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Top five best and worst date DVDs

Craig Couden, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2011

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Top five best date DVDs 1. "Sleepless in Seattle" - For a movie where the leads rarely share screen time, it's hard to deny the charm of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together. Just ignore the stalker premise. 2. "Amélie" - Sh...

Review: SRJC’s “Voice of the Prairie” enthralls with turn of the century magic

Heather Frendo, Staff Writer

February 4, 2011

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I'm not going to lie. I wasn't excited about "The Voice of the Prairie" at first. Knowing little about it, I read the synopsis which basically described it as a down home folk tale complete with live blue grass music. Honestly...

Cinema series connects students with filmmakers

Lee Sandwina, Staff Writer

February 4, 2011

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Foreign, classic and new independent films featuring several guest filmmakers and Oscar nominees take over Carole L. Ellis Auditorium Wednesday nights at the SRJC Petaluma campus in the Petaluma Film Alliance's (PFA) fourth C...

History and environment highlight “Printmaking” show

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2011

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"Prints by Northwest Artists" opened Friday afternoon at the SRJC art gallery located on the first floor of the Frank P. Doyle Library. This show, subtitled "Significant Impressions in Printmaking from Oregon, Washington and Mont...

What is MLG?

Jeremy Hoskins, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2011

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David Walsh and his team, Final Boss, make $60,000 each year for playing videogames. This is no game of luck, all of the players who compete in Major League Gaming, rely on hours of practice and pure skill. Competitive play h...

Film explores hate and hope

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2010

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More than 150 people turned out in the rain and cold for the Napa Valley premiere of Michael Ramsdell's, "The Anatomy of Hate, a Dialog for Hope" on Thursday night. This documentary looks at the sources of hate, the manipula...

Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops

David Anderson, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2010

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The "Call of Duty" franchise has quickly become a gaming world juggernaut. With the immense success of its previous releases "Call of Duty: World at War" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," it is no surprise that Treyarch's latest a...

Rialto Cinemas reopens under new ownership

Haley Sansom, Layout Editor

December 5, 2010

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Independent film lovers cried foul in May when Rialto Cinemas owner Ky Boyd lost his lease, turning the building over to Dan Tocchini. On Wednesday, Nov. 24, Tocchini reopened the theater under the name Summerfield Cinemas,...

Willy Wonka: a show worthy of a golden ticket

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

December 2, 2010

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There are a few things I remember from my childhood. My favorite toy: pogs. My favorite TV show: Rugrats. And my favorite book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. So when I found out SRJC's Theater Department was putt...

Movie Review: Burlesque

Jessie De La O, Staff Writer

November 29, 2010

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Tell me if you've heard this story before: a 20-something woman from a small town dreams of becoming famous, so she quits her job and moves to Los Angeles. Well, this familiar story grows tiresome as "Burlesque" hits heavily ...

Director Hendrik Hölzemann pays visit to Cinema Series

Craig Couden, Copy Editor

November 13, 2010

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The SRJC Fall Cinema Series welcomed German writer and director Hendrik Hölzemann to speak about his film "Off Beat" on Nov. 3 at Ellis Auditorium. During the question and answer sessions, Hölzemann discussed film sch...

My Friend Joe celebrates national novel month

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2010

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Local coffee shop My Friend Joe is celebrating National Novel Writing Month, not by trying to write a novel in a month as most participants do, but instead Alexis Bauer and her band of mad, merry writers set out to create a novel ...

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