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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... 

La Verne alumna makes the cut in film festival

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer This year’s Honolulu International Film Festival has accepted a film made by University of La Verne alumna La Verne resident Jennifer Hoge and two University broadcast faculty members. Hoge’s documentary, “Damien Making A Difference God Making a Saint,” was one of the 41 films selected from several hundred submissions from all over the world. Shane Rodrigues, University... 

Movie Review: Wes Anderson does it yet again

Samantha Sincock Arts Editor/Editorial Director Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” has kept true to its title and is in fact quite the fantastic movie this fall, offering a stop-motion film of Roald Dahl’s tale of mischievous foxes, badgers and various other animals. George Clooney and Meryl Streep voice the Foxes, the sophisticated Nick and Nora Charles of the vulpine world, and successfully... 

Movie Review: A serious dilemma for a serious man

Dan Sayles Sports Editor There are many movies that try to depict the life of a man going into shambles with dysfunctional family members, work problems and the unfortunate process of seeking guidance that ultimately leads to disappointment, or even further confusion. Even fewer movies are able to go about such heart-rending events with a thick, syrupy black humor that the Coen brothers have. With... 

Movie Review: Jonze breathes life into a children’s classic

Samantha Sincock Arts Editor/Editorial Director A whimsical children’s story is brought to life as Spike Jonze dives into the imagination of a child with “Where the Wild Things Are.” Who would have thought that a children’s book filled with nine sentences and 20 pages would become a major feature film? Jonze has proven to do just that. A story millions of children, and now adults know, tells... 

'Something Blue' strikes gold

Michael Escañuelas Staff Writer Sean Dillon, assistant professor of theater arts, and his partner Curtis Krick celebrated the recent success of their film, “Something Blue.” The film, shot in a mockumentary style, is about a couple getting married. The twist of the story is that a white woman, Jill, is soon to marry Terry, a man part of the fictional blue-skinned polar-race from Antarctica. The... 

Movie Review: Moore skewers Wall Street with ‘Capitalism’

Kevin Garrity Managing Editor The greedy vultures of Wall Street, who use our capitalistic system to pull the strings of puppets in government, have not flown over Michael Moore’s dead body. Moore, the directive voice for all things political, makes his case for ridding our capitalistic society and returning our nation to its democratic roots in his new documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” Moore,... 
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