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‘Ride Along 2’ threatens to burst funny bones

‘Ride Along 2’ threatens to burst funny bones

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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“Ride Along 2,” released on Jan. 15, is the sequel to “Ride Along” and an action cop comedy. It has plenty of laughs and action throughout. After an infiltration of a car deal goes awry thanks to Officer Ben Barber (Kevin Hart), Detective James Payton (Ice Cube) was assigned to investigate...

Light shines for new artist BANNERS

Light shines for new artist BANNERS

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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Singer/songwriter BANNERS came out of the shadows and into the light in the blink of an eye. Back in 2015, when BANNERS was still known by his birth name Mike Nelson, he released his debut single “Ghosts” under the moniker RAINES. Now, with the name change, he released his first debut EP c...

‘The Forest’ faces controversy

‘The Forest’ faces controversy

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016


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Natalie Dormer's new movie, "The Forest," came into box offices Jan. 8. "The Forest" is a supernatural horror movie that follows Sarah Price, a young American woman, on a quest to find her twin sister who has disappeared into the Aokigahara "suicide" Forest in Japan. The forest she entered is ...

‘Making a Murderer’ delivers intense crime documentary

‘Making a Murderer’ delivers intense crime documentary

Seiya Mirande, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016


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A drama exploring the ethics of the justice system, "Making a Murderer" has gained popularity. Lately, Netflix has come out with numerous critically-acclaimed shows. Shows such as "Marcos" and "Orange is the New Black" have had great responses from viewers. Netflix's latest installment, "Making a ...

‘The Danish Girl’ is the girl worth fighting for

‘The Danish Girl’ is the girl worth fighting for

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

January 16, 2016


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A pale hand traces the hem of a white dress. A quick downward glance at silk stockings. A gentle breath, releasing one's confinements or realizing who one truly is. This moment is sensuous, yet enlightening. Breaths are held still as vivid colors consume the simple elegance of the moment. This is how...

‘Wildfire’ shows off songwriting prowess

‘Wildfire’ shows off songwriting prowess

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016


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For her first album released under a major label, Rachel Platten is starting off strong with "Wildfire." There’s quite a lot of variety in the album, which is pretty surprising from a singer-songwriter type of artist. Some songs, like “Better Place,” have a very raw sound with minimal bac...

‘The Shannara Chronicles’ may be the next ‘Game of Thrones’

‘The Shannara Chronicles’ may be the next ‘Game of Thrones’

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

January 11, 2016


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When "The Shannara Chronicles" premiered on Jan. 5, it was toted as a worthy follow-up to HBO’s "Game of Thrones." While the two series do bear a similar fantasy-drama genre, "The Shannara Chronicles" showed great potential and setup. The main characters are younger, and the show has plenty of magic...

The Force falls asleep in new Star Wars movie

The Force falls asleep in new Star Wars movie

Sophie Haddad, Multimedia Editor

December 18, 2015


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In order to trick a powerful, force-wielding Sith Lord in control of the Empire, secret plans are hidden in a droid. The droid must travel to a barren land and brave the sand dunes to return the information to the rebels. An unknowingly powerful potential Jedi, whose parents are gone, finds the droid...

CTTA takes the spotlight

CTTA takes the spotlight

Jill Albertson, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015


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The lights dim, the curtain opens, and a beautifully-lit stage appears, lined with holiday poinsettias and filled with 100 smiling performers staring back at the applauding audience. Have you ever taken a second to ask yourself how that all happened? The Carlmont Technical Theatre Association (...

Rangoon Ruby’s cranks up the heat

Rangoon Ruby’s cranks up the heat

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015


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If you ever grow tired of the same ol' burgers and fries from In-N-Out or Five Guys, or the almost-Chinese food from Panda express, or even just want to eat something really really spicy, then Rangoon Ruby's is your place. First off, the decor needs a mention: it's cool, hip, and it has a very intriguing...

‘A Head Full of Dreams’ is a collage of sounds

‘A Head Full of Dreams’ is a collage of sounds

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015


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With Coldplay's eight Brit Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and seven Grammy Awards, they clearly know what they're doing as a band and have gone and created another great album. "A Head Full of Dreams" had a great amount of song variety and each song seems to have an entirely different sound. The f...

‘The Little Prince’ shoots for the asteroids, lands amongst the stars

‘The Little Prince’ shoots for the asteroids, lands amongst the stars

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015


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"Growing up isn't the problem, but forgetting is." Letting go of childhood wonder is hard to do. Oftentimes these remnants of the past are held tightly, yet the importance fades with wear. "The Little Prince" explores this transition from youth to adulthood and the difficulties that come with it. Meet...

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