Students treated to ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ at Maya

Mustang finale succeeds

A group of about 30 students made their way into the lobby of Pittsburg’s Maya Cinemas for a free matinee showing of the spy-comedy “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” based on the hit 1960s television show of the same name. This movie viewing was the final event of Los Medanos College’s Mustang Madness.
Check-in started at 11:30 a.m. Students received a voucher for free popcorn and a drink then made their way to the auditorium to get to their seats. Attendees talked to each other, then quieted when the previews started. They were silent as soon as the movie began. The audience had minimal reaction to the opening scene but soon began to react to the more action-packed sequences.
The film garnered laughs – and when appropriate – gasps from the attendees throughout most of the movie. Some even talked back to the screen. After the show was over, attendees chatted outside the auditorium, noting their favorite scenes and complimenting both the costume design and the music score.
“I really enjoyed the movie,” said student Aishling Doherty Roe. “I loved the style, music and acting of the film – it was really good.” Other moviegoers echoed similar sentiments.
“It was much more entertaining than I expected. Love the acting and the soundtrack especially,” said student Daniel Justo-Sanchez.
Student Ontaria Gordon, happy with what she saw on the screen, referred to the film as “epic and spontaneous.” She specifically acknowledged the comedic acting of Armie Hammer, making positive remarks of his portrayal of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin.
Though this particular matinee didn’t garner as much of an audience as previous events, Student Life coordinator Demetria Lawrence expressed that she was satisfied with the turn out.