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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... 

Films worthy of Oscar gold

Branden del Rio News Editor This year there are 10 films up for the Best Picture Award including “Toy Story 3,” “127 Hours,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Inception,” “True Grit,” “The King’s Speech,” “Black Swan,” “The Social Network,” “ The Fighter “ and “Winter’s Bone.” Each film is deserving of an award in its own respect, but there are a few standouts. “Inception”... 

Documentary follows Banksy and graffiti artists

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Legendary graffiti artist Banksy has captured a secretive and humorous inside look about the underground world of street art and its artists. Banksy’s film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” allows the viewer to gain different perspectives on the creative works of the street artists. The film follows an eccentric filmmaker in Los Angeles named Thierry Guetta. Guetta... 

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... 

Movie Review: Disney let’s its hair down with ‘Tangled’

Carly Hill Arts Editor When I became a teenager, I took my mind off of princess movies. Once I could finally see PG-13 movies, Cinderella and Snow White were child’s play for me, and when I could see R-rated movies, it was all downhill from there. But there is one movie that can make teenagers rush to the movies quicker than a brand new Harry Potter picture: “Tangled.” The new film from the Disney... 

Movie Review: ‘Deathly Hallows’ delivers

Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief On Nov. 19, the beginning of the end of many audience members’ childhood was released in film. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,” the final chapter of author J.K. Rowling’s wizarding empire, brought in more than $330 million in its first weekend. The night before I attended I read half of the book, ending where I felt the movie should end... 

300 ‘Deathly Hallows’ tickets offered

Christina Collins Burton Staff Writer Beginning Monday the Campus Activities Board and Associated Students of the University of La Verne will be giving out free tickets to the midnight showing of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” that comes out on Nov. 19. The two organizations split the cost of renting out an auditorium at AMC Covina. “Deathly Hallows” is the first of two movies... 

Movie Review: ‘Saw 3D’ delivers gore but not much else

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor On Oct. 29 the creators of the” Saw” franchise unveiled the gory and final installment of their seven film series, “Saw 3D.” The “Saw” films are most associated with their intricate traps, which often force those unlucky enough to be in them to complete horrendous and sometimes impossible tasks, such as crawling through an obstacle course made of barbed... 

Movie Review: ‘Paranormal Activity 2′ causes paranoia

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor Friday, Oct. 22, the sequel to the 2009 hit “Paranormal Activity” arrived in theaters. After viewing it, I began to suspect that every shadow leading up to my room was a warning of impending danger or a creature preparing to attack me from around the corner. The first “Paranormal Activity” was a limited release film debuted in 2008 from the mind of director... 

Scary movies keep students frightened

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor When the month of October hits, the time comes to put that romantic comedy away and turn off the lights, lock your doors, pop some popcorn, turn up the surround sound and watch your favorite scary movie. Whether it is blood and gore or a psychological thriller, there is something about scary movies that has people wanting more, especially during the Halloween season. “People... 
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