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Movie Review: ‘Avengers’ breaks records

Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer “Marvel’s The Avengers” is a film that has been greatly anticipated since the release of “Iron Man” in mid 2008, where fans got a teaser for what was to come when Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, approaches Tony Stark about the Avengers Initiative. These teasers soon started showing up in other Marvel movies such as “The Incredible Hulk,” “Thor,”... 

Movie Review: Small girl hits the big screen

Valerie Dominguez Staff Writer From the writer of such award-winning films such as “Spirited Away” and “Ponyo,” Hayao Miyazaki gives movie-goers another emotionally-captivating animated film that expresses the important message that life should be lived to the fullest. Based on Mary Norton’s 1952 fantasy novel “The Borrowers,” “The Secret World of Arrietty” tells the story about a... 

Movie Review: ‘The Woman in Black’ takes old horror back

Christina Collins Burton Editor in Chief Following the final Harry Potter movie and a Broadway show, Daniel Radcliffe reappears on the big screen as Arthur Kipps in “The Woman in Black.” Advertised as a horror flick that needed to be watched in a group, the film did very little to meet the standards set by modern horror films but worked well with its PG-13 rating. The film had the same feel as... 

Movie Review: ‘Breaking Dawn’ is lackluster

Lauren Creiman News Editor Diehard “Twilight” fans across the world rejoiced at the recent release of the latest movie installment, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part One.” Contrary to popular belief among Twihards, the movie does not sparkle nearly as bright as the Cullens’ skin. Although the movie does have some promising moments, the work overall is decent at best. The early part... 

Boomers, spend as you please

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times stated that many of the nation’s 77 million baby boomers have decided not to leave their children an inheritance. To our generation, this sounds incredibly selfish, but the factors involved in this decision make it clear that it is not an easy choice. Many boomers, who range in age from roughly 47 to 65, are torn between the desire to enjoy their long-awaited... 

Movie Review: ‘Fast Five’ revamps vehicular mayhem

Michael Phillips Copy Editor Waiting for the movie theater lights to dim I could not figure out if “Fast Five” was merely a cash cow marketing scheme to squeeze more life out of a franchise or if it was an actual attempt to revitalize and continue a story for the sake of the bigger picture. The change of the movie’s title from something without the word furious in it to “Fast Five” made me... 

Movie Review: ‘Scream 4’ takes a stab at a reboot

Michael Phillips Copy Editor A decade later the fourth installment of “Scream” proves that Wes Craven is still truly a master of the horror genre with the continuation of the Scream franchise. The film opens up in a different fashion than the previous films showing an adjustment to the current times. By poking fun at the skew of recent horror movies and the film industries obsession with lackluster... 

Movie Review: ‘Sucker Punch’ deals a weak blow

Michael Phillips Copy Editor On March 25, director Zack Snyder’s most recent project “Sucker Punch” arrived in theaters. Snyder is known for his remake of “Dawn of The Dead,” “300” and “Watchmen.” Stylistically “Sucker Punch” can be compared to “300” and “Watchmen,” for the use of slow motion, the grainy yet visually captivating worlds and a visual emphasis on individual... 

Movie Review: ‘Gnomeo’ reanimates a classic

Michael Phillips Copy Editor With movie theaters lacking a slew of romantic comedies this Valentine’s Day season, Touchstone’s “Gnomeo and Juliet” is the best bet. The film is a modern take on the Shakespeare classic. The film opens with a garden gnome saying that this is the story of Romeo and Juliet, the tragedy that has been told countless times, though the gnome promises that this version... 

Restaurant Review: Dehli Palace offers spicy delights

Sukhwant Sanghera, owner of the Delhi Palace Express, bakes traditional naan bread in a clay oven daily for his restaurant. The Delhi Palace has offered authentic Indian cuisine in Claremont for over five years. Delhi Palace Express offers an array of good tasting food at inexpensive prices. The restaurant has a buffet style setting with vegetarian and non vegetarian meal options. / photo by Garrett... 
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