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Oscar wrap-up: Get your fix of the golden gnomes!

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

March 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Sunday night, Feb. 26, the awards season continued with the ever-flashy Academy Awards. The 84th Oscar ceremony was in sharp contention with the Grammys, with the latter squeaking out 39.9 million viewers to the former’s 39.3. While CBS hardly managed to propel their music show past ABC’s presentation...

A look back: best of films

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Ever since the birth of James Cameron’s Avatar, many of the up and coming films of today have been dragged into a deadly spiral of trying to live up to a sequence of powerful directing, overflowing creativity and brilliant 3D graphics. While many have failed to meet the expectations of their audiences,...

Two recent film releases: Harry Potter disappoints; Enter the Void intrigues

Two recent film releases: Harry Potter disappoints; Enter the Void intrigues

Paul Brinnel, Contributing Reporter

December 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part I, Directed by David Yates (Warner Bros.; 2010) 9 years and 1,048 minutes of cinema later we’ve finally reached the penultimate installment of the Harry Potter film saga. Pity it’s unbearably boring. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is lit...

Documentary “Inside Job” a frightening account of current financial crisis

Documentary “Inside Job” a frightening account of current financial crisis

Paul Brinnel, Contributing Reporter

November 19, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Director Charles Ferguson has possibly made the scariest film of the year. It has no monsters, no twists, an incredibly linear narrative and a PG-13 rating. This withstanding, Ferguson’s new documentary, Inside Job, is truly terrifying. Its simple tagline tries to prepare its viewers: “The global e...

“Globalism” word of the week at Cinematheque’s Humanities Week festival

“Globalism” word of the week at Cinematheque’s Humanities Week festival

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Globalism and Its Origins,” a weekend-long film festival that ran at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Cinematheque was a part of Humanities Week 2010, an event that showcased a variety of thought-provoking international films. Every year, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities sponsors several...

Scott Pilgrim epitomizes style over substance in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim epitomizes style over substance in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Adam Wisniewski, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Games

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is the story of the eponymous 23-year old veteran video gamer, amateur rocker, and Canadian slacker who encounters the seemingly-magical girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, and must secure their relationship the only way he could possibly comprehend - by defeating all seve...

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