Movie Review: Cliché In All The Right Ways

By Desiree Leong, Managing Editor Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu, and based off the book by Kevin Kwan, has become exceedingly popular, making $25.2 million in the box office during its first weekend. The film stars an all-Asian cast, a first since director Wayne Wang’s The Joy Luck Club from 25 years ago, giving insight into what it means to be Asian … Continue reading Movie Review: Cliché In All The Right Ways

Movie Review: Infinity War – To Infinity and Beyond

By Aryanna Zavala, Copy Editor A roller coaster is the perfect way to describe a viewer’s feelings when watching the newest installment of the Avengers Franchise, Infinity War. The film was released in the United States on April 27, 2018, a week before its initial release, May 4th. It was predicted to make $245 million in its opening weekend, but it exceeded expectations, making $257,698,183. … Continue reading Movie Review: Infinity War – To Infinity and Beyond

Pew Pew the Movie

By Brandan Wong, Clarion Staff Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a pretty nice piece of work. I haven’t been this excited for a theatrical release since the sequels to Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Alvin and the Chipmunks. So pretty much what’s going on is Rey rolls up to some island where the man Luke Skywalkin’ On-These-Haters is living some hermit lifestyle for whatever reason, … Continue reading Pew Pew the Movie

Fall Movie Reviews: Blood, Gore, and Horror Galore

By Cynthia Dominguez, Clarion Staff Despite reality having enough actual horror in real life this past year, the movie industry decided that we also needed a flood of fictional horror. Throughout summer and fall months, countless horror movies rushed into theaters, preparing moviegoers for the ultimate celebration of horror,  Halloween.  Undeniably one of the most anticipated movies of the year, It stole the attention of movie … Continue reading Fall Movie Reviews: Blood, Gore, and Horror Galore

MOONLIGHT Movie Review

By Matiana Tepa, Opinion Editor This was a great movie.   It was released late last year but I just saw it for the first time, and I’m glad I did.   Spoiler alert, don’t read this review if you plan on watching the movie! Moonlight was divided into three sections, depicting the childhood, adolescence and adulthood of Chiron, a gay African American boy. Each stage … Continue reading MOONLIGHT Movie Review

A Fantastic Review for a Fantastic Movie

By Aaron Soliz, Clarion Staff After nearly five years since the last installment of the Harry Potter series, loyal fans can finally rejoice as they enter the wizarding world once again in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film is based on J.K. Rowling’s book of the same title, and serves as a prequel to the Harry Potter series. Director David Yates, who … Continue reading A Fantastic Review for a Fantastic Movie

Movie Review: Sing

By Breanna Thomas, Clarion Staff Garth Jennings has created an amazing animated comedy musical which depicts a koala bear named Buster Moon, who owns a theater that he is struggling to keep open. The film Sing showcases Buster dreaming to make his father proud by staging a hit show in the theater. Buster tried multiple show ideas but none worked until he has the brilliant … Continue reading Movie Review: Sing

Movie Review: Why Him?

By Leticia Esparza, Clarion Staff John Hamburg created a movie starring Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, and James Franco, about an overprotective father played by Cranston who travels all the way to California to visit his daughter at college, where she meets her boyfriend, a smiling scoundrel named Laird Mayhew (Franco). Franco, who has been cast as a mischievous flake in numerous roles before, excels in … Continue reading Movie Review: Why Him?

Jungle Book Goes Beyond ‘The Bare Necessities’

Movie Review By Dominic Larsen, Assistant Editor John Favreau (director of the first two Iron Man movies, The Wolf of Wall St., and Elf) has done it again by bringing Mowgli and his jungle friends onto the big screen. The film is an adaption of Rudyard Kipling’s book, but it relies heavily on the 1967 Disney film for inspiration.  The creative team does an excellent … Continue reading Jungle Book Goes Beyond ‘The Bare Necessities’