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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 home. As the music gets louder, signifying something is about to happen, your sweaty palms grab t...

Movies to watch during our time in Self-isolation

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

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 performing social distancing.  Movies have become a great way to escape reality for a moment and ...

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ is unnecessary but fine

The poster for Netflix's Breaking bad movie

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 us with a satisfying ending. The last episode tied together all possible loose ends and left the oth...

Podcast Video: Arts in Review – When books become movies

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

Alex Coba, Grant Schmieding, Ulises Duenas, and Natalie Hanson

December 19, 2018

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 Rings" to "Twilight" to comic book adaptations, there's a lot of movies out there that owe it al...

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

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

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 by now. However, the movie never decides which kind of story it is going to be, and settles for...

The Maltese gets wild for ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Patricia Quinn (Magenta) lips grace the screen at the beginning of the movie during the Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing at the Maltese on Halloween. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Grant Schmieding

November 2, 2018

The cash register clanged as people crowded the bar, bought drinks and cheered for the start of the show. The small bar was so packed that it looked like a fire hazard. With only a few booths and two rows of plastic chairs, most people were standing. The large mob, featuring many people dressed in racy l...

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

I'm sure he's just there to trim the hedges or something. Image from imdb.

Ulises Duenas

October 23, 2018

Why did they have to call this movie "Halloween?" Put some subtitle after it so people don't get confused. For the purpose of this review I'll refer to the new "Halloween" as "THIS" and the original as "Halloween"."THIS" had a lot of potential to be the best "Halloween" since "Halloween." The main probl...

Playlist: 10 Best Songs used in Action Movies

The song by Queen

Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas

October 15, 2018

The right song, combined with the right scene in an action movie, can turn any moment into a classic. Whether by pure skill or a keen sense of sound with scene, there's a reason why some songs are difficult to separate from their iconic use in films like "Kill Bill," "Pulp Fiction" and "The Godfather." He...

Miyazaki film showings bring awareness of anime to Chico

Chihiro and the spirit No-Face make a journey in

Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas

October 7, 2018

Got any plans for Halloween yet? If you're fresh out of ideas, since Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, "Spirited Away" is playing at your local movie theater that night.If you haven't been to one of the special events by Fandango at the local multiplex, you may not be aware of their ongoing monthly...

‘BlacKkKlansman’ speaks out against hate with style

Adam Driver and John David Washington in

Grant Schmieding

August 26, 2018

One of Spike Lee’s best movies to date, “BlacKkKlansman” had me laughing, cringing, gasping and gripping the edge of my seat. It’s a multifaceted satirical social commentary, disguised as a detective thriller, with a lot to say about modern society and politics. The film follow...

Photo of the day

Christian Pata-Koehler and Dustin Boster play a motorcycle racing game in an arcade at the Cinemark movie theater. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Carly Maxstone

March 5, 2018

Christian Pata-Koehler and Dustin Boster play a motorcycle racing game in an arcade at the Cinemark movie theater.

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter speaks at Chico State

Luke Davies talks about his screenplay for the movie “Lion” at Ziing Recital Hall Thursday night. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

February 16, 2018

Screenwriter Luke Davies came to talk about his script for the movie "Lion" and read his other writing Thursday.Davies presented in the Ziing Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. He read scenes from the book "A Long Way Home", and would then show the corresponding scene from the movie adaptation, "Lion", which h...

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