The Renegade Rip

Controversial movie sends a good message with dark humor

Kelly Ardis

September 9, 2008

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"Hamlet 2" is said to be the most offensive movie of the year. And although I can definitely see reasons for the shock, I don't think it is as bad as it is being made out to be. If one can simply agree to find some humor in the things held so sacred, I think this movie can be quite enjoyable. "Hamlet 2" tells the story of high school drama teacher and failed actor Dana Marschz,...

Cruz’s Cuban play performed at BC

Katherine J. White

May 6, 2008

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Nilo Cruz's "Two Sisters and a Piano" defies Greek drama. Much like the characters in the play "Waiting for Godot," the sisters in the Cruz play wait for the deus ex machina or the "god out of a machine" to come and rescue them from their predicament, but it never happens. The question remains: Will either the father of the two sisters or the husband of one ever come and get...

Parody album has hilarious talent

Bianca Hernandez

May 6, 2008

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No genre of music is safe from Flight of the Conchords. In their newest album, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement successfully manage to parody pop, folk and rap with great beats and hilarious lyrics. On the first listen, the songs seem familiar as if they've somehow managed to take some of the greatest hits from each genre and just make one song that encompasses all of the...

Fast service at Molly J’s Cafe

Gabino Vega

May 6, 2008

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Molly J's Café can also be called Molly J's Restaurant. This surprisingly humble restaurant provides fast service within its small area. When I first walked in, I expected to wait to be seated. But instead, the waitress quickly got my partner and me seats with the menus. The menu consisted of a variety of food. It was a lot of food for a small restaurant. The prices...

Comic book movie carried by Downey Jr.

Elizabeth Meeks

May 6, 2008

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Due to the vision of director Jon Favreau and lead actor Robert Downey, Jr., the latest comic book character to come alive on the big screen, "Iron Man," is the greatest ever. Right from the beginning, "Iron Man" grabs your attention with suspense and comic relief as the film moves seamlessly from one scene to the next. Downey, who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man, is brilliant with...

Red and 3 Doors Down play at Rabobank

Kyle Beall

April 22, 2008

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The crowd took to its feet and cheered as 3 Doors Down took to the stage at the Rabobank Arena on April 19. Preceded by the bands 12 Stones and Red, it was apparent from the audience's ominous roar that the act they came to see was about to begin. As I expected, it was a great show. They started off rocking the house and shaking the walls as the music deafened the roar of the...

Quality meals offered near BC

Earl Parsons

April 22, 2008

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What the deli inside of Country Club Liquors lacks in atmosphere, it more than makes up for with thick and fresh sandwiches, reasonable prices and the convenience of being inside a convenient store. Located on the corner of Columbus Avenue and Oswell Road, Country Club Liquors is a close location for Bakersfield College students to purchase both sandwiches and the necessary...

Unforgettable new comedy hits theaters

Quinn Schlussel

April 22, 2008

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There has been a recurring theme in comedic movies as of late, and that is the aspect of realistic dialogue and reactions to otherwise unbelievable storylines. Spurred on by the recent successes of such movies as "Knocked Up" and "Superbad" comes the latest in the trend of witty banter and realism amid absurdity: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" is directed...

Relaxing sounds in Vampire Weekend’s debut album

Earl Parsons

April 22, 2008

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Vampire Weekend's self-titled debut pulls off a refreshing mesh of Afro-pop, classical music and an Ivy League aesthetic that makes them the most interesting new band of the year so far. Vampire Weekend, formed by students at Columbia University, has created the most ambitious first album since Arcade Fire's depressing-yet-nostalgic "Funeral" in 2004. Their inspiration from...

Talent meets experience

Elizabeth Meeks

April 8, 2008

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By ELIZABETH MEEKS [email protected] Rip staff writer Playing to a sold-out crowd, Jimmy Eat World proves experience makes for a great high-energy live rock concert. With a blend of alternative rock and power pop, Jimmy Eat World performed song after song with seamless transitions and polished, tight musical guitar riffs during the April 6 show at Rabobank Arena. Since...

Dollar stores for poor students

Earl Parsons

April 8, 2008

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The average college student spends four years working for a minimum- wage paycheck and subsisting on a diet of ramen noodles and cheap beer in the hope that his or her diligence will result in a fruitful career and an opportunity to eat actual meals. Until then, college students in Bakersfield flock to the local dollar stores to save money on the essentials of living. There...

Orchid lacks a decent staff

Kyle Beall

April 8, 2008

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The Orchid, located on the corner of Brimhall and Calloway, has a lot of room to improve and needs to if they are going to continue to charge what they do for their food and dole out such shoddy service. I am the type of patron that appreciates not only good food but good service as well, and I am willing to pay a fair price to receive both. I always leave at least a standard...

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