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Film face off: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ 2000 versus 2019

Film face off: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ 2000 versus 2019

By Nitya Kashyap

January 8, 2020

The 2019 movie adaption of "Charlie’s Angels," originally an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1981, is most definitely superior to the version released in 2000.  The plot between the two film versions differs greatly. In the 2000 movie, all three angels, played by ...

Adoring ‘Fine Line’

Adoring ‘Fine Line’

By Anika Karody

January 2, 2020

The wait is over. Harry Styles’ new album has finally arrived, and I’m loving it. Having been a fan of his music since his debut with One Direction, I was very excited and anxious to see what this album would bring, especially because he hasn’t released any music for the past two years. ‘Fine...

Soundtrack to my life: the irreplaceable meaning of music

By Andrea Sun

December 18, 2019

I remember the first time I ever associated a song with a relationship: “For Good” from “Wicked.” My younger brother sung it for his elementary school performance and he walked around the house, belting the tune every day. One line reminded me of a friend that always seemed to be pushing and pull...

‘Frozen II’ melted my heart of ice

‘Frozen II’ melted my heart of ice

By Allen Zhang

December 13, 2019

With gorgeous animations, catchy songs and a chance to revisit fans’ beloved Frozen characters, Disney’s “Frozen II” hit theaters Nov. 22, almost six years after the first film was released.  [SPOILER ALERT: read at your own discretion] While adapting to being queen of Arendelle, Elsa h...

No need for concerns

No need for concerns

By Anika Karody

November 18, 2019

Hysterical, inappropriate laughter. A cynical villain. That is what I had initially thought about the DC Comics character Joker, until I watched the new movie about him, which is titled “Joker.” The film premiered on Oct. 4 and follows the psychological transformation of Arthur Fleck, a reject...

Annual Halloween barbecue brings staff together

Annual Halloween barbecue brings staff together

By Sara Shohoud and with additional reporting by Leila Salam

November 13, 2019

Abominable’s rise through cultural influences

Abominable’s rise through cultural influences

By Yukari E. Zapata

November 8, 2019

A bominable, a movie set in Beijing, China, surrounds the idea of finding yourself. The film stars actress Chloe Bennet playing the main protagonist, Yi. Albert Tsai stars as Peng, Yi’s close friend, providing the movie with outstanding comedy and Tenzing Norgay Trainor stars as Jin, Peng’s cous...

The circle of life

By Jack Xu

September 26, 2019

In 1994, one of the most remarkable Disney movies - “The Lion King” - was released by Walt Disney. It tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands; however, after Simba's paternal uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is manipulated into thinking...

‘Ready or Not’ enjoyable but unremarkable

By Dexter Tatsukawa

September 20, 2019

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s horror/thriller movie “Ready or Not” is an enjoyable experience, but not one worth rewatching. The film begins with the wedding of the couple Grace (Samara Weaving) and Alex Le Domas (Mark O’Brien) and follows Grace as she is introduced to Alex...

In honor of Nipsey Hussle

By Thomas Denome and Gianella Ordonez

May 8, 2019

Tragedy struck the hip-hop world a month ago when Los Angeles-based rapper Ermias Joseph Asghedom, better known as Nipsey Hussle, was murdered outside his clothing store in the southern part of the city on March 31. This news was not only tragic, but heartbreaking for the South LA community and close friends...

Lil Pump’s ‘Harverd Dropout’ is fun, bouncy and oddly tongue-in-cheek

By Patrick Yu

April 25, 2019

Lil Pump, who has never been a particularly minimalistic rapper, has just followed up his self-titled debut with his sophomore album, “Harverd Dropout.” The album’s name is a cheeky reference to the rumour (joke) that Pump attended Harvard, only to drop out to save the rap industry. The rumour...

‘Pet Sematary’ has merits, yet is a cliched, boring dead end

By Patrick Yu

April 21, 2019

"Pet Sematary” continues the line of Stephen King story adaptations, following the wildly successful “It”. But unlike “It”, “Pet Sematary” fails to convey a similarly unique and odd tone, instead falling back on old cliches that make the film a formulaic - albeit scary - horror flick. ...