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Oscars Red Carpet brings high end fashions with splash of bold

By Cris Rojo | February 25, 2019

The red carpet at the Academy Awards is typically known for minimal and high spirited fashions. However, 2019’s carpet seemed to take a bit of bold turn for many attendees’ fashion choices.  FX “Pose” star Billy Porter was not the first attendee...

‘North Country’ presents empowering message

By Parker Otto | October 4, 2018

The 2005 film “North Country” delivers strong performances and a relevant narrative in light of the #Me Too and #Time’s Up movements. The film was screened 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., as part of the ongoing Richard...

‘Huntsman’ sequel hardly memorable

By Jay Ibarra | April 25, 2016

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” the sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” was an unfortunate flop at both the box office and in keeping my attention, unlike the first film in the franchise.“Huntsman: Winter’s War” grossed $20 million...

‘Prometheus’ provokes deep thought

By Sarah Contreras | June 18, 2012

I’m a big fan of movies that force the audience to think. More often than not, I leave the theater feeling as if the film powers that be have severely underestimated my ability to ponder, to handle anything complex. So when director Ridley Scott (Gladiator,...