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COLUMN: It’s oscar season

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

November 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

I know it may be a bit early to guess what films are going to win the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Sure, some of these movies haven’t come out yet, but I think I can make an accurate guess. So here are my picks for the Oscars. Best Adapted Screenplay This is a difficult category because right now the theater is flooded with adaptations. Most of the movies that look like...

BC ensemble plays classics

BC ensemble plays classics

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

November 16, 2011

Filed under Campus

It may not have been filled with people in black turtlenecks, and hardly anyone was snapping their fingers, but the recital hall in the Fine Arts building...

‘J. Edgar’ applauds deeds, not the man

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

November 16, 2011

Filed under Reviews

Like Mr. Hoover himself, “J. Edgar” keeps too many secrets from its audience. I feel like a biopic should answer questions about their subject, but “J. Edgar” made me want to do my own research on Hoover. Other than leaving me with more questions than answers, “J. Edgar” was a great film. The acting was absolutely phenomenal. Leonardo DiCaprio was incredibly...

You may not know him, but he matters

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

November 16, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Everyone who has seen “The Hangover” knows who Zach Galifianakis is, but they might not know about his incredibly odd standup comedy act. Galifianakis constantly pushes the envelope and actively tries to interfere with his audience. This style of standup was pioneered by one man who didn’t want to be called a comedian, Andy Kaufman. The 2011 Andy Kaufman Award,...

Pick a side: The Rebel Alliance or Starfleet?

Pick a side: The Rebel Alliance or Starfleet?

November 2, 2011

Two members of the Rip's editorial board debate the oldest argument in the history of nerdness: Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars By Tyler McGinty Opi...

COLUMN: I’ll take my rock without the post-

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

There’s a big problem with popular music today. It’s too fractured. I can’t just like rock music, apparently. Do I like post-rock? Experimental rock? Punk rock? Which kind? It’s silly. Music was once a uniting force, and now it divides people. Post-rock may be different enough for it to stand out on its own as a genre. It really isn’t rock at all. However, it...

BC carvers give something back to local veterans

BC carvers give something back to local veterans

November 2, 2011

For anyone that’s wanted to give back to the military for their service and didn’t know how, Bakersfield College has the solution. Students who...

Is the red planet really worth the journey?

Is the red planet really worth the journey?

October 19, 2011

PRO By Keith Kaczmarek Getting to Mars is not going to be easy, and in the current economic climate it might not even seem like a good idea, but...

COLUMN: Recalling the Green Album and Mikey

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

October 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Celebrity deaths are rumored to come in threes, and it may be just because we stop paying attention after the third one, and this month was no exception. Within the same week Steve Jobs, Al Davis and Mikey Welsh all passed away. Poor Mikey may not have been as important as the others, but as a member of Weezer, he deserves something. Welsh was my second favorite Weezer...

Hollywood, let’s get some originality

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

October 5, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Okay Hollywood, I get it. Adaptations are easy. If you find a true story, a book, a comic, a play, or even another movie that you can turn into a movie, it’s a lot less work. But just stop. Please. I’m sick and tired of the phrases “Based on a true story” and “Adapted from the best selling novel.” Hollywood needs to embrace original stories again. If...

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