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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....

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...

“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...

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...

M. Night Shyamalan’s movie “Glass” is not a standalone

Official movie poster of M. Night Shyamalan's movie

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

January 25, 2019

There is only one word I would use to sum up the movie "Glass." Disturbing. James McAvoy’s portrayal of Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with multiple...

“A Star Is Born” suprises audiences

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

October 26, 2018

The best rendition yet of “A Star is Born,” is a total knockout that will hit you with every emotion possible. It told a story of love, addiction, an...

“The Nun” doesn’t come through with good scares

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 13, 2018

“The Nun,” a horror film released Sept. 7, is not as great as it would seem. The movie is a spinoff of the Conjuring and part of the Conjuring universe. The film is set in 1952 and tells of a demon that resides in a church, killing nuns. The film explains the nun from the conjuring is part of the storyline in the universe it is shared in. The film starts with two nuns...

Happytime Murders is an absolute disappointment

Happytime Murders is an absolute disappointment

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 5, 2018

“The Happytime Murders” is not a film worth a watch in theatres.

BlacKkKlansmen boasts surprising humor and lightness through a dark film

BlacKkKlansmen boasts surprising humor and lightness through a dark film

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

August 31, 2018

“BlacKkKlansman” is a great movie and worth the money.  The film is based off Ron Stallworth’s memoir, with the same title, about his time as an ...

“A Quiet Place” meets expectation

Hector Martinez, Reporter

April 29, 2018

The film “A Quiet Place” directed by John Krasinski, was released on April 6, and I just recently went to see it for the first time on April 21. I...

Olmos Productions is looking to cast extras for two scenes that will be filmed in Bakersfield

Edward James Olmos, actor and producer, is looking for extras to fill two scenes which
film crew will shoot in Bakersfield at Crystal Palace and Casa Blanca Nightclub, on March 5.
Olmos will play a Mexican immigrant in the Devil Has a Name, by Olmos Productions.

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 1, 2018

Olmos Productions and Edward James Olmos, movie director and actor of “The Devil Has a Name,” a future dark comedy film, are looking to cast extras...

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