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Ease your hunger for new content with these five exemplary films

“The Rental”, directed by Dave Franco, and produced by Independent Film Channel (IFC), skipped theaters and was released straight to streaming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of IFC Films)

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor

September 5, 2020

Instead of going out to the movie theaters, this year the movies are coming straight to our homes through digital streaming services. The following is a list of five movies that you may have missed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that can help ease your hunger for new content. 

“Kingdom Hearts III” brings back the magic

“Kingdom Hearts III” is the first game of the series released for the Xbox One console. (Photo illustration by Thomas Cathey)

Thomas Cathey

March 4, 2019

“Kingdom Hearts” fans have been waiting nearly 14 years for the next main installment of the video game series. The time to rejoice has finally arrived. Amid high expectations, Square Enix released “Kingdom Hearts III” worldwide on Jan. 29 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Was the wait worth it? L...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ deserves thunderous applause

(Photo courtesy of Disney/Marvel)

Claire Bathory

November 9, 2017

A cast of colorful personalities, an interesting story and a beautiful swath of visual effects sets “Thor: Ragnarok” apart from prior installments in a very important way: it’s funny without having to insist it is. After four prior portrayals as Thor, Chris Hemsworth, and the franchise as a whol...

Actress lands leading role in ARC’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Actress Elizabeth Garbe gets ready for a dress rehearsal for American River College's production of

Ashley Hayes-Stone

October 26, 2017

It starts with a golden thread through the eye of a needle. Then the steady hum of a sewing machine begins to fill the room as Nikki Niebauer, a student costume designer at American River College, carefully guides the golden material. A sea of fabric that consist of golden sequin chiffon, cream lac...

Beauty and the Beast is coming to ARC

Beauty and the Beast will run from Oct. 6 to 22 at the American River College main stage theatre.

Ashley Hayes-Stone

September 28, 2017

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” musical hits the stage this October at American River College. The classic involves a young woman, Belle, who is an outsider in her village who meets and falls in love with a prince who has been cursed by an enchantress to look like a beast. The Beast must lea...

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