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FILM & FASHION ISSUE: Diehard fans await Potter’s last stand

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Morgan Denno, Staff Writer The first installment of the last of the "Harry Potter" movies is coming out Nov. 19 and the Potter-fever has already begun. J.K. Rowling's seventh and final Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," contained so much action that Warner Brothers felt...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: ‘Burlesque’ has dance, drama, Cher

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Amanda Macias, Staff Writer Ali Rose (Christina Aguilera) is a wholesome, small-town girl looking to discover herself in the midst of the bright lights of Hollywood. After packing up and heading to the City of Angels, she stumbles upon The Burlesque Lounge, a showroom that has lost its luster, and becomes entrance...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: A new director for the ‘Focker’ series

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Amanda Macias, Staff Writer Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller) are at it again in the third installment of the comedic "Meet the Parents" series with "Little Fockers." It has been 10 year...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: 2012’s most likely blockbuster

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Matthew Carter, Staff Writer What began in 2008 with "Iron Man" will ultimately culminate in the summer of 2012 with Marvel's sure-to-amaze "The Avengers." At the conclusion of last summer's "Iron Man 2," the audience...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: Depp and Jolie’s Tour de France

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Paul Hernandez, Staff Writer Johnny Depp's characters occasionally find themselves in predicaments involving clumsy humor, danger and impromptu beauties. As is the case for the winter thriller, "The Tourist," direct...

PASS THE POPCORN: ?Schmucks? provides frustrating comedy

by Staff

August 2, 2010

Courtesy of Paramount PicturesMost comedies are filled with slapstick humor. "Dinner For Schmucks," on the other hand, is full of slapstick people. Lucky for Tim, he finds Barry 8212; the biggest slapstick of them all. Tim (Paul ...

PASS THE POPCORN: Oscar-winning short shakes up corporate world

by Staff

March 18, 2010

MCT Campus"Logorama" is a 17-minute animated action film made entirely from corporate logos. It recently won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Short Film Animated. The film is French, but the dialogue is English, so it does not...

REEL 2 REAL: Re-released film bears the ills of man

by Staff

December 8, 2009

Akira Kurosawa's influential black and white 1950 film "Rashomon" is being re-released. This is a film thoughtfully poised between visual, rational and emotional provocation while exploring the immense strain of understanding ma...

REEL 2 REAL: Spike Jonze brings the ‘Wild Things’ to life

by Staff

October 20, 2009

Courtesy of Warner Bros.In Maurice Sendak's beloved book "Where the Wild Things Are," the ferocious beasts roar their terrible roars, gnash their terrible teeth, roll their terrible eyes and show their terrible claws. In Spike Jo...

REEL 2 REAL: Fleet film goes deep ‘under the sea’

by Staff

September 16, 2009

?Adventures in Wild California,? ?Under the Sea? and ?Bugs!? each showing an average of three times a day.Balboa Park is home to many museums and has plenty to offer any San Diego local looking for a new gallery to visit. Unique am...

REEL 2 REAL: A forecast of fun for new animated flick

by Staff

September 16, 2009

Courtesy of Sony Pictures AnimationIn the mood for a big, juicy cheeseburger? How about some steamy macaroni and cheese? In the small town of Swallow Falls in Sony Pictures Animation's newest film "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatba...

UP CLOSE AND CINEMATICAL: Once bitten, Robert Pattinson is immortal

by Staff

November 13, 2008

Courtesy of WikipediaIf you haven't heard of "Twilight," then you may have been living under a rock in Siberia for the past couple of years."Twilight" is the first book of the "Twilight" series by Stephanie Meyer that chronicles two ...