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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...

‘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...

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...

Movie Review: ‘Moneyball’ is on the money

Dylan Burke

September 28, 2011


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The new movie Moneyball staring famous actor Brad Pitt has baseball fans around the world pleased with an incredible film based on a true story. Moneyball is not just a typical sports movie or a baseball movie; it's about how the front office of the Oakland Athletics tried its hardest to analyze ...

Movie review: ‘Thor’

Leon Goodrum

May 6, 2011


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LA MESA -- Thor is film based on the Marvel comic of the same name and is the fourth film released by Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the Legendary god of thunder.  Fans of the comic got wind of the film back in 2006-07 but, due to set backs, the production of the film was ...

Movie review: ‘Rio’

Alexis Tittle

May 5, 2011


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GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Rio is the latest animated feature from Blue Sky Studios, the creators of Ice Age.  Although this movie is rated G, it is not just for kids - it’s a good date movie as well.  The story is about Blue (Jesse Eisenberg) a tropical bird from Rio de Janeiro, but misplaced in Minne...

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