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“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” marks the conclusion of a mediocre saga.

“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” marks the conclusion of a mediocre saga.

February 2, 2017

YouTube Through an impressively mediocre display butchering the classic video game series, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” sets out to close the story on the 15-year sci-fi/horror film franchise. Sim...

‘La Femme et le TGV’ nominated for Academy Award

‘La Femme et le TGV’ nominated for Academy Award

February 1, 2017

If you were expecting this year’s Oscars to be full of distant Hollywood stars and directors, you may be surprised to find a connection close to home — or at least close to campus. One of Cal State...

My “Rogue One” true love

My “Rogue One” true love

January 22, 2017

Growing up with a nerdy dad meant I would be exposed early to the wonder of the “Star Wars” saga, and by the time I was 12 I had the DVD box set, my bedroom wall had six posters — one for each mo...

Audiences are in-fer-no treat

Audiences are in-fer-no treat

November 6, 2016

With the heat cooling down and the cold rising thanks to the upcoming winter, “Inferno” is a film fitting to the season – you’ll most likely catch a cold from the droning plot and speedy cuts. ...

‘Mourning Dove’ leaves the nest

Amber Costa, Staff Writer

October 30, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Film and Television

Cal State Long Beach Film and Electronic Arts senior Alexandra Petrus is a first-generation American born from an Iraqi refugee family. She is in the process of directing her senior film on the refugee crisis in the Middle East, called “Mourning Dove.” Petrus is from Oakland, California and finds a connection to what is happening in the Syrian civil war, drawing her interest into making a film about the current crisis ...

Audiences are rooting for ‘Mascots’

Audiences are rooting for ‘Mascots’

October 30, 2016

If you’ve ever gone to a sporting event with friends just for the entertainment, you might have gotten just as much amusement from the mascot as you did from the actual game. Mascots control the c...

“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” should have gone back to the writer’s room.

“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” should have gone back to the writer’s room.

October 24, 2016

Tom Cruise returns in yet another Cruise-esque action film where he solves an American-related problem with a woman 20-years younger than him. Except other than the creativity of his other films, his latest ...

‘Girl on the Train’ should have never left the station.

‘Girl on the Train’ should have never left the station.

October 10, 2016

All aboard another thrilling tale of untrustworthy perspectives from various rich white people. Serving as an adaptation of the best-selling book by Paula Hawkins, “The Girl on the Train” sets o...