December 12, 2018

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/

 

 

Things to do this Halloween

Posted on October 31, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Frida Larios

Chronicle Reporter

 

Spooky season is almost over but Halloween is finally here, and some people do not have anything planned  so here are some places to go and things to do to get your thrill on this Halloween.

1. The haunting of the Wellness Center, get your spook on at Hollywood High’s very own Wellness Center. Treats will be provided as well as some scares, it’s going on from 3:30 to 4:30 on Halloween day.

2. Go trick or treating, nothing is better than free candy and showing off your costume to many people. Some good places to go trick or treating and test your luck to get some full size candy bars are Hollywood Hills, Eagle Rock, Beverly Hills, and Hancock Park.

3. Los Angeles Haunted Hay Ride, located in Griffith Park, is a place where you get to go through some spooky mazes and of course go on a hayride. Prices for tickets vary and it’s open from 7pm to 12 pm.

4. If you’re not into going out but still don’t want to miss out Halloween, stay in and have a movie marathon. Grab some snacks and some friends (or your pet) and binge watch some classic Halloween movies.

The Crimson Chronicle hopes you have a fun and safe Halloween.

Creep into spooktober

Posted on October 24, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Katie Adaya

Want to get spooked before October ends? Then make sure to check out these haunted houses. All these are located in or around Los Angeles. Prices depend on the haunted house you choose to select, as well as the level of ticket you choose to purchase.

 

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Located in Griffith Park

General Admission: $39.99

Recommended for children of eight years or older.

There are four scare zones which include Purgatory, Haunted Hayride, House of Shadows, and Trick or Treat.

https://www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com

 

Halloween Horror Nights

Located in Universal Studios

General Admission: $74-105 depending on date

Recommended for children 13 years or older.

The mazes include Stranger Things, Trick ‘R Treat, The First Purge, Poltergeist, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, The Horrors of Blumhouse: Chapter 2, Universal Monsters, The Walking Dead attraction, and the Terror Tram.

https://hollywood.halloweenhorrornights.com

 

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

Located in Long Beach

General Admission: $20-29 depending on date

This attraction is only open Thurs.-Sun. with Oct. 31 as the only exception.

Recommended for children 12 years or older.

Monsters that are included in this scary attraction include the Chef, Samuel the Savage, Scary Mary, Half Hatch, Ringmaster, Iron Master, Voodoo Priestess, the Captain, and Graceful Gale.

https://www.queenmary.com

 

Knott’s Scary Farm

Located in Buena Park

General Admission: $44-52 depending on date

Recommended for children 13 or older.

Mazes include Dark Ride, Dark Entities, The depths, Paranormal Inc., Pumpkin Eater, Shadowlands, Special Ops: Infected, The Red Barn, and Trick or Treat: Lights Out. Scare zones include CarnEVIL, Ghost Town Streets, Forsaken Lake, and The Hollow.

https://www.knotts.com/play/scary-farm

 

Fright Fest

Located in Valencia

General Admission: $53.99-89.99 depending on date

Recommended for children 13 or older.

Scare zones include the Shadows, City Under Siege, and Witches Lair. Haunted attractions include Condemned- Forever Damned, Sewer of Souls, Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising, Willoughby’s Resurrected, Red’s Revenge, and Hell Fest.

https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/special-events/fright-fest-night#ref42950

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