Monday, April 22

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) flanked by stormtroopers from the First Order in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Ren's glaring similarity to his idol Darth Vader is symptomatic of the film's lack of originality. (Lucasfilm)
Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) flanked by stormtroopers from the First Order in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Ren's glaring similarity to his idol Darth Vader is symptomatic of the film's lack of originality. (Lucasfilm)

UCLA alumnus Nick Crockett's “Sneaky Cactus” for the UCLA Game Art Festival, which uses cactus controllers. The goal of the game is to get cacti to an oasis on the other side of a screen. (Courtesy of Nick Crockett)
UCLA alumnus Nick Crockett's “Sneaky Cactus” for the UCLA Game Art Festival, which uses cactus controllers. The goal of the game is to get cacti to an oasis on the other side of a screen. (Courtesy of Nick Crockett)

Escape Key Entertainment houses two intricate escape rooms, which are interactive mystery chambers with clues designed to offer an immersive detective experience. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Escape Key Entertainment houses two intricate escape rooms, which are interactive mystery chambers with clues designed to offer an immersive detective experience. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Zakir Hussain, a tabla virtuoso and exponent on fusion between Western and Indian styles, will return to Royce Hall today with an ensemble of jazz and Indian classical musicians for "Crosscurrents." (Courtesy of Jim McGuire)
Zakir Hussain, a tabla virtuoso and exponent on fusion between Western and Indian styles, will return to Royce Hall today with an ensemble of jazz and Indian classical musicians for "Crosscurrents." (Courtesy of Jim McGuire)

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Movie Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’

In some ways, “Straight Outta Compton” is what its titular album was almost 30 years ago. The film is loud, raw and uncompromising; a street epic weaving together a dramatic, violent fantasy from what many South Central Angelinos knew to be a harsh reality. Read more...

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First-year film student Daniela Arguello wrote and directed the eight-minute science fiction film, “Time,” which won Best Drama at the Shorttakes Student Film Festival. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)
First-year film student Daniela Arguello wrote and directed the eight-minute science fiction film, “Time,” which won Best Drama at the Shorttakes Student Film Festival. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

The fourth annual Avartan Music Festival will take place Sunday at Schoenberg Hall. Created in 2012 by UCLA alumna Gaayatri Kaundinya (center right), the festival is a showcase for Hindustani and Carnatic classical music, bringing together styles of North and South India. The group also includes fourth-year electrical engineering student Aditya Ganesh (far left), second-year psychology student Amulya Vadrevu (center left) and first-year psychobiology student Ritu Sreenivasan (far right). (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)
The fourth annual Avartan Music Festival will take place Sunday at Schoenberg Hall. Created in 2012 by UCLA alumna Gaayatri Kaundinya (center right), the festival is a showcase for Hindustani and Carnatic classical music, bringing together styles of North and South India. The group also includes fourth-year electrical engineering student Aditya Ganesh (far left), second-year psychology student Amulya Vadrevu (center left) and first-year psychobiology student Ritu Sreenivasan (far right). (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)


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