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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... 

Students premiere video projects

Students premiere video projects
Laura Acevedo, producer and reporter, and Chelsea Stark-Jones, reporter, talked about their “Foothill Community News” show, also reported by Spencer Bruno and Ozzy Mora, at the Senior Video Screening on May 17. “Foothill Community News” is a bi-weekly student produced newscast and the video contained highlights of assorted weekly newscasts completed throughout the year. Acevedo and Stark-Jones... 

Movie Review: ’42’ takes Robinson’s story from the field to the screen

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Jackie Robinson’s legacy is well known in the baseball world, and “42” is an attempt to spread the legacy to those who do not know his story. Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball on April 15, 1947, when he played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He endured hatred, name calling and death threats from fans, players of opposing teams and even his teammates.... 

Lessons through the language of love

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer The modern languages department premiered the movie-musical comedy “El otro lado de la cama” Feb. 14 in the President’s Dining Room. The screening was a part of the movie series titled “Amor,” in which the modern languages department’s Foreign Language Enhancement Activities, or FLEA, screened a series of foreign films with “love” as the main theme. “We... 

Movie Review: ‘Life of Pi’ beats Hollywood cliché

Robert Penalber News Editor Fans of Yann Martel’s “The Life of Pi” will rejoice when watching director Ang Lee’s film adaptation, applauding the film for not being just another one of those novel-turned-Hollywood sell-outs. Even more, “The Life of Pi” accomplishes what few movies are able to achieve nowadays- presenting an astounding 3-D film that actually contains a detailed plot. Piscine... 

Movie Review: ‘Paranormal 4’ spooks up laughter

Christina Collins Burton Editor in Chief The clever silhouette placements and high-pitched ringing sounds were about the only redeemable qualities of the fourth installment of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. Unlike the past films which left audiences shivering after the mention of the demonic storyline, this latest plot development left many people laughing rather than screaming. The story... 

Students learn Spanish with horror

Veronica Orozco News Editor Students gathered in the Arts and Communications Building Wednesday afternoon for the continuation of the Language and Cinema film series presented by the department of modern languages. This week’s movie, “El Orfanato,” is a 2007 Spanish psychological thriller directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. The movie began by showing young children in an orphanage and a call being... 

Movie Review: ‘Hotel Transylvania’ spooks families closer together

Erica Maurice Staff Writer “Hotel Transylvania” is the perfect heart-warming children’s movie to connect the whole family. The film, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, tells the story of Dracula, voiced by Adam Sandler, as he tries to shield his daughter Mavis, voiced by Selena Gomez, from the human world. Tartakovsky has directed and produced some of the animated shows that 1990s kids grew... 

Lost in a modern language

Erica Maurice Staff Writer Imagine being in a foreign country without knowing the language or the culture. This sense of alienation was the theme of the latest film in the Language and Cinema film series hosted by the department of modern languages. The University of La Verne’s department of modern languages hosted “Lost in Translation” Sept. 19 in the Arts and Communications Building 212. Modern... 

909 Fest celebrates the quirky

Karo Chakhlasyan Arts Editor The third annual 909 Film Festival screened an array of Inland Empire-inspired films, ranging from the adorable to the downright bizarre. It ended with two University of La Verne student-produced films that earned awards Sunday night at Pitzer College in Claremont. “Not only did our students have six videos accepted into the screening,” Professor of Communications Don... 
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