by Jacob Peterson
On Friday, May 6th, the students and staff of Folsom Lake College will face off in a game of softball. From 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M., the students will get a chance to get one up on their professors, playing an awesome game and getting to eat delicious food. Anyone is welcome to attend. All that is asked is that you bring some excitement and a great attitude. (A dish wouldn't hurt either!) Hope everyone has a great summer!
Alphabet Breakdown for Dishes
A-M: Appetizers/Side Dishes
by Shelbie Condie
It’s 1980 and the end of a Texas summer is near. Before the semester begins, a fictional college baseball team spends the August weekend with minimal adult supervision, bonding over girls and booze.
Richard Linklater’s personal sequel to Dazed and Confused illustrates the journey of life during these young men’s glory days. Everybody Wants Some!! stars an ensemble of new actors who bring a fresh and raw energy to the screen. Blake Jenner, most notable for his role on Glee, portrays the rookie pitcher as he adjusts from high school to college life. The film also stars Ryan Guzman, Juston Street, and Glen Powell as fellow teammates; Zoey Deutch portrays the main love interest. The camaraderie between the actors is undeniable and the character development doesn’t lack as much as the baseball scenes. Throughout the entire film, only one baseball scene unfolds, but this twenty-ish minute scrimmage is a golden example of how fun the movie truly is. The dynamic of this film represents the underlying struggle of masculinity and displays it in a more positive light because the audience is able to understand the boys’ reasoning. As a slight warning, this movie is rated R for language, nudity, drug use, and, of course, rock ‘n roll. Everybody Wants Some!! is authentic, whimsical, and sincere.
by Shelbie Condie
The Folsom Chamber of Commerce hosted two political debates for the candidates running for local offices this past month. These events, held respectively on March 15 and March 29, debuted at the Harris Center and were free to the open public. I had the privilege to assist with the events, being the time-keeper for the moderator, and it was a neat experience to see firsthand. Since the California Caucus is approaching in a few months, the panel of nine discussed local issues for the Folsom area, such as the cost of minimum wage and the controversy of community safety. The panel included the likes of Kevin Kiley, Cristi Nelson, and many other passionate individuals who want to help improve their community. For a more indepth perspective, a rerun of the debates themselves can be viewed on the Folsom Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page; the link is provided below. Be sure to cast your vote on Tuesday, June 7th!
by Jared Griffin
Recent boardroom drama aside, no major studio in Hollywood has been firing on all cylinders quite like Disney lately. In addition to the creative resurrection of Star Wars, the seemingly unstoppable commercial might of the Marvel films, and the by-now-taken-for-granted genius of Pixar, the Mouse House has less noisily been rummaging around in its celluloid closet and giving some of its more mothball-scented animated classics live-action makeovers.
Last year, director Kenneth Branagh splashed a fresh coat of candy-colored paint onto Cinderella (with a huge assist from Cate Blanchett’s venomous wicked stepmother). Now, it’s The Jungle Book’s turn in the rotation – and, whodathunkit, it turns out to be one of the biggest surprises of 2016.
by Jared Griffin
Zack Snyder’s long-awaited Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may be the closest thing fanboys and fangirls will ever get to a heavyweight title fight like the Thrilla in Manila or the Rumble in the Jungle. Since it was first announced in 2013, the movie wasn’t merely hyped as the launching pad for DC’s expanded universe (bringing in the likes of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, etc.). It would also serve up a superhero smackdown for the ages: the Dark Knight vs. the Man of Steel. As these things go, it’s hard to imagine a bigger event.
Dawn of Justice is big, all right. The brawls are busy and brutal. But at this point in Hollywood’s superhero cycle, is that really enough? Snyder has built his career on the supposition that it is. In films like 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and Man of Steel, he’s proved to be the kind of filmmaker who cranks every knob as far to the right as it will go. Modulation, economy, and nuance may not be his thing, but at least his movies always look like a billion bucks. And this one does too.
by Shelbie Condie
Is Hollywood obsessed with superhero movies? It’s no question the films are huge money makers. Two weeks ago, on Friday, March 25, Zack Synder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted to nearly 180 million dollars. The film is now racking up 684 million dollars nationally and nearly 700 million globally. Two months ago, in February, Tim Miller’s Deadpool became one of the highest-grossing films ever, resulting in a whopping 619.3 million dollars. Not to mention, in May 2015, Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron surmounted 1.405 billion dollars. Has Hollywood figured out the formula for blockbuster success?
And what about the small screen? CBS has shown an increase in ratings of their newer shows, Supergirl and Flash. There’s even rumors of a potential crossover between the two DC characters. It’s also rumored that another network, ABC, will give Marvel’s Agent Carter the green light for a season three. ABC also has Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D currently in it’s third season. Although cancelled after its first season, last year NBC attempted to add to the fanbase with a reboot of the popular show, Heroes, with a new title: Heroes Reborn. Is there such a thing as too much? NBC’s failure shouldn’t, and doesn’t, represent every network, but it’s possible L.A has become smitten with spandex and is not looking to call it quits just yet.
I would argue the idea of superheroes has been popular since the Greek days when citizens formed myths and beliefs around the figures of Zeus, etc. These gods were above and beyond the average human and, since then, we’ve been fascinated with individuals who are greater than we can ever imagine being. At the same time, the majority of them appear to be regular folks, such as Clark Kent or Peter Parker. Personally, I love the idea of superheroes and the exhilaration we get when we watch their showdowns against evil on screen. The films provide us with a sense of escape from reality and they’re made to entertain. Nonetheless, I think it’s time Hollywood deterred from playing it safe and created pieces of art that are more than attractive specimen duking it out against jealous, vengeful villains. That being said, Hollywood has already created a blueprint of features being released within the next four years, so feel free to check them out:
by Jared Griffin
When it comes to losing weight, not all cardio exercises are created equal.
First, it’s important to understand how weight is released from the body. Weight release happens only when there is a calorie deficit; that is, more calories are used by the body than are taken in through food consumption. If you want that Summer build that you’ve been yearning for, follow the following tips!
The following exercises burn a tremendous amount of calories, and thus, are more helpful in creating the necessary calorie deficit that results in weight release:
by Shelbie Condie
Folsom Lake College Department of Theatre and Cinema Arts
David Harris, Producing Artistic Director
10 College Parkway
Folsom CA 95630
THE FALCON’S EYE THEATRE PRESENTS
The Who’s Tommy
Folsom, CA March 2016
The Falcon's Eye continues its ninth season with the smash hit, The Who’s Tommy. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, THE WHO'S TOMMY is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed, and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time TONY® Award-winning musical was translated to the stage into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.
Information Provided by Ronald Richardson, FLC Athletic Coordinator/Kinesiology Professor
Tennis teams impress at Big 8 Tournament
Baseball team back on winning track
NorCal playoff pairings for tennis announced; both FLC teams earn berths
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