below the Clouds

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2019

“Dumbo” is the latest entry among the string of live-action remakes of Disney classics. The original film runs at just over an hour, giving the new creative team some freedom to expand on the story. Tim Burton takes the director’s seat this time, putting his stamp on a script written by Ehren Kruger...