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Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Carly Maxstone

March 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase

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

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter speaks at Chico State

Josiah Nicholl

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

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...

(Not so) scary movies

(Not so) scary movies

Caitlyn Young

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

Oct. 1 marked the beginning of the Halloween season, and what could be a better way to get in the holiday mood than to grab some popcorn, sit down and watch scary movies? While being scared out of your wits might sound like a wonderful evening to some, others might prefer a not-so-scary Halloween ex...

Upcoming must-sees in 2017

Upcoming must-sees in 2017

Rachel Reyes

January 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

  Jumanji 2 Release date: Dec. 22, 2017 This new Jumanji adventure stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. The original Jumanji (1995) starred Robin Williams, so fans are expected to see a tribute to the incredible actor himself. In the upcoming film, four teenagers are stuck in...

Documentaries: a new frontier

Documentaries: a new frontier

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s an extremely underrated movie genre that people need to start taking note of: documentaries. Documentaries can be considered almost superior to any other genres that we mindlessly search through on Netflix. Audiences need to indulge in films that go out of the boundaries of their usual comf...

Entertainment lacks originality

Entertainment lacks originality

Jeff Guzman

February 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you look at the box office right now, a brief list of those based on a true story – or at least inspired by one - would include these movies: "The Revenant," "The Finest Hours," "13 Hours," "The Big Short," "Spotlight," "Joy," "Bridge of Spies" and "Concussion."The movie list above is just ...

New owner plans revamp for Pageant Theatre

New owner plans revamp for Pageant Theatre

George Johnston

September 7, 2015


Filed under Features

The smell of butter and salt fills the air. The excited murmur of the crowd fades into silence as lights go down and the movie slowly begins projecting at the Pageant Theatre. The oldest movie theater in downtown Chico, Pageant Theatre, has been showing films since 1975. Located at 351 E. 6th St., the theater ...

Death by musicals

Death by musicals

Allison Galbreath

March 28, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I know some people love musicals. They like enjoying theatrical performances and singing along with the music. Which is fine. It’s great. But for me? Musicals are terrifying. The spontaneous bursts of music that can be spouted from any number of characters at any given moment puts me on ...

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Daisy Dardon

February 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I will admit that I, like 100 million other people according to the New York Times, have picked up and read "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James — well, half of it anyway. I didn’t want to be seen reading it since it’s known for its terrible writing. So I downloaded the book on my tablet a...

Read the book first

Read the book first

Daisy Dardon

January 17, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I’m watching T.V. and suddenly there’s a movie trailer for a book that I just read. The trailer looks decent and I get excited and think that maybe this time they will actually get it right.I wait with anticipation and the time for the movie to finally premiere comes. I finish watching the movi...

Opposing inequality of objectification

Opposing inequality of objectification

Zachary Phillips

March 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Commercial time. A swimsuit model saunters onto a sandy beach. It's a hot, sunny day — perfect weather for a cheeseburger. Dropping the Carl's Jr. bag on the sand, the model gets down on all fours and spreads out a beach towel. Arching his back like an alley cat, he takes a slow bite of his semi-gourmet ...

End of video stores puts end to options

Julianna Eveland

March 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

America is a country that is accustomed to having a plethora of options to choose from. After getting rid of most major video stores, however, options for movie watching are lacking. Hollywood Video and Blockbuster used to be the go-to places to rent movies. When I was younger, I looked forward to we...

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