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Foreign film “Parasite” is a must-see

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

November 20, 2019

New and exciting material can be hard to come across in an age where everything seems to have already been done, and remakes are all the rage. Bong Joon-ho’s award-winning film “Parasite” is smart, hilarious, thrilling and exciting, and most importantly, original. The film centers around the Kim’s, a family of four living well below the poverty line in South Korea....

Apple TV+ debut overshadowed by the lackluster drama “The Morning Show”

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

November 18, 2019

The highly anticipated launch of Apple’s new subscription service, Apple TV+, was extremely disappointing. Much of the buzz surrounding the new streaming service was attributed to the debut of their original drama series, “The Morning Show.” But despite major star power and a socially relevant premise, the first episode of “The Morning Show” is dull, and Apple should...

Overwatch 2 coming soon

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Earlier this month at Blizzcon, an annual gaming convention hosted by Blizzard entertainment to discuss new games releases, features, and content, Blizzard announced a new highly anticipated sequel or expansion to the “Overwatch” franchise. Jeff Kaplan and the “Overwatch” team introduced a new series to its already popular “Overwatch: Origins” series at the convention...

Riverdale is worth seeing

Jacqueline Aquian, Reporter

November 18, 2019

The death of Jason Blossom, The Black Hood murders, The Gargoyle King, G and G. What do all of these things have in common? They all started in the town of Riverdale. Riverdale is a small-town split into two, the Southside and Northside. It should be the same as any other town, but it is far from it. The show’s characters are based on the Archie Comics company. Jughead...

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...

Performing a musical piece on flute was Tracy Harris, accompanied by pianist Svetlana Radikovn-Harris.

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

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...

A promotion poster for the film

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...

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