Friday, July 10, 2020

Movies

‘The Half of It’ Breaks Romantic Comedy Rules With Its Bold Message About Love

As an avid watcher of Netflix teen rom-coms, I often find that the rowdy high school parties and steamy make-out scenes...

“Onward,” Pixar’s Latest Original Film, Is An Emotional Standout

The 2010s marked a dominance of sequels for Pixar, with the studio releasing only four original films during the decade —...

Bakugo And Deku Finally Team Up In the Beautifully Animated Movie “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising”

It is no surprise that it has become a smash hit at the box office as it left fans, both old and new, craving more and setting the bar high for future anime films to come.

“To All The Boys: P.S I Still Love You” Presents A Realistic Perspective On Teenage Relationships

Based on the second novel in Jenny Han’s young adult “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” series, Netflix’s “To All...

The Lesson Behind Cretton’s “Just Mercy”

Walter McMillian was arrested for the murder of an 18-year-old girl and was immediately sent to Alabama’s death row before his trial in 1987. When he finally received a trial, it took less than two days to convict him and officially sentence him. Without the dedication of lawyer Bryan Stevenson, his story would have ended there. Now, it has been adapted into a legal drama film.

“The King”: Paradoxically Stale But Engaging

“The King” manages to be a film that is uninspired while also being engaging, creating a film that is decent at best.

“The Laundromat” Is A Bizarre Interpretation Of Corruption

“The Laundromat” is a biographical adaptation of the Panama Papers incident that occurred in 2015 that teaches viewers about the different branches of money laundering.

2019 Viet Film Fest

The Viet Film Festival, which ran from Oct. 11, 2019 to Oct. 13, 2019 in Orange, California, is one of many film festivals that serve the purpose of showcasing the efforts of a minority group.

Two People Walk in to See “Joker”: Here is Their Review

Overall, “Joker” is a well-made film that makes parallels between the modern day and the 1970s. However, the film is not really able to tie those parallels together completely.

Halloween Costume Inspiration From 2019’s Best Film & TV

Here are some Halloween costume ideas from 2019's best TV shows and films including "Midsommar", "Euphoria", "Black Mirror", and "Russian Doll".

“Parasite” Takes You On a Wild Ride

Aided by a killer soundtrack that punctuates the film with levity and suspense in just the right spots, “Parasite” will have theaters cracking up at its witty dialogue in one scene and then on the edge of their seats during another.

Disney Releases New Trailer for “Frozen 2”, an Expected Box Office Hit

On Sept. 30, Walt Disney Animation Studios released their fourth trailer for the upcoming movie “Frozen 2,” the studio’s sixth feature film and third sequel of 2019, which is set to be released on Friday, Nov. 22.

NEWS

UCI Student Receives 2020 Strauss Scholarship

UCI junior and cognitive sciences major Karishma Muthukumar has received the 2020 Strauss Scholarship. Provided by the Donald A. Strauss Public Service...

Orange County Moves Into Stage Two of California’s Resilience Roadmap

The City of Irvine announced on May 23 that Orange County had officially been given permission to move into the second stage...

Great Plates Delivery Program Launched in Irvine

The City of Irvine announced their participation in California’s Great Plates Delivery Program on April 24 to support seniors and local businesses...

OPINION

Orange County: The Shame of California

At a time as critical as this one, the popular saying, “Orange County is the Florida of California” has never felt more...

Artificial Crisis at UCI: Austerity or Humanity? How Disposability Politics Guides the University’s Treatment of Students and Workers

Editor's Note: This article has been updated with links to resources for Student-Worker Week of Action, USASUCI and the BSU at UCI.

Expressing Change Through Art: Black Lives Matter Hollywood Peaceful Protests

It’s been a revolutionary week in modern day America, as the people in this nation...

SPORTS

UCI Men’s Basketball Player Tommy Rutherford Laments Abrupt End To Season

On game days, UCI Men’s Basketball senior Tommy Rutherford eats breakfast at around eight or nine in the morning, begins his stretches in the weight room, shoots around and grabs a balanced pre-game meal that consists of carbs, protein and some veggies. He prepares for the game by going over the film of the opposing team and discussing the team’s game plan with his coaches and teammates. Sometimes he allows himself to take a nap and takes about an hour more for shooting around. When all his ritualistic pre-game preparations are over, his team has their warm-up time on the court. Finally, it’s time to play basketball.

Letter From The Sports Editors: Changes In The Sports Section Due To COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic occurring, it is evident that live sporting events are in a hiatus during this time. There...

COVID-19’s Effect On Sports

The day began like any ordinary day at UCI on Tuesday, March 10.

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