Former USD basketball star sentenced for thefts at Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO – A one-time University of San Diego basketball star was sentenced Monday to 90 days of house arrest and three years’ probation for thefts she committed at Camp Pendleton to fund her gambling addiction, including stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash wedding gifts from a just-married couple. In handing down the punishment […]

“Tron Legacy” – 0010111 or something like that

“Tron Legacy” – 0010111 or something like that

“Tron Legacy” materialized in theatres last Friday. Twenty years after its predecessor, “Legacy” attempts to recreate the digital magic we experienced with the first, but with a new story and theme relevant to a society much more at ease with and dependent on computer technology. Jeff Bridges reprises his role as quirky intellectual anarchist Kevin […]

Don’t watch the ‘Watchmen’

To tell a story, one must be conscious of the medium through which one shares it. A novelist builds his story like a house, with written words as its foundation and structure, while a radio presenter uses the inflection of his voice to move it forward. Though a stage performance and motion picture create a […]

‘The Dark Knight’ not an ordinary action film

‘The Dark Knight’ not an ordinary action film

As of the writing of this review, “The Dark Knight” has set new records for ticket sales, with 22 million having seen the film this weekend alone. But on the off-chance that you, the reader, aren’t one of those millions and millions, I’ll give you a warning: you will walk out of this film exhausted; […]

‘Hellboy II’ delivers bang for your buck

‘Hellboy II’ delivers bang for your buck

They say that sequels are never as good as the original. I don’t think that’s true; there are plenty of film sequels that were as good if not better than the first – I’d give an example if I could think of one. Unfortunately, and much to my dismay, in the case of director Guillermo […]

Hulk returns stronger than ever

Hulk returns stronger than ever

Marvel Enterprise has taken a second stab at bringing the Hulk franchise to the big screen with “The Incredible Hulk.” Unlike their first attempt in 2003 with “The Hulk,” this time around the story seeks validity with the fans by reusing elements from the early ’80s TV show of the same name. The Hulk is […]