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Disney Stands Critic Proof

Simba, voiced by Donald Glover in the live-action The Lion King film
Disney’s latest live action remake is met with mixed reviews but the box office says differently
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...

The Toys Are Back In Town

Child's Play Theatrical Poster (left) and Toy Story 4 theatrical poster (right)
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,...

Dot & Dough Opens for Business

A line of people stretching down the sidewalk shortly before the grand opening of Dot _ Dough Doughnuts this past Saturday.
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...

L.A. Beer Week is a-brewin

Attendees were given complimentary glass cups to sample beer..
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...

“Dark Phoenix” Burns Out at the Box Office

Press release of Dark Phoenix, property of 20th Century Fox.
Fox Releases the Final Entry in the X-Men Saga
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...

LA Pride Parade 2019

The first to go by in the Pride Parade marched in front of a big ballon Pride sign, which kicked off the parade in West Hollywood this past Sunday.
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...

Godzilla Hits the Theaters After Five-Year Hibernation

Press release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, property of Warner Brothers.
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”;...

One Last Dance

The Turn dance choreographed by Jessica Harper being performed at the Intimate Theatre at the Luckman during the Spring Dance Concert last Friday.
Annual Spring Dance Concert highlights student performers.
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...

Building Communities with BSU

Picture of a man wearing a hat, talking to a lot of female students about chicano movement.
BSU Gives Tips to Students to Use Their Majors For Their Communities
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...

The Endgame Fans Have Been Waiting For

Picture of the avengers cast is holding their hands into a circle as they pose for a picture.
Marvel Studios releases the culmination of their universe with “Avengers: Endgame”.
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...

“Dumbo” Soars Below the Clouds

Dumbo being displayed on a movie cover banner.
Disney remakes its 1941 classic “Dumbo” into a live-action spectacle.
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....

“Us”: An Instant Psychological Classic

US, a horror movie, Press Release Image
March 26, 2019

Jordan Peele delivers a masterful original horror thriller in his most recent film, “Us.” The film follows the Wilson family (Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Evan Alex, and Shahadi Wright Joseph) as...

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