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Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

Michael Covington

March 17, 2013


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  Oz The Great and Powerful is the latest idyllic fantasy brought to us by Disney. Oz brings a Burtonesqe reimagining of the famous world crafted by L. Frank Baum. Directed by film wunderkind Sam Remi, Oz ends up being being comprehensible and easier to follow than other movies Disney has create...

Book Review: Clockwork Angels The Novel

Heather Hanenburg

March 11, 2013


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Regarded as a new steampunk adventure, ‘Clockwork Angels:  The Novel’ is an expressive read containing alchemical elements and becoming very esoteric in style.  With help from the band Rush’s drummer and chief lyricist Neil Peart, science-fiction author Kevin J. Anderson has written an excit...

‘The Five Year Engagement’ previews are misleading

Sean Asuncion

May 15, 2012


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SAN DIEGO -- Don't be misled, as I was, by the previews.  The Five Year Engagement, directed by Nicholas Stoller,  has been promoted as a comedy, but it's in reality a pretty unhappy drama. It  is about a couple who lives in San Francisco, Tom Solomon (Jason Segal, ) an aspiring sous chef and ...

Both genders will laugh during ‘Think Like A Man’

Sean Asuncion

May 15, 2012


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SAN DIEGO -Think Like a Man is one of the funniest movies I have seen in quite a while. Every scene had a comedic moment that made the whole audience laugh. Directed by Tim Story, the movie is about the love lives of five guys:  Dominic (Michael Ealy), Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara), Cedric (Kevin H...

‘Safe’ proves to be less than compelling

Sean Asuncion

May 13, 2012


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SAN DIEGO -- Safe, a movie starring Jason Statham, was good yet disappointing.  It is about a 12-year old Asian girl named Mei, who can memorize anything and remember it forever.  Taken from her home she soon finds herself within the ranks of Chinese gangsters. Being a child prodigy she becomes...

Super heroes are super at the box office

Dylan Burke

May 9, 2012


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SAN DIEGO -- The super movie is finally here. All the films featuring original Avengers have included hints and references to the characters' upcoming collaboration.  It's a blockbuster, setting the bar high for anything else. The Avengers represents a collection of heroes of the Marvel Comi...

‘John Carter’ is a violent Martian adventure

Sean Asuncion

April 30, 2012


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SAN DIEGO -- John Carter is a comedic, dramatic, and adventurous movie based on the book Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The story is revealed when a nephew finds a note from John Carter telling storries of his travels. The movie is made enjoyable with some wonderful graphic effec...

‘No Happy Cows’ may change your eating habits

Jenn Sanders

April 19, 2012


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GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution is a compilation of articles and other pieces from books that John Robbins has written.  Robbins was the only heir to the Baskin-Robbins fortune. He gave all of that up to become an advocate for the human...

Culinary Arts provides a gourmet repast

Johnny Weber

April 14, 2012


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GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- The culinary arts program hosted a gourmet five-course dining experience on Thursday, April 12, in Room 177 of the Griffin Center to help train the program’s students and to provide excellent quality meals to other students. The culinary arts program hosts the dinner every...

Odds are with ‘Hunger Games’

Dylan Burke

March 30, 2012


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SAN DIEGO-- The Hunger Games are a government-created competition that has a boy and a girl called “tributes” from each of the 12 districts fight to the death with only one winner.   The movie follows 16-year-old Katniss, who volunteers to participate in the place of her younger sister The bo...

Lowbrow ‘Project X’ tells of a party gone wild

Dylan Burke

March 12, 2012


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SAN DIEGO  -- Director Nima Norizadeh's Project X tells the story of a party thrown by an insecure, popularity-seeking teenager when his parents are out of town. The party in Pasadena quickly gets out of hand to the point of calamity. Seventeen-year-old Thomas (Thomas Mann) had hoped the party...

Movie Review: Buckle up Star Wars nerds

John Weber

February 14, 2012


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EL CAJON-- Star Wars Episode 1: the Phantom menace in 3D made its debut in theatres on February 10. The movie was originally released in 1999 when this modern 3D (which stands for three dimensions) technology in theatres did not exist. If you are a huge Star Wars nerd like me then you must go...

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