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CBS all access to rebrand as Paramount Plus next year

The streaming platform CBS All Access is getting a total rebranding heading into early 2021, renaming the service Paramount Plus. The parent company, ViacomCBS, announced that the streaming service division would be going through a total rebranding to compete with other streaming platforms that have become more popular such as Disney+, Netfix, and Hulu. Bob […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | The CBU cheer team performs pre-game at a men's basketball game against Jackson State University on November 5, 2019.

CBU’s cheer team relates to Netflix documentary ‘Cheer’

Netflix released “Cheer” a documentary following the nationally ranked Navarro College cheer team from Corsicana, Texas in January 2020 portraying the sport in a realistic light that many viewers found themselves watching during quaratine. California Baptist University’s cheer team is a seven-time national champion team who has seen Navarro College compete at nationals. Even though […]

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures | Director Denis Villeneuve will helm a new film adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel ‘Dune,’ which will be released sometime in 2021.

New ‘Dune’ trailer releases

“Dune,” a well-known and immensely-loved novel series by Frank Herberg is coming back to the big screen. Actors Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa and many more are coming together to make a new film adaptation. The new trailer for this film was released on Sept. 9 and already has almost 22.5 million views. […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Nick Kerhulas (center), the star of “In a Nutshell,” and members of Elephant Room, CBU seniors, Allen Fletcher, Nathan Rierson, Jonathan Cadenhead, and Michael Duggan, celebrate their film’s release.

CBU student group releases newest short film

Student production company Elephant Room, consisting of four close friends and senior film production majors, released “In a Nutshell,” their newest short film and second-to-last project of their college careers on Sept. 18. Elephant Room has been working together since they were all freshman and have finished many projects together, including their junior year project […]

Courtesy of Shutterstock | Chadwick Boseman accepts an award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards.

Students remember, pay tribute to inspiring ‘Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman, an American actor known for his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in the movie “42” (2013), James Brown in “Get on Up” (2014) and Black Panther in “Black Panther” (2018), died from colon cancer Aug. 29 at age 43. Participating in theater in high school, Boseman attended Howard University in Washington D.C. to further […]

Courtesy of Disney | Premier access to Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan" is now available to watch on Disney+.

Live-action ‘Mulan’ released to Disney+

The world has been put on hold in many ways because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with restaurants, gyms and movie theaters closed, many organizations are finding ways to provide for their customers. One example is Disney’s release of the new live-action remake of “Mulan.” This is a classic Disney cartoon loved by many and Disney […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Recently, many theaters around the globe have been forced to close.

AMC theaters begin to reopen in select locations

AMC Theatres began its staggered reopening on Aug. 20 in multiple different states across the country by offering 15-cent movies on opening day. The national movie theater chain announced in August that it would begin opening some of the  locations following state and local guidelines. Theatres nationwide closed up all business in order to comply […]

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New Batman teaser leaves viewers conflicted

Films about Batman, the unexpected vigilante, typically excite superhero fans. However, Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” movie featuring Robert Pattinson has been met with low audience anticipation. According to Variety, the movie is likely to be delayed because of the COVID-19 outbreak’s effects on movie productions. The film is now expected to come out on June […]

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Film industry adjusts to COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 is leading California Baptist University students to rely on the entertainment industry to fill their time. However, many movie makers are hurting as production has halted and movie theaters remain closed amid government mandates to avoid large gatherings. Big blockbuster films such as “A Quiet Place 2,” “Tenet,” “Wonder Woman 1984,” […]