The Renegade Rip

Will Smith’s “Gemini Man” is predictable

David Portillo, Reporter

November 4, 2019

A duo of Will Smiths star in the 2019 action flick “Gemini Man.” The film, directed by Ang Lee, is a real visual marvel. Although the film is an absolute joy to look at, the plot drags it down in the most cliché ways. The film follows Henry Brogan (Will Smith) and his sudden targeting of a mysterious operative who looks very similar to him, a clone also played by Smith...

Jonas Brothers are back and never been better

Jonas Brothers are back and never been better

November 4, 2019

It feels like 2008 all over again. After experiencing the Jonas Brother’s “Happiness Begins” tour at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 20, I certainly...

The Good Doctor doesn’t disappoint

Jacqueline Aquian, Reporter

October 21, 2019

A surgical resident is needed in the operating room. Who better than the infamous Shawn Murphy (Freddie Highmore). He is the newest surgical resident at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, the hospital in the show. The actors were amazingly cast for their roles. The show tries to teach many things in the medical world and outside of it by involving lives that are not only Murphy’s...

Joaquin Phoenix deserved better in “Joker”

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Despite a staunch performance by a gaunt Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” is an origin story that is all bark and no bite. While the Joker character does not exactly scream subtlety, the Todd Phillips directed film tries much too hard to instill fear into the audience. Instead of letting the audience discover that Arthur Flex, also known as Joker (Phoenix) was crazy and unhinged...

“Gamechangers” addressed veganism and athletes

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

September 23, 2019

The vegan documentary “The Game Changers,” directed by Louie Psihoyos, is a plant-based documentary that sheds light on the advantages of eating a plant-based diet. There are advantages like being able to perform better in sports, improved health, and more. The documentary explores various experiences and points of view. James Wilks explores the vegan world by challenging...

Faculty music recital wows student audiences

Faculty music recital wows student audiences

September 20, 2019

The Bakersfield College Performing Arts Center hosted a musical recital in the Indoor Theatre on Sept. 19. Students and staff participated in this first-of-its-kind...

“Hustlers” is the feel-good movie no one saw coming

“Hustlers” is the feel-good movie no one saw coming

September 18, 2019

“Hustlers” is so much more than a J.Lo stripper movie. Directed by Lorene Scafarcia, the film retells the true story of a group of exotic dancers...

IT Chapter 2 is the real nightmare

IT Chapter 2 is the real nightmare

September 18, 2019

The only frightening thing about “It Chapter Two” is its excessively long, three-hour run time and the lost opportunity to cast Amy Adams as the grown-up...

New Fast and Furious film blends action and comedy

New Fast and Furious film blends action and comedy

September 9, 2019

“Fast and Furious” is best watched with the family and friends or as a date night with your significant other. There will be laughter as well as serious...

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood doesn’t disappoint

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood doesn’t disappoint

Jacob Spivey, Reporter

September 6, 2019

“Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” is a dark tale about the orchestration of the murders of Sharon Tate and four other victims. A terrible night took...

Seth Rogen’s “Good Boys” is enjoyable for its mature humor and gags

David Portillo, Reporter

September 6, 2019

From the raunchy, foul, and hilarious mind of comedian Seth Rogen comes a comedy of smaller, or rather, younger proportion. This summer gave audiences the comedy “Good Boys,” produced by Rogen and directed by Gene Stupnistky. The movie is a typical Rogen comedy packed with drugs, alcohol, violence, and swearing. But through all of its crudeness, the film sheds light...

Stop by The Arizona, it’s well worth it

Logan King, Reporter

May 8, 2019

On any Sunday Bakersfield has a lot to offer. My preferred way to spend a Sunday morning is to go out for a meal. Breakfast is a meal I take quite seriously. Thus, I chose an old town Kern establishment, The Arizona Cafe. Located at 809 Baker Street since the 1970s, The Arizona has been serving Bakersfield since 1953. Nearby are other Bakersfield institutions like Woolgrowers,...

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