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A magical goldfish journeys to the ocean’s surface to follow her dreams in “Ponyo”. © 2008 Studio Ghibli - NDHDMT

From ‘Ponyo’ to ‘Spirited Away’: Studio Ghibli Fest brings beloved films back to Tinseltown

Kristin Moore, Reporter // May 8, 2023

One of the nation’s highly acclaimed annual film festivals has made its return to Chico. Celebrating some of Japan's most popular animated films in both English and Japanese, Studio Ghibli Fest is underway...

bear jumping into an ambulance

Orion critic high on ‘Cocaine Bear’

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // March 4, 2023

With less than a week since its release date on Feb. 28 and $32.5 million at the box office, “Cocaine Bear” is a must-see movie for those looking for a fun time. Directed by Elizabeth Banks and inspired...

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Finals stress, comfort media and how to access it

Ariana Powell, Reporter // December 16, 2022

After a long day of school, work or any other aspect of “adulting,” I like to go home and turn on something to distract myself. “Gilmore Girls” is a show I like to distract myself with. The relatable...

Here is a top five list of some sports movies to watch before spring rolls around.

Top 5 sports movies to watch before spring

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // February 21, 2021

With spring comes the excitement of some of our favorite sports. March brings the beginning of major golf tournaments, college basketball’s March Madness, baseball’s spring training. This is a list...

Here are five nostalgic movies from the 90s and 2000s that can be enjoyed by kids, teens and adults. Graphic by Danielle Kessler

Throwback kid’s movies that are good for adults, too

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // November 6, 2020

Have you ever watched a movie that was one of your favorites as a kid or teenager, but it’s just not as funny or entertaining to watch as an adult? In no particular order, here are five nostalgic movies...

Halloweekend is the perfect time to watch all your favorite 80s classics

Essential ‘80s horror movies to watch this Halloween

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // October 30, 2020

With Halloween just around the corner, now is a perfect time to watch some scary movies. The ‘80s were a pivotal time for horror. Films were often gory and ghoulish yet a little cheesy and sometimes...

Charlie Kaufmans Im Thinking of Ending Things premiered on Netflix on Sept. 4. and tells the strange story of a young woman meeting her boyfriends parents.

Charlie Kaufman delivers an eerie romance in “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // September 9, 2020

The recent Netflix film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” directed by Charlie Kaufman is an adaptation of the book by Iain Reed and stars Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons.  The psychological...

Don’t be scared of scary movies

Don’t be scared of scary movies

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // April 8, 2020

It's midnight, but you’re still wide awake, eyes glued to the screen as eerie music from the movie fills the room. Looking over your shoulder, you have to remind yourself that you’re safe in your...

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Movies to watch during our time in Self-isolation

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // March 30, 2020

As California remains locked down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I'm sure I'm not the only one who has watched a couple of movies. Netflix and Hulu have been good partners for battling boredom while...

The poster for Netflixs Breaking bad movie El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie that depicts a scarred Jessie Pinkman. 
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‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ is unnecessary but fine

Ricardo Tovar // October 24, 2019

It’s been seven years since the tale of the rise and fall of meth kingpin, Walter White had concluded. “Breaking Bad,” arguably the best television show that has ever been made, left...

In our last podcast, we tackle the debate around books that are turned into movies. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Podcast Video: Arts in Review – When books become movies

In our last podcast for the semester, we decided to tackle a major topic that everyone has a different perspective on - film adaptations of best-selling books, beloved or otherwise. From "The Lord of the...

In Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek works hard to portray Mercury but cannot rise above serious plot problems. Image from 20th Century Fox.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has music and swagger, but can’t find its voice

Natalie Hanson // November 5, 2018

There are so many things 'Bohemian Rhapsody' had the potential to be. The story of Queen and how it basically took over the music world, and the story of Freddie Mercury have grown to mythical proportions...

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