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The empire strikes back — with microtransactions

The empire strikes back — with microtransactions

November 21, 2017

Imagine this: you just turned 10 and your parents bought you the brand new Star Wars: Battlefront II video game for your birthday. You’ve been waiting for months, excited to recreate all your favorite bat...

“Thor: Ragnarok” is one of Marvel’s best movies yet

“Thor: Ragnarok” is one of Marvel’s best movies yet

November 6, 2017

In what first appears to be a fourth wall-breaking monologue, “Thor: Ragnarok” begins with the Asgardian god (played by Chris Hemsworth) caged and dangling from heights unknown in a hellscape dungeon....

Daniel Arriaga’s journey from the Academy of Arts to Disney Pixar’s “Coco”

Daniel Arriaga’s journey from the Academy of Arts to Disney Pixar’s “Coco”

November 5, 2017

In a packed auditorium, Daniel Arriaga discussed the life of a Pixar character designer at a clip screening for “Coco” to a crowd of animation students Friday at the Beach Auditorium. The film’s release isn’t...

Watching “Jeepers Creepers 3” makes you complicit in Hollywood’s rewarding of sexual predators

Watching “Jeepers Creepers 3” makes you complicit in Hollywood’s rewarding of sexual predators

Carlos Villicana, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

October 1, 2017

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Today

It seems obvious to me that any person disgusted by child molestation would never consider funding the work of child molester. Yet as of Sept. 26, Box Office Mojo reports that “Jeepers Creepers 3” has collected over $1.77 million in ticket sales. The film is...

Why detective films don’t get made anymore

Why detective films don’t get made anymore

May 14, 2017

From William Powell in the classic 1930s “Thin Man” series, to Humphrey Bogart in films like “The Big Sleep” and “The Maltese Falcon,” to more recent examples of Brad Pitt in “Se7en” or...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ keeps the Marvel franchise fresh

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ keeps the Marvel franchise fresh

May 10, 2017

There is usually some heart in Marvel films due to their similarities in tonal and story structure, but “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” injects that heart with a “Pulp Fiction” size needle of adren...

‘Brave Miss World’ unpacks sexual violence

‘Brave Miss World’ unpacks sexual violence

April 26, 2017

A collection of campus organizations, including the Women’s and Gender Equity Center, Beach Hillel, the Department of Film and Electronic Arts and Associated Students, Inc., will be recognizing sexua...

Phenomenal filmmakers strut CityWalk

Phenomenal filmmakers strut CityWalk

April 24, 2017

Steven Spielberg, Jordan Peele, and other directors helped unveil Universal CityWalk’s multi-million dollar renovated movie theater, the Universal Cinema. Ron Meyer, the vice chairman of NBCUniversal...