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Horror Nights delivers fear-inducing attractions

Horror Nights delivers fear-inducing attractions

September 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Terrified screams and roaring chainsaws could be heard in the Universal Studios backlot, as visitors of Halloween Horror Nights ran for their lives. Universal Studios’ Halloween ...

‘The Predator’ makes a fast-paced and fun thrill ride for audiences

‘The Predator’ makes a fast-paced and fun thrill ride for audiences

September 18, 2018

“You are one beautiful motherfucker.” Casey Bracket (Olivia Munn, “Office Christmas Party”)’s response to first seeing The Predator is one of many moments that not only harkens back to the fi...

‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser’ disappoints teen rom-com fans

‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser’ disappoints teen rom-com fans

September 14, 2018

At first glance, Netflix’s recent release “Sierra Burgess Is a Big Loser,” seems to have all the elements to make it an instant classic. The teen rom-com boasts two Netflix cult favorites as the...

‘The Nun’ is an effectively creepy, albeit narratively flawed, spin-off

‘The Nun’ is an effectively creepy, albeit narratively flawed, spin-off

September 9, 2018

Since its inception in 2013, “The Conjuring” franchise has been one of the most successful and well-crafted series in the horror genre, with the first film still standing the scariest movie of all-time,...

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ may be small, but the laughs are huge

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ may be small, but the laughs are huge

July 14, 2018

“Well, the ‘60s were fun, but now I’m paying for it!” It only took 30 appearances for Stan Lee to finally find his best cameo yet, in the long-awaited “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which was n...

‘Deadpool 2’ is a brilliant sequel that doesn’t care what you think

‘Deadpool 2’ is a brilliant sequel that doesn’t care what you think

May 22, 2018

“Fuck Wolverine. First, he rides my coattails with the R-rating, and then that hairy motherfucker ups the ante by dying! What a dick! Well, guess what, Wolvie? I’m dying in this movie.” Well that...

CSULB dance tackles racial biases and conquers loss

Shyanne Riberal-Norton, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

May 1, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews, Today

The soothing sound of violin strings filled the air as stage lights cast shadows of leaping figures to tell stories about loss, the fight for equality and more at the Cal State Long Beach Dance Concert last weekend. The concert is set for a total of seven performances at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater. Choreographers and faculty from the dance department put their own spin on the art as they collaborated in creating pieces w...

Cal Rep’s ‘End Days’ gives perspective on family relationships

Cal Rep’s ‘End Days’ gives perspective on family relationships

May 1, 2018

A family separated by trauma slowly knits themselves back together in “End Days,” a bittersweet comedy of four actors who reunite when they realize how desperately they need each other as the Rapture ...