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‘The Happytime Murders’ assumes everything is funnier with puppets

‘The Happytime Murders’ assumes everything is funnier with puppets

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018


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Some movies treat comedy like the art that it is, placing jokes in the right spots with precise timing so that each punchline is as effective as possible. Others like "The Happytime Murders" treat comedy like going to a batting cage thinking that if you keep swinging for the fences every few seconds...

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018


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Different kinds of concerts have different vibes, and there are no concerts quite like hip-hop concerts, for better or for worse. The Chico Women's Club hosted a concert on Friday featuring local artists that all have roots in the Chico area. Artists including Apollo Snow, Osho Brown, Efren Trevino...

Arctic Monkeys mark the end of a five-year hiatus with a stellar comeback album

Arctic Monkeys mark the end of a five-year hiatus with a stellar comeback album

Angel Ortega

May 15, 2018


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Arctic Monkey’s sixth studio album "Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino" delivers an exceptional rock album. Arctic Monkeys are an alternative/indie rock band from High Green, Sheffield, England. Its 2005 debut album "Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not" marked their breakthrough into the mainstream, making it the fastest-se...

Momentum dances its way through spring showcase

Momentum dances its way through spring showcase

Julia Maldonado

May 14, 2018


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Sparkly tops, baseball jerseys and burlesque outfits filled the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., thanks to Momentum. This student-run dance organization rehearsed all semester in order to put on its annual spring showcase, with some help from hip-hop dance group Envy....

Music students perform Estampas Guitar Ensemble at Zingg Recital Hall

Music students perform Estampas Guitar Ensemble at Zingg Recital Hall

Hannah Yeager

May 13, 2018


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Guitar students at Chico State performed a mix of different guitar pieces both as solos and in groups at the Zingg Recital Hall on Friday.The pieces performed had a combination of rhythmic, upbeat, slow and peaceful styles of music. Each performer had their own unique performances and really showcased...

‘Final Portrait’ is clever, yet mundane

‘Final Portrait’ is clever, yet mundane

Angel Ortega

May 11, 2018


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“Final Portrait” is clever and witty but falls short from being an excellent biographical film. Directed by Stanley Tucci, “Final Portrait” follows Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), a famous artist who is long past his prime. Before he “retires” from art, Giacomett...

Five ‘Star Wars’ games that still hold up

Five ‘Star Wars’ games that still hold up

Ulises Duenas

May 8, 2018


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"Star Wars" games have been around since the 70s and they span a wide variety of genres. These games have different things to offer and they have universal appeal. The list is in no particular order.1. Knights of the Old Republic Bioware was given the opportunity to create their own story set thousands of yea...

‘God of War’ lives up to the hype and more

‘God of War’ lives up to the hype and more

Ulises Duenas

May 2, 2018


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"God of War" has a surprising amount of different gaming elements in it. What's even more surprising is that it does each one of those extremely well. The story, gameplay, writing and level design are all expertly crafted. This is the kind of the game that comes around once a generation.I was skeptical ...

‘The Death of Stalin’ is a cleverly written satire

‘The Death of Stalin’ is a cleverly written satire

Angel Ortega

May 1, 2018


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Through witty dialogue and great performances, “The Death of Stalin” is one of the best comedies in recent years. Set in 1953, shortly after the death of Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin, his cronies begin a struggle for power as each member of Stalin’s personal counsel wants to the ne...

‘God of War’s’ first few hours are amazing

‘God of War’s’ first few hours are amazing

Ulises Duenas

April 24, 2018


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As soon as the game starts it becomes clear that this isn't like any other "God of War" game in the series. The series protagonist Kratos is still the main character; but he's very different now. The backdrop of Greek mythology has been swapped with Norse mythology. The story focuses on character an...

‘Isle of Dogs’ captivates and delights its audience in typical Wes Anderson fashion

‘Isle of Dogs’ captivates and delights its audience in typical Wes Anderson fashion

Angel Ortega

April 20, 2018


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With its exceptional writing and wonderful vocal performances, “Isle of Dogs” is one of Wes Anderson’s best films. Anderson, a writer, producer and director of Isle of Dogs, has established himself in modern cinema with his unique artistic style. With notable films like “The Royal Ten...

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

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

Ulises Duenas

April 19, 2018


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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...

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