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‘Deadpool': Quite disgusting

‘Deadpool’ Three stars Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Gina Carano and Stefan Kapicic Rating: R, for strong violence, gore, relentless profanity, sexual content and graphic nudity Ryan Reynolds excels as Marvel’s gleefully revolting antihero By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This is a flick for folks who […]

Trio MôD will perform a trio of premieres

The Capitol Chamber Players will present “Trio MôD & Trio of Premieres” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento. The featured performers — Maquette Kuper on flute, Deborah Pittman on clarinet and baritone Omari Tau — debuted their group, Trio MôD, in Sacramento in February 2014. They integrate classical, […]

Furious rally comes up short for Aggie women, 80-73

RIVERSIDE — Aggie freshman Morgan Bertsch finished with 20 points while helping lead a too-little-too-late UC Davis comeback before falling, 80-73, to first-place UC Riverside in a battle of two of the Big West Conference’s top teams on Thursday night at the SRC Arena. At one point in the second half, the Aggies were facing a 22-point deficit. […]

Lackluster Aggie men lose at Fullerton, 61-57

FULLERTON — UC Davis men could have done without the Titans’ Khalil Ahmad. In a gnawing 61-57 Big West Conference defeat, the visiting Aggies time and again overcame Cal State Fullerton bursts, but just couldn’t get past Ahmad’s contributions on Thursday night. After falling behind midway through the second half, each time the Aggies looked […]

Haynes as classy, concerned as ever

Mike Haynes has always stood up for what he felt was important. When the Sullivan family — one-time owners of the New England Patriots — tried to do things on the cheap, the NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Haynes held out, supported other teammates, but eventually got a ticket to Oakland. This year, as the […]

Collective efforts land UC Davis football a bountiful crop

Sometimes it takes a village. Speaking before a standing-room-only gathering Wednesday of athletic staff members, football benefactors and Aggie Nation faithful, UC Davis coach Ron Gould praised a programwide effort in landing 16 recruits who “can help lead us into championship contention in the years ahead.” Defensive coordinator Bert Watts told The Enterprise that Aggie […]

Playoff implications for Lady Devils’ game with Franklin

Thank you, Monterey Trail. While the Davis High girls were overcoming a particularly pesky Sheldon on Wednesday, the Mustangs brought Franklin down a notch. The Lady Blue Devils’ 68-59 victory — coupled with the Wildcats’ 53-50 loss at Monterey Trail — means DHS can go after that all-important fourth-place Delta League tie with Franklin when the […]

The 2015 Oscar Shorts: Grim tidings

The 2015 Oscar Shorts Four stars Starring: Nobody you’ve ever seen before Rating: unrated, but akin to a PG-13 for strong war themes and violence Strong dramatic content in many of this year’s nominees By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic While the rest of the country kvetches about racial disparity in the recently released Academy […]

Don’t miss the Davis Idol finals Saturday

Ten high school singers advanced to the red-carpet finale of Davis Idol, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Of the 21 contestants competing in two preliminary rounds last weekend, eight — Simone Gamble, Benjamin Cross, Abhi Vemulapati, Navya Chauhan, Elan Sonstein, Maya Krishnan, […]

‘Anomalisa': A conundrum wrapped in an enigma

‘Anomalisa’ Two stars Starring: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan Rating: R, for profanity, graphic nudity and strong sexual content Gorgeous puppet animation is wasted on this idiotic script By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This may not be the most pointlessly weird movie ever made, but it’ll do until that one comes along. […]

‘Decades of Love: The Vinyl Years’ concert benefits Citizens Who Care

Citizens Who Care presents its 24th annual benefit concert, “Decades of Love: the Vinyl Years,” on Feb. 5-7 at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. Cast members from last year’s enthusiastically received “Decades of Love” […]

‘Carol': Love’s labors lost

‘Carol’ Three stars Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, John Magaro and Cory Michael Smith Rating: R, for nudity and intimate sexuality Period melodrama never sells its essential relationship By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Intimate dramas work best when we understand and empathize with the primary characters: when we […]

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