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King of the Cinema

King of the Cinema

Ross Siev, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2017

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Reviews

Hidden somewhere in the ocean lies a mysterious island where life isn’t affected by outside forces. Despite this, Hollywood keeps finding a way to visit this island over and over again. A move away ...

CSULB presents ‘The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin’

CSULB presents ‘The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin’

March 13, 2017

In 1963, with a life surrounded by racism, police brutality and misogyny, Viveca Stanton prefers to see past all the hate in the world and pretends she is a white girl with straight hair, blue eyes and a ...

“Logan” is the best X-Men movie yet

“Logan” is the best X-Men movie yet

March 5, 2017

Sold as Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine, “Logan” is Twentieth Century Fox’s third try at a solo adventure for the Canadian hero. Unlike past installments, this movie does not play out li...

‘The Chief’ takes charge

‘The Chief’ takes charge

February 28, 2017

Hip hop artist Jidenna shows his range of talent, as well as a deep-rooted emotional side, in his first ever full-length album “The Chief,” released on Feb. 17. Known for his single “Classic Man” and a...

“Get Out” reveals true horror to American audiences

“Get Out” reveals true horror to American audiences

February 26, 2017

Start with one horror movie, throw in some comic relief, a heaping serving of racial awareness and a few good twists to top it off – there you have it, success. At least this is the case for Jordan Peele...

‘She Kills Monsters’ opens at CSULB

‘She Kills Monsters’ opens at CSULB

February 23, 2017

Agnes is just an average girl living a seemingly average life, but behind closed doors — she kills monsters. Cal State Long Beach’s University Players kicked off their spring season Feb. 17, with a prod...

‘The Great Wall’ blocks viewer enjoyment

‘The Great Wall’ blocks viewer enjoyment

February 23, 2017

The Great Wall – of China – is a fascinating construction of humanity’s creativity and willpower is one of the great wonders of the world. The film? Not so much. Matt Damon plays William, a mercenary lookin...

Overdraft at Steelcraft

Overdraft at Steelcraft

February 13, 2017

Steelcraft isn’t an individual restaurant, but rather a collection of vendors tucked away in an array of used shipping containers reclaimed from the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles on the ...