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‘John Carter’ a fun pop-corn flick.

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

March 14, 2012

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John Carter is one the best popcorn films of the year and undoubtedly is a lush and gorgeous adventure, but you’ll probably watch it on DVD or streaming from your favorite Netflix-like service because of the reviews and bad ad campaign. The movie defies categories, though critics have been comparing it unfavorably to every movie from Star Wars to Avatar to Indiana Jones....

Divorce the Bacon Shake now

Divorce the Bacon Shake now

Martin Chang, Opinions Editor

February 29, 2012

Filed under Reviews, Uncategorized

Ever have one of those days that started out okay, not great, just okay, but then it gradually gets worse and worse until you are having an undeniably...

‘Arrietty’  impresses

‘Arrietty’ impresses

February 29, 2012

Something that I normally don’t do, but decided to give it a shot, is go watch a full-length animated fantasy at the Maya Theater in Downtown Bakersfield. I...

Van Halen album brings rock back to airwaves

Van Halen album brings rock back to airwaves

February 29, 2012

Van Halen’s new album, “A Different Kind of Truth,” stirred up a number of reactions within the music industry after its international release on...

Depp’s adaptation simply not as good as original

Depp’s adaptation simply not as good as original

NIcholas Sparling, Reporter

February 29, 2012

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Hunter S. Thompson was once quoted as saying, “Some may never live, but the crazy never die.” For him, this rings true. The recent release of “The...

Color Tattoo eye shadow has long lasting coverage

Color Tattoo eye shadow has long lasting coverage

February 15, 2012

When makeup commercials interrupt my favorite shows, a heavy sigh and an eye roll usually follow. Mascara that gives you five times the lashes? Sure. Foundation...

An Old West show for the cool young audience

Ruben Perez, Reporter

February 15, 2012

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What does The Gaslight Melodrama’s newest play “Showdown in Shafter” have in common with a great plate of nachos?  They are both cheesy as hell.  That is not meant as an insult, because “Showdown in Shafter” is seven flavors of fun. If you have never been to The Gaslight Melodrama, they are definitely worth a visit.  They are only one of four Melodrama theaters...

New silent film brings back the best from the old

New silent film brings back the best from the old

February 15, 2012

“The Artist” is an eye opening movie with great characters, costumes, music and messages. The movie had an all-star cast that included Bérénice...

Flex Seal can’t fix leaks

Flex Seal can’t fix leaks

February 1, 2012

I saw an online ad last week about a product called Flex Seal. This product caught my eye and stirred both my interest and curiosity. I ended up purchasing...

Difranco’s newest album a 5-star gem

Difranco’s newest album a 5-star gem

February 1, 2012

If you haven’t heard of Ani Difranco by now, you need to. The singer-songwriter has been making music on her own label Righteous Babe for over 20...

Golden Corral busy, but good and cheap

Golden Corral busy, but good and cheap

Hannah Breeland, Reporter

February 1, 2012

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The Golden Corral is as busy now as it was when it first opened a couple months ago. Which isn’t much of a surprise since their food is amazing. The...

‘Haunt’ provides  decent and clean fun

‘Haunt’ provides decent and clean fun

February 1, 2012

“Haunt,” for the Xbox 360, was released Jan. 18 on Xbox live for 800 points, about $10. It’s a single player game played from a first person perspective. At...

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