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The Boys Are Back in T2 Trainspotting

The Boys Are Back in T2 Trainspotting

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2017


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In 1996, fresh off his debut film Shallow Grave, director Danny Boyle followed with Trainspotting, a black comedy that centered on a group of misfits swimming in the pleasures of sex and drugs in the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland. There was Renton (Ewan McGregor), the protagonist and straight man of t...

Power Rangers’ Attempt of A Serious Tone Is Noble But Feeble

Power Rangers’ Attempt of A Serious Tone Is Noble But Feeble

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2017


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Like any kid, I grew up watching one or two episodes of Power Rangers before my parents banned me from watching anymore, of course that didn’t stop me. While not a die-hard fan, I’ve seen enough episodes from various if-not-all incarnations of the Power Rangers to be familiar with the set-up from M...

Beauty and the Beast Captures Some of the Disney Magic

Beauty and the Beast Captures Some of the Disney Magic

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2017


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A tale as old as time and considered one of Disney’s crowning achievements of a young maiden who tames the heart of a beast. Beauty and the Beast is beloved by audiences of all ages and made history of being the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. When it was a...

Kong: Skull Island Delivers a Monster of a Punch

Kong: Skull Island Delivers a Monster of a Punch

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2017


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Set in the world of 2014's Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island reintroduces us to an iconic monster, but where Godzilla took place in present time, Kong is set in the seventies. Following the end of the Vietnam War, a band of soldiers are called to accompany an expedition group to an uncharted island. Upon arri...

Logan Makes His Last Stand

Logan Makes His Last Stand

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2017


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To be perfectly honest, the X-Men films never impressed me. The cartoons, despite its kid-friendly level, knew how to balance both the serious and fun elements of its story without being too brooding or silly. X-Men (2000) and X2 (2003) began with promise only to crumble in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)...

Mayo Review Celebrates 52nd Issue

Mayo Review Celebrates 52nd Issue

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under A&E, Features

The Mayo Review commemorated their 52nd annual issue this semester. Published students attended the event and had the opportunity to read their poems to the audience. The Mayo Review launch event took place at the Hall of Languages and was open to students, staff, faculty, and anyone who wanted to ...

Harry Potter and the Pitiful Child

Harry Potter and the Pitiful Child

Alex Medrano, Opinion Editor

March 7, 2017


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With almost a decade since the last Harry Potter book, the mention of new additions became a fervor of reminiscing and introduction to a new generation. The book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” excited readers. Although not written by J.K., she had endorsed and made the book solidified as...

‘The Great Wall’ Fails to Stop Critiques

‘The Great Wall’ Fails to Stop Critiques

Manny Ramirez, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies

There is some enjoyment to be found in The Great Wall. In terms of a good movie, no; more like in the appeal of something found on the SyFy channel or Direct-to-DVD pile. The cartoony plot is about the Chinese Empire defending the world from an army of monsters. What kind of monsters you may ask? The...

Fifty Shades of Dreary Boredom

Fifty Shades of Dreary Boredom

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies

Whenever I watch those awful spoof movies (Meet the Spartans, Epic Movie, Scary Movie), I feel like I’ve fallen in a puddle of vomit in desperate need of a dozen showers. When it comes to a movie like Fifty Shades Darker, I feel like my soul got lost in an empty abyss. These are films I could care less...

Rewind With Disney for Black History Month

Rewind With Disney for Black History Month

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


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In 2001, Atlantis the Lost Empire featured the first black character in an animated Disney film. It would be eight years later that the House of Mouse would have an African American cast in its 49th animated feature film: The Princess & the Frog. In usual Disney tradition, it’s a modern retelling of...

The Brick Knight Rises in The Lego Batman Movie

The Brick Knight Rises in The Lego Batman Movie

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies

With the surprise success of 2014’s The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. takes the Marvel route on building its own cinematic universe. With its roster of the DC Extended Universe losing steam maybe it’ll have a better chance with Legos in the first of these spin-offs: The Lego Batman Movie. Will Arnett returns as...

The Space Between Us Review

The Space Between Us Review

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies

From the director of Hannah Montana the Movie and the screenwriter of Collateral Beauty, (Oh, joy...) bring what I can only describe as The Martian meets The Fault in Our Stars. Good movies I’d rather be watching than this dense of a sci-fi /teen drama mush known as The Space Between Us. It star...

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