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Harvard Film Archive presents novel-based Stalker

Harvard Film Archive presents novel-based Stalker

David Frederick

January 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

The most recent offering from the Harvard Film Archive is the complete works of Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky. Most known for his existential sci-fi art house fair Solaris. Many have said that it is about, “the problem of overcoming, of convictions, of moral transformation on the path of struggle...

Second ‘Hunger Games’ film, ‘Catching Fire’ among audiences

Second ‘Hunger Games’ film, ‘Catching Fire’ among audiences

Dan Olson

December 4, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is currently the No. 1 film on the planet and has caused quite the craze. After the immediate success of the original film in 2011, the creative team  hooked audiences all over the world.  Now, with this newest work, it was essential...

The Best Man Holiday turns to be an early box office hit

The Best Man Holiday turns to be an early box office hit

November 20, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By: Serina Gousby As  we draw near into December, it is the time to get excited for new holiday movies to get us back into the Christmas cheer and family gatherings. The Best Man Holiday, directed, written, and co-produced by Malcolm D. Lee, was released in all theaters on Friday, Nov. 15, and it...

Film ‘Nebraska’ tells tale of Woody Grant, unbeknown millionaire learns more to life than money

Film ‘Nebraska’ tells tale of Woody Grant, unbeknown millionaire learns more to life than money

David Frederick

November 13, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

In the day and age where films of nostalgic and apocalyptic values are the current hot commodity, Alexander Payne’s  return home with Nebraska serves as not only a requiem for an antiquated man longing for preservation but a look at a culture (or lack of) that is fading like celluloid. Perhaps...

Popular book series Ender’s Game is transformed onto the big screen

Popular book series Ender’s Game is transformed onto the big screen

November 6, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

By: B. E. Alexander It’s official. The teen paranormal romance is dead, ushering in the new trend - teenage dystopian future blockbusters. After the horrific Reign of the Twilight Saga compelled scores of hormonally-charged fangirls into a collective frenzy at your local theater, movies about kids...

Film Kill Your Darlings tells the classic tales of college, delivering a few wild twists hiding in the horizons

Film Kill Your Darlings tells the classic tales of college, delivering a few wild twists hiding in the horizons

Ally Johnson

November 6, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

It seems that in each new iteration of the Beat Generation that has come out in recent years the same three titles are heard: Howl, Naked Lunch and On the Road. By far the most popular pieces by Beatniks Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs but also the most tired. This is what makes...

Rush release excites local movie-goers, Formula 1 World Champion’s coolest rivalry

Rush release excites local movie-goers, Formula 1 World Champion’s coolest rivalry

October 16, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By: Benjamin Linares Lord Hesketh, the founder of Hesketh Racing once said, “Men like women, but men love cars!” Hesketh went on to fund and sponsor English driver James Hunt but had no idea that he would have a front row seat to one of racing’s sexiest and craziest rivalries. Rush tells...

Sci-fi film Gravity draws in audiences

Sci-fi film Gravity draws in audiences

Ally Johnson

October 9, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

In Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller Gravity, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney.) On what should have been a routine spacewalk, disaster strikes with space debris destroying their shuttle, leaving the...

Audiences’ anticipate Joesph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon

Audiences’ anticipate Joesph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon

Ally Johnson

September 27, 2013


Filed under Film

Set to release Friday, Don Jon stars character Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt,) a handsome guy in his late twenties who has no problem seducing women. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is beautiful in a nearly unattainable fashion. Martello developed an unhealthy reliance on pornography and...

Star Trek: Into Darkness fails to follow in stellar footsteps

Star Trek: Into Darkness fails to follow in stellar footsteps

Joey Johnson

June 6, 2013


Filed under Film

It’s hard to find a way to bring new life and originality to a series that is as coveted and densely filled with history as the Star Trek franchise is. Yet that is exactly what the team at Bad Robot did when they released the 2009 reboot to the continuity that delighted both longtime trekkies and new fans alike, myself included. That’s why I found myself itch...

Star Trek reaches new heights with sequel film

Star Trek reaches new heights with sequel film

Ally Johnson

June 6, 2013


Filed under Film

While unwilling to commit 100 percent to the original lore, Star Trek Into Darkness may not have fulfilled every Trek desire but was still a fantastically exciting ride. We’re re-introduced to our bridge crew with Jim Kirk (Chris Pine) and Bones (Karl Urban) trying to distract a tribal planet society...

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