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Mortal Kombat finally delivers the film gamers have been waiting 30 years for.

REVIEW: Mortal Kombat 2021: the film fans have been waiting for for 30 years

Richard Carpenter, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

Since its conception almost 30 years ago, Mortal Kombat has kept our attention with each fatality and new character added. However, the legacy has fallen short when it came to the silver screen adaptations...

These graduation songs will inspire and comfort the class of 2021.

8 songs to add to your graduation playlist

Richard Carpenter, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

“The Maze” by Michael Schulte ​For those out there feeling a bit lost coming into graduation, know that you're not alone. We’ve all been lost before, but we always find our way back. For some...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Isaac Eddens, Staff Writer and Video Editor May 18, 2021

Album: Slime Language 2 Young Thug, one of the most distinctive contemporary rap artists, released the long-anticipated album Slime Language 2 from his label Young Stoner Life Records on April 16....

Netflix’s new horror film Things Heard and Seen is now available to stream on Netflix.

Netflix horror film Things Heard & Seen gives a new definition to the husband-wife relationship

Kat Parra, Assistant A&E Editor May 10, 2021

This review may contain spoilers.  Netflix's new film Things Heard and Seen features Catherine Claire, played by Amanda Seyfried, as an artist stuck in a marriage with George Claire, played by James...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Jaelyn Decena, A&E Editor May 10, 2021

Movie: The Mitchells vs. the Machines The Mitchells vs. the Machines is a newly-released Netflix kids’ animated film. The film follows the story of Katie Mitchell, the eldest daughter of the dysfunctional...

Senior music students will complete their capstone projects virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured is Sarah Lehman singing.

Music majors complete senior capstones virtually

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2021

Ten music students specializing in vocal performance, composition, piano, bass guitar and more performed or will perform in three livestreamed recitals this month. An additional six music seniors performed...

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo star in new quirky comedy Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar, now available to stream on Netflix.

REVIEW: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar shows that middle-aged women can still have their “hot girl summer”

Angelica Cervantes, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar is an eccentric and poppy new film that amplifies vacation vibes on the sunny coast of Florida.  As we head into spring and summer months, this film livens the mood...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Jaelyn Decena and Angelica Cervantes May 3, 2021

Book: Transcendent Kingdom Yaa Gyasi released her debut novel Transcendent Kingdom in September 2020. The book does not hesitate to take on darker topics such as abuse, addiction and depression....

REVIEW: True-crime documentary Why Did You Kill Me? exposes the power of social media and false identities to solve a murder

Melanie Ramirez, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Netflix released Why Did You Kill Me?, a true-crime documentary about the tragic death of Crystal Theobald, on April 14. This Netflix original brings to light to the fatal 2006 shooting of the innocent...

 In the Earth is now available to stream on Netflix.

REVIEW: Horror film In the Earth falls short in scaring its audience

Angelica Cervantes, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

This review may contain spoilers.  Ben Wheatley’s new film, In the Earth (2021) blends both fictional and scientific ideologies.  The story centers around Dr. Martin Lowery (Joel Fry) and Zach...

REVIEW: CSUSM professor shares how to write through self-identity at virtual event

Angelica Cervantes, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

The Cross-Cultural Center held an online event called “Writing as a Tool of Resistance” on April 13. Cross-Cultural Center programs specialist Karla May introduced Sonia Gutierrez, who led and discussed...

CSUSM’s Office of Global Education hosted an International Student Showcase to highlight creative international students’ work.

International students get the spotlight at a multi-campus showcase event

Magali Castillo, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

CSUSM’S Office of Global Education hosted their first multi-campus international student virtual showcase event in conjunction with San Diego State University (SDSU), UC San Diego (UCSD) and the University...

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