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Gene Wilder dead at 83

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Robert Spallone

August 29, 2016

Actor Gene Wilder, who starred in films such as “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Young Frankenstein,” died on Sunday night at the age of 83, according to news reports. Wilder’s lawyer, Eric Weissmann, confirmed the star’s death Monday afternoon to CNN. “Even though his characters w...

Copycat mentality cause reboots in film and television industry to rise

Set-top box rentals generate about $19.5 billion a year for cable and satellite TV companies. But the boxes may face new federal regulations designed to break TV providers' hold on the devices. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)

Jasmin Robinson

December 7, 2015

Your mind's not playing tricks on you. That show you used to stay up late for to watch prior to the invention of DVR, and that movie you use to play until your VCR overheated, and those quirky lines you use to repeat are now coming back in full force. With the likes of Annie and the Muppets all getting...

Kurt Cobain documentary shows different side of musician

Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain in 1992. (Dora Handel/CORBIS/HBO)

Cicely Chisholm

May 6, 2015

Follow @cicelyrose_ // It's been just over 20 years since Kurt Cobain, lead singer of grunge rock band Nirvana, committed suicide in his Seattle home, and the world has just received the first authorized documentary on his life with "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck." Fans who grew up listening to Nirvana and who know Kurt's story will be blown away while watching this film. The music choices stand ou...

“GIRLS” Season 4 reinvigorates Lena Dunham’s series

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Thomas Gallegos

April 22, 2015

Follow @tommygallegos15 Season 4 of "GIRLS" left viewers satisfied while simultaneously begging for more. Sailed by the Captain that is Lena Dunham and produced by the Hollywood "every-where-man" Judd Apatow, it's 4th season has come to an end, with a 5th on the horizon. "This season of GIRLS, i...

Bloodline Season 1: Return of the Black Sheep

Kyle Chandler (John Rayburn) and Ben Mendelsohn (Danny Rayburn) in the Netflix Original Series BLOODLINE. 
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Branden Navarro

April 14, 2015

Follow @branden_n !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Netflix’s newest series, "Bloodline," from the creators that brought you "Damages" (Todd A. ...

Justin Bieber’s Trial by Roast

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Thomas Gallegos

April 2, 2015

Follow @tommygallegos15 // Back in 2013, the Comedy Central Roast decided to sway away from its usual drubbing of washed up “has-beens" (Roseanne Barr, Charlie Sheen, David Hasselhoff), to settle for a younger, more pop-culturally relevant target in James Franco. Now, sticking to that formula, the network is back at it with The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. “Beliebers” be warned; this Roast wil...

Clash-isms: Sexism in television

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Nancy Oy

March 14, 2015

@OyNancy Women are represented on TV, however, inclusion does not equate progress. There is the matter of the roles women are given. During the 2013 to 2014 TV season 43 percent of women played personal life-related roles, such as wife or girlfriend, compared to only 24 percent of men, according to the Boxed In: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes and On-Screen Women in 2013-14 Prime-time Television Report by Martha M. Lauzen, Ph.D. The continual gap between the roles for men and women is something that needs to change. The categorization of women as the wife or girlfriend of a man are typical, where as men have more roles outside of being in a romantic relationship. CSUN Liberal Studies student Manuel Ruiz said he believes roles for women on TV continue to be stereotypical and compares them to fairy tales. "The good character has t...

K-pop heads to the American small screen

K-pop heads to the American small screen

James Canares

March 11, 2015

James Canares / Staff Writer @jpcanares  American media has come a long way from the times of Yellow Peril and Fu Manchu. Nickelodeon is coming out with a teen musical that is said to carry heavy influence from Korean pop (K-pop). "Make It Po...

Clash-isms: A closer look on marketing race in the media

Clash-isms: A closer look on marketing race in the media

Nancy Oy

February 21, 2015

White. Click. White. Click. White. Click. Non-White. Media representation for minority groups are scarce compared to the representation of White individuals. However, networks have begun to include minority leads in some of their shows. The inclusion of minority leads in television shows can be seen in the ABC Network. The network currently has three minority-lead shows – “Blackish,” “Cristela,” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” ...

Rainn Wilson’s Back in Backstrom

Rainn Wilson's Back in Backstrom

Lauren Rife

January 23, 2015

Backstrom, the new crime procedural series on FOX premiered Thursday night and even though the show leaves room for improvement, it proved that The Office's Rainn Wilson is not just a one trick pony. Wilson is no stranger to portraying characters with grumpy attitudes. However, detective Everett Back...

Geek Clash dishes on movies and disabling their cable

Josh Carlton

September 10, 2014

    It’s another Geek Clash, and this week we’re on a tangent marathon. That’s right, the crew is pretty dry this week, so listen in as Lita, Josh and Trevor talk about disappointing movies based on video games, terrible scripts, and getting rid of our cable. Geek Clash is available every ...

Stoner selections: Regular show is perfect for an evening on the couch

Stoner selections: Regular show is perfect for an evening on the couch

Neelofer Lodhy

April 17, 2014

It’s about that time of year again, and I don’t mean spring. This year, the world-wide “holiday” known to all reefers and stoners as 4/20, falls on the Christian holiday of Easter Sunday. After properly observing and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and maybe asking for forgi...

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