Category Archives: Opinion

German film examines dictator’s impact

By Diamond Victoria

Editor-in-Chief

couriereic@dcccd.edu

It’s 2014, Adolf Hitler wants to make Germany great again but the citizens of Berlin would rather take selfies with – than take offense to – the former Führer of Nazi Germany. This is the premise of David Nendt’s film, “Look Who’s Back” (Er Ist Wieder Da), starring Oliver Masucci and released in 2015. The comedy is based on the novel of the same name, written by Timur Vermes. Awakening 70 years later in the exact spot where he supposedly committed suicide, a perfectly silhouetted Hitler (Masucci) stumbles through the streets of Berlin, catching the attention of many along his way. Continue reading

Not ‘Everybody Wants Some’ in Linklater film

By Nicholas Pauszek

Contributing Writer

“Everybody Wants Some!!,” released April 15 and directed by Richard Linklater, follows a group of freshmen baseball players through their first intoxicated weekend in college. If the plot already sounds a little played out, it’s because it is. But despite the film’s exhausted storyline, it’s got a few moments of comedy throughout. Continue reading

Bryant ends legendary career with record-breaking final game

By Andres Reyes

Senior Staff Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

The NBA world got its last glimpse of one of the league’s alltime greats, Kobe Bryant, when the superstar put on a show in the final game of his 20-year career by leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-96 victory against the Utah Jazz in the regular season finale.  Continue reading

Olympics expose health risks

By Juan Betancourt

Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a city already stricken with contaminated surrounding bodies of water and now overwhelmed with the sudden outbreak of the Zika virus. The city won the bid back in 2009, but health concerns have since overshadowed the upcoming games. Continue reading

Privilege to privacy disputed

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

courierme@dcccd.edu

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

A single iPhone sparked a legal battle between Apple and the FBI over privacy and national security issues. The FBI wanted access to an iPhone 5C belonging to Syed Farook, one of two shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif. attack that left 14 dead last December. The agency wanted to know if the shooters conspired with the Islamic State group in carrying out the attack. Continue reading

Chaplin masters silent comedy

By Diamond Victoria

Editor-in-Chief

couriereic@dcccd.edu

 

“City Lights” (1931) was filmmaker and actor Charles Chaplin’s first film since the introduction of sound synchronization in talkies, the name given to movies with sound, three years earlier.

Chaplin is a master of silent filmmaking, and this proto- rom-com’s ability to win over hearts and minds through sentiment alongside animated gags only further proves his genius. Continue reading

Band behaves badly during brawl

 

 

By Erasmo Viera

Contributing Writer

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun

Trash cans of vomit flew through the air, along with a few punches, when Illinois rock outfit The Orwells headlined at Trees during the 2016 Spillover Fest. Fans of the band usually anticipate some sort of wild shenanigans at their shows and were likely expecting the level to which the band stirred things up March 19. Continue reading

Director adapts dystopian novel, revamps ’82 classic

In 1982, Ridley Scott released his dystopian film “Blade Runner,” based on Philip K. Dick’s novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” The film was a success and nominated for two Oscars in 1983. However, the final cut version released in 2007 is what’s really worth watching. Continue reading

Allen’s breakthrough film stands test of time

By Diamond Victoria
Editor-in-Chief

Film Review

Rating: Five out of five “Diamonds”

In 1977, “Annie Hall,” starring, written and directed by Woody Allen, edged out the original “Star Wars” blockbuster sci-fi flick directed by George Lucas and won the Oscar for best motion picture. Allen won best director and best screenplay for the film.

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Social media influences millenials’ choices

By Carolyn Bossmann

Editor-at-Large

Millennials are known for always having their heads down, staring at their phones. They hashtag, snap, post, click and share their way through every type of social media they can get their hands on. While these actions have sometimes been viewed negatively, they are actually creating a platform for media to be shared freely worldwide. Continue reading