Tag: Movies

Lights, Camera, Long Beach

Laughter echoed in the theater as local Long Beach filmmakers debut their latest projects. The 5th Annual Long Beach Indie International Film Festival took place last week showcasing local filmmakers, including Long Beach State University students and alumni.   The festival, which also highlights the work of international directors, was[Read More…]

Surging changes arise in Schwentke’s ‘Insurgent’

Fiction fans can rush to theaters and cringe, yet again, as they accept and embrace unexpected additions to the film adaptation of “Insurgent.” Director Robert Schwentke adapted the second installment of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Trilogy, “Insurgent.” Although Schwentke’s interpretation strays from the dystopian series’ original plot, it’s refreshingly entertaining. The[Read More…]

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey fails to ignite the big screen

Brace yourselves, bookworms; the highly anticipated “Fifty Shades of Grey” film-adaptation falls flaccid, lacking the dangerous sex appeal that kept bookstore shelves empty and the latex industry in business. The film follows a virginal Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, who falls in love with the deeply disturbed billionaire tycoon Christian[Read More…]

A most violent attempt

“A Most Violent Year” takes an ambitious step back in time to when guns solved everything. Directed by J.C. Candor and released on Friday with A24 Studios, “A Most Violent Year” has every tool to obtain mob-movie greatness: blood, a mischievous, beautiful wife, tax fraud and drawn-out pauses in between[Read More…]

How to know if you are addicted to Netflix

Watching unlimited, non-stop amounts of Netflix only costs $7.99 per month, so it’s no wonder that more and more people are becoming addicted. “Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen,” Netflix says on its website. “Members can play, pause and resume watching,[Read More…]

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