Author: Desirae Martinez

Cinemaniac: Are You Ready For Summer?

May 8, 2015

By Desirae Martinez SAN ANTONIO—Summer is the glorious time of year for college students to relax and have a good time. If you’re too busy lounging on the beach or backpacking through Europe, be sure to check out one of these summertime classics. Or, if you’re a broke college students who can’t afford to go […]

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Senior Profile: Desirae Martinez, Reporter And Producer

May 8, 2015

By Desirae Martinez SAN ANTONIO—I started writing for The Lake Front the spring of my junior year and now find myself as a senior ready to graduate. I will always remember and cherish my time at The Lake Front, especially writing for the Cinemaniacs movie column. Because of the column and the fact that I’ve […]

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Summer Blockbusters At Risk Of Being Disappointments

April 30, 2015

By Desirae Martinez SAN ANTONIO—Summer blockbuster season is almost here, which means explosions, hot actors, explosions, awesome fight scenes, explosions, car chases, and did I mention explosions? While summer blockbusters may not be the most philosophical of movies, there’s no denying that they provide entertainment to millions of people. But for every record-breaking blockbuster, there’s […]

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Cinemaniacs: Are Live-Action Disney Princess Movies A Good Thing?

March 30, 2015

By Desirae Martinez SAN ANTONIO—It’s a tale as old as time: Hollywood has run out of ideas so they’re rebooting classics. While the pattern has been to remake horror, superhero, and 80s movies, Hollywood is going to a place that seemed almost untouchable: the Disney vault. The latest remake of these, Cinderella, opened at number […]

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Cinemaniac: Why Donald Glover Should Be Spider-Man

February 27, 2015

By Desirae Martinez SAN ANTONIO—After months of rumors, Sony and Marvel confirmed the speculation of nerds everywhere and agreed to share custody of Spider-Man on film. The announcement could not have come at a better time, considering Marvel’s next big movie will follow the storyline from the Civil War comics, in which Spider-Man plays a […]

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It’s Complicated: Dating In The Digital Age

February 27, 2015

By Desirae Martinez SAN ANTONO—Those dating app commercials that say “there are hundreds of attractive singles in your area” are not lying. What they are lying about is how dating online is easier than dating in the real world. For one week I used Tinder, OkCupid, and Zoosk, and they yielded some interesting results. Though […]

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Cinemaniac: And The Oscar Goes To…

February 20, 2015

Desirae Martinez is a senior mass communications major. She has seen many movies and enjoys commenting about them. Martinez especially enjoys the storyline of films. By Desirae Martinez SAN ANTONO—2014 was an ambitious year for movies. Richard Linklater brought his 12-year passion project, Boyhood, to the big screen while Birdman told a backstage Broadway story […]

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