Mediocre return of ‘The Ring’

Everyone can rest assured: no one will die seven days after seeing “The Ring Two,” the sequel to the hit 2002 horror film starring Naomi Watts. This is not to say that “Two” is a great horror film, because it is not. Although it does have a few suspenseful and intriguing moments, “Two” is pale in comparison to the first “Ring.

You can find anything in a city of sin

Comic books seem to be a hot property in Hollywood these days; “Spider-Man,” “Batman,” the “X-Men,” “Men in Black” and more have all been adapted for the big screen for big, blockbuster results. And now, acclaimed comic book writer and artist Frank Miller’s pride and joy, the dark and gritty “Sin City,” joins their ranks.

‘Hostage’ not an ordinary action flick

Complete with merciless killing, sub-plots, and one very expensive security system, “Hostage” is no ordinary action flick. Bruce Willis completely commands the screen in his latest thriller as Jeff Talley, an emotionally disturbed former police negotiator. Unlike most characters in action movies who are mostly one dimensional, Talley is a broken man who wishes for nothing more than to lead a quiet life.

Inside Riverside’s local scene

Bicycle races rock! Well, at least the Redlands Bicycle Classic definitely rocked hard with the help of some truly great bands at the Finish Line Party. The Redlands Bicycle Classic was from March 31 to April 3, but the party kicked off on April 2 when 10 bands invaded the parking lot of The Boiler Room in Redlands.

Viewpoints on Sex

It’s everyone’s favorite discussion topic. Although many people probably would not be willing to admit it. That’s right, we know what you are thinking, we are talking about that one word that gets teenagers excited, elderly people embarrassed and mothers cover their children’s ears whenever they hear about it on the radio or television.

Local man brings art appreciation to Riverside

Since 2003 at least 25 galleries in downtown Riverside stay open from 6 to 9 p.m. every first Thursday of the month, as part of the Riverside Arts Walk. The concept of the Riverside Arts Walk started one day when Cosme Cordova was walking around the art district in downtown Pomona.

‘Five Years’ enjoyable for everyone

***Viewpoints Online Exclusive*** Two people may have a differing looks at a relationship they are in, but no matter what that viewpoint is, they would both find “The Last Five Years” intriguing and enjoyable. The newest play in Riverside Community College’s Off Broadway series is actually a little musical that is anything but commonplace and will delightfully run April 1-10.

Local club a treat every day of the week

The view through the glass of the double doors shows nothing out of the ordinary is happening in Menagerie nightclub. The club in downtown Riverside that mainly caters to gay patrons offers different themes almost every day of the week, like Monday from 8 p.

Presenting the simply ‘Fantasticks’

If William Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss had ever collaborated on an American musical, the result would have been very similar to “The Fantasticks.” On April 1, Performance Riverside started a nine show run of one of America’s oldest running musicals. It shows too.

Swimming sets state records

Athletes at Riverside Community College continue to show their hard work state wide as the season progresses. Both women and men, swimmers as well as a few divers, are setting times that are going on state list performances. The women’s team of 16 is composed of 13 swimmers and three divers.

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