A new sci-fi classic has arrived

“Arrival,” based on the short story, “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, follows the events of twelve alien spacecrafts that have landed on random locations on Earth. Louise Banks (Amy Adams), an expert...

The Torch’s Official Study-place Guide

Here at The Torch, we want to do our part in aiding the success of LCC's students and have created this official off-campus study-place guide in an effort to do so. Now,...

‘Wonder Woman’ stands triumphantly

Synopsis Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who...

‘Potter’ prequel pushes patience

gnokii at openclipart.org After eight very successful films in the “Harry Potter” saga, fans wanted more stories set in this unique world. So when it was announced that not only were we getting three...

‘Kong’ dull island

With the recent rise in several studios trying to copy the success of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, it makes sense on paper to reboot a previous franchise that worked. Legendary Pictures’s MonsterVerse, hopes to...

‘La La Land’ lives up to its ambitions

“La La Land” is a film that pays tribute to classic Hollywood age musicals in a modern setting. The film starts off with Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress living in the busy city...

Marvel franchise has a ‘Thor’ spot

Synopsis Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger....

‘Doctor Strange’ bends the limits of visual splendor

gnokii at openclipart.org Marvel Studios’ fourteenth entry to their cinematic universe “Doctor Strange,” follows neurosurgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a successful, yet arrogant man who loses the use of his hands after a...

‘Get Out’ exemplifies social horror

In the history of the horror genre, very few have dealt with racial tension. Even fewer have explored this as the narrative’s core. This is where Jordan Peele, famous for his show, “Key &...