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MOVIE: ‘Life of Pi’ mesmerizingly beautiful

MOVIE: ‘Life of Pi’ mesmerizingly beautiful

Forest Liao

November 25, 2012


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Adventure film lacks strength in meaning, but is visually masterful Read More »...

MOVIE: ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ satisfies the twi-hard appetite

MOVIE: ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ satisfies the twi-hard appetite

Yashashree Pisolkar

November 18, 2012


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Promotional posters may have advertised that “The Epic Finale that Would Last Forever” would hit theaters on Nov. 16, but for many lucky Twi-hards, the midnight premiere of “Breaking Dawn Part 2” began the night of Nov. 15. For these fanatics, the worldwide phenomenon was a four hour inve...

MOVIE: Moving ‘Lincoln’ tips hat to the 16th president

MOVIE: Moving ‘Lincoln’ tips hat to the 16th president

Amrutha Dorai

October 31, 2012


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Cinematic snapshot of Lincoln’s life successfully evokes emotion, humanizes his last few months Read More »...

CONTEST: ‘Lincoln’ movie ticket giveaway happening now

CONTEST: ‘Lincoln’ movie ticket giveaway happening now

Yashashree Pisolkar

October 24, 2012


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On Oct. 24, El Estoque will be hosting a contest to give away nine free movie tickets to the early showing of “Lincoln” playing at Cupertino Square AMC 16 on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The contest is open to all current MV students who follow the three simple steps below. Step 1: Like El Estoque's Facebook page or follow u...

MOVIE:‘Looper’ stuns in circular motion

MOVIE:‘Looper’ stuns in circular motion

Angela Wang

September 29, 2012


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When “Looper” wins big with movie audiences, no one will want to be left out of the thought-provoking loop. This action-packed, science-fiction, borderline-horror thriller sets a new standard that obliterates the time-traveling cliche that has plagued some of Hollywood’s biggest hits. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, “Looper,” set ...

MOVIE: ‘The Master’ challenges its viewers

MOVIE: ‘The Master’ challenges its viewers

Morahd Shawki

September 24, 2012


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It was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, one of the most acclaimed directors working today. This is is Anderson’s latest effort since There Will Be Blood, a film that topped many best-of-decade lists for prolific movie critics. The Master unquestionably continues this stellar track ...

MOVIE: ‘Premium Rush’ a quick, mindlessly entertaining film.

MOVIE: ‘Premium Rush’ a quick, mindlessly entertaining film.

Ruba Shaik

August 27, 2012


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Just when you think you’ve seen it all — superheroes in spaceships,  superheroes in cars, superheroes riding other superheroes — Hollywood strikes again, this time with superheroes that ride bikes and deliver mail no less. But before you go off thinking that Hollywood has truly run out of ideas,...

‘The Avengers’ an all-star film of superheroic action

‘The Avengers’ an all-star film of superheroic action

Forest Liao

May 6, 2012


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Ah, cinema: the only place where gaudy, ludicrous costumes can look good. Nowhere is that more apparent than in “The Avengers,” a comic book movie directed by Joss Whedon and released May 4. The film is a two-and-a-half hour long action extravaganza that stars a host of Marvel’s most profitab...

MOVIE: ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ a twist on love story

MOVIE: ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ a twist on love story

Angela Wang

April 29, 2012


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Emily Blunt (Devil Wears Prada, Sunshine Cleaning) and Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, Muppets) co-star in director Nicholas Stoller's romantic comedy “the Five-Year Engagement”  as Violet and Tom, a couple who has decided to get married but can’t decide when. Just after they get e...

MOVIE: ‘American Reunion’ a hilarious ride

MOVIE: ‘American Reunion’ a hilarious ride

Forest Liao

April 7, 2012


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After almost a decade of being laid to rest, the original “American Pie” series has been brought back to life to entertain a new generation of virgins. Thank God. This latest film, directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, features the original cast catching up at their high school reun...