The Californian

Senior Worsts for the Class of 2018

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018

Seeing as it is the end of the year, it seems fitting that we shine a spotlight on certain members of Cal High’s class of 2018 and their “accomplishments.”  The senior best list is pretty overdone, so I’ve decided to do something a bit different to highlight certain outstanding students....

Cal’s up and coming trap stars

Cal’s up and coming trap stars

Matt Martinez and Emilio Carrera

February 9, 2018

In 2017, hip-hop surpassed pop as the most streamed genre of music in the country.   Now more than ever, it’s being emulated by the youth. The sound being replicated by many aspiring artists in our suburban valley is hard gangster trap. There are a handful of trap artists in the East...

‘Home Alone’ remains classic

‘Home Alone’ remains classic

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017

Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit more than watching Joe Pesci threaten to eat an eight-year-old MaCaulay Culkin's fingers.             “Home Alone” is widely regarded as a holiday classic, and is constantly playing during the 25 Days...

‘The Disaster Artist’ inspires

‘The Disaster Artist’ inspires

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017

Watching “The Room” is the most bizarre viewing experience a human being can  have.  The film is considered by many to be one of the worst movies ever made. But it is so entertainingly awful that the atrocity becomes captivating. The notorious man behind the film, Tommy Wiseau (actor,...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is fantastic and new

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is fantastic and new

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

In 1982, Ridley Scott amazed and puzzled audiences with his science-fiction cult classic “Blade Runner.” And now, similar to every movie that was popular in the ’80s, its sequel has finally arrived. “Blade Runner 2049” is given to us by one of the most talented modern directors, Denis Villeneuve...

Solar eclipse gave me super powers

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

I remember when everyone called me an idiot for staring directly into the eclipse without those stupid glasses on.  Look at me now. I’m a frickin’ X-Man.  I can’t even count how many times I heard the phrase, “Don’t look directly into the sun without glasses” before Aug. 21.  ...

‘It’ satisfies but has the audience wanting more

‘It’ satisfies but has the audience wanting more

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017

The highly anticipated film “It” based on Stephen King’s bible of terror was finally released, and everybody wants to know if it lives up to the hype.  First off, yes, the film is very well made and entertaining, and it will likely please a majority of viewers. “It” follows a group of soci...