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Spielberg receives the “Spirit of California” and is inducted into the California Hall of Fame

Spielberg receives the “Spirit of California” and is inducted into the California Hall of Fame

December 6, 2017

Steven Allan Spielberg knew one thing when he was growing up: he wanted to make it to Hollywood. On Tuesday night, Cal State Long Beach alumnus Spielberg walked down the red carpet in Sacramento to be...

Film photography makes a comeback in the age of digital products

Film photography makes a comeback in the age of digital products

December 6, 2017

When film was first introduced to the world, it was revolutionary. It changed the format and immediacy of cinema and photography. Decades later when digital was created, the future of film seemed bleak...

‘Age of Adaline’ gets cheesier with time

Stephanie Thai, Video Producer

April 28, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Reviews

  Just like the maturation of cheese, “Age of Adaline” slowly but surely became what almost every romantic film falls victim to: cliché and tolerable with a glass of wine. The movie starts off with Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) who suffers a curse of staying 29-years-old forever after a freak car accident during a stormy night. After decades of running in fear of being suspected, Adaline falls in love with...

‘Ex Machina’ draws a definition of humanity ‘from the machine’

Gene Kumagai, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

  No, it’s not “The Terminator” or “2001: A Space Odyssey.” “Ex Machina” is a film that demonstrates the rare ability to incorporate a variety of different genres and do justice to each of them. It is difficult to find a modern sci-fi film that doesn’t hammer “science” into its plot as a half-assed excuse for flashing lights and chrome-plated CGI machinery. It is even more difficult to...

Art Theater of Long Beach takes on documentary of motorcyclists redefining Pakistan

Art Theater of Long Beach takes on documentary of motorcyclists redefining Pakistan

January 22, 2015

America’s relationship with Pakistan is less than perfect. Avid motorcyclist and organizer Moin Kahn of A Different Agenda, an awareness group, hopes to change that. His documentary, “Rediscovering...