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Theater Review: “I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning”

Theater Review: “I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning”

Sonya Curiel and Ariel Reyes

December 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Videos

On Saturday evening at the Ristorante Venezia, also known as the student cafeteria, we were invited to the wedding ceremony of Edward Crock, performed by Jaden Aguilar, and Brenda Anne-Marie, performed by Maya Ten. Upon entering the beautifully decorated wedding hall, we took our seats and waited fo...

Film Review: “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald”

Daniel Ho, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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The second of a five-movie Harry Potter prequel series, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald,” saw overall subpar reviews from fans and critics alike. It’s been two years since the release of the first film of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, when author J.K. Rowling decided that the ...

Film Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Film Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Julian Pinto, Reporter

November 30, 2018


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“Bohemian Rhapsody” follows Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, through his life and the highlights of the band’s career, and it's honestly a decent movie. Mercury is played by Rami Malek, known for his parts in “Mr. Robot” and “The Master,” who delivered a stellar performance, whic...

Film Review: Venom

Film Review: Venom

Julian Pinto, Reporter

November 21, 2018


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**Warning: Contains spoilers** “Venom,” a movie about investigative reporter Eddie Brock who becomes Venom, received bad critic reviews, but despite that, viewers say it's good. So what is it? It's neither; it isn't good, but it isn't that bad either. The movie, released Oct. 5th, stars Tom Hardy as Broc...

Film Review: Halloween (2018)

Film Review: Halloween (2018)

Genine Chavez, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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In the terrifying slasher movie “Halloween,” released Oct. 19, director David Gordon Green ended the “Halloween” franchise with its 11th movie. It’s had a long journey, starting off in 1978. It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, survived a vicious attack from seri...

“A Star is Born” will leave you in tears

“A Star is Born” will leave you in tears

Citlalli Martinez, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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The film “A Star is Born” was an unexpectedly refreshing film. It is directed by Bradley Cooper, an American actor and filmmaker who stars in the movie as Jackson Maine, along with Lady Gaga, an American singer, songwriter and actress,  as Ally. The movie felt very realistic. The performances in it were exqui...

Are “Coco” and “The Book of Life” Comparable?

Damian Hernandez, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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“Coco” and “The Book of Life” are two movies related to the Day of the Dead (Oct. 31) which is celebrated in various Latin American countries and by many students at Venice High School. Both movies revolve around the theme of venerating the dead and music. There are some clear similarities in both f...

TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead

TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead

Desmond Andersen, Web Editor

October 31, 2018


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*Warning: Contains Spoilers for Season 4 of FTWD* The Season 4 finale of AMC’s "Fear the Walking Dead" aired on Sept. 30, leaving viewers on a surprisingly upbeat note. Morgan, Alicia and the remaining band of survivors decide to stay in the Midwest, helping people in need by distributing boxes of ...

L.A. Spooky Legends

L.A. Spooky Legends

Sonya Curiel, Entertainment Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Ah! Los Angeles, the City of Angels. Like any other city in California, Los Angeles has a very unique and long history to behold. But, not every LA background is as joyful as it seems. Sometimes, it can even get a little dark and spooky. You’ve heard of the murderous Cecil Hotel as well as the haunt...

5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Daniel Ho, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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Halloween is here, and 99 percent of you probably don’t know what you’re going to dress up as. And don’t say you’re too old. No one’s too old to dress up for Halloween. If you’re stressing to find a costume, here are some great last-minute ideas.   Rosie The Riveter A simple costume is Rosie ...

Spooky Crossword Puzzle: Halloween Movies & Treats

Spooky Crossword Puzzle: Halloween Movies & Treats

Destiny Clark, News Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

ACROSS 4 - Taste the rainbow. 5 - A twisted red vine. 7 - A "lovable loser' who appeared in the Peanuts movie. 8 - His name can be called three times. He wears a striped suit and has green hair. 9 - Have a break with a chocolate-covered wafer. 10 - Your friendly neighborhood ...

Top 5 Nostalgic Halloween movies

Top 5 Nostalgic Halloween movies

Genine Chavez, Entertainment reporter

October 31, 2018


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Hocus Pocus (1993)          After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend Allison who Max is trying to impress. Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches, sisters Winifred, Sarah and Mary who used...