“Never Hungover Again” marks a turning point for Joyce Manor

“Never Hungover Again” marks a turning point for Joyce Manor

Michael Wood, Assistant Opinions Editor
July 23, 2014
Filed under Diversions, Showcase

“Never Hungover Again” is more than an album title, it's a statement of maturity. Joyce Manor, a relatively young band with a very youthful fan base, has done the thing that many of their fans have feared: they have grown up. Nevertheless, the fears of the pop punk band abandoning its short, simultaneously... Read more »

‘The Purge’ sequel is short on anarchy

‘The Purge’ sequel is short on anarchy

Greg Diaz, Design Assistant
July 23, 2014
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“The Purge: Anarchy” tries really hard to sell its premise.  Throughout the movie everyone talks about the way the annual purge night has reshaped the country.  Yet, for as much as everyone talks about the new world order, the ramifications of this world continue to be underdeveloped. “The... Read more »

“Planet of the Apes” the franchise continues.

“Planet of the Apes” the franchise continues.

Michelle Siebert, Staff Writer
July 17, 2014
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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is a science fiction post-apocalyptic film that is filled with action and violence, as it is about a nation of apes threatened by human survivors of a virus that occurred a decade earlier, leading to war. This movie is directed by Matt Reeves and is a sequel to... Read more »

1st Annual Horton Hayride has a bumpy start.

1st   Annual Horton Hayride has a bumpy start.

Michael Ares, Online Editor
July 17, 2014
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Thousands of people poured into downtown Long Beach for the first annual Horton Hayride on July 12. The event was headlined by The Reverend Horton Heat best known for their influence in the rockabilly music scene. Other music acts included Jello Biafra, Lee Rocker , The Chop Tops and The Super... Read more »

Tammy fails to bring the laughs.

Tammy fails to bring the laughs.

Michael Ares, Online Editor
July 9, 2014
Filed under Diversions

Following the success of “The Heat” in 2013, Melissa McCarthy returns to the big screen for the summer comedy “Tammy.” Now when somebody mentions the name Melissa McCarthy, at this point in her career, almost every movie-watcher will know exactly what they are getting into. Viewers can expect... Read more »

“Earth to Echo” is a lighthearted family-friendly film

“Earth to Echo” is a lighthearted family-friendly film

Michelle Siebert, Staff Writer
July 9, 2014
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“Earth to Echo” is an enjoyable and charming science fiction film about friendship and an alien robot named Echo who tries to find his way back home. Mainly younger kids and preteens can relate to this film, and it is also very appropriate for families to watch.  The story is told by Tuck (Brian... Read more »

‘Community’ moves to Yahoo! after #6seasonsandamovie

‘Community’ moves to Yahoo! after #6seasonsandamovie

Greg Diaz, Design Assistant
July 9, 2014
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It began as a quick throwaway gag in “Community,” a phrase that later became a rallying cry for fans of the critically adored, but perpetually low-rated, “Community” itself. Despite being canceled by NBC more than a month ago, “Community” found a new home, courtesy of a surprise pickup... Read more »

Transformers makes the same mistakes

Transformers makes the same mistakes

Jesus Gonzalez, Diversions Editor
July 2, 2014
Filed under Diversions, Showcase

"Transformers: Age of Extinction” is the fourth film in the franchise about robots in disguise; unfortunately, nothing good is in disguise in the latest installment. On the surface, it’s a film with explosions and great CGI effects. If you are a fan of the franchise, you will most likely enjoy... Read more »