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The 87th Academy Awards nominations and predictions

Best Picture “Selma” “American Sniper” “The Imitation Game” “Whiplash” “Boyhood” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” “The Theory of Everything” Prediction: “Boyhood” Best Actor Steve Carell – “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper – “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch ...

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New on Netflix: What to watch for December

With winter break coming soon, what is one to do when faced with the onslaught of familial gatherings and inevitable boredom? Netflix is always a good choice during the winter to catch up on your favorite shows or see a ...

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Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine Journey ‘Into the Woods’

Two of Hollywood’s rising stars sat down for a college conference Q&A to talk a little more in-depth about their parts in the upcoming Disney film. The film is an adaptation of the original Broadway musical that ran in 1987 ...

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Movie review: ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’ Jennifer Lawrence takes flight

The “Girl on Fire” is back and is equal parts badass and tarnished symbol of the Panem rebellion. Unless you have read Suzanne Collins’ “ The Hunger Games” trilogy or have recently binge-watched the previous two films of the dystopian ...

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Comic book fans unite in Fresno

Comic book fans, board game enthusiasts and live-action role players congregated this weekend at the Valdez Hall in Downtown Fresno for the inaugural Zappcon. Featuring local vendors, discussion panels, board game tournaments and celebrity guest speakers, Zappcon is a celebration ...

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Movie Review: Brad Pitt brings ‘Fury’ with Nazis, again

Another World War II film is upon us and once again it stars Brad Pitt. What, did you not watch “Inglourious Basterds”? Do so now. The fictitious story brings us Pitt as Don “Wardaddy” Collier, an experienced, hardened but passionate ...

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Movie Review: ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

Rating: B Ensemble dramedies can either be overstuffed with running gags, overt displays of “love” or overdramatic climaxes, and “This Is Where I Leave You” straddles on the edge of being just that. Shawn Levy, who last brought us the ...

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Video Game Review: Destiny

From the makers of the best-selling video game franchise “Halo,” Washington-based developers Bungie have created an expansive new universe for gamers to explore. Five years in the making, “Destiny” is ambitious, creative, and downright fun, but it also falls short ...

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Film Festival Celebrates Gay and Lesbian Pride

Local film festival started by Fresno State alumni will mark its 25th anniversary By Abigail Martin The Fresno Reel Pride Gay & Lesbian Film Festival begins Wednesday, Sept. 17, celebrating 25 years since its establishment by two Fresno State alumni. ...

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Movie Review: ‘If I Stay’

Rising star Chloe Grace Moretz does her best in the life-and-death teen romance as Mia Hall of “If I Stay.” Directed by R.J. Cutler, best known for “The September Issue,” “If I Stay” centers on the popular young adult novel ...

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Spidey sequel pretty good, but not ‘Amazing’

Rating: B My spidey senses are not tingling. They may be a bit fried after the “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” a reboot sequel, went through the same song and dance of the previous movie. ‘Spider-Man’ is not so amazing, just ...

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Diversity On Screen and Off

Fist Up festival will screen films on campus for Diversity Awareness Week   What started as a passion project for an independent filmmaker to promote diverse films lacking in funds, the 5th annual Fist Up festival has now been brought ...

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2014 Fresno Film Festival

What started as a community group’s efforts to bring independent films to Fresno in response to a lack of diversity on screen has now blossomed into the Fresno Film Festival. This weekend marked the 10th year of the festival, organized ...

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Drake Bell Debuts New Music

  Actor and musician Drake Bell visited Fresno on Wednesday promoting his new album   A childhood blast-from-the-past performed at f.y.e in Clovis Wednesday afternoon. Drake Bell, a musician and actor who is most famous for his work with Nickelodeon, ...

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