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FIFA 20 graphics, gameplay a step down compared to previous editions of franchise

FIFA 20 graphics, gameplay a step down compared to previous editions of franchise

Francisco Medina, Photo Editor

October 15, 2019

EA Sports released the newest edition of their FIFA series on Sept. 24 but aside from new game modes, FIFA 20’s gameplay feels like a step down from last year’s edition. The FIFA series has been around for about 25 years and each year, EA has tried to introduce new and innovative ways to improve ...

“It Chapter Two”: Lousy script underwhelms

“It Chapter Two”: Lousy script underwhelms

Harleen Gill, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2019

“It: Chapter 2’ brings the Losers’ Club back together 27 years later, after the return of Pennywise who wreaked havoc in their hometown of Derry, Maine since they were children. Having gone their separate ways, the childhood friends receive a phone call from Mike Hanlon (played by Chosen Jacobs...

“Hustlers” showcases women behind sex trade glamour

“Hustlers” showcases women behind sex trade glamour

Joshua Aplaon, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2019

Based on trailers alone, it does not take much to gather that the movie “Hustlers” is more than a gratuitous movie about stripping, dancing for money and romanticized glitz and glamour of the underground sex work with an all-star cast. In the film, a crew of strippers (Jennifer Lopez, Constance...

‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ embraces incredible pure action

Mark Jensen, Staff Reporter

June 25, 2019

“John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum” rushes the audience into an action-packed thriller into where the second film left off. Yet, at the end of runtime, one can’t shake the feeling of being left unsatisfied. The film doesn’t disappoint in providing the well choreographed and imaginative fight s...

Top three shows to watch on Netflix

Top three shows to watch on Netflix

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2019

One of the hottest new shows of the spring season is “Good Girls,” a unique suburban thriller that combines thrills, drama and comedy in an unexpected way. The show follows three financially struggling mothers who rob a grocery store to become financially independent and get tangled up in a world of crime and danger. Christina Hendricks and Manny Montana deliver astounding performances, mana...

‘Aladdin’ live action adaptation is musically thrilling but lacking

‘Aladdin’ live action adaptation is musically thrilling but lacking

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019

The live-action rendition of “Aladdin” is one of Disney’s best attempts to create something family friendly, entertaining and accurate to its source material. “Aladdin” delivers a comical tale of banned love, where peasant Aladdin meets Princess Jasmine in his hometown of Agrabah. They fall in love despite Aladdin's reputation for being a thief.   Guy Ritchie, director of “Sherlo...

‘Detective Pikachu:’ super effective electrifying adaptation

‘Detective Pikachu:’ super effective electrifying adaptation

Ethan Bennett, News Editor

June 15, 2019

There is not a video game franchise that Hollywood is not interested in profiting off of by adapting it onto the big screen, and “Detective Pikachu” is no exception. Based on the Nintendo 3DS game by the same name, “Detective Pikachu” is the first live-action adaptation of its cinemati...

Mexican food truck offers classic options to students

Mexican food truck offers classic options to students

Francisco Medina, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2019

La Frontera Grill is a classic food truck located on De Anza Boulevard that serves unique Mexican dishes. Their tall and colorful flags advertise what kind of food they have available. The location of this truck is perfect because De Anza Boulevard is a busy street for the majority of the da...

‘Game of Thrones’ returns to captivate its viewers

Francisco Medina, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019

Beginning with its improved opening, the highly anticipated HBO series “Game of Thrones” premiered its first episode of the eighth season, sending chills down the spines of millions of fans. After two years since its last air date, the series returned on April 14 with its final season. The ep...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ defeats all modern horror films with its plot twist

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ defeats all modern horror films with its plot twist

Ashley Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2019

Jordan Peele’s “Us” is a brilliant nerve-racking modern American nightmare with a plot twist that boggles the mind. The horror revolves around the story of Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o), who vacations in Santa Cruz with her husband Gabe (Winston Duke) and her two children. She grows paranoid from unforeseen coincidences make her reminisce a traumatic experience from her childhood. The Wilsons are left to fight for their lives when an unknown family o...