Take two: Foothill Restaurant offers amazing food and even better drinks

Foothill in Pasadena is a new age restaurant that serves up a bold menu full of great tastes and libations for everyone to enjoy. Stepping into Foothill, you immediately notice the upscale atmosphere and are greeted by a friendly staff. Once seated at a beautiful large copper topped table with a nice carafe of water in the center, the happy hour menu and regular menu are placed in front of you. It then becomes a delightful game of deciding what to order first. The happy …

Take one: Foothill Restaurant offers awful food and dreadful drinks

Foothill Restaurant lies off the beaten path near the PCC Rosemead campus. And even that may be too nice of a location for it. With absurd prices yielding a terrible experience, Foothill Restaurant did not deserve the $46 I paid them. While the eclectic style of restaurant design is fairly popular, Foothill completely missed the mark. From the moment you walk in the door, it looks almost like they purchased whatever was left at a discount furniture after a sale. Several high tables line the …

Netflix Original “Wine Country” is a recipe for crying and sharing feelings

Netflix’s new release “Wine Country” stars comedians Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and more. It tells the story about a group of friends who met in the 90’s while working in Chicago as waitresses at a pizza parlor named Antonio’s. In this film the friends take a trip to Napa to celebrate their friend Rebecca (Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday. Anxious yet mellow Rebecca is a therapist who has not accepted the fact her husband Brian does not do anything to contribute or benefit her in life. …

Apex Legends: The apex of battle royale

Battle royale games have seen an uptick in popularity over the past couple of years. Starting with mods (customization of games made by the public) for online survival games like Arma 2, the objective of the game is to survive, and to be the last person or team standing. The genre started to gain momentum with the release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in 2017. It wasn’t until the start of 2018, when Fortnite rapidly ascended to the pinnacle of the battle royale craze and became a …

“We the Animals,” a beautiful dream

Filmmaker Jeremiah Zagar’s whimsical and potent feature film “We the Animals” hit Netflix at the beginning of this year after its limited run in theaters. Based on the 2011 Justin Torres novel, the film follows Jonah (Evan Rosado) in a powerful debut performance. Jonah is the youngest of three brothers growing up in a mixed-race, working class family in upstate New York, stumbling along a turbulent road to self-discovery. After an awards season of immense critical praise for the generic, feel-good examination of race and …

Dan Modern Chinese: Basic but lively

Hidden within the downtown atmosphere of Lake St. in Pasadena, just a 15-minute walk from campus, lies the upscale, vine-covered, British-themed atmosphere of the Commons Courtyard. Amidst the Philz Coffee and Williams Sonoma, facing the classic red English telephone booth, sits the simple, home-cooked Chinese fare of Dan Modern Chinese. The latest restaurant from local restaurateur James Kim, which opened in November of last year, delivered in aesthetic modernity. The décor is, well, barely there. The ambience is a sterile scene of white walls, scant …

‘Us’ is weird but thrilling

With Jordan Peele’s sophomore horror/thriller “Us”, Peele announces to the world that he can step into the shoes of cinematic masterminds such as Orson Welles and Rod Serling. “Us” is not about the usual Jekyll and Hyde trope of an evil twin who is your complete opposite, but it is rather that of an “evil” clone that you do not know about and who has had a drastically different life compared to yours. With “Us”, Peele takes a different approach to the horror genre by …

Dumbo: The world’s most beloved elephant brought to life

Tim Burton’s rendition of “Dumbo” brought upon incredibly beautiful scenes with lots of color, but he just didn’t stop there, Burton also brought to life a fictional character that has been loved by many Walt Disney fans that have adored the cartoon film that was released in October of 1941. The film began with introducing the human characters that also made this film what it was; the circus that owned Dumbo and his mother Jumbo which was ran by a man named Max Medici portrayed …