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“Sonic the Hedgehog” makes a fast and furious impact in his big screen debut

“Sonic the Hedgehog” was released into theaters across the United States on Feb. 14, 2020. Sonic arrives on the big screen in an action packed and funny film that everyone in the family and fans of the series can enjoy. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Brandon Zamora

February 25, 2020

After receiving heavy fan backlash about the main character’s design, when the first trailers came, Paramount Pictures makes the adjustment to not only fix Sonic’s design, but create a good movie that leaves fans of the series happy and on Feb. 14, “Sonic the Hedgehog” was released in theaters in the...

Jordan Peele’s “Us” brings new perspective to the horror genre

“Us” is Jordan Peele’s newest must see horror/thriller about a family on vacation who meet their evil counterparts. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Thomas Cathey

April 3, 2019

Prior to 2017, virtually no one expected comedian and actor Jordan Peele to go from the guy known for impersonating Barack Obama on the popular sketch-comedy series “Key and Peele,” to an Academy Award-winning filmmaker. But after writing and directing his first feature film, the horror/thriller “Ge...

‘Lady Bird’ puts Sacramento in the spotlight

(Photo courtesy of A24 Films)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

November 29, 2017

Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” is now a staple in the coming-of-age movie genre—it’s a heartfelt, painfully honest picture of leaving home and awkwardly slipping into adult life and independence. The film is reminiscent of receiving warm hug before leaving behind the comfort and familiarity of ...

Review: ‘Burnt’ leaves viewers with a bitter aftertaste

Review: 'Burnt' leaves viewers with a bitter aftertaste

Jordan Schauberger

November 13, 2015

A previous version of this story did not initially identify Matthew Rhys by his first and last name and incorrectly stated Adam Jones as one of the main actors in the film. Adam Jones is a character in the film, played by actor Bradley Cooper. Thrilling performances by Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Dan...

Historical struggles with slavery

Historical struggles with slavery

Zach Tierney and Zach Tierney

October 25, 2013

The Steve McQueen directed “12 Years a Slave” is not the easiest movie to watch. It’s not fun to watch. It’s not lighthearted. It is, however, incredibly moving. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup – a free man living in New York in the 1800s who is kidnapped and sold into...

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