The Daily Aztec

D-Box technology revolutionizing cinema

by Andrew Scoggins

March 22, 2011

Now with all that said about “Battle: Los Angeles,” the special effects in the movie were brilliant, and when being literally shook by every bullet that comes whizzing by, it is hard not to be sucked into the action. This...

Audiences ‘Battle’ against boredom

by Andrew Scoggins

March 22, 2011

If anyone saw the previews for “Battle: Los Angeles,” they knew exactly what they were getting into. Massive explosions, action, aliens, Michelle Rodriguez playing the same tough chick role she plays in every movie and more explosions. If this is a criteria mo...

Trump talks about new ‘Apprentice’

by Amanda Macias

March 22, 2011

Donald Trump is at it again with his fourth installment of  “Celebrity Apprentice,” which premiered earlier this month. This season’s cast is as unpredictable as the first and features A-List celebrities such as Lil Jon, La Toy...

‘Better World’ challenges pacifistic idealism

by Andrew Younger

March 22, 2011

“You can’t just go around beating people up. That doesn’t help anything. What kind of world would we get?” That is the central question the film “In a Better World” addresses in Director Susanne Bier’s multifaceted exploration of the nature of conflict. Bier crafts a story devoid ...

‘Cowboyz’ test gravity and flame resistance

by Andrew Scoggins

March 22, 2011

The lights dim and the voice that narrates almost every monster truck show commercial begins to growl about how the world has ended. The voice roared that motorcyclists must now perform backflips to reign supreme in this new world...

Discount given for apocalyptic freestyle motocross

by Andrew Scoggins

March 16, 2011

Backflips on motorcycles, giant plumes of fire, attractive women, blasting music, post-apocalyptic conflict, is anything else really necessary? A new breed of extreme showmanship is making its way to the San Diego Valley View Casino Center (formerly the San Diego Sport...

SDSU takes a musical tryst to the underworld

by David Dixon

March 16, 2011

The 2010-2011 Season of Plays and Musicals at San Diego State has so far been entertaining, lighthearted escapism. Now comes “Eurydice,” a relatively modern retelling of a Greek myth that is hard to categorize. With plenty of humor, bleakness a...

‘Heartbeats’ gets audiences’ blood pumping

by Jack Crane

March 16, 2011

Twenty-one-year-old Xavier Dolan already “killed his mother” in his 2009 indie flick, starred in “Martyrs” — arguably the most horrifying film of all time — and with his second turn in the directors seat, he is attempting to create a visual ...

Realistic acting gives this drama the ‘Win’

by David Dixon

March 13, 2011

Thomas McCarthy is a multitalented man. He is an actor who has directed and written two highly regarded films, “The Station Agent” and “The Visitor.” He also helped contribute to the story of “Up,” one of the ...

Melodrama plagues the remake of a fairy tale

by Carmen Splane

March 13, 2011

A wide-eyed Amanda Seyfried pouts and fawns her way through what could have been a welcome addition to the laundry list of fairy tale remakes. Instead, “Red Riding Hood” is a laughable attempt at a sexy psychological thriller aimed toward the profitable “Twil...

Viewers shouldn’t ‘Pass’ on this raunchy flick

by Morgan Denno

March 9, 2011

When people are told not to think about sex, what do they think about? Sex, of course. This is the basic premise of the most recent Farrelly brothers’ comedy, “Hall Pass.” The idea revolves around the old “grass is greener on the other side” adage. Much l...

Ne-Yo goes to hell and back for ‘Battle’

by Erika Cueva

March 9, 2011

A singer at heart, Ne-Yo takes time to discuss his role in “Battle: Los Angeles,” premiering tomorrow. This film is unlike previous apocalyptic films, bringing a different style to this wildly successful genre of movies. ...