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TV Gives Feature Film a Run for its Money

Evan Ramirez, El Vaquero Staff Writer
May 23, 2012

For years, when a movie star took a job in television he or she was looked down upon. Taking a role on television could end up killing their career on the silver screen entirely. However, in recent years, the landscape of entertainment has taken a turn in favor of the small screen. The quality of television... Read more »

Revival Theaters Offer Classic Entertainment at Bargain Prices

Evan Ramirez, El Vaquero Staff Writer
April 25, 2012

Chain theaters just can’t compare to the experience of watching a film in a revival house — sitting down in a theater that oozes history and being surrounded by fellow classic film lovers. From the welcoming theater size to the friendly staff, taking a seat and watching a movie made by Godard, Tarkovsky... Read more »

Spurlock Offers Insider’s View of Comic-Con

KEEPING IT UNREAL: “Comic-Con Episdoe IV: A Fan’s Hope,”  offers a surreal look at the lives of fans.

Evan Ramirez, El Vaquero Staff Writer
April 24, 2012

Within the past couple of years, Comic-Con has become the hub of the entertainment industry for one weekend in July. However, for more than 40 years, it’s been the meeting place for fans of comics, allowing them to browse and buy their highly sought-after items. In his newest documentary, “Comic-Con... Read more »

‘Hunger Games’ Leaves Audiences Satisfied

Evan Ramirez, El Vaquero Staff Writer
April 4, 2012

A film focusing on 24 kids pitted against each other in a death match getting this much attention is shocking, and its subject matter is rarely seen in mainstream cinema. To see a film like “The Hunger Games” getting so much buzz is surprising. Not only is it an an enormous box office success, but... Read more »

Podcasting Is the Ultimate Radio Trend

Evan Ramirez, El Vaquero Staff Writer
April 4, 2012

With talk radio stations like KLSX 97.1 being ripped off the air, or completely changing their format to something like top 40, the outlet for stellar programming on the radio is becoming less available. However, as an alternative, within the past couple of years the abundance of excellent podcasts has... Read more »

Parking On Campus Sometimes Difficult

Evan Ramirez, El Vaquero Staff Writer
March 14, 2012

With 2,453 parking spaces and six lots around the campus, which include 33 handicapped and 34 motorcycle, why are some students having a hard time finding a place to park? The first weeks of a new semester tend to be the worst when trying to find a space. However, as the semester progresses, it begins... Read more »

Mars Can Keep ‘John Carter’ Permanently

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Evan Ramirez, El Vaquero Staff Writer
March 13, 2012

For decades Disney has always been considered a staple in filmmaking. Its influence on animation is unmatched, yet the same can’t always be said for its live action output in recent years. While films like “The Muppets” can relate to many viewers based on recollections of their youth, something... Read more »

‘A Separation’ Is International Favorite

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Evan Ramirez, El Vaquero Staff Writer
March 1, 2012

What separates the Oscar-winning film “A Separation” from the also-rans resides in its storytelling. The Iranian film deviates from the standard Hollywood narrative, garnering praise and evoking raw emotions in its viewers, making “A Separation” a fantastic must-watch movie. Directed by Asghar... Read more »

Bookstore Offers Shopping Option Variety

Evan Ramirez, El Vaquero Staff Writer
March 1, 2012

The responsibility of getting to new classes and memorizing a new schedule are things that students deal with on the first day of school. On top of that, there’s always that constant of having to acquire books. Many factors can affect a student’s decision to buy books from the bookstore over an online... Read more »