The American River Current

“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...

‘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 ...

‘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...

Upcoming film Alien: Covenant review

Alien: Covenant poster (20th Century Fox)

Joel Whited and Joel Whited

May 15, 2017

I've been a fan of James Cameron's film “Aliens” released in 1986 (the sequel to Alien), and I knew this opportunity to see Alien: Covenant, would bring nothing but excitement. The original film “Alien” was directed by Ridley Scott in 1979 and the backstory was elaborated on in the preque...

A good day to end the Die Hard series?

A good day to end the Die Hard series?

Josh Baumbach and Josh Baumbach

February 16, 2013

Fifth installment of franchise feels like typical action flick Throughout the last 15 years, the “Die Hard” franchise has maintained an upper-echelon ranking in the annals of action movie greatness. Unfortunately, this prestige may become a bit tarnished after viewing “A Good Day to Die Hard...

“Beautiful Creatures” surprisingly charming supernatural romance

Korbl Klimecki and Korbl Klimecki

February 8, 2013

“Beautiful Creatures” is a supernatural romance movie based on a series of novels, as many movies of the last decade seem to be. The story revolves around supernatural beings, known as Casters (which is to say, Spellcasters, or hereditary witches), whom are pulled between Light and Dark. The females...

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