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‘It’ humor ‘pales in comparison with the horror’

“It” does exactly what it was expected to do. It scares and it frightens. For many, it will induce nostalgia for the novel or original miniseries. However, for those new to the story, it may confuse. The film focuses on ...

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CineCulture club film screenings: ‘Watch with an open mind’

What began as an on-campus club, CineCulture has blossomed into an academic course that engages with community members who wish to discuss independent filmography at film screenings CineCulture puts on. Club adviser and instructor Dr. Mary Husain has been preparing ...

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Four binge-worthy Netflix Originals you should watch this summer

Now that the school year is coming to a close, students  finally have time to catch up on entertainment. In the past few years, Netflix has produced its own original shows that have got TV junkies begging for more. Here ...

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Student created film shows at Maya Cinema

As the lights dimmed in the theater, an audience of friends and family eagerly awaited to view the work of Fresno State students on the big screen.   “Chase”, a short film directed by Jacob Alvarado, follows a young man ...

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‘Fist Fight’ misses the punch

After watching the trailer for “Fist Fight,” I instantly brushed off the film as just another raunchy comedy focusing on teachers at a high school with a bad reputation. While I was mostly correct, I was also pleasantly surprised. “Fist ...

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CineCulture Film: Road to La Paz

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‘La La Land’ is brilliant, beautiful and breathtaking

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a musical? When I first heard about “La La Land,” I thought it would be ridiculous. But I’m glad I gave it a chance because this beautiful technicolor film swept me off my feet ...

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A merry movie marathon

With the harsh winter season approaching and finals coming to a close, students will soon have time to binge-watch holiday favorites without having school lingering in the back of their minds. People’s taste in films usually differ, and friends can ...

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‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is compelling, romantic and inspirational.

The World War II film, starring Andrew Garfield, is based on a true story. It follows the heroic journey of Desmond T. Doss, and how his devout commitment to his faith leads him to be the only man on the ...

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Nightmare on your street

  With Halloween falling on a Monday this year, it makes for the perfect opportunity to stay in and binge watch the best movies. Halloween and horror movies have always gone hand in hand. But finding one that doesn’t make ...

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‘No Mas Bebes’ teaches Fresno State students about reproductive justice.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s Latina immigrants sued Los Angeles County doctors after they were sterilized without knowledge of the procedure. These sterilizations were performed while the women gave birth at USC Medical Center. This story became a ...

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‘The Accountant’ does a number on the big screen

Hard-hitting action, dark comedy and an enticing storyline, add it all up and you get “The Accountant”. The film directed by Gavin O’ Connor stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons. Affleck plays the lead role of Christian Wolff, ...

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‘Deepwater Horizon’: true story, true tearjerker

“Based on true story” movies always seem more emotional because they really happened. Though the actors in these films aren’t actually harmed, someone in the real world was, and that idea is terrifying. “Deepwater Horizon” is no exception as it ...

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“Pitch” lives up to its pitch

As a native of San Diego, a female and a devout Padres fan I have long awaited the season premiere of Fox’s highly advertised drama “Pitch” that aired on Sept. 22. The show takes us on a young woman’s journey ...

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Professional kayaker ‘Rafa’ Ortiz brings Niagara Falls to Fresno

Imagine you are standing over the edge and looking down at a drop that is more than 160 feet high. Depending on the time of the day, the mist hasn’t blocked the view of the rocks down below but you ...

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Student made film ‘Fresno to Fiji’ aired on PBS

Four Fresno State mass communication and journalism students said they were changed forever when they traveled abroad this year. Yvette Mancilla, Mike Demmers, Michael Price and Jordan Nicholson went to Fiji for a service-learning trip in January 2015 and turned ...

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‘Zootopia’ is keeper

“Zootopia” was an amazing movie. From its wonderful graphics to its social commentary, viewers are entrenched in a world so alike to theirs, they will forget that it is a rabbit and a fox teaching them about the ways in ...

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‘The X-Files’ revival: The truth is still out there

“The X-Files” is a cult classic in American television, and it also became an American institution during its original run from 1993 to 2002. Fast forward to 2016 — it’s back. The first edition in this six-episode revival series, “My ...

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