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Blockbusters showcase black community with lead roles in film

Blockbusters showcase black community with lead roles in film

by Flower Smith, Contributor // February 19, 2020

In honor of Black History Month and celebrating the cultural contributions of African Americans, here are some films that represent black people in lead...

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Studio Ghibli will release its classic films on HBO Max this spring

Studio Ghibli will release its classic films on HBO Max this spring

by Juniper Perkins, Staff Writer // January 29, 2020

“Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” — what do these films have in common? They all come from the critically...

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Netflix holiday movie and TV guide

Netflix holiday movie and TV guide

by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer // December 11, 2019

With the weather outside being frightful lately and finals week rapidly approaching, the holiday season is officially here.  Netflix has recently updated...

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Upcoming summer movies to get excited for

Upcoming summer movies to get excited for

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // April 24, 2019

After finals are turned in and the temperature starts to rise, cinephiles will start to make their annual summer pilgrimage to the movie theaters to escape...

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Tijuana in December 2018, during the filming of

Filmmaker speaks about upcoming documentary on border city violence

by Nathan Godderis, Staff Writer // March 20, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, San Diego State hosted documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn to talk about his upcoming movie “Stuck in Tijuana” and raise awareness...

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Guilty pleasure classic films don't always hold up over time

Guilty pleasure classic films don’t always hold up over time

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // March 20, 2019

Cinephiles like myself love watching classic films that have been deemed quintessential to mainstream, American culture. For hours on end, I have snacked...

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Legion M screens crowdfunded debut

Legion M screens crowdfunded debut “Mandy”

by Stephan Early, Staff Writer // September 19, 2018

Changes in crowdfunding laws are expanding the reach of companies looking to take advantage of this innovative way of raising capital funds. Some companies...

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Nick Jonas welcomes us to the jungle in 'Jumanji'

Nick Jonas welcomes us to the jungle in ‘Jumanji’

by Kelly Kerrigan, Staff Writer // December 19, 2017

In 1995 one of the most well known movies of all time was released that detailed the story of an intricate board game that absorbs its players into the...

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Actors Octavia Spencer and Sally Hawkins seen on the set of

‘The Shape of Water’ adds elements of magic to film

by Stephan Early, Staff Writer // November 30, 2017

In 1962 the societal climate in America began to change. The rise of television was causing the decline of the cinematic industry. The Cold War and great...

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College as told by the movies

College as told by the movies

by Alex Noble, Staff Writer // August 28, 2017

It’s no surprise that young people today have spent a sizable chunk of their lives planted in front of screens, meaning that whatever preconceived notions...

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Film industry lacks diversity, and that’s a problem

by Marissa Ochoa, Staff Columnist // September 11, 2015

Major blockbuster hits are coming soon and every moviegoer should be excited, but beyond the glitz and glam of Hollywood lies a very prevalent dilemma....

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Theater and film department offer Aztecs deals

by Nancy Kirk, Staff Writer // March 27, 2015

Aztecs will be able to reap the benefit of Student Saver Sundays at UltraStar Cinemas in Mission Valley. The program allows Aztecs the opportunity to pay...

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