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‘Dragon Quest XI’ brings series to modern age

‘Dragon Quest XI’ brings series to modern age

Ulises Duenas

September 10, 2018


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"Dragon Quest" is considered the grandfather of Japanese RPGs. The series has been going for over 30 years and has never strayed too far from its roots. Its newest incarnation, "Dragon Quest XI", does an amazing job of blending classic gameplay with more modern RPG mechanics to create what's arguably t...

Podcast: ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ continues to deliver in its 13th season

Podcast: ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ continues to deliver in its 13th season

Ulises Duenas

September 8, 2018


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The Orion is finally making your dreams come true. For the first time (as far as I know) the Arts and Entertainment section is hosting a podcast. It's only fitting that such a momentous occasion is used to cover the 13th season premiere of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Grant Schmieding and...

‘Reimagining Chico’ offers an archeological trip into the past

‘Reimagining Chico’  offers an archeological trip into the past

Alex Coba

September 7, 2018


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With a glimpse into the past. "Reimagining Chico" is taking observers on a journey back in time through Chico’s history.Jennifer Rogerson Jennings is a second-year graduate student of the anthropology program, who is showcasing her archaeological finds from three distinctly different neighborh...

Eminem’s new album ‘Kamikaze’ hits the ground running hard

Eminem’s new album ‘Kamikaze’ hits the ground running hard

Alex Coba

September 6, 2018


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Eminem's back and he's not only angry, he's out for blood. and to say it's the most entertaining thing to hear right now would be an understatement. The rapper released his surprise new album “Kamikaze” on August 31 and he's serving out disses left and right.After the critically panned &#...

‘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...

‘Imagining the Past’ encourages us to think about our world

‘Imagining the Past’ encourages us to think about our world

Alex Coba

August 31, 2018


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“'Once, as old stories tell us…' was how Geoffrey Chaucer began “The Knight’s Tale,” one of his famous Canterbury Tales. We still tell stories and write histories by opening with sentiments such as this one. Professor and guest curator Corey Sparks opened with this quote to present the “Imagining...

Local artists perform unconventional show at Blackbird Cafe

Local artists perform unconventional show at Blackbird Cafe

Grant Schmieding

August 30, 2018


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Abstract art, leather cuffs, bare feet, paint splatters, cheap beer, minimal seating, dim lighting and camaraderie accompanied soulful music Tuesday night as locals stagger around the backside of the tiny Blackbird Café. The atmosphere feels small, almost intimidating to an outsider. Stepping through...

‘The Innocents’ starts slow but keeps your interest

‘The Innocents’ starts slow but keeps your interest

Alex Coba

August 28, 2018


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Netflix’s “The Innocents” may come off as your run of mill teen drama or romance series. However, “The Innocents” proves to be more than that as the series showcases interesting story concepts such as feeling trapped in oneself and one's own identity. The eight-episode series do...

‘Disenchantment’ can’t enchant its viewers

‘Disenchantment’ can’t enchant its viewers

Ulises Duenas

August 27, 2018


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Matt Groening is back with a new show called "Disenchantment," an animated comedy set in a fantasy world. Although it has the distinct style that Groening's shows are known for, it lacks the charm and humor that "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" had. The show's main trio is made up of Bean, a princess that...

Joaquin Phoenix delivers his best performance yet in ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Joaquin Phoenix delivers his best performance yet in ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Angel Ortega

May 3, 2018


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With outstanding writing and brilliant performances, “You Never Were Really Here” is one of the best mystery-thrillers this year. The film, directed by Lynne Ramsay, follows Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) who is a veteran turned contract killer and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Joe makes...

CAMMIES spotlight, award Chico musical artists

CAMMIES spotlight, award Chico musical artists

Natalie Hanson

April 25, 2018


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The 2018 CAMMIES Awards were put on at the Hop Yard at Sierra Nevada Brewery, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. It was sponsored by Chico News & Review and the Chico Rape Prevention and Intervention Center. The awards show is a spotlight for local musical artists every spring, with awards in di...

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