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’13 Reasons Why’ projects the effects of bullying

Shannon Rusche, Staff

April 19, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Features, Reviews

Netflix’s latest original series “13 Reasons Why” opens up the painful yet necessary discussion about bullying and teen suicide, but leaves some critics wary of the potential harm of the graphic portrayals of abuse and suicide within the series. The series is an adaptation of Jay Asher’s 2007 novel “Thirteen Reaso...

“Kong: Skull Island” delivers with giant monster brawling action

Justin Cordero, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Features, Reviews

“Kong: Skull Island” delivers on the monster movie genre fantasy of a giant gorilla fighting other huge creatures.   The film, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, is the second film within Legendary Entertainment’s “MonsterVerse,” right after the 2014 “Godzilla” reboot and serves as an introduction to ...

Netfix series ‘Iron Fist’ disappoints diehard fans

Justin Cordero, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Features, Most Recent, Reviews

Marvel’s newest Netflix series, “Iron Fist,” is borderline mediocre for those unfamiliar with the superhero and a lackluster with comic book fans. After the successful depictions of other New York superheroes like Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in their own respective series, Marvel’s approach to introducin...

Theatre production of ‘Arcadia’ is filled with chemistry

Jannah Khalil, Staff

March 21, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus Life, Features, Most Recent, Reviews

In their first production of the semester, the Cosumnes River College theatre department presents a successful performance of Tom Sheppard’s “Arcadia.” “Arcadia” takes place in Sidley Park, an English country estate, and fluctuates between the past and present to tell the story of what occurred at the estate year...

The Shins experiment with sound in new album

The Shins experiment with sound in new album

Ashley Navarro, Editor

March 21, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Reviews, Top Stories

It’s been a long five years and series of lineup changes since the beloved indie-rock band The Shi...

‘Logan’ provides a satisfying completion to the iconic character

Justin Cordero, Staff

March 8, 2017

Filed under Features, Most Recent, Reviews

“Logan” is the classic story of the unwilling hero told through the lens of one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes warped into an aged old man who carries the weight of his past sins on his shoulders. The film, directed by James Mangold, is unlike any other previous Marvel superhero movie to date. The story overall i...

‘Get Out’ makes a splash amidst controversy

Stan Smith, Staff

March 8, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Reviews

“Get Out” marks the directorial debut of Jordan Peele, who gained fame from his television show “Key and Peele” alongside co-creator Keegan Michael Key. The film built up a considerable amount of excitement in the weeks leading up to its release thanks to incredibly favorable reviews. Even now, “Get Out” holds ...

Los Campesinos! release another successful album after four years

Los Campesinos! release another successful album after four years

Ashley Navarro, Editor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Reviews

It had been a little over three years since the seven-piece Welsh indie rock band, Los Campesinos!, gra...

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ falls short of delivery with controversial scene and lack of character chemistry

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ falls short of delivery with controversial scene and lack of character chemistry

Missy Amaya, Staff

February 1, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Reviews

If you are one who is prone to crying when the dog dies in a movie, be prepared. This heartbreaking oc...

Horror film ‘The Bye Bye Man’ falls short of thrilling the audience

Horror film ‘The Bye Bye Man’ falls short of thrilling the audience

January 28, 2017

“The Bye Bye Man” does not measure up to the goosebumps on your arms from seeing the trailer. Ins...

Netflix revives beloved children’s novel series ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Netflix revives beloved children’s novel series ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

January 24, 2017

Adding to the ever-growing list of shows developed for Netflix release, “A Series of Unfortunate Even...

The Weeknd follows up with another hit album

Andrew Flores, Staff

December 3, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Reviews

Coming off his top-charted album “Beauty Behind the Madness” a little over a year ago, Abel Tesfaye, also known as “The Weeknd,” has released his third studio album: “Starboy” LP. The album, which was released digitally and on streaming services Nov. 25 and in CD form on Nov. 28th, is set to reach the No. 1 debut o...

New adaptation of cult classic film disappoints

Ashley Navarro, Editor

November 6, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Reviews

Imagine a world assembled by a medley of brightly colored mohawks, new wave punk and an unnecessary amount of tongue action. That world would be what Fox created with their sad attempt of an adaption of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is most notably known in the form of a 1975 fea...

‘Birth of a Nation’ lacks depth and consistency

‘Birth of a Nation’ lacks depth and consistency

October 19, 2016

A significant amount of both excitement and controversy surrounded the theatrical release of “Birth ...

Established pop-punk band lacks originality in new album

Ashley Navarro, Editor

October 10, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Reviews

Lead singer Laura Jane Grace, of pop-punk band Against Me!, belts words of heartbreak and longing in the band’s seventh full length album, “Shape Shift With Me.”   It was only a few years ago when Grace came out to the public as transgender and started the process of gender change. The previous album the band released, ...

Indie-pop group Bastille releases sophomore album

Indie-pop group Bastille releases sophomore album

October 5, 2016

After they burst onto the music scene with their double-platinum selling debut album “Bad Blood,” Br...

Actors impress in ‘Magnificent Seven’ reimagining

Actors impress in ‘Magnificent Seven’ reimagining

October 1, 2016

Antoine Fuqua’s “Magnificent Seven” is the newest installation in a franchise built upon bridg...

Fox’s ‘American Horror Story’ season six premieres after long anticipated arrival

Fox’s ‘American Horror Story’ season six premieres after long anticipated arrival

September 14, 2016

After months of teaser trailers, vague comments and painstaking attempts to uncover the truth about Fox...

Drug wars explode in ‘Narcos’ return

Drug wars explode in ‘Narcos’ return

September 9, 2016

In the return of the Netflix series “Narcos”, the bloodshed and chaos are at an all-time high. With C...

Netflix original hits the soft spot for ’80s culture fanatics

Netflix original hits the soft spot for ’80s culture fanatics

September 2, 2016

Within days of the initial release, Netflix original “Stranger Things” became an instant favorite amon...

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