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Movie Review: ‘John Wick’ delivers action

Yaya Pineda Staff Writer “John Wick” is an action thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a former hit man whose name induces fear to all those involved in crime in New York City. The movie, released on Oct. 24, is directed by former stuntman Chad Stahelski. When the movie began, I thought I accidently stepped into a Nicholas Sparks romance movie, but that quickly changed within five minutes. Soon my... 

Movie Review: ‘Birdman’ entertains with humor and visuals

Katie Madden Managing Editor With masterful cinematography, sharp dialogue and a lot of heart behind the blackness, “Birdman” or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a dark, daring and entertaining ride to kick off the much anticipated Oscar season. Riggan Thomson (played by Michael Keaton) is an aging and long dormant actor best known for his portrayal of the wildly popular superhero Birdman... 

Communications students take home media awards

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer University of La Verne students and recent graduates earned several honors from the Hometown Media Awards in August, and the San Bernardino Valley College Film Festival in May. The team that included alumna Marilyn Mejia, who majored in broadcast journalism; alumna Ebony Williams, a broadcast major; alumna Chantal Silva, a broadcast journalism major; and Tyler Harrison,... 

Senior Screening presents student creativity

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief A wave of support from students, faculty and family members packed the 150-seat auditorium in La Fetra Lecture Hall on Sunday for the communications department’s Senior Screening. The crowded auditorium left some seatless spectators spilling into the equally cluttered aisles just to get a closer look at what their friends had created. A culmination of creative efforts, the... 

Students go online to fund films

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief The world of film is one of unbridled creativity and unlimited opportunity, with financial resources remaining the only finite piece to the cinematic puzzle. But with the advent of crowd funding platforms, ambitious student filmmakers find themselves on a more level playing field than ever before. “This is the best time to get into this industry that we’ve ever had,”... 

Movie Review: ‘Lego’ constructs an ingenious universe

Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer Warner Bros. has re-invented the meaning of an animated movie with its new film “The Lego Movie,” by capturing the attention of children and adults with innocent, yet satirical comedy, which hit the box office Feb. 9. The imaginative and colorful world of Legos makes “The Lego Movie” a must-see for all ages. It will have the audience leaving the theater smiling,... 

Reel Rock Film Tour rocks climbers’ lifestyle

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Rock Climbing is more than just a recreational activity – it is a highly competitive sport and a lifestyle. On Saturday at Pomona College the Outdoor Education Center hosted the Eighth Annual Reel Rock Film Festival to promote this adventurous activity. Founded in 2006, by filmmakers Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer, the Reel Rock Film Tour brings the best climbing and... 

Film festival features flicks of 909

Karleigh Neff LV Life Editor The lights in the Benson Auditorium dimmed, and the audience silenced in anticipation. Sixteen short but brilliant films were about to play, representing the talented local filmmakers at this year’s 909 Film Festival last Friday night. Pitzer College in Claremont has been putting on the 909 Film Festival for four years now, designed to showcase local filmmakers and their... 

Movie Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ treads lightly

Mariela Patron News Editor Julian Fellowes has brought back William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to the big screen, with Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet Capulet and Douglas Booth as Romeo Montague, and set it back to its original 16th century form– away from its last film adaptation, Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary “Romeo + Juliet.” Fellowes, known for his award-winning writing... 

Student films inform, inspire

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer To showcase the skill and creativity of University students, the Cultural Arts Society of La Verne collaborated with professors to put together the 2013 ULV Student Film Festival last Thursday. Held at the Hillcrest Retirement Homes, the festival presented eight short films, all of which were created by University students from film courses such as intermediate and advanced... 
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