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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...

Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Nicole Henson

April 18, 2018


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“If we were a TV show we would be Sesame Street but if Sesame Street met the band from the Muppets," explains the talented group of goofballs who make up Smokey the Groove.The group reminisced over burgers about how their band met, the group dynamic and revealed a proposition that they have for ...

Artist of the week Tara Killoran loves the process of creating and hot dogs

Artist of the week Tara Killoran loves the process of creating and hot dogs

Mitchell Kret

April 17, 2018


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Tara Killoran is a sophomore graphic design major with a very non-traditional viewpoint. She creates art for the sake of creating something real rather than to appeal to expectations she considers pretentious. Killoran finds inspiration from social media and has a lifelong dream of being friends with ra...

‘Ready Player One’ delivers on nostalgia but lacks character

‘Ready Player One’ delivers on nostalgia but lacks character

Ulises Duenas

April 16, 2018


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"Ready Player One" feels like a celebration of pop culture as whole. It has some really cool visuals and most of the references to movies and games are fun, but it also lacks a good core. The story and characters should have carried this movie through all the flashy scenes and references. In execution, th...

‘Extinction’ wastes your time

‘Extinction’ wastes your time

Ulises Duenas

April 15, 2018


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Sometimes when I buy something, I feel like a prisoner to my own bad decision. I have to get my money's worth out of something even if it's a waste of time. "Extinction" is a game that costs $60 and the best thing that can come from playing it is being able to tell people not to buy it.There's no point...

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

Angel Ortega

April 14, 2018


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Though the film 'The Leisure Seeker' is an emotionally driven film, it does have flaws that almost lead it to its demise.The film “The Leisure Seeker,” John (Donald Sutherland) and Ella Spencer (Helen Mirren) are a retired couple who are cared for by their children, Jane (Janel Moloney) ...

Artist of the Week: Marie Fox

Artist of the Week: Marie Fox

Mitchell Kret

April 11, 2018


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Marie Fox is a fourth-year fine arts and art education major who incorporates fabrics, stitching and especially family memories into the drawing skills she learned through her memory-rich childhood. The 25 year old plans to start her teaching credentials program after finishing her Bachelor of Fine Ar...

North State Symphony showcases film composer with popular movie themes

North State Symphony showcases film composer with popular movie themes

Natalie Hanson

April 10, 2018


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The North State Symphony took a detour through some of the most memorable movie soundtrack themes of past decades with their penultimate concert of the season, "The Best of John Williams." This "Pops!" concert in NSS's 2017-2018 season came to Chico in Laxson Auditorium on Saturday to celebrate the best-known compositions of perhap...

‘Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga’ is better than ever

‘Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga’ is better than ever

April 9, 2018


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 Mario and Luigi are the most iconic duo in gaming. They've had games across a wide variety of genres, but some of their best games are RPG's. "Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga" originally came out in 2003, but it's recently been remade for the 3DS. This new version updates the vi...

‘A Fantastic Woman’ is a brilliant foreign film

‘A Fantastic Woman’ is a brilliant foreign film

Angel Ortega

April 6, 2018


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Landmark Chilean film "A Fantastic Woman" brings a refreshing look at romantic dramas. Marina Vidal (Daniela Vega), a transgender woman, is a singer and waitress who has recently moved in with her partner, Orlando Onetto (Francisco Reyes). When Orlando dies one night, Marina must overcome obstacles as she fa...

Fifty years later: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ continues to inspire future filmmakers

Fifty years later: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ continues to inspire future filmmakers

Angel Ortega

April 5, 2018


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After 50 years since its release, “2001: A Space Odyssey’s” groundbreaking practical effects, cinematography and visualizations continue to hold the benchmark for future directors, filmmakers and cinematic auteurs. “2001: A Space Odyssey,” adapted from a short story by sci-fi author Arthur...

‘F Word’ series comes to campus

‘F Word’ series comes to campus

Hannah Yeager

April 4, 2018


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Student-run and advertised, the feminism talk given on March 28 brought more than 20 people into the Cross-Cultural Learning Center for a workshop turned open forum on the word feminism.“This what it is meant to be, the Exposed series...because there is more conversation on topics like this, eve...

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