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“Olympus Has Fallen” rises above the ashes

“Olympus Has Fallen” rises above the ashes

Jared Thornburg and Jared Thornburg

April 4, 2013

Action movies have recently tended to consist of comic book characters. If it’s not “Iron Man” or “The Avengers,” it’s an action film with movie stars that are way past their prime, such as Stallone or Schwarzenegger. This movie just goes to show you that a good action film can still be made. “Olympus...

Veterans resources short handed

Veterans resources short handed

Jared Thornburg and Jared Thornburg

April 3, 2013

American River veterans feel impact of limited staffing in Veteran Center U.S. Military veterans transitioning back into civilian life can find things difficult upon their return. Fortunately for veterans, there are programs to help them. Along with American River College, campuses across the nati...

“Aliens: Colonial Marines” gets an “oorah” for a half hearted effort

Jared Thornburg and Jared Thornburg

February 15, 2013

When I first heard about this game I was excited. Like me, many of us as kids watched James Cameron’s 1986 Sci-Fi classic “Aliens.” So when news of this game's creation first broke, the fan in me screamed with joy. That was seven years ago. Sega has delayed this game time and time again, even going...

“Dead Space 3” livens things up

Jared Thornburg and Jared Thornburg

February 9, 2013

The third installment of the Sci-Fi Horror series has made some major changes with a new writer, a new setting, and not one but two playable characters, making this game the most dynamic entry. “Dead Space 3” starts us 200 years into the past; giving a little insight into what happened before...

“Identity Thief” robs you of plot development

“Identity Thief” robs you of plot development

Jared Thornburg and Jared Thornburg

February 8, 2013

“Identity Thief,” directed by Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”), stars Jason Bateman (“The Change Up”) and Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”). The basic plot of the film is as follows: Sandy Patterson (Bateman) is your average American. He has a family with two kids, a career and a life that...

“Warm Bodies” breaks dawn for supernatural romance

Jared Thornburg and Jared Thornburg

February 1, 2013

“Warm Bodies” has something for everyone. Films like “Twilight” have made the vampire out to be a fantasy that all women want to be a part of. This movie, based off a book of the same name written by Isaac Marion, doesn’t try and romanticize a fictional horror movie monster. The movie is...

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