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Oscars’ Best Picture nominations reflect dynamic year in filmmaking

Oscars’ Best Picture nominations reflect dynamic year in filmmaking

Sasha Anand, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2019


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  It is award season in the entertainment industry and the main event, the 91st Academy Awards, are fast approaching.   Of all the award categories, Best Picture is arguably the most anticipated. In the Best Picture category, the nominees are  A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody ...

The Chronicle Entertainment rundown

The Chronicle Entertainment rundown

Annelisa Zamora, Sasha Anand, Marielle Alindogan, A&E Team

February 20, 2019


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Online series: “Conspiracy Theories with Shane Dawson” The popular YouTuber Shane Dawson, recently released a two-part series where he delves into a handful of conspiracy theories ranging from government laser beams starting wildfires to Chuck E. Cheese reusing old pizza. The series is mu...

Dragon Ball Super: Broly showcases a battle for the ages

Nate Borie, A&E Writer

February 20, 2019


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Broly, the legendary Super Saiyan, has returned in his very own feature length film and now as an official member of the Dragon Ball family.   Thanks to an incredible story, beautiful animation and overly dramatic but superb acting, Dragon Ball Super: Broly breathes new life into the legendary ...

Cougar Showcase Corner

Sierra Martin, CSUSM Student

February 20, 2019


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  She had a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in anything ridiculous. Until she didn't. This girl is going through something here. Treat her with a bit of extra gentleness. The worst thing in the world has already happened to her. Her father is dead and nothing can bring hi...

Spider-Verse delivers heartfelt story

Spider-Verse delivers heartfelt story

Kathleen Carpio, Student Life Reporter

February 7, 2019


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If you’re someone who pays attention to pop-culture, chances are you can recount the origin story of Spider-Man pretty easily.   It’s a modern-day classic tale. Boy gets bitten by radioactive spider. Boy discovers he has powers after being bitten by the spider. Boy saves New York Cit...

Perspectives on Ted Bundy skew with recent media coverage

Samantha Carrillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 7, 2019


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Though he was convicted and sentenced to death over 30 years ago, the horrendous and inhumane acts committed by Ted Bundy continue to be discussed in today’s media. Netflix released an original documentary series called Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes in addition to a newly released movie,...

SoCal bands rock the Pour House with SoundDiego LIVE

SoCal bands rock the Pour House with SoundDiego LIVE

Dania Meza, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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SoundDiego LIVE quenched local fans’ thirst with SoCal sounds served from James Supercave, Aviator Stash and Los Shadows along with Mason Ale Works beer at Oceanside’s Pour House on Jan. 25.   For live show aficionados in North County, finding a show nearby without having to make their wa...

Previous Festival 78 winners perform and host music concert

Previous Festival 78 winners perform and host music concert

Jack Diederich, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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On Jan. 26, CSUSM Student Opener Winners for Festival 78 from last year (2017/2018), held their own festival called The Divine Collective Festival. This group of creatives launched their identity as @the.blind.vision as a response to an opportunity created by Cal State University of San Marcos ASI Ca...

Viral Netflix original falls short

Viral Netflix original falls short

Marielle Alindogan, A&E Assistant

February 7, 2019


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Netflix is constantly releasing new original series and movies and surprised their viewers on Dec. 13 of 2018 with a new post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller movie starring Sandra Bullock titled Bird Box.   The movie portrays relationships and the battle Malorie Hayes (Bullock) went through in order t...

The Chronicle entertainment rundown

Annelisa Zamora, A&E Editor

February 5, 2019


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REVIEW: “First Man,” A Testament to America’s Efforts to Reach the Stars

Nate Borie, Film Analyst

December 7, 2018


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In the history of cinema, and in my personal opinion, there have only been three films that have exemplified the excitement and drama of space travel, the intense struggle to survive in an extremely hostile environment and in some cases, the ability to add something new and exciting to the genre. Thos...

REVIEW: Where the ‘What If’ game falls flat: Maniac

Fran Partlett, Film Analyst

December 7, 2018


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If you’ve ever seen World on a Wire, you’ve seen Maniac.   Netflix’s highly anticipated series, loosely based on Espen Lervaag’s Norweigan show of the same name, has plenty of nods to pre-existing work. Designer Alex DiGerlando draws on Kubrick-ian timelessness, integrating sterile futuri...