Saturday, January 18

Movie review: The Ocean of Helena Lee

“The Ocean of Helena Lee” Directed by Jim Akin and Maria Mckee Shootist Films 2.5 Paws If director Jim Akin intended for his movie, “The Ocean of Helena Lee,” to be an unoriginal and dull parody of Luc Besson’s 1994 drama “Léon: The Professional,” he most certainly succeeded. Read more...

Photo: (Shootist Films)


Alumna’s Spilt Arts offers creative outlet for underserved youth

A 16-year-old juvenile hall inmate wrote her first poem, “My Lifestyle,” in a creative writing class taught by UCLA alumna Christina Han. “My lifestyle is a living hell. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Christina Han teaches creative writing, art and photography at the Central Juvenile Hall in Boyle Heights. Han also founded the nonprofit company and online art magazine, Spilt Arts, in 2013. Along with organizations, such as Project KnuckleHead, Han and Spilt Arts work to showcase the artistic talents of youth from underserved locations. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)



Movie Review: ‘Monkey Kingdom’

Disneynature’s eighth theatrical release, “Monkey Kingdom,” opens with a breathtaking view of a fog enveloping the jungles of South Asia at sunrise. Directed and produced by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill, the movie premieres this spring and will join the ranks of Disney’s amusing and illuminative films about nature. Read more...

Photo: Disneynature’s eighth theatrical release, “Monkey Kingdom,” will have its opening week April 17-23, where the money from ticket revenue will be used for making donations to Conservation International. (Disneynature)



UCLA theater brings Polish play ‘Trash Story’ to life in US debut

Inside the silent walls of Auschwitz, with her head bent over the World War II archive documents, a young woman discovers the mysterious fate of her family. Read more...

Photo: ANGIE WANG/daily bruin senior staff The UCLA theater department will put on the U.S. premiere of “Trash Story,” directed by UCLA professor Monica Payne, at MacGowan Hall Friday. Originally written by Polish playwright Magda Fertacz, the play is a contemporary drama about the impact of war on women. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Louis Vuitton exhibit traces brand through past, present, future

Twilight, mystery and fashion week atmosphere reigned at the Louis Vuitton exhibit in Hollywood. The Louis Vuitton exhibit closed on the day of the Oscar’s on Sunday. Read more...

Photo: Louis Vuitton’s “Series 2” exhibit in Hollywood wrapped up on Sunday, after a month of rooms filled with videos and holographics to celebrate the brand’s clothing and accessories and to promote the Spring 2015 Women’s Ready-to-Wear collection. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)