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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... 

Movie Review: ‘My Soul’ lacks traditional thrills

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor Horror film legend Wes Craven returned to the big screen last week with his latest effort, the 3-D “My Soul to Take.” This is the first film in five years from the creator of the legendary “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Scream” and “The Hills Have Eyes” franchises. From the trailers, “My Soul to Take” looked similar to “Nightmare on Elm Street” but... 

ULV alumni screen at 909 Film Festival

Tennille Wright Staff Writer Friends of the Pomona Fox and 909Junkie partnered to present the first annual 909 Film Festival on Sunday at the Fox Theater in Pomona. Laughter, gasps and cheering could be heard throughout the theater all night. “This film festival offers filmmakers an opportunity to represent the 909 in their own way,” Eddie Gonzalez of 909junkie, said. The movies had to be under... 

Movie Review: Robin Hood sheds historic baggage

Michael Phillips Staff Writer We have all heard the classic, childhood story of Robin Hood. He is noble man from 12th century England who wore bright tights, had a bow and arrow and a love for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Last week, director Ridley Scott’s version of “Robin Hood” opened worldwide, however the Robin Hood we know from our childhood is not the one portrayed in... 

Sean Dillon's film earns award

Tiffany Spears Staff Writer Assistant Professor of Theater Arts Sean Dillon won the New Belgium Indie Feature Film Award, which honors independent feature films. Dillon’s film “Something Blue” was shown at the 2010 Sonoma International Film Festival from April 15-18. It was among one of four films chosen to be screened in the 2010 INPUT Conference held in Budapest, Hungary from May 8-12. Dillon... 

Movie Review: ‘Nightmare’ does not supply scares

Michael Phillips Staff Writer The long awaited remake of Wes Craven’s horror film “Nightmare on Elm Street” was released to theatres around the country last Friday April 30. The original was released in 1984 and was a groundbreaking and creative film that changed the face of the horror genre. However the remake is not as creative as Wes Craven’s original, but it manages to mimic a few of its... 
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