Films’ Influence on Fashion

The cast of Wes Anderson's

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 24, 2017

Fashion depicted in film is used to introduce its characters before the dialogue begins by acknowledging the periodization and culture of the film. Audience members wanting to embody these characters take influence from their fashions. Illuminating the ability of film to spark contemporary fashion trends. Filmmaker...

Beauty at the Box Office

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

March 16, 2017

On March 17, 2017, the Disney franchise will release a new re-imagined film of one of their classic tales, Beauty and the Beast. The 2017 version stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and a plethora of talents among the two leads. The film adds to Disney’s collection of their class stor...

Artist of the Year Nominee: Xavier Williams

Xavier Williams smiles for the camera.

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

March 2, 2017

Xavier Williams is a senior who was nominated for the O.C Register's artist of the year by Mrs. Mull. Xavier submitted a segment of the EMTV's series "What in the world is going on with...".  Xavier is an extremely dedicated student to the art of film; he is a huge part of the EMTV program taking p...

EMTV and the Orange County Film Festival

EMTV and the Orange County Film Festival

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer

January 24, 2017

EMTV gets a nomination for Best PSA at OCFF 2017   On January 7, EMTV attended OCFF, the Orange County Film Festival. El Modena received one nomination for Best PSA at the Orange County Film Festival. The PSA, titled “A Change of Mind”, is an anti-drug PSA directed, written, produced, edited and s...

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer

December 7, 2016

"Ghost in the Shell" (GITS) since its release in 1995 has been a cult classic and an inspiration to many movies/shows in the cyber punk genre. The most notable being "The Matrix." "GITS" was originally a manga by Shirow Masamune and was then adapted into a movie directed by Mamoru Oshii. "GITS" on...

“Hacksaw Ridge”

Hacksaw Ridge (Photo via The Move Blog under the Creative Common License)

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer

December 6, 2016

"Hacksaw Ridge" is an excellent movie directed by Mel Gibson. The movie is based off of a true story about Desmond Doss's [Andrew Garfield] heroic exploits in WWII. He was a field medic that refused to carry or shoot any gun during the war. In the Battle of Okinawa, Desmond saved 75 soldiers and was...


Photo via Pixabay under creative commons license.

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

December 1, 2016

Nostalgia, by definition, is the "sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past , typically for a period or place with happy personal associations". It has become an overused sales tactic by businesses and industries with the knowledge of their own abilities to market and advertise using specifically...

Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl lit up at night 
(Photo via Wikipedia under the Creative Commons License)

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

November 4, 2016

   Sitting in a crowd of costumes and singing to iconic Halloween songs, 52,500 individuals flocked to see Danny Elfman’s final performances at the Hollywood Bowl. This series of performances from October 28th through the 30th was the last time Elfman will perform his original score from Tim Burt...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Climate Change

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

November 3, 2016

On October 30th, Leonardo DiCaprio premiered his documentary, “Before the Flood”. The documentary follows DiCaprio’s three year trek around the world visiting places where climate change has affected. In the beginning and throughout the film DiCaprio refers to the painting The Garden of Ea...

EMTV’s Second Movie Night: Preview

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Markus Albihn, Front Editor

October 12, 2016

The Vanguard Media department is hosting their second movie night of this year on Saturday, October 15th at 6:30 P.M. They are showing the 1988 film "Beetlejuice" starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton. The film was directed by Tim Burton;...

EMTV: The Next Generation

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer

August 29, 2016

EMTV is undergoing a great reform. For better or for worse? Only time will tell.   Over the course of its lifespan, EMTV has always been an unknown class to both the students and staff of El Modena , up until last school year that is, when EMTV (with the help of the students and staff of ...

The “Winning” Factor

The Hoover family go on an eventful road trip in this satirical comedy

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016

Although the film  Little Miss Sunshine was released in 2006, it contains themes that still appear to be relevant in today's society. The movie features a dysfunctional family, the Hoovers, as they travel 1000 miles in a minivan to take their youngest, Olive Hoover, to the "Little Miss Sunshine" Beauty P...

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