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Extraterrestrial festival

Extraterrestrial festival

Sierra Blanton, Contributing Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

From Friday, Jan. 16 to Saturday, Jan. 17, students and community members alike joined together to celebrate science fiction movies. However, it wasn’t just some sleepover. Among the rows of seats in Strosacker Auditorium, the crowd of people ate popcorn and tried to stay awake in the late hours, participating...

February films

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015


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“Jupiter Ascending” Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) always thought she was destined for greatness. Unfortunately, the string of previous jobs involving the cleaning of toilets has so far proven otherwise. However, when Caine (Channing Tatum), an extraterrestrial ex-military hunter, arrives at her doorstep ...

War film still fits today’s issues

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2014


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Now, the nation watches the aftermath of a jury’s decision to let the officer who shot and killed Mike Brown walk free. There is unrest not only in Ferguson, but also in the rest of the country. It came by coincidence that the Film Society held a documentary showing of “Inside Buffalo” last Th...

On love and physics

On love and physics

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014


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I have not read "A Brief History of Time" nor do I consider myself a regular student of popular science. However, chances are if you mention Stephen Hawking’s name in passing, images of stars, space and black holes will pop up in my mind at the thought of the celebrated astrophysicist. I could...

A conversation with actor Eddie Redmayne

A conversation with actor Eddie Redmayne

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014


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Can there be a greater challenge than to portray one of the most intelligent minds in the scientific community? Such a question is best reserved for actor Eddie Redmayne, who portrays world-renown astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in the recently released biopic “The Theory of Everything.” Describing h...

An out-of-this-world McConaissance

An out-of-this-world McConaissance

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2014


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Rarely have I left the theater feeling so conflicted and in all the right ways. “Interstellar” is perhaps one of the most entrancing and visually stunning films to hit theaters within my lifetime, and there is no doubt that Hans Zimmer has outdone himself with an emotionally overwhelming, orchestra-heavy...

Kevin Hart Stars in Impeccable New Comedy

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014


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I had the pleasure of viewing “The Wedding Ringer” two months before its premiere, and, let me tell you—you absolutely need to head to the theatres in January. Directed by Jeremy Garelick and starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad, “The Wedding Ringer” centers on a socially awkward groom, Doug...

Profoundly cynical, devilishly ambiguous

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014


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Perhaps one of the more brilliant releases of this year, David Fincher's “Gone Girl” is more than just a piece seeking to entertain its audience. Often dependent on unexpected reveals and altered perspectives, the film seeks to thrill and confuse its viewers with its consistent shifting vantage...

Cinematheque’s September series celebrated British filmmaker

Sunny Kalidindi, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2014


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During the month of September, the Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art put on a showcase of the works of British filmmaker and screenwriter Joanna Hogg. They played her latest three films, which Hogg directed and wrote, “Unrelated (2008),” “Archipelago (2010)” and “Exhibition...

“Orange is the New Black” star to speak on Nov. 6

“Orange is the New Black” star to speak on Nov. 6

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

October 30, 2014


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Laverne Cox, of “Orange is the New Black,” who plays an incarcerated, black, transgender woman, is coming to campus on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center. Although tickets are sold out, the event will be live-streamed simultaneously in the Ford Auditorium. Liz Roccoforte,...

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