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My top 15 films of all time

My top 15 films of all time

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Disclaimer: This list is my personal opinion. While I do feel that there are other films that are much more influential and significant to cinema both thematically and culturally, these films are the ones that have resonated with me the most and deserve recognition. 15. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbi...

My top 15 films of all time

My top 15 films of all time

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Disclaimer: This list is my personal opinion. While I do feel that there are other films that are much more influential and significant to cinema both thematically and culturally, these films are the ones that have resonated with me the most and deserve recognition. 15. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbi...

“The Intruder”: problematic, distasteful and forgettable

“The Intruder”: problematic, distasteful and forgettable

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“The Intruder” is the quite possibly the worst film of the year, and its only May. Scott (Michael Ealy) and his wife, Annie (Meagan Good) are elated when they purchase their new home in the Napa Valley to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in San Francisco. However, the forme...

Chico-born artist brings hope to Paradise through mural artwork

Chico-born artist brings hope to Paradise through mural artwork

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Q&As

An artist has taken it upon himself to paint murals on damaged buildings and homes in Paradise. Shane Grammer, an artist who does both commissioned and freelance artwork for Disney and its parks, has painted murals on many of the damaged and destroyed properties in wake of the Camp Fire that destroyed...

Through the Late Night final show featuring ‘Scarlet Pumps’

Through the Late Night final show featuring ‘Scarlet Pumps’

Angel Ortega and Mitchell Kret

May 7, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

  Scarlet Pumps, six months after the Camp Fire, are making a comeback with a record release show on Thursday, May 9. Scarlet Pumps consist of members AJ Dos Santos (vocals, synthesizers), Gabriel Castillo (guitar), Levi McClain (bass, marimba) and Braden Althoff (drums). Both Castillo and M...

“Avengers: Endgame” a monumental conclusion to an era

“Avengers: Endgame” a monumental conclusion to an era

Angel Ortega

April 28, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

WARNING: SPOILERS! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN "AVENGERS: ENDGAME"Exhibiting stellar screen-writing and outstanding performances, “Avengers: Endgame” is the perfect conclusion to the Avengers series. Following the events of the previous Avengers film, “Avengers: Infinity War,...

Queer Prom offers music, dancing and inclusivity

Queer Prom offers music, dancing and inclusivity

Angel Ortega

April 22, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

The second annual Queer Prom, organized and promoted by Chico State’s Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC), was hosted on Saturday at the Bell Memorial Union. Queer Prom was held as part of Gender and Sexuality Week, in which GSEC puts on many inclusive events for the LGBTQ community and their...

“The Curse of La Llorona” reaps a flawed attempt at horror

“The Curse of La Llorona” reaps a flawed attempt at horror

Angel Ortega

April 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Exhibiting one of the most flawed and uninspired narratives in contemporary horror, “The Curse of La Llorona” displays nothing original and is reflective of New Line Cinema and Atomic Monster Productions’ lazy filmmaking. The film takes place in Los Angeles during the 1970s. Anna Tate...

Playlist: Angel Ortega’s ten picks

Playlist: Angel Ortega’s ten picks

Angel Ortega

April 13, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

For my playlist, I decided to choose songs that have been in my constant rotation for years and have some significance in my life, one way or another.KANYE WEST – "REAL FRIENDS" Kanye West is one of my favorite artists of all time. The man has proven time and time again that he is not only one of th...

Through the Late Night Podcast: Kodak Black receives backlash after comment

Through the Late Night Podcast: Kodak Black receives backlash after comment

Alex Coba, Mitchell Kret, and Angel Ortega

April 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion’s Arts & Entertainment section’s new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry as well as highly a...

‘Pet Sematary’ is a poor-man’s horror film

‘Pet Sematary’ is a poor-man’s horror film

Angel Ortega

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With cheap horror clichés and poor writing, “Pet Sematary” is one of the most disappointing horror films of the year. Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) and his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) move from Boston to rural Maine with their two young kids to escape the exhausting work environment of the city....

SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert

SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert

Angel Ortega

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Chico State’s School of the Arts Productions curated an intimate concert featuring artists from Chico to Southern California. The show, "Chico Soul", was hosted by Down Lo, a bar and grill located on Main Street in Downtown Chico. The concert featured a spectrum of music, ranging from R&B and...

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