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‘Gum’ is fun and cringy

‘Gum’ is fun and cringy

Adria Watson, [email protected]
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features

Sex scenes that will make you cringe the moment it comes on and oddly relatable quirky commentary, are two of the many hilarious features that returned to “Chewing Gum’s” second season. Episode three has a scene in it where Tracey — played by series creator and writer Michaela Coel — stands...

‘Reasons’ gives perspective, not advice

‘Reasons’ gives perspective, not advice

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features

Netflix’s latest original series “13 Reasons Why” will leave you feeling thoroughly drained and heartbroken for the way society treats suicide and mental illness. The story follows Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he listens through tapes Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) left behind on the thirteen...

‘Shapeless’ a sharp critique

‘Shapeless’ a sharp critique

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
April 18, 2017
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

There’s a scene in “Shapeless” in which Peggy (Valerie Naranjo) is having her flaws pointed out to her by three rude folks, presumably representing channels of her own inner monologue. She needs to lose 10 pounds, or perhaps 40, one says. She’ll never be desirable looking like that say...

New ‘Persona’ satisfies fans

New ‘Persona’ satisfies fans

Perry Continente, [email protected]
April 14, 2017
Filed under Features

Persona has long been a niche series. Despite passionate fans and favorable reviews, the series has been largely unapproachable — “Persona 5” aims to change that with by far the most polished and approachable title in series history. Persona is equal parts fantasy JRPG, coming of age story an...

‘Jesus’ saves the day

‘Jesus’ saves the day

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
March 25, 2017
Filed under Features

The moment you stepped into the Little Theater and saw the lights overhead reflecting off the chain-link fencing meant to act as prison cells, you knew you’re going to see an intense production. And that’s just what the Los Medanos Drama Department was going for when they staged a production of Stephen...

Satirical production takes ‘shape’

Satirical production takes ‘shape’

Perry Continente and Kimberly Stelly
March 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

“Shapeless,” a dark satirical play with a social justice bent, is coming to Los Medanos College in April. The play focuses on body image issues and societal pressures that woman of all shapes and sizes face. The play, written by Sean Carthew, and directed by LMC’s own Du’Praiseja Smith,...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a nostalgic trip for viewers

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a nostalgic trip for viewers

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
March 22, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

The elaborate musical sequences and joyful characters are back in Disney’s live-action adaption of “Beauty and the Beast,” taking viewers on an emotional rollercoaster filled with nostalgia. A classic tale, the original animated film was released in 1991, telling the story of a selfish Prince...

‘Kong’ fails to wow but entertains

‘Kong’ fails to wow but entertains

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
March 22, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Dense jungle, insect-infested bogs, napalm and an underestimated enemy who just won’t quit. It’s not the Vietnam War, but Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ not exactly sly allegory for the mid-century quagmire, “Kong: Skull Island,” a delightful B-movie romp starring the gigantic ape who has been resurrected...

‘Evil’ keeps audience guessing

‘Evil’ keeps audience guessing

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
March 16, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

With its spine-chilling thrills and eerie tone, “Sharknado” director and Los Medanos College alumnus Anthony Ferrante’s latest film “Forgotten Evil” premiered on the Lifetime Movie Network Sunday, March 12, leaving audiences on the edge of their seats. As someone primarily known for being...

Change in Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’

Change in Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
March 9, 2017
Filed under Features

After a yearlong hiatus, English Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran’s highly anticipated third album “Divide,” was released Friday, March 3, showcasing a more grounded sounding Sheeran. Following the success of his second album, “Multiply,” Sheeran released a statement on Instagram Dec. 12, 2015...

‘Logan’ on the cutting edge of superhero films

‘Logan’ on the cutting edge of superhero films

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
March 9, 2017
Filed under Features

Comic book movies have dominated the decade, with movie studios shelling out hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange for billion dollar box office returns. They’re generally fun spectacles — villains threaten to blow up the world, our heroes fend them off, if just for one day — but they ultimately...

Arcidiacono bucks the status quo

March 2, 2017
Filed under Features

After a long day of grading papers and preparing for meetings with Los Medanos College’s health and wellness committee, Speech Professor Marie Arcidiacono leaves for a run and ends her day enjoying a chocolate donut and sitting down to watch the hallmark channel. When she isn’t reading Harry Potter or considering ideas for her own books, Arcidiacono ded...

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