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What BTS’ American Music Awards performance means to a K-pop fan

Korean pop boy group BTS left me as a proud Army as they finally held their American TV debut performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday. Seeing the seven-member group transition from walking out of a school bus in ...

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Have you seen the ‘incredible’ surprise Disney just put out?

My eyes lit up as I watched that lowercase “i”  turn into Roman numeral number “ii”. And yes, it was totally “WICKED!” The teaser to the trailer that is 13 years in the making finally graced all Disney media platforms ...

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Why ‘Wonder’ appeals to all ages

Unlike other coming-of-age films, “Wonder” is different. While the film may center around the life of one character, its focus on the separate storylines of each person makes for an engaging watch that is relatable for viewers who can identify ...

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How ‘Justice League’ just missed the mark

Following the events of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the new movie, “Justice League,” tells the story of a grief-stricken world coping with the death of Superman. Meanwhile,  Bruce Wayne hunts for heroes to form a team to stop ...

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‘Last Flag Flying’ actors give excellent performance

The Iraq War remains one of the most trying and divisive times in this nation’s history, and Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Last Flag Flying,” tries to encapsulate those emotions through its three main characters. The film is based off the ...

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This week in entertainment: author readings, film screenings, dance performances

‘Valentine Road’ screening The Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s LGBTQ+ programs and services will host a screening of “Valentine Road,” a documentary about Larry King, a gay eighth-grade student who was shot and killed by his classmate. The screening will ...

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Seth Rogen and Josh Hutcherson talk ‘Future Man’

Hulu’s newest television series, “Future Man,” brings together comedy and science fiction as it tells the story of a janitor who is suddenly tasked with saving the world. The project, which was created by Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter, has ...

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CineCulture screens ‘Menashe’

CineCulture, in collaboration with Jewish studies, held a screening of “Menashe” to expose students to the Hasidic Jewish culture that persists in South Brooklyn. Dr. Ed EmanuEl, a host who filled in for director Joshua Weinstein, discussed the century-old community ...

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The latest ‘Thor’ film is not worth your time. Here’s why.

“Thor: Ragnarok,” directed by Taika Waititi and written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, is the third movie focused on Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, and his adventures as Asgardian royalty.    In this go around, Thor faces ...

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Fresno celebrates 20 years of ‘Selena’

Students and faculty honored award-winning producer Moctesuma Esparza last Wednesday at Campus Pointe during the 20th anniversary of his film “Selena.” The event was not only a celebration of Esparza and “Selena,” but a fundraiser for Fresno State students who ...

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He’s the man behind the undying love for ‘Selena’

The presence of Latinos in Hollywood today is nearly nonexistent. And to Moctesuma Esparza, veteran filmmaker and activist, Latinos are “worse off in representation and employment in Hollywood than they were in 1950.” On Wednesday, during an event celebrating the ...

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This week in entertainment: ‘Selena’ anniversary, CineCulture screening, ‘Native Son’

Mary-Denise to perform Tunes at Noon Tunes At Noon will feature alternative pop-rock band Mary-Denise on Wednesday in The Pit. The event is free and open to the public. For questions or accommodations, contact Student Involvement: 559-278-2741. Moctesuma Esparza to ...

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Academy Award-winner visits campus

Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Michael Fink visited Fresno State last Friday to speak on his time in the film industry and the advancements in the field of visual effects. Fink’s presentation and visit to Fresno was part of the ...

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‘Happy Death Day’ brings nothing new to the party

Stop me if you’ve heard this plot line before: Protagonist relives the same day over and over, and in the process is able to self-analyze ‒ and eventually rediscover ‒ his or herself. It is a premise that has been ...

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‘Legends’ will visit new time periods in season three

The CW’s time-traveling adventure series, “Legends of Tomorrow,” has re-emerged from the time stream. After a poorly received first season but a critically acclaimed second season, the pressure is high for the third iteration of the series to perform well. ...

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‘Supergirl’ cast talks crossover and new characters

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s “Supergirl,” coming in for its third season landing! On Monday, “Supergirl” was the first series in The CW’s DC superhero universe to premiere this fall. “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” followed on ...

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‘Bitter Harvest:’ Romance during the Holodomor

Director George Mendeluk invited people to “enter the world of the lovers” at Fresno State CineCulture’s screening of “Bitter Harvest.” “Bitter Harvest” is about Yuri’s (played by Max Irons) struggle against Stalin (played by Gary Oliver) and the Holodomor, a ...

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‘The Gifted’ is family friendly addition to ‘X-Men’ universe

As Fresno State students search for sources of entertainment outside of class, many may be wondering what sort of new TV will arrive this fall. One highly anticipated show that could be appearing on many viewers’ radar is FOX’s “The ...

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