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Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features

SOBxRBE’s feature is important for local music “Black Panther” is one of the most anticipated, critically acclaimed movies of the year. High anticipation for the film was evident in its $240 million-plus opening weekend sales, according to Forbes Magazine. The movie takes place in Africa, but there...

Ryan Coogler is three for three with newest film

Ryan Coogler is three for three with newest film

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Growing up, my household was filled with comic books and a superhero movie collection. My dad is a superfan. He can tell you the smallest detail about any superhero, world, villain, weapon, you name it. So now, I may not be as knowledgeable as him, but I know enough. My favorite Marvel superheroes are Hulk, Bla...

‘Black Panther’ surpasses the hype

‘Black Panther’ surpasses the hype

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The latest addition to the MCU is the best yet “Black Panther” has hit theaters, meeting and surpassing high expectations from fans. The newest superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a fantastical joy ride. Fans and critics are raving about it, and it’s not hard to see why....

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is deeply rooted in the Bay Area

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is deeply rooted in the Bay Area

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Features

The highly anticipated film, Marvel’s “Black Panther,” is currently the sixth most anticipated film by comic book readers, according to ComicBook.com. It is also reported by Variety to be surpassing all superhero movies in advance ticket sales. With the film set to released on Friday, Feb. 16,...

The era of the interconnected movie universe

The era of the interconnected movie universe

Joshua Williams,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Universal, Warner Brothers struggle to replicate success of Marvel In 2008, Marvel Studios released “Iron Man,” the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which went on to gross over $585.2 million worldwide and received mostly positive reviews from movie critics and comic fans. With its witt...

‘Guardians’ sequel digs deep: Superhero movie incorporates heavy subject matter

‘Guardians’ sequel digs deep: Superhero movie incorporates heavy subject matter

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

At 7:00 p.m. on May 4, groups of moviegoers decked out in costumes or their favorite comic apparel headed to movie theaters for the long-awaited sequel, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Thursday was the first day the pre-shows of the new Marvel film began before its official release last Friday. ...

A ‘Groot’ second installment: Marvel breaks the cycle with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise

A ‘Groot’ second installment: Marvel breaks the cycle with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

Hollywood has a habit of finding a theme, or movie formula, that works and then creates multiple movies based on the same idea with different actors. It’s as if they are repeatedly changing the cover of the same book. One recent formula driving Hollywood is superhero movies. The first installment of ea...

Marvel versus DC: Did Civil War truly crush Dawn of Justice?

AJ Luna,
Contributor

June 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

Superhero movies are cranked out faster than you can watch them. Fox, Warner Bros and Marvel predictably release them every year. On March 25, Warner Bros released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Marvel followed with Captain America: Civil War on May 6. They are both based on popular comic boo...

Suicide Squad cast unveiled

Suicide Squad cast unveiled

Kris Stewart,
Online & Video Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under Blog

It's official! Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto will be starring in Warner Bros. film, Suicide Squad. Based on the DC Comic, the story is about a bunch of supervillains who are given a chance to redeem themselves by working with the government. There's just one problem. The mis...

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