February 16, 2019

Prepare yourself for the Oscars

Posted on February 15, 2019 by in Entertainment

Prepare yourself for the Oscars

Chronicle Reporter

Salma Rodriguez

The long awaited award show, the Oscars, is just around the corner with only 9 days left before it airs on live television. The Oscars awards actors and actresses for their on screen performances so be ready Feb 24 at 5 pm PST, to see your favorite celebrities come together to celebrate and gain recognition for their hard work and accomplishments.

The nominees you should expect for best picture are; Black Panther, Blackkklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born, and Vice. For actor in a leading role; Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe, Rami Malek, and Viggo Mortensen, have been nominated. The nominated actresses for leading role are; Yalitza Aparicio, Glenn Close, Olivia Colman, Lady Gaga, and Melissa McCarthy. Actors Mahershala Ali, Adam Driver, Sam Elliott, Richard E. Grant, Sam Rockwell were all nominated for actor in a supporting role. The actresses that can possibly be taking home the award for actress in supporting role are; Amy Adams, Marina de Tavira, Regina King, Emma Stone, or Rachel Weisz. Last but not least, the nominees for animated feature film are; Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Mirai, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Spider-man: Into the Spider Verse.

Highlights from the 61st Grammy Awards

Posted on February 10, 2019 by in Entertainment

Highlights from the 61st Grammy Awards

Maria Alfaro

Chronicle Reporter

Childish Gambino was awarded four Grammys including record of the year for “This Is America.” Unfortunately, he was not present to collect his awards. The 61st Grammy Awards was hosted by Alicia Keys on Feb.10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Many artist were recognized in one of the 84 categories. Females dominated the ceremony, winning for the first time, and some even made history.

The night started off with Camila Cabello who performed “Havana” along with Ricky Martin, J Balvin, and Young Thug. After this came host, Alicia Keys, on stage with four other women introducing them as her sisters. The “sisters” were Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez, who each gave a speech about how music has inspired and helped them throughout their lives. Many people were excited upon seeing Michelle Obama, erupting in applauses. She shared how music helps “us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys.” The first award was awarded to Lady Gaga for best pop duo/ group performance, for “Shallow” with her partner, Bradley Cooper, from their movie “A Star Is Born.” Later into the night she was awarded for best pop solo performance, “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?).”

Many women were awarded during the ceremony. Cardi B was the first female solo artist to win for be rap album “Invasion Of Privacy.” Not only was she the first woman, but it was her first Grammy of her career. Kacey Musgrave won four awards including album of the year for “Golden Hour.” Ariana Grande won her first Grammy for best pop vocals for “Sweetener,” but was not present to collect her award. Women weren’t the only ones who were awarded, men such as Drake and Childish Gambino took home a Grammy award. Drake was awarded for best rap song “God’s Plan” and gave a speech about how people don’t need an award to know that they have won or to measure their success.

The night progressed with many more awards. Dua Lipa won for best new artist and threw shade at Recording Academy President Neil Portnow after he criticized women last year saying they needed to step it up if they wanted more women to be nominated. Among the nominated, “This is America” (Childish Gambino) was the winner for record of the year and song of the year. Donald Glover made history at the Grammy awards despite not being there. Album of the year went to “Golden Hour” (Kacey Musgraves). The best score soundtrack for visual media went to “Black Panther.” The night was memorable for many artist who got the chance to leave their mark.

For the list of all the winners and nominations:

https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/2019-grammy-awards-complete-nominees-and-winners-list#7


Golden Globe nominations to look out for

Posted on December 7, 2018 by in Entertainment, Uncategorized

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Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

The Golden Globe Awards are to be hosted on Jan. 6 by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, who have both won a golden globe award. The nominations were announced on Thursday morning. Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”), Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”), Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), and Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”) were nominated for best actress in a motion picture.

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”), Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), and John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”) nominated for best actor in a motion picture. Here are some of the nominations for Best Picture

Best Motion Picture – Drama

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“Black Panther”

T’Challa also known as the Black Panther, has to be a king for the very advanced kingdom of Wakanda after his father was murdered. Wakanda uses vibranium to develop advanced technology for their kingdom only, but to outsiders they are known for being a third world country. T’Challa faces problems as king as an intruder tries to overrule him and take control of Wakanda.

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“BlacKkKlansman”

This movie is based on a true story of Ron Stallworth, who is is hired as the first black police officer in the Colorado police department. He successfully joins a local KKK branch to prove his worth to the Colorado Springs Police Department with the help of his Jewish friend.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Bohemian Rhapsody is based on the real life events, accomplishments, and problems Freddie Mercury faced while in the band Queen. This movie follows the band in the years that lead to their iconic appearance at the Live Aid concert which happened in 1985.

