Diversity in media has made progress over the past couple of years but still has a long way to go in terms of representation for people of color. There is more diversity in the heroes of Hollywood, but it’s still far from equal.
As a lifelong fan of superhero movies, I think the genre has become stagnant and predictable. However, I think there may be a path forward.
Spider-Man is an iconic hero, and so is his origin story. But after being shown in so many films it is beginning to feel tired.
The year is coming to an end and as we look back on what we’ve been through in our lives, whether it be a bad break up or finally graduating college, let’s also take a look back at what the wonderful world of film has brought us this year with[Read More…]
While critics are often known for being harsh in their reviews, audiences are becoming worse when it comes to the quality of a film, which raises the question: What’s wrong with just having a good time at the movies? So often when we go to a movie, we have our[Read More…]
Critic and audience reviews used to be the key factors in viewing how successful a film was, but now the only thing that matters are box office numbers. Although this is not as problematic for smaller scale films such as the 2017 acclaimed hit “Get Out,” as it is for[Read More…]
The historic halls of the Art Theater on Fourth Street roared with thunderous applause, impassioned speeches and camera flashes Thursday, as the 2018 Catalina Film Festival kicked off the first night of its week-long showcase. The international festival began in 2010 on Catalina Island, home to the Avalon Theater, one[Read More…]
No cable? No problem. There are plenty of legal movie streaming websites and apps that are affordable and accessible to students. Long Beach State offers discounted codes for movie websites such as Hulu, FilmStruck and MUBI. In order to apply the discounted price, students must register using their student email.[Read More…]
The beauty of Hollywood is that filmmakers can make nearly any city morph into the one a story is set in. While many coastal scenes look as though they’re filmed somewhere on the east coast, many were filmed right here in Long Beach. The aquatic capital of America has been[Read More…]
Nothing resonates more with college students than the word “free.” Associated Students Inc.’s Beach Pride Events is presenting a series of movie screenings fit for any broke college student. Movies on the House allows Long Beach State students to watch newly released movies without having to pay the costly price[Read More…]