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Summer 2018 Entertainment Guide

The approaching end of the spring semester typically means one thing is on my mind: summer vacation. Not only does it mean no more time spent in long classes, doing homework and studying for finals – it means free time ...

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What’s it like to be a woman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Four onscreen superheroes share their stories

By Sonaiya Kelley Los Angeles Times Despite portraying some of the most powerful characters in perhaps the most epically realized universe ever seen on screen, the women of Marvel are still being asked about what they’re wearing. Case in point: ...

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CineCulture: documentary showcases actress who influenced modern Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology

Hedy Lamarr was widely recognized as one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood in the 1930s and ‘40s. But, as the audience at last Friday’s Cineculture movie screening found out, she offered the world a lot more than a ...

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You won’t want to talk during ‘A Quiet Place’

The dystopian movie trope has been far overplayed after “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent” and even “Maze Runner.” I thought I was done with apocalyptic films altogether. But then I saw “A Quiet Place,” and I, too, was drawn back into ...

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CineCulture receives Spirit of Abraham Award

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series has been selected by the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno as the recipient of its 2018 Spirit of Abraham Award. The Spirit of Abraham Award recognizes groups or individuals who aid in the understanding of ...

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‘Ready Player One’: pop culture references and a lesson in living life offline

I had very low expectations for “Ready Player One,” mostly due to its trailer doing such a disservice to the plot. On the outside, it looked like a weak dystopian film that plays on the set of a virtual reality ...

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‘Angelica’ discusses relevant societal issues surrounding racism

Last Friday’s CineCulture screening featured a film that examined racism through the lens of a woman who faces it within her own family. The film, “Angelica,” centers on an aspiring fashion designer, named Angelica, who left New York City to ...

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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ brings the wonder and imagination of childhood

I remember reading the book “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. I was in the fourth grade. I couldn’t tell you now what it was about even if I tried. Which is funny, because watching the newest movie adaptation ...

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Get your free tickets for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ before they’re gone

Fresno State students have the opportunity to see an advanced screening of “A Wrinkle in Time” at Maya Cinemas Fresno 16 on Thursday at 7 p.m. While supplies last, and with a valid Fresno State student ID, students can pick ...

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This film about Japanese internment camps warns against repeating history

Last Friday night’s CineCulture screening of the film “And Then They Came For Us” detailed the harsh realities of Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. “And Then They ...

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CineCulture spring lineup commences with Puerto Rican film

Fresno State’s CineCulture club kicked off its first film screening of the semester with the movie “Extra-Terrestrials” (“Extra Terrestrias”) on Friday. The Spanish film, which had English subtitles, was directed by Carla Cavina and is about a Puerto Rican family ...

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‘The Post’ reminds journalists, citizens of need for free press

It’s 1971. The Washington Post staff awaits the Supreme Court decision following New York Times, Co. v United States, where the Nixon administration took the Times and the Post to court for publication of the “Pentagon Papers.” Editorial writer Meg ...

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‘12 Strong’ shows the pride and pain of war

The hardest part about watching a movie based on or inspired by true events is the harsh reality of it. A part of me wants to shake my head, close my eyes and say, “That’s not real. It’s just a ...

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Q&A with David Burkman, director of ‘HAZE’

Q: Can you give me a brief summary of “HAZE” and why you think Fresno State students should see it? A: “HAZE” started out just like any other movie: a movie that we hoped would be entertaining and thought-provoking and ...

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‘HAZE’: Not your parents’ college movie

“HAZE” is not your typical movie about hazing. Sure, it may depict college life similarly to other college-themed movies, but what sets it apart is the exploration of choices in the lives of young adults. Inspired by research done by ...

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‘Jumanji’ sequel lacks nostalgia with its updated version of a family favorite

Being a ‘90s baby and a huge fan of the original “Jumanji,” I went into a screening of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” excited, but with low expectations. All I knew was that Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson was in it, ...

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Grammy nominations are in

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for music – nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards have been announced. Leading with the most nominations this year is Jay-Z, with eight: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, ...

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This week in entertainment: Talent show, Brad Paisley tickets and folklorico

‘The Hmong and the Secret War’ screening Fresno State’s Hmong program and the Hmong Language Club will host a screening of the PBS documentary “The Hmong and the Secret War” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in McLane Hall, Room 161. The ...

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