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The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

The 2024 version of Mean Girls is a remake of the 2004 film and an adaptation of the Broadway musical.

“Mean Girls,” so fetch or not so fetch?

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter February 1, 2024

There is a new “Mean Girls” movie and yes, it is a musical. The movie has received many mixed reviews spanning from the fashion to the awkward product placement to some not even knowing that it was a musical in the first place, which caused a bit...

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The 81st Golden Globes Awards were held on Jan. 7 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

A not so golden moment at the 2024 Golden Globes

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter January 25, 2024

The 81st Golden Globes took place to recognize the achievements of film and television made in 2023, but the focus of this year's award show was not on the nominees, winners or fashion.  It was instead the host and his jokes made during the ceremony.   Jo...

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Singing the praises for ‘Songbirds and Snakes’

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2023

Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers.   It has been eight years since audiences have last been graced with the fictional world of Panem on the big screen. Now a five-movie franchise, “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,”...

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Movies, “No Hard Feelings,” “Bottoms,” “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies” and “Theater Camp,” are films that share a resemblance to movies that came out in early 2010. Photo courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Is the film industry running out of ideas or are they just nostalgic?

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter October 4, 2023

Trends constantly repeat themselves and as we move forward in time, the film industry has begun to move backward. Nowadays, most movies feel and look like they belong in the early 2000s, an iconic time in pop culture. Movies, “No Hard Feelings,”...

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Movies such as “Blue Beetle” and “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” are examples of films that have parts in El Paso.

El Paso steals the spotlight in new movie adaptations

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 27, 2023

This year has been an exciting one for El Paso, especially when it comes to movies. From superheroes to a superstar wrestlers, cinema holds an exciting place for comics and characters from the Sun City.   Although the movies were not filmed in El...

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The novel “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” written by Aitch Alberto, now has a film adaptation with music written by Lin Manuel Miranda and features familiar faces such as Eva Longoria and Eugenio Derbez. Photo courtesy of Blue Fox Entertainment

Aristotle and Dante should be the standard for LGBTQIA+ storytelling

The Prospector Staff, Guest Contributor September 20, 2023

Editor’s Note: This review does contain spoilers.  In a world that is now releasing more LGBTQIA+ stories, “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” brings a refreshing and great take on the coming-of-age narrative.  Movies...

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Christoper Nolans new film “Oppenheimer” immerses the audience in the world of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

“Oppenheimer”: A shivering biopic of man who ushered nuclear weapons

Erik Acosta, Web Editor July 26, 2023

Before the sun had risen over the northern edge of the New Mexico desert, a new light engulfed the night sky as flames filled the air. An event that would mark the first detonation of a nuclear weapon and Christoper Nolan's new film “Oppenheimer”...

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The Barbie movie was directed by Greta Gerwig and released to theatres July 21. Photo courtesy of Warner bros. Productions

Barbie, the perfect execution of womanhood

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Multimedia Editor July 26, 2023

Editor’s Note: This article does contain some spoilers.   As excited moviegoers flocked to theatres decked out in pink, they were welcomed with sunlight shining across the beautiful bright pink two-story Barbie dream house as they watched their...

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It has been two months since the Writers Guild of America went on strike due to many failed negotiations with Hollywood producers as writers demanded better wages due to the high rise of streaming services.  Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Is another Hollywood strike on the horizon?

Erik Acosta, Web Editor July 13, 2023

[UPDATE]: The contract between SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP has expired July 12, with neither side agreeing to a new negotiation. Actors have been calling for increased pay and protection against artificial intelligence but after countless attempts, the union...

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“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse released June 1 in theaters starring Shameik Moore as Miles Morales and Hailee Steinfeld as Ghost-Spider.

Swinging back into the Spider-Verse

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor June 9, 2023

Four years after the release of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," (SITSV) Sony released their newest animated sensation, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” (SATSV) June 1. With a 96 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes the film managed to bring...

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Film is one of the most competitive industries to be a part of, primarily due to the large number of applicants. Photo courtesy of Flickr

An insight on the competitive film industry

Angelica Gutierrez, Contributor May 17, 2023

Graduation season is over, and many students start wondering and planning on what to do after they get their bachelor’s degree. UTEP is full of students with big dreams. Some had found a way to accomplish them, but others need a little help to get there.  One...

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Student filmmakers pose for a photo after screening their films during the Student Film Festival held at the Union Cinema on April 22.

SELC celebrates student’s talent on film

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

From deep themes like suicide to the modern wonders of internet fame, student films are some of the earliest developments of expression. That said, UTEP is a university that values such expression, as seen at the UTEP Student Film Festival. Organized...

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