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Action-packed ‘Hardcore Henry’ lacks a plot

Action-packed ‘Hardcore Henry’ lacks a plot

Neha Kaul, A&E Editor

April 29, 2016

Director, writer and producer Ilya Naishuller had a “call of duty” to make his video-game -like debut film, “Hardcore Henry,” one of the first feature films where the hero is portrayed in first person. Unfortunately, the film is even worse than this pun, particularly due to its lack of ...

Digital Paw Print

Noah Thompson, A&E Editor and Online Administator

April 29, 2016

One of Apple’s biggest announcements last month was actually one of its smallest. On March 22, the consumer electronics giant announced its most petite iPhone yet: the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE packs a 4-inch Retina Display with a pixel density equivalent to that of the iPhone 6S (326 ppi, or...

Weezer’s ‘The White Album’ is a mixed-bag

Weezer’s ‘The White Album’ is a mixed-bag

Jake Barnes, Managing Editor

April 29, 2016

Weezer fans have been through a lot. From “Make Believe” on, it was a dark age for the angsty rock group. Just mention the horrendous “The Red Album” and watch any fan cringe. So, when the “The White Album” was announced, it was fairly met with skepticism even though Weezer’s previous...

Junior performs with world-renowned pianist

Junior performs with world-renowned pianist

Jon Dadgari, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Alongside 100 young pianists from the Bay Area, junior Dylan Wirawan had the chance on Oct. 4 to perform with world-renowned pianist Lang Lang in the 101 Pianists Program at Sonoma State University’s Weill Hall. Wirawan, who has been playing piano for the past nine years, described this as his “greatest...

‘Undertale’ levels up retro-style games

‘Undertale’ levels up retro-style games

Emma Hall, Managing Editor

February 8, 2016

New RPG offers unique narrative, lovable characters

All Netflix, no chill

Lorela Cabral, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

For some of us, nothing sounds better than ditching all of our responsibilities, sitting down and binge watching TV shows on Netflix. Of course, many of us haven’t thought about what happens after finishing an actual series. What happens when an end comes to your favorite characters? Some...

Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ is a bloody good time

Hugo Suárez, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Quentin Tarantino’s newest film is impossible to hate. The eighth film by the renowned filmmaker, “The Hateful Eight” is a Western mystery film with all the glorious, violent, foul-mouthed, outrageous, and bloody trademarks of a Tarantino movie. After his first Western film in 2012, the wildly...

A reservoir of Tarantino filmmaking

A reservoir of Tarantino filmmaking

Hugo Suárez, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Of all the famous filmmakers in entertainment history, few can be considered as influential and unique as Quentin Tarantino. The 53-year-old American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, who arrived on the movie scene in the late 1980s, is widely believed to be one the greatest filmmakers...