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For the Love of Cinema: A Case for Short Films

Katie Jung, Reporter

May 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies/TV

For some, sitting for two hours straight on the same chair watching the same screen is almost unbearable, unless the movie shown is incredibly phenomenal. To avoid this monotonous activity, audiences can watch short films ranging from horror, comedy, animation, and drama as a great and concise source of ente...

Reality TV: Fake as Sweet N’ Low

Emma Carter, Re

May 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies/TV

Reality TV is a popular source of entertainment for people of all ages, but many individuals do not realize how much work is put into making these shows appear spontaneous. In fact, the plot of the majority of these shows is well-thought out beforehand. From the popular program “Keeping Up With the ...

#OscarsSoWhite

#OscarsSoWhite

Katie Jung, Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies/TV

The TV is turned on and the opening soundtrack of the Oscars is blaring through the speakers. Nominee after nominee is announced and a noticeable change is easily observed. The dominant color of white is now speckled with other shades, a major contrast from the former blank canvas. The film industry...

Sports Films Convey a Different Message

Caden Merrill, Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Issue #5, Movies/TV, Sports

Every so often a movie character comes along that changes how moviegoers perceive the world around them. For instance, Luke Skywalker proved that light always prevails over darkness, and Ferris Bueller wittingly acknowledged the fact that life moves pretty fast, and that you could miss it if you do not...

Movie Review: A Love Letter to La La Land

Movie Review: A Love Letter to La La Land

Genny Sanders, Head Opinions Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, A&E, Issue #5, Movies/TV

The latest cinematic masterpiece, “La La Land,” hits all the important qualities of an instant classic: it has received a number of awards, featured an incredible score and a captivating plot, and left a significant impact on its audience. After opening on Dec. 9, 2016 and slowly releasing across...

Independent Films in Claremont

Caden Merrill, Reporter

February 10, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, A&E, Issue #5, Movies/TV

Artistic and unique are two words that accurately describe the city of Claremont. With public artwork and the aesthetic feelings that the Village gives off, Claremont is clearly a city that is driven by art. Another artistic attribution that Claremont has is the Laemmle movie theater, which is located...

Supergay Lives

Supergay Lives

Isabelle Allison, Reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, A&E, Issue #4, Movies/TV

If you know anything about gay representation in the media and TV shows, you know that it is not only degrading and misleading but to put it simply, it sucks. Up until recently, shows were too wary to have any sort of direct gay relations, and even as some began to emerge with these aspects, they were b...

Disyay? Or Disnay?

Disyay? Or Disnay?

Isabelle Allison and Caden Merrill

November 30, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies/TV

Pros Along with the wondrous works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, the creations of Walt Disney and his animation empire have conquered the test of time and have shaped millions of childhoods.  Disney has crafted some of the greatest animated films of all time, boasting an impressive canon ...

The Stereotypes of Polynesians

The Stereotypes of Polynesians

Caden Merrill, Reporter

October 21, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies/TV

       14 years after Walt Disney Animation Studios released the beloved film “Lilo and Stitch” back in 2002, the studio will release “Moana”, its second film to revolve around Polynesian culture. Taking place in Oceania far out in the southern Pacific Ocean, the film follows a 16-year-old ...

Harley Quinn and the Joker Are Not Your #CoupleGoals

Harley Quinn and the Joker Are Not Your #CoupleGoals

Genny Sanders, Head Opinions Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under Movies/TV, Opinions

Last August, the newest summer superhero movie "Suicide Squad" hit the theaters. Packed with everyone’s favorite supervillains and antiheros, my inner comic nerd was especially excited to see one of my all-time favorite characters come to life. Harley Quinn, portrayed by the lovely Margot Robbie as ...

Finding Nemo Versus Finding Dory: Which is the Best?

Finding Nemo Versus Finding Dory: Which is the Best?

Victoria Phan, Reporter

September 28, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies/TV

Somewhere beyond the sea, in 2003, moviegoers all across the world found Nemo. Now, 13 years later, they have found Dory too. Exemplifying Disney Pixar’s creative flare, “Finding Nemo” drew praise and adoration from children and adults alike following its theatrical release. “Finding Dory”, up...

Remembering Alan Rickman

Remembering Alan Rickman

Ohana Durantes, Reporter

February 4, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies/TV

On Jan. 14, British actor Alan Rickman died at 69 years old. He died in London surrounded by friends and family after a battle with cancer. He has appeared in many films such as “Die Hard,” “Truly Madly Deeply,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” and “Love Actually.” He is most well-known...

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