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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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‘The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 2’: Jennifer Lawrence delivers a fitting send off to dystopian saga

It’s here, folks. After four years of Katniss Everdeen firing off more arrows than one can count, the four-film franchise is over with a dutiful, but still undoubtedly deflated, ending. Lionsgate studio executives continued the profitable trend set by young ...

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‘Treehouse of Horror XXVI’ scares away the funny

Twenty-six years and running strong, but does “The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror” have what it takes to compete with its past iterations? The biggest struggle “The Simpsons” has had is finding a way to balance children’s humor with adult humor. ...

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‘Pan’ never lands

“Pan” was a subpar representation of a traditional story. Littered with plot holes and unexplained storylines, this movie is not worth the matinee price. The thin dialogue and contrived soundtrack do not meet expectations. If “Mad Max: Fury Road” and ...

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Latin diversity within film festival

The third annual Latin American Film Festival kicked off Thursday with “Which Way Home.” This festival is organized by Dr. Annabella España-Najera, assistant professor of the department of Chicano & Latin American Studies. “I coordinate this festival. I think about ...

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We’re not “Addicted To Fresno”

While Judy Greer gives a wonderful and believable portrayal of sex addict Shannon, this dark comedy leaves much to be desired. Having left rehab to stay with her sister Martha (Natasha Lyonne, “Orange is the New Black”) in Fresno, the ...

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“The Intern” makes the cut

Robert De Niro (Ben Witaker) and Anne Hathaway (Jules Ostin) have great charisma on camera in “The Intern.” In the story of a senior citizen (Ben) taking an internship under the CEO of a growing company (Jules) we learn the ...

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“Inside Out” creators talk about the latest Pixar animation

Disney Pixar fans will have plenty to look forward to in the summer since the creators of “Up” will have their latest film slated for a nationwide release on June 19th. “Inside Out” tells the story of a little girl’s ...

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‘The Age of Adaline’ might be Blake Lively’s stepping stone

Blake Lively has given us a promising glimpse into the actress’s future without having to resort to any “Gossip Girl,” “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” references or the latest and most low-brow – “she’s Ryan Reynold’s wife” – to distinguish ...

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How ‘Mad Men’ has influenced fashion over its seven-season run

Booth Moore Los Angeles Times As the first of several final episodes signaled, “Mad Men,” the most fashion-influential TV show since “Sex and the City,” is coming to an end. AMC’s 1960s period drama about slick ad men and curvy ...

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TV Review: ‘Daredevil’ is the dark, hyper-violent superhero series fans have wanted

Marvel’s long-awaited TV adaptation of the “Daredevil” comic book hit Netflix on Friday, and the title character makes one thing perfectly clear from the beginning: His methods are not pretty. The show centers on Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), a blind ...

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Weekend Wonders

Where to go, what to see and what to do 7-Eleven BYO (Bring Your Own) Cup Day For all those who are fans of Slurpees, the convenience store chain is offering a one-day opportunity on Saturday to fill up any cup or ...

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‘Furious 7’ is a great ride – just tune out the dialogue

Before you enter a showing of “Furious 7,” do yourself a favor and bring a large glass bowl along. As the music and engine noises signal the opening credits, carefully remove your brain and place it in the bowl. You ...

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Director talks new comedy ‘Fresno’

New film “Fresno” is a comedy that revolves around a co-dependent sister relationship, one a sex addict and the other a lonely lesbian, who work in Fresno as hotel maids. After accidently killing one of the guests, the sisters Martha ...

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