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The 1975 make retro cool again

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
May 3, 2017
Filed under Features

With beautiful effects and light changes, The 1975 managed to unite the crowd at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco with an emotional and exhilarating evening Friday, April 28. Prior to the event, fans of the band chatted happily in front of City Hall excited for the night to come. The...

Change in Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’

Change in Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
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, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
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, awatson@lmcexperience.com
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, ahinckley@lmcexperience.com
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, kstelly@lmcexperience.com
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, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
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, sgonzales@lmcexperience.com
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, kstelly@lmcexperience.com
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, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
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, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
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, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
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...

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