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Alien: Covenant Is Nothing But Horror Movie Schlock

Alien: Covenant Is Nothing But Horror Movie Schlock

Manuel Ramirez, Movie Critic

May 21, 2017


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You know how the first movie in a Horror franchise turns out to be the best of the bunch while everything else goes down the drain. Just look at the countless sequels and reimaginings of Jaws, Friday the 13th, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street to name a few; they never live up what made the ...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Semi-Deliver’s

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Semi-Deliver’s

Manuel Ramirez, Movie Critic

May 19, 2017


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I’m just going to come out and say it, I was never impressed by Guardians of the Galaxy. With the exception of Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Drax (Dave Bautista), the guardians range from being bland with no personality like Gamora (Zoe Saldana) or unlikable smart-alecks like Peter Quill aka Star...

Top 10 Anticipated Summer Movies

Top 10 Anticipated Summer Movies

Manuel Ramirez, Movie Critic

April 27, 2017


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As the summer season draws near the cinemas begin to screen the blockbusters.  From the highly anticipated like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and War of the Planet of the Apes to groaners like Transformers: The Last Knight and The Emoji Movie. Who knows, many of these may turn out to be good or ba...

Double Feature: The Boss Baby & Smurfs: The Lost Village

Double Feature: The Boss Baby & Smurfs: The Lost Village

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2017


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From DreamWorks we have The Boss Baby based on the children’s book by Marla Frazee, seven-year-old Tim Templeton (Miles Bakshi) doesn’t take to liking his new baby brother who sports a slick business suit, gold wristwatch and briefcase. To make matters more complicated, Tim discovers that the baby...

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 28, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies

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


Filed under A&E, Movies

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)...

‘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


Filed under A&E, Movies

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...

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