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Ash and his boomstick are back to save the fall

Ash and his boomstick are back to save the fall

November 3, 2015

It has been 23 years since Ash Williams last took on the evil hoard of Deadites in “Army of Darkness”; twenty-three long years without Ash’s boomstick, his evil twin, his one-liners or his “hand...

Spying into the mind of Steven Spielberg

Brooke Becher, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Today

Like many of us speed-walking up a sweat, a young, shaggy-haired Steven Spielberg found himself victim to parking woes, 10 minutes too late during his first go-around pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English at California State University, Long Beach. “I remember I was late for my very first class on my very first day because, you know, the only parking spaces available was in the most distant parking lot,” the Arizona...

‘The Martian’ is out of this world

‘The Martian’ is out of this world

October 22, 2015

Every young child’s dream of exploring another planet quickly turns into a nightmare of unfathomable despair as a man is left behind alone on the harsh landscape of Mars. Houston, we have a problem. In...

Thomas Hodge discusses VHS cover art

Thomas Hodge discusses VHS cover art

Jordan Daniels, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Today

Artist Thomas Hodge makes the case for the importance of VHS cover art.

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Screening of ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ draws a crowd at CSULB

Screening of ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ draws a crowd at CSULB

October 20, 2015

An ethereal voice wailed violently to the tune of a tortured, melancholy jazz as the Marin County courthouse in San Rafael, California filled the projector screen. Old photos depicting the bloodied...

‘Killswitch’ disengage

Mimi Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Today

The documentary “Killswitch: The Battle to Control the Internet” highlights the struggle to protect a free and open Internet through the stories of two young hacktivists, Edward Snowden and Aaron Swartz. “These are very average people who did very extraordinary things,” said Ali Akbarzadeh, director of the documentary, who graduated from CSULB with a bachelor’s in 2002. Co-screenwriter Chris Dollar, who gr...

Hollywood meets Laguna

Hollywood meets Laguna

October 20, 2015

After three days, 76 films and many buckets of popcorn, it's safe to say the inaugural Laguna Film Fest transformed the Laguna Nigel Regency Theater into a miniature Hollywood red carpet event. “I feel...

CSULB screens film about little-known police operation that resulted in 11 deaths

CSULB screens film about little-known police operation that resulted in 11 deaths

October 19, 2015

The California State University, Long Beach Film and Electronic Arts department is hosting a free screening of “Let the Fire Burn” along with a Q-and-A with director Jason Osder. The documentary...