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Observer App of the Week for 2/1-2/8: Vine

Sheehan Hannan, A&E Editor

February 1, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Publisher: Vine Labs Inc. Platform: iOS (Optimized for iPhone 5)   Last week, Twitter subsidy Vine Labs released their much anticipated video sharing app. Since their acquisition, the startup has been on virtual blackout, building anticipation for the release. But now it’s here. In a...

“Les Miserables:” worth a second watch

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

January 18, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Film and Television

With a story so touching and that has elicited tears from so many individuals, Les Miserable has been adapted from the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo to not only a musical on Broadway, but a recent film of the same name. Having also directed “The King’s Speech,” the British director Tom Hooper...

The Observer Rates the Best Television of 2012

The Observer Rates the Best Television of 2012

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

December 15, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, This Week

With 2012 coming to a close your favorite series are taking a break for the holiday season. So, let’s take this opportunity to toast some of the best shows of 2012 in no particular order: The Legend of Korra: Creating a sequel to a beloved television series rarely works: from Joanie Loves Chachi to That...

Disney Buys Rights to Star Wars as Whitney Continues Downward Spiral

Disney Buys Rights to Star Wars as Whitney Continues Downward Spiral

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

November 16, 2012


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

The holiday season is fast approaching. The Cleveland weather has turned miserable overnight. Pretty soon, lethal-sized icicles will form on the eaves of the Peter B. Lewis building, a festive joke from that wily trickster Frank Gehry. And next weekend is Thanksgiving, the traditional start to the winter...

Disney to Remake Boy Meets World

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

November 9, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, This Week

A casual glance at the television schedule makes any sane person wonder if there are any original ideas left in Hollywood. The television landscape is dominated by spinoffs, reboots and shows that blatantly plagiarize preexisting series. Take the format of “Pawn Stars.” The original series airs for...

Television Retrospective: Jersey Shore’s Final Season

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

November 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Surfing through channels, a scene of a bitter verbal fight pops briefly across the screen. Further examination will reveal a depiction of people going through their daily lives and routines, nothing too far out of the ordinary. Normally, I enjoy watching reality television, anything from “American ...

Raising Hurricane, or How to Prepare For Sandy and Throw the Best Hurricane-Themed Party Ever!

Raising Hurricane, or How to Prepare For Sandy and Throw the Best Hurricane-Themed Party Ever!

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

November 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

As I type this article, it is 5:30 on a Sunday afternoon. In just a few short hours, one of two things will happen. There is an outside possibility that our campus and University Circle are about to become submerged under ten feet of water. Much more likely is that the prophecies of the Mayan calendar...

Current Television Season Not As Bad as Previously Thought

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

October 19, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Dedicated fans of this television column – hi mom, dad, and assorted stalkers! – have probably noticed a trend in my reviews this season. If you look over my last four write-ups, you might notice that I have been bitter toward most of the new shows I have reviewed this season. In fact, it looks like...

Location, Location, Location

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Choosing the setting for a television series is like casting another lead actor. Sometimes you’re lucky and your setting will tie the entire series together. Where would “How I Met Your Mother”be without its New York backdrop? Could the excess of “Beverly Hills 90210” have transferred to Tacoma or Portland? Just ...

An Apology/Love Letter to Cartoon Network.

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

October 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Hey Cartoon Network! Long time no see! You just turned twenty. Wow. It feels like just yesterday we were growing up together and watching “Hanna-Barbera” shows together and then you starting making your own shows and they were great. I have to confess that I haven’t seen you in quite some time. I m...

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