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National Geographic filmmaker shares his passions with Chico State

Filipe DeAndrade spoke about his passion for wildlife and videography Wednesday night in Laxson for the National Geographic Live event. He engaged the audience with pictures of breathtaking wildlife and a preview of his upcoming documentary. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Rayanne Painter

April 1, 2019

Ever taken a swim with hundreds of sharks in the dead of night? Or come face-to-face with a hunting jaguar?Filipe DeAndrade conquered both of these feats and survived to tell the tale during his National Geographic Live show at Laxson Auditorium on Wednesday evening. In this multi-media show, he brough...

HBO’s ‘André the Giant’ documentary shows the man behind the legend

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Ulises Duenas

April 19, 2018

Before The Rock and John Cena, even before Hulk Hogan, there was one man who transcended the world of professional wrestling and became larger than life. André Roussimoff "André the Giant" was a walking, living myth. HBO's documentary does a great job of showing what André's persona as...

‘Jim and Andy’ depicts two comedians in one body

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Ulises Duenas

January 31, 2018

When Jim Carrey took on the role of dead comedian Andy Kaufman for the 1999 movie "Man on the Moon" he was committed to embodying Kaufman in a way that no one else could. "Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond" shows the behind-the-scenes drama and absurdity that occurred during the filming of the movie. ...

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Anisha Brady

October 11, 2016

Gastronomy is not something that usually comes to mind when one thinks of art. Cuisine has always been an indication of culture, however, within recent years, the culinary scene has revolutionized and become an artistic form of self-expression. Netflix features some of the most intriguing cooking sh...

Backup documentaries for binge watchers in need of binging

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Carly Plemons

August 24, 2016

Binge watching is cool until you’ve watched every episode there is and become overwhelmed with a sensation of emptiness.In case anyone has become stuck in this cycle of idle scrolling, desperately seeking a replacement for the show you just lost, here are a few documentaries to make this time ...

Documentaries: a new frontier

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Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 2, 2016

There’s an extremely underrated movie genre that people need to start taking note of: documentaries. Documentaries can be considered almost superior to any other genres that we mindlessly search through on Netflix. Audiences need to indulge in films that go out of the boundaries of their usual comf...

Biggie, Tupac can rest assured

Kevin Voeller, junior civil engineering major, shares his thoughts. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Michael Arias

February 23, 2016

Retired LAPD homicide detective, Greg Kading, who worked on the Tupac and Biggie murder cases, claims he knows who killed the famed rappers in his recently released documentary on the investigations. Although no one has been tried or convicted of murdering the two rappers, Kading focuses on stacking...

Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer’ triggers debate

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January 21, 2016

An 18-year-stay in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. An additional 10 years already spent in jail for a murder he continually pleads not guilty to. 'Making a Murderer' is the new Netflix series about Steven Avery and the turmoil that he and his family face for crimes he claims to not have committed. The...

Amy Winehouse documentary; what her family didn’t want you to see

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Kristina Martinez

September 7, 2015

Before seeing her documentary, I already loved Amy Winehouse. It's not easy for anyone to watch her decline and the events that led up to her death. Winehouse's drug problem was made into a laughing matter by the media when she was alive. It wasn't until she passed away that people began to understand...

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