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Marvel introduces new superhero

Marvel Studios introduced their newest superhero in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” released on Sept. 3. The film features Shang-Chi, the first Asian-American superhero to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film intertwines action, humor and culture as Shang-Chi traces his family roots and faces issues from his past. Dr. Melissa […]

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Streaming services shift film industry

During a recent panel at CinemaCon, Patty Jenkins, director of “Wonder Woman,” “WW84” and “Monster,” voiced her displeasure about how movies that are released directly to streaming services, like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, look like fake movies. There is something to be said in her statement, as movies that are released to streaming with […]

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Disney faces lawsuit for dual-release

Actress Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney on July 29 in response to Disney’s decision to release “Black Widow” on Disney+ Premier Access at the same time the movie began to show in theaters. Disney released Marvel’s “Black Widow,” starring Johansson, on July 9. Beginning on July 9, audiences could watch the film in […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | The cast for "Love's Labour's Lost" performs during a dress rehearsal while maintaining the face shield mandate.

Pandemic transforms theater

The lights are down, and rows of seats remain empty as Broadway and theaters across the globe remain closed. Audiences are left with only the entertainment on their screens at home while performers struggle to make ends meet. For the last year, live performances have been a thing of the past. Live theater was one […]

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Students and staff prepare for CBU Film Festival in April

The California Baptist University Film Festival, hosted by the College of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design (CAVAD), is an annual event that showcases the film work of CBU students. All CBU students are invited to submit short films, live-action or animated, narrative or non-narrative, of up to 12 minutes in length, including opening and closing […]

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Live Chapel worship team returns

When California Baptist University closed its campus and moved to an online format, so did Chapel, and with it, Chapel worship. Chapel worship has been recorded with band members performing separately and combining performances together to lead CBU students in worship for the past year. However, with the release of Chapel No. 15, students see […]

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WandaVision changes the MCU

The first season of the hit Disney+ show “WandaVision” wrapped on March 5. The show created buzz in the Marvel community and kicked off phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Matt Ramos, account owner of @SUPES, runs an Instagram with 117k followers and a TikTok with 1.8 million followers. Ramos uses his social media […]