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“If Beale Street Could Talk”

In 1970, 22-year-old Fonny and 19-year-old Tish are in love and planning their life together. Tish’s dream life doesn’t work out when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

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“A Star Is Born”

In Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut he stars alongside Lady Gaga as a couple of musicians who found each other when they needed it. Bradley Cooper’s character ,Jackson, is a country singer who is an alcoholic and meets a struggling singer Ally.  They fall in love and have hardships because as Ally’s career rises, Jackson’s career falls.

 

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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“Crazy Rich Asians”

Based on the best selling novel by Kevin Kwan, Nick Young and Rachel Chu are brought to life. Nick Young and Rachel Chu are dating and they go to Singapore for wedding and to meet Nick’s family. Rachel finds out he is crazy rich. Family is bump in the road for their relationship.

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“The Favourite”

In the early 18th century, England’s Queen Anne has the throne and her very close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. However, when a new servant by the name of Abigail arrives, her charm is noticed by Lady Sarah. Sarah then takes Abigail under her wing and prepares her to be the Queen’s companion.

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“Green Book”

Dr. Don Shirley is a very talented African-American pianist who is going to go on a concert tour in 1962. Shirley needs a driver and someone who will protect him. He recruits Tony Lip, avery tough bouncer from the Bronx and the two develop an unexpected friendship.

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“Mary Poppins Returns”

Emily Blunt will be the new Mary Poppins and she is back to take care of the Bank’s kids. This will be Lin Manuel Miranda’s first main role in a big film. Dick Van Dyke will make a cameo and as well as Meryl Streep.

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“Vice”

Christian Bale will play Dick Cheney. This film is about Gov. George W. Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. When Bush becomes victorious, Cheney uses his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world. Steve Carell, Amy Adams, and Steve Rockwell will star alongside Christian Bale.

For the list of all nominations, check https://variety.com/2018/film/news/golden-globe-nominations-2019-1203082075/amp/

Top 10 Movies to Watch Over The Christmas Break

Posted on December 6, 2018 by in Entertainment, Features

Top 10 Movies to Watch Over The Christmas Break

Karina Olivera

Chronicle Reporter

 

Christmas is all about spending a wonderful time with family and friends. These are the top 10 movies you can watch on Christmas and New Year’s.

 

The Elf  ( Fantasy / Romance )

Buddy (The Elf ) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves.

 

2 ) Home Alone ( Comedy / Adventure )

An 8-year-old Kevin acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother makes him sleep in the attic.

 

3 ) Miracle on 34th Street ( Drama / Fantasy )

In this Christmas, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual and people find out Santa Claus is an actual person.

 

4 )  Gremlins ( Fantasy / Horror )

A salesman is looking for a special gift for his son for Christmas and finds a store in Chinatown.

 

5 )  The Muppet Christmas Carol ( Fantasy / Drama )

The Muppets perform a show with Christmas Spirit and find the meaning of Christmas.

 

6 ) A Christmas Story ( Comedy )

A young boy that dreams about his ideal Christmas gift

 

7 ) The Nightmare Before Christmas ( Fantasy )

The misadventures of Jack and who gets bored frightening people in the real world so he plans out a Christmas plan.

 

8 ) Frosty the Snowman ( Fantasy )

A discarded magic top hat that brings to life the snowman that a group of children made.

 

9 ) Christmas Vacation ( Farce )

Clark the main characters wants to have a perfect family Christmas so he pesters his wife.

 

10 ) The Santa Clause ( Drama )

Two characters are transported to the North Pole.

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda receives Hollywood star

Posted on December 4, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Cristal Rincon

Chronicle Reporter

Award-winning composer, lyricist, and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda left his legacy on Hollywood Boulevard after receiving a star on the Walk of Fame on Friday Nov. 30.

Miranda is best known for creating and starring in the groundbreaking Broadway musicals “Hamilton” and “In the Heights”, along with various TV and film credits, the most recent being “Mary Poppins Returns.” Not only is he an active voice in the entertainment community, but also as an activist.

The work he’s done over the span of his career has impacted many, which was evident by the crowds of people who attended in the audience. Fans lined the street in anticipation as they waited, some having gotten there as early as 3 a.m. Many wore costumes and merchandise from his work, and even engaged in a “Hamilton” sing along as they waited for the ceremony to begin.

The ceremony itself took place outside the Pantages Theatre, a historic spot both in Los Angeles and for Lin-Manuel Miranda, who recalled having performed there for his first musical “In the Heights”, and which is now the home to his star. “It means the world to me that my star is outside this theatre because I love it so much,” Miranda commented during his speech.

Also in attendance to Friday’s ceremony was actress Rita Moreno and singer-songwriter “Weird Al” Yankovic, both of whom also spoke and helped unveil the star. “You have earned this honor—especially because you made a choice to focus the brilliance of your star power for the good of others,” said Moreno. Yankovic added on by describing Miranda as “gifted beyond words,” “absolutely fearless” and “the best human I know”.

