The Misfits

By Viviana Altamirano Rainbow Rowell’s novel Eleanor and Park may relate to a few young adults in a way that no other books can. This unique and remarkable novel is different than the usual sappy teen love stories. In most love stories there’s a popular girl or a handsome guy. In this book, however, Eleanor…

Misery Book Review

by Vanessa Cuellar Stephen King’s impeccable novel Misery gives readers a spine-chilling, hair-rising, blood curdling feeling of suspense and danger. King brings to life the horrific venture of what could happen when a famous novelist meets his number one fan. Paul Sheldon, author of the famous romance series Misery, is overcome by wanderlust to drive…

“If I Stay” Movie Review

By Maciel Bustos Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements and some sexual material) Genre: Drama Directed By: R.J. Cutler Written By: Shauna Cross In Theaters: Aug 22, 2014 Wide On DVD: Nov 18, 2014 Box Office: $50.5M Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min. “If I Stay” is about a musical prodigy named Mia who must decide whether to…

The Purge: Anarchy Review

By: Paul Rivera THE PURGE: ANARCHY The Purge: Anarchy is a suspense filled movie about a group of people who get caught out in the purge. They rely on a man who is out looking for revenge on the man who took his son. There is another group of purgers, but they’re not your typical purgers; they are an anti-purge group who fight to…

The Maze Runner Review

By: Evelyn Carillo The Maze Runner: Running to Success    On September 19, 2014 theaters presented “The Maze Runner,” and surprisingly it made a huge box office hit with a total of 73 million dollars in sales. Wes Ball directed this Sci-Fi Thriller.  He’s not well known because he only made two films throughout his…

Movie Review: Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas Reviews: “I thought that this movie was very appropriate for the time of year where the holidays roll in one after the other. It portrays two totally different holidays in one amazingly fun movie.” – Melissa Lopez from The Pitchfork “Part avant-garde art film, part amusing but morbid fairy tale, it…

Movie Review:One Missed Call

  (Japanese version) By Melissa Lopez Release date: January 17, 2004 (Japan) and April 22, 2005 (USA) Runtime: 1 hr. 51 min. Storyline: One Missed Call is originally a Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike. In 2008, director Eric Valette remade  Takashi’s movie. The original film, in my opinion, is better because remakes usually leave…

Exorcist Movie Review

By Maciel Bustos The Exorcist (1973) “The Exorcist” is a film about 12-year-old Regan McNeil (Linda blair) who became tragically possessed by her friend “Captain Howdy,” who she met by playing a OUIJA BOARD.  Regan’s mother (Ellen Burstyn) calls for help from Father Merrin (Max Von Sydow) and Father Karras (Jason Miller); the two work…