The Renegade Rip

Realistic characters create ‘The TV Set’

Quinn Schlussel

April 8, 2008

Filed under Reviews

The birth of a TV series, although typically a very exciting period in most scriptwriters' lives, can also contain moments of severe artistic tragedy. That was the theme shown in Jake Kasdan's little known hit "The TV Set." Jake Kasdan, writer, director and producer of last winter's satirical comedy "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" was also the writer, director, and producer...

Local band opens for Vanilla Ice

Earl Parsons

March 25, 2008

Filed under Reviews

Vecar, who played in Bakersfield College's Free Speech Area twice during Spring Fling week and opened for Vanilla Ice on March 20 at the Nile Bar and Grill, was the best band in the Battle of the Bands competition at the Nile on March 6 that allowed them the aforementioned opportunity. However, I disagree with how the voting for the competition was conducted, as the majority...

‘10,000 BC’ lacks historical accuracy

Quinn Schlussel

March 25, 2008

Filed under Reviews

The woolly mammoth is a large, hairy relative of the modern-day elephant that roamed the northern wastes of Eurasia and went extinct at about 12,000 B.C. The Great Pyramids were ancient Egyptian landmarks used as tombs for the pharaohs and were constructed circa 2,500 B.C. Given these facts, why did the filmmakers of the movie "10,000 B.C." find it necessary, much less accurate,...

Famous Dave’s has superb BBQ

Omar Ramirez

March 25, 2008

Filed under Reviews

Famous Dave's is nothing less of the place to be if you're looking to munch down on some of the juiciest pieces of meat around. The air is filled with smells of warm baked bread, sizzling meat, music and laughter from all around. The atmosphere screams, "Saturday night!" This is the place for a family night out or for an after-work chill spot. It's basically a place for...

The world can’t figure out how to stop the Hulk

Gabino Vega

March 25, 2008

Filed under Reviews

The Incredible Hulk has finally declared war on the whole world: Thus, the "World War Hulk" saga begins. This Marvel Comics event has proved, once again, I could add another story into my nerdy comic- book collection. A few issues ago, the Hulk was betrayed by his fellow superheroes: Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt. All are members of the Illuminati. They...

MGM Asian Diner offers different experience

Elizabeth Meeks

March 4, 2008

Filed under Reviews

An alternative to typical Asian fast food, MGM Asian Diner provides made-to-order, quality plates of unique food in a casual setting that leaves you satisfied. Operating for the past year and located at 1400 Calloway Drive, MGM can be difficult to spot despite the corner-street location. From the outside, MGM looks as if it would be an upper-class, finer dining Asian restaurant,...

Those puppies make me sick

Earl Parsons

March 4, 2008

Filed under Reviews

While Australian trio Sick Puppies and one other band on the marquee at the Golden State Mall on Feb. 23 displayed virtuosity, there wasn't anything that any of the groups had to offer that hasn't already been done before. Sick Puppies, whom I personally hadn't heard of before the performance but seemed to have a steady fan base that knew their lyrics, had a solid rhythm section....

Gondry film lacked coherency

Quinn Schlussel

March 4, 2008

Filed under Reviews

I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't excited before going to see this movie. By all means it looked stupendous. Unfortunately, I'd also be lying if I said it lived up to expectations. "Be Kind, Rewind," the latest movie by Michel Gondry, follows the story of Mike, an employee at an old VHS rental store who, after having the inventory of the store wiped out by his eccentric,...

BC play ‘Ondine’ well written but ill performed

Katherine J. White

March 4, 2008

Filed under Reviews

The character of Ondine from the Jean Giraudoux play is hard to define. She is not a mermaid or a changeling, but she seems to be a gamine of the waterways, a denizen of waterfalls and lakes, and a wild child of the forest primeval. She actually appears to be a naiad, or water nymph or water spirit. In Bakersfield College's production of Giraudoux's "Ondine," set in the Middle...

Oildale Mexican restaurant too hot to handle

G Vega

February 20, 2008

Filed under Reviews

Si Senor Grill has a warm environment, literally. The first thing I noticed was that the outside of this restaurant had a cool feel in the air. Once I entered the restaurant itself, it was a little warm and uncomfortable. The Mexican theme of this restaurant was rather pleasant. Inside this building, the waitress took us to our seat and gave us our menus. Scanning the menu...

Fall fashions displayed in February

Crystal Roberts

February 20, 2008

Filed under Reviews

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week took place Feb. 1-8 and gave onlookers a preview of what could be expected in fashion for the fall 2008 season. The colors, the fabrics and the cuts were all displayed by different designers on the runway. With the sophisticated design of the fabrics and the colors to make anyone feel sexy, BCBG MAXAZRIA proved to have one of the hottest styles on...

KG wrecks Bakersfield

Marcinda Coil

February 20, 2008

Filed under Reviews

With flutes, washboards and Kyle Gass, Trainwreck invited many fans at Fishlips Feb. 16. Though not likely to be heard on radio or MTV, Trainwreck creates music in a category of its own. The music is not mainstream. The members of the band are not mainstream. But both the band and their music are ideal for a bar in Bakersfield. Even conservatives could enjoy themselves. Everyone...

The news site of Bakersfield College
Reviews