By Spencer Reifel |staff writer| The person who introduced us to the magical world is back at work. Well-known author of the Harry Potter Saga, J. K. Rowling, released “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” This is the first of a trilogy written by Rowling under the fictional characters, Newt Scamander. “Fantastic Beasts,” published in 2001, a mock textbook. The trilogy is a prequel to the Harry potter saga. Opening Nov. 18, it has already brought in 75 million in it’s first weekend. In it’s first week it has a rating of an 8.0 out of 10 on IMDb, and a 75 percent rating on rotten tomato. This action filled family oriented sci-fi fiction … [Read more...] about The wonderful world of wizardry
By Veronica Vicente |Staff Writer| “Bruno Mars 24k Magic” Bruno Mars will release his third album on Nov. 18 that features his newest debuting single “24K Magic.” “24k Magic” had a groundbreaking record of 101 thousand copies sold in the first week and landed at No.5 on the Hot on Oct. 18. "The Accountant Makes it Big" "The Accountant" premiered on Oct. 14 and featured Ben Affleck as a deadly accountant, it opened at No. 1 at the box office with $24.7 million opening weekend. "The movie was a fun drama that I enjoyed and the more you pay attention, the more you can appreciate the details and the layers in the plot, it was also an interesting portrayal of someone … [Read more...] about Briefs
By Jacob Strangis | Staff Writer | At least once in our lifetime we have wished that we could be “super” or “different” in that we would stand out from the rest with special abilities and the potential to become a hero. Everyday, students and other adults alike across the world visit foreign universes whether its in the form of a book, a movie, a television show or a video game. Fiction and fantasy have long been beloved by human beings as a whole for generations and we visit them almost every single day through different types of media consumption. We asked around campus what fiction or fantasy universe they would live in and what their role and abilities would be, and the … [Read more...] about Fantasy Living
By Pauline Fontanaud | Staff Writer | Fanfiction is the nervous system of an online community of fans broadening and keeping alive the fictional universes they love. I know sometimes people just can’t stand an ending, or a character leaving. This can be true for movies, TV shows, books, or even video games. So people turn to fanfictions to either find their happiness, or to write it. Fanfictions, or fanfics, are written fiction stories about characters from pre-existing works of fiction or even real life celebrities. They are all about changing endings, couple pairings, or even writing all of the characters in an alternate universe. The authors morph the existing works … [Read more...] about Fanfiction treats fiction as real
By Emmanuel Gutierrez |Asst. Features Editor| Muggles rejoice, the boy who lived is still not dead! Many Potter fans have been painfully detoxing from a shortage of encounters with flying hippogriffs, kissing Dementors, and enslaved house elves. But if one wishes to satisfy that magical sweet tooth but don't have any Cockroach Clusters, Exploding Bonbons, or Bertie Bott's Every-Flavour Beans in hand, remember: patience is a virtue. Joanne Kathleen Rowling, also known as J.K. Rowling, most famous for her Harry Potter series, is currently penned to script the first film of a potential trilogy expanding the Harry Potter universe, according to cinemablend.com. These films, based on … [Read more...] about J. K. Rowling pens new story
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| The local theaters and venues in San Bernardino and Riverside offer highly anticipated live entertainment ranging from plays to music festivals and performances. The Fox Theater is well known for historically being the first theater to present the classic movie “Gone with the Wind,” starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable back in 1939. The Masters of Harmony returned to the venue with a performance called “Pulling Out the Stops," on April 28. The choir, directed by Justin Miller, sings different types of songs such as: jazz, Broadway, classical and more, according to the Fox Theater’s official website. The theater is also looking for … [Read more...] about Live entertainment to hit local theaters
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| The movies of 2013, coming soon to a theater near you, will make you laugh, cry or grab onto your theater seat horrified. Get your ticket stubs ready for these six highly anticipated movies. “The Big Wedding” revolves around a funny, dysfunctional, family, reuniting for a wedding. This movie sports a talented cast, including Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. They bicker and joke at the dinner table and elsewhere for our entertainment. You’re invited to the wedding on April 26. “Pain and Gain” centers around two body-builders turned criminals, starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg. This action-comedy-crime movie, based on a true story, … [Read more...] about Coming to a theater near you!