The magnitude of the ceremony and the words spoken there prompted many who were watching to shed a few tears, including Miranda himself. It was an emotional day all around.

Light up your holiday spirit

Posted on November 29, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Yadira Romero

Chronicle Reporter

Colorful lights are gleaming in different shapes and forms bringing holiday spirit to the many people attending the Los Angeles Zoo. The Los Angeles Zoo has done its annual light event which many have liked. This year the event will be featuring a new area to explore, which means more wonderful lights to see. Sadly, you won’t be able to see the animals but don’t let that stop you from enjoying your night. You’ll also be able to take photos with Santa if you want to. Remember to wear comfortable shoes since you are going to be walking for a while. 

This event will end on Jan.6, 2019 so be sure to attend before it ends. Ticket prices for adults (ages 13+) will cost $14.95 and for children (ages 2-12) will cost $11.95 on value nights. On premium nights, tickets for adults will cost $21.95 and for children it will cost $16.95.

Click the link below to purchase tickets and for more information:
https://www.lazoolights.org

 

Christmas Parade is coming

Posted on November 13, 2018 by in Entertainment

Christmas Parade is coming

Karina Olivera

Chronicle Reporter

The Hollywood Christmas Parade is an event that happens every year on Nov.30th.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade is an annual event held along Hollywood Boulevard. Santa comes together with numerous colorful festive floats and marching bands lead the parade. This event takes place on Sunday after Thanksgiving Day. The starting point is on Hollywood Boulevard at Orange, then it proceeds to the east to Vine Street, south to Sunset Boulevard, and west back to Orange.

The parade starts at 5 pm and ends around 9pm.

Los Angeles getting ready for early winter

Posted on November 8, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Elvira Roman

Chroicle Reporter

Los Angeles is notorious for its very sunny weather no matter the season. Fall in the city can still feel like summer. But don’t worry, starting in November you can feel winter approaching with these very festive winter activities.

On Nov. 15, Pershing Square is bringing their Holiday Ice Rink. Music, family activities, and special events will be occurring. Every Wednesday, Pershing Square’s ice rink will have “Wicked Wednesday” which is dedicated to the very famous musical. During the night sessions, the Wicked soundtrack will be played and the ice rink lights will be lit up green.

Skating session last 60 minutes and are available all seven days of the week. General admission is $9 and skate rentals are $5.

https://holidayicerinkdowntownla.com/ice-skating-downtown-la/

Carry on, Carry on to the cinema in tribute of Queen

Posted on November 5, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Mayeli Acuna

Chronicle Reporter

 

Another one bites the dust as Queen’s legendary story is told on the big screen and excludes the great memory of Freddie Mercury. It began with Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek , at his day to day job and escalated to his encounter with Roger Taylor played by Ben Hardy and Brian May played by Gwilym Lee who were soon to become members on Queen. The movie was produced in a meticulous matter, capturing the most needed information in order for the audience to indulge in the film.

The shift of emotion was surely enhanced, one second I was in tears and the other I was laughing so hard I could not breath. Bohemian Rhapsody and its creation was a scene that left me with chills, the passion and motivation was felt through the movie screen. There came the evolution of Queen and their legacy, the film provided the bands seek for a new generation of music. The start of songs like “Another One Bites the Dust” and “We Will Rock You” are shown and that leaves one in a sort of “wow” feeling. Queen’s impact on many people remains till this very day and that is surely produced in the film. For one, the final scene simply justifies that they belong to the people and they formed a union of acceptance. Today, their legacy lives on and that is why Bohemian Rhapsody has made its mark nationwide.

Light up your night

Posted on November 1, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Yadira Romero

Chronicle Reporter

Light up your life and enter the Moonlight Forest for a fantastic time. The lantern festival is taking place at the LA Arboretum County and Botanic Garden. Experience art of fascinating figures from Chinese legends, alluring flowers, and exotic animals. The lanterns display three themes: Nature, Children’s Garden, and Chinese culture. There will be a variety of food trucks, food stands, and bar on site if you get hungry. The last day of the Moonlight Forest will be on Jan.6, so take an opportunity to go before it ends.

Get your ticket before time runs out. Tickets vary on the day you choose to attend. On Wednesday-Thursday, tickets will be $25 for adults, $20 for children (ages 3-17), and $23 for seniors (63+). On Friday-Sunday ticket prices will be $28 for adults, $23 for children, and $25 for seniors. Members are able to get a discount of 15% on their tickets. If you do not have a membership you are able to join online. Though there is free parking, there is limited space and no parking availability on streets, so it is best to arrive early. Take the time to join this magnificent event and have fun.

 

To purchase a ticket click on the link: https://www.arboretum.org/moonlight-forest-magical-lantern-art-festival/

 

 

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