Reviews

REVIEW: Lily Collins opens up in debut memoir

By |2019-02-10T17:09:42-07:00November 6th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. is actress Lily Collins' debut memoir in which she shares the stories of her eating disorders, self-esteem issues, growing up in the spotlight and unhealthy relationships. This book allowed Collins to open up about her already public life in an even more candid way.

First Man film portrays astronaut’s journey to moon landing

By |2019-02-08T16:51:31-07:00October 24th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

As NASA’s prototype X-15 plane began accelerating toward 4,000 miles per hour, the force jolted the pilot back and forth as the plane arrived into the earth’s atmosphere. A voice from the console gave astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) the ready to return back to earth. Throughout the "First Man" film, produced by Universal Pictures in association with DreamWorks and Temple Hill Entertainment, Armstrong works through several difficult and often life-threatening experiences in order to prepare himself to reach the moon. One of these experiences comes as a result of a malfunction in the Gemini ship.

Fresno author shares inspirational story of hope, heartache and betrayal

By |2018-11-01T18:38:27-07:00October 20th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

The Caleb Years written by David Ingerson shares the story of the incredible journey in his son life from difficulties at birth to problems in his early years driven by his Caleb's medical difficulties at birth. Caleb Ingerson emerged from the womb kicking. Hindered however, by a few major medical issues, he was immediately placed into medical care. He received assistance breathing and had surgery within his first month in this world.

Venom lacks plot, delivers rich action

By |2019-02-10T17:07:04-07:00October 17th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

The movie Venom is the latest superhero film to hit the big screen. The motion picture is produced by Sony and is not related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Venom features Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), an investigative reporter trying to take down Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), the founder of the Life Foundation. Brock used his fiancé Anne Weying’s (Michelle Williams) personal laptop to gain confidential information about the company. Anne is then fired by Life Foundation for leaking the information and Eddie is fired for trying to get to the real story of Life Foundation.

Bird Scooters take over the United States, and now Fresno

By |2019-02-07T13:34:22-07:00September 18th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, News, Reviews|

Are Bird Scooters the future or a fad? Popular cities all over the U.S have been invaded by Birds, but not the aviary type. Bird is a Scooter Sharing Company based out of Santa Monica, California. Founded by the former executive of Uber and Lyft, Travis VanderZanden aims to bring a new form of city transportation to the table.

Review: The Bitter Side of Sweet

By |2018-09-24T09:15:41-07:00September 11th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

The Bitter Side of Sweet, by Tara Sullivan, shares the story of Amadou, a fifteen-year old boy and his eight-year old brother Seydou. Imprisoned on a cocoa farm that uses child labor in the center of Ivory Coast, Africa, the brothers fight to survive and reach harvesting quotas each day.

Christopher Robin movie review

By |2019-02-07T13:32:53-07:00August 30th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

Recreating one of the most iconic Disney movies of all time, Christopher Robin aims to remind the audience of the simplicity of life. With classic character appearances such as Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), Piglet (Nick Mohammed), and Eeyore (Brad Garrett), the 2018 version adds a little more magic and heart to the already lovable classic.

Charlie Puth contributes refreshing presence to pop music in ‘Voicenotes’

By |2019-02-07T13:32:16-07:00May 22nd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews|

After the smashing success of songs such as Attention and How Long, Charlie Puth has put out his sophomore studio album, Voicenotes. When comparing his previous album, “Nine Track Mind”, this one is much more original and unique. He applies a unique jazz and funk swagger to his music unlike anything currently on the radio.

Broadway Aladdin combines theatrical talent with modern comedy

By |2019-01-10T08:54:43-07:00May 4th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

Performed live in the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway in New York City; Disney production Aladdin brought a classic story to life using comedy and extravagant actors. Aladdin the Disney movie was originally made in 1992. The musical has been on Broadway for four years since 2014 in the New Amsterdam Theater. The team who made the play has won over 20 Tony Awards in a collective amount.

Theatre Review: Legally Blonde fails to meet expectations

By |2019-01-10T09:05:11-07:00May 2nd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

The movie version, featuring Reese Witherspoon is a well known and classic movie. Unfortunately CMT’s theatre version pales in comparison. From the costumes to the singing the show was a disappointment, even though there wasn’t much to look forward to after seeing Annie in December.