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“Step Sisters” trips over its own message

“Step Sisters” trips over its own message

January 21, 2018

Witty and problematic, Netflix’s “Step Sisters” nudges the issue of cultural appropriation. The Netflix original attempts to follow in the footsteps of shows such as “Dear White People” and ...

Universal Studios Hollywood does not make for a holly jolly celebration

Universal Studios Hollywood does not make for a holly jolly celebration

December 11, 2017

HOLLYWOOD — It may be difficult to get into the Christmas spirit in California’s sunny setting, but Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates its all-new holiday experience with two attractions to hel...

“The Disaster Artist” is one of James Franco’s best biographical adaptations

“The Disaster Artist” is one of James Franco’s best biographical adaptations

December 10, 2017

As we progress further into the 21st century, you’re likely to find fewer and fewer people who have heard of Tommy Wiseau’s early 2000s cult classic “The Room,” let alone actually watched it. It’s a cultural experience and cinemat...

“Curb your Enthusiasm” ninth season is “pretty pretty good”

“Curb your Enthusiasm” ninth season is “pretty pretty good”

December 5, 2017

TV show revivals are almost always a bad idea. Shows such as “24: Legacy” and “Fuller House” prove that, but “Seinfeld” creator Larry David makes an exception to the rule with the return of his se...

“Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” — come for the nostalgia, stay for the fun

“Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” — come for the nostalgia, stay for the fun

November 28, 2017

Video game lovers rejoiced last week when the cherished “Animal Crossing” developer  released its latest installment in the form of a mobile game. “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” was unveiled on Nov. 21 with ...

“The Punisher” review: A Frank Castle portrayal fans can be proud of

“The Punisher” review: A Frank Castle portrayal fans can be proud of

November 27, 2017

Jon Bernthal plays Frank Castle in the Netflix Original “The Punisher” and he is every bit as riveting as he is violent. Unlike previous failed attempts to bring a live-action Castle to the screen, ...

“Lady Bird” is one of 2017’s best movies

“Lady Bird” is one of 2017’s best movies

November 22, 2017

“Lady Bird” is a movie which, at least superficially, is incredibly familiar. The story revolves around a girl in her final year of high school as she tries to figure out what really matters to her a...

Compelling, yet shallow: CalRep introduces “Polaroid Stories” at the University Theater

Compelling, yet shallow: CalRep introduces “Polaroid Stories” at the University Theater

November 19, 2017

It only took a few minutes for the audience to feel uncomfortable in California Repertory’s performance of Naomi Iizuka’s “Polaroid Stories” which premiered at the University Theater on Nov. 17. But no...