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Change in Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’

Change in Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
March 9, 2017
Filed under Features

After a yearlong hiatus, English Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran’s highly anticipated third album “Divide,” was released Friday, March 3, showcasing a more grounded sounding Sheeran. Following the success of his second album, “Multiply,” Sheeran released a statement on Instagram Dec. 12, 2015...

‘Logan’ on the cutting edge of superhero films

‘Logan’ on the cutting edge of superhero films

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
March 9, 2017
Filed under Features

Comic book movies have dominated the decade, with movie studios shelling out hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange for billion dollar box office returns. They’re generally fun spectacles — villains threaten to blow up the world, our heroes fend them off, if just for one day — but they ultimately...

Crowd gets ‘Mad Love’

Crowd gets ‘Mad Love’

Adria Watson, [email protected]
February 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

JoJo ended an impossibly magical night in the most down-to-earth way, by greeting fans with a simple thank you. A rainy two-hour wait did not deter devotees — some of whom still buzzing with energy, serenading her with her songs — to get to meet the singer following her concert in San Francisco Sunday,...

Rowling film ‘fantastic’

Atreyu Hinckley, [email protected]
December 2, 2016
Filed under Features

When the Harry Potter film series ended in 2011, J.K. Rowling was not finished just yet. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a prequel of sorts to the Harry Potter franchise, and follows magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who was recently expelled from Hogwarts. The film begins ...

Gilmore Girls brings back fond memories

Gilmore Girls brings back fond memories

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
December 2, 2016
Filed under Features

To the delight of people who watched the original Gilmore Girls series, Netflix revamped and released a four-episode follow-up just in time for Thanksgiving. After months of teaser trailers and promotion, the miniseries finally appeared on Netflix Nov. 25 at midnight and the show was met with rave rev...

Quijada finds his seat

Quijada finds his seat

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
November 17, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Using a mix of spoken words and the musical influences of Latin and hip-hop paired with humor, Brian Quijada’s “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” captivated the Los Medanos College Little Theater whilst touching on deeper issues regarding race, immigration and identity. The one-man show follows the ...

‘Brother Gary’ brings the laughs

‘Brother Gary’ brings the laughs

Sarah D. Gonzales, [email protected]
October 21, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

“Brother Gary,” the unique play featured at Los Medanos College's little theater and directed by Jack Nicolaus, touched up on the controversial topic of diversity while also successfully maintaining a pleasantly light and humorous tone. Bay Area playwright Ramiz Monsif tells the story surrounding ...

‘Be Happy’ inspires

‘Be Happy’ inspires

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
September 30, 2016
Filed under Features

Black people suffering with mental illnesses were given a voice when YouTuber and Vine star Demetrius Harmon released his 11-minute film, “Be Happy” Sunday, Sept. 18. The film follows a fictionalized version of Harmon and the personifications of his internal struggle with mental health. Several other...

Hold on for ‘Don’t Breathe’

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
September 1, 2016
Filed under Features

Genre conventions are tossed aside and predictability is out of the question in Fede Alvarez’s “Don’t B of his home, beastlike. The casting is both some of the film’s greatest strengths and weaknesses. Zovatto is never quite convincing as Money and tends to come off as a poor man’s version...

‘Hell or High Water’ thrills

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
August 24, 2016
Filed under Features

Capitalism is the villain in David Mackenzie’s neo-western “Hell or High Water,” the driving force behind the thievery at the center of the film: the seizure of the West Texan land from the Comanche, the slow drain of wealth from Texans to the banks and the two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster)...

“Kubo” charms audiences of all ages

“Kubo” charms audiences of all ages

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
August 23, 2016
Filed under Features

“Kubo: And the Two Strings” takes its audience through an 11-year-old boy’s journey when he uncovers the truth behind the stories he tells to the villagers for money through the use of origami and the shamisen, a Japanese three-string guitar. Set in ancient Japan, the film begins with Kubo’s...

‘Huntsman’ lacks direction

‘Huntsman’ lacks direction

Yetunde Ogunleye, [email protected]
April 25, 2016
Filed under Features

“The Huntsman: Winters War,” prequel to the groundbreakingly boring ‘reinvention’ of the Snow White fairytale, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” although stunning visually, still left me with the same question: Why was so much money thrown into a film that’s only watchable because of the hope...

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