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

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

Natalie Hanson

November 5, 2018


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

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’

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

Grant Schmieding

November 2, 2018


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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

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

Ulises Duenas

October 23, 2018


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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

Playlist: 10 Best Songs used in Action Movies

Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas

October 15, 2018


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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

Miyazaki film showings bring awareness of anime to Chico

Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas

October 6, 2018


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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

‘BlacKkKlansman’ speaks out against hate with style

Grant Schmieding

August 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

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

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


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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


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  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 ...

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