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Despite mixed reviews, Bohemian Rhapsody rocks

Despite mixed reviews, Bohemian Rhapsody rocks

Anthony Kramer, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

After first being announced in 2010, biopic Bohemian Rhapsody finally became a reality on November 2 after 8 harrowing years of production issues, and attracted an awe-inspiring $50 million in the first weekend domestically, along with $72.5 million more globally. Despite the surprisingly mixed reviews ...

Top films that will be a treat to watch in early 2019

Top films that will be a treat to watch in early 2019

Anthony Kramer, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

2019 will surely be a year filled to the brim with excellent films consisting of strong storytelling and compelling characters, and the upcoming films in the first three months of next year will start us moviegoers off with undeniable levels of hype. Even though the early months of any year are typically...

Halloween sequel finally offers fans satisfaction

Halloween sequel finally offers fans satisfaction

Alex Gonzales, Staff Editor

November 11, 2018

Halloween (2018), directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by comedy star Danny McBride, is the first sequel worthy of the original 1978 film. It's a welcome relief after a series of follow-up films left most fans rolling their eyes a few decades ago. Forty years after the events of the first...

Top Underrated Animated Shows of 2018

Top Underrated Animated Shows of 2018

John Kipp, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

There are many popular animated shows that continually interest their audience with every new episode such as Steven Universe or Rick and Morty. However, with ingenious animated series like these to watch, there are some that have been underrated or are too new to garner the attention they deserve. Unf...

Hollywood Trope Massacre

Hollywood Trope Massacre

Jesse Herrera, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

It’s midnight in a suburban neighborhood on Friday the 13th. Samantha is alone watching TV and talking on the phone when she hears a loud crash coming from the attic. Of course, Samantha makes the most sensible decision. She hangs up the phone, trots up the stairs to investigate and shouts, “Is an...

5 Halloween events for teens to attend

5 Halloween events for teens to attend

Alyssa Rockey, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018

While many teens may be lamenting they're past the age of trick-or-treating at this time of year, there are a number of seasonal Central Valley events coming up in the next few weeks they might enjoy. From family friendly to downright frightening, these five venues offer teens, their families and even...

Local coffee houses to replace your Starbuck’s trip

Local coffee houses to replace your Starbuck’s trip

Sophia Esquivel, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

As the weather cools down, people flock to popular coffee destinations such as Starbucks and Dutch Bros. for a hot drink and a warm, comfortable place to hang out with friends or study. However, with a Starbucks on every corner and Dutch Bros.’ ever-increasing popularity, many students are finding...

The Predator: a mediocre requel

The Predator: a mediocre requel

Anthony Kramer, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

The latest installment in the Predator film franchise, The Predator had fans oozing with excitement for its release on September 14 and made a modest $24 million opening weekend. While this was lower than its projected range ($25-$30 million), it's still a solid turnout for an action film release long...

Horror film The Nun may bore you to death

Horror film The Nun may bore you to death

Alex Gonzales, Staff Editor

October 2, 2018

The Nun, the fifth installment of the popular horror film series The Conjuring, opened up with 53.5 million in sales, making it the second biggest opening for a September release in North America. Directed by Corin Hardy, The film is a prequel, primarily serving to answer questions posed by The Conjuring...

Top YA fiction books to read this summer

Top YA fiction books to read this summer

Evelyn Govern, Staff Writer

June 23, 2018

In the last few months, controversial women's issues brewed up a storm in the media with the #MeToo Movement. In accordance, a number of rising young adult fiction authors who have addressed challenges young women face internationally have garnered a media buzz as well. Their novels convey a message...

5 most anticipated upcoming prequels & sequels

5 most anticipated upcoming prequels & sequels

Betty Pauley, Staff Writer

May 13, 2018

When it comes to watching movies, impressive visuals, skilled acting and inventive scripts are what brings viewers back for another chapter. These days, repeated installments of blockbuster film franchises seem to be what movies fans want most and 2018 releases are teeming with them. Maybe we're lowering...

Avengers Infinity War breaks records and fan’s hearts

Avengers Infinity War breaks records and fan’s hearts

Alex Gonzales, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018

Avengers Infinity War, Marvels 19th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been ten years in the making. Eighteen movies later and Infinity War has finally arrived, breaking box office records its opening weekend by bringing in an incredible 250 million domestically and 630 million worldwide....

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