Archives for November 2012

Hugh Jackman in talks for ‘X-Men’ sequel

By Amanda Ack Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to reprise his role as “Wolverine” in Brian Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.  The film will mark Jackman’s fifth appearance in the franchise. For more information on the film, click here.

Lady GaGa concert coming to Tulsa

One of the world’s biggest pop stars is bringing her international tour to Oklahoma in March.

Blanchett to play evil stepmother in new Cinderella film

By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Cate Blanchett, actress from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is in negotiations to play the wicked stepmother in Disney’s as-yet-untitled Cinderella film.  Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) is slated to direct. For more information on the film and on Blanchett’s other current projects, click here.

Top baby names of 2012 revealed

By Amy Fuhrman, the number one parenting and pregnancy website, has unveiled their list of top baby names in 2012. Linda Murray, the Web site’s editor-in-chief, presented the list on NBC’s Today Show on Thursday morning. The list of most popular girl and boy names for babies in 2012 included influences from popular media, […]

Clooney, Greengrass, and Terrio teaming up for heist flick

By Amanda Ack George Clooney is attached to star in an as-yet-untitled crime thriller penned by Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio.  The Bourne Identity  director Paul Greengrass is in talks to direct the film. For more information on the film and on Clooney’s other upcoming projects, click here.

Editor encourages purchases from local businesses during holidays

Store workers already are filling shelves with glittery trees and oversized reindeer in preparation for the holiday season. Whether students celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Saturnalia, or any combination thereof, they likely need to buy at least one gift this year.

Police reports released Nov. 29

DUI and Speeding 40/30 Wednesday, 11-28-12 2:00am; NW 23rd and Kentucky Avenue; Incident # 12-11-033; arrested: Dustin Eugene Jackson (no OCU affiliation); impounded vehicle: white VW Golf 4dr; Officer Mark Chenoweth was working radar at NW 23rd on Kentucky Avenue and documented a white VW travelling 40/30 mph. He was able to stop the vehicle […]

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ synopsis revealed

By Amanda Ack Paramount has released a plot synopsis for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to the smash hit reboot of the television series. The synopsis reads: “When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and […]

Indie musician to appear in film about AIDS epidemic

By Amanda Ack Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox is set to make his film debut the upcoming drama Dallas Buyers Club.  He joins the previously announced Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner. For more information on the film and on Cox’s career, click here.

Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced

By Amanda Ack Nominations for the 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced this morning.  Best Feature nominees include Moonrise Kingdom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Bernie. The ceremony will be broadcast on IFC on February 23, 2013. For the full list of nominees, click here.

McKellan and Stewart return to ‘X-Men’ franchise

By Amanda Ack Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart will reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X in Brian Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Also returning are X:Men: First Class stars Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult. For more information on the film, click here.

Fox Searchlight plans Susan Boyle biopic

By Amanda Ack Fox Searchlight has acquired life rights to Britain’s Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle, along with the option to adapt I Dreamed a Dream, the musical based on Boyle’s life.  The studio plans to make a film chronicling Boyle’s rise to fame. For more information on the film, click here.

‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies

By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Actor Larry Hagman passed away on November 23, 2012, in Dallas, Texas.  He was 81 years old. Hagman was best known for his work on both the original Dallas TV series and TNT’s recent reboot. For more information on Hagman’s life and career, click here.

WikiLeaks movie in the works

By Amanda Ack Director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) is set to helm Dreamworks’ upcoming film about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.  Benedict Cumberbatch (Star of BBC’s Sherlock) will star as Assange. For more information on the film, click here.

Nov. 27 Senate meeting overview

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Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” debuts at No. 1

Rihanna was able to mark another accomplishment off her list Nov. 28 that she hasn’t achieve with her past six albums.

Student Senate error costs law students

Imagine that every campus organization you are involved with disappeared. Most editors on the editorial board are involved in at least three organizations on campus.

Association’s organizations reorganize, cancel events due to deficit

A reduced budget crippled law students’ ability to operate their organizations this year. Student Bar Association, the governing body for law students, received about $20,000 less than last year from Student Government Association, said Zeb Judd, third-year law and SBA president.

Student Senate denies Student Bar Association funds

Student Government Association officials are attempting to mend the bond between the group and law students.

Storm Chaser Author in OKC for Book Signing

Storm Chaser Greg Johnson will be signing copies of his new photography book, “Blown Away: A Year through the lens of The Tornado Hunter” at 6:30 p.m. today, November 27, 2012 at Full Circle Bookstore, located at 1900 Northwest Expressway. Johnson, 42, is a fairly new when it comes to storm chasing, but he is […]

Police reports released Nov. 26

Driving Under the Influence and Fail to Maintain Lane Saturday, 11-17-12 11:46pm; 1500 Block NW 23rd; Incident # 12-11-024; arrested: Misty Dawn Nicholson (no OCU affiliation); impounded vehicle: silver 2008 BMW SUV; Sergeant John Jackson was working radar in the 1500 block of NW 23rd and observed a silver BMW SUV travelling east. The vehicle […]

David Fincher in talks for New Regency contract

Director David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network) is in discussions for a contract with production company New Regency. The deal would mark Fincher’s first studio contract.

Police reports released Nov. 21

Agency Assist– Wednesday, 11-21-12 4:13am; Incident #12-11-026; NW 23rd and Penn Ave; Involved Person (IP1): Student; Involved Person (IP2): Oklahoma City Police Officer; Officer Chenoweth was patrolling down NW 23rd ST, when he observed an OCPD vehicle running down NW 23rd St with its lights and sirens on approaching the intersection. He then noticed the […]

Screenwriter hired for live-action ‘Pinocchio’

By Amanda Ack Screenwriter Jane Goldman (The Woman in Black) is in negotiations to pen the script for Warner Bros.’ upcoming Pinocchio film.  Goldman’s hiring will hopefully increase the studio’s chance of officially landing director Tim Burton and actor Robert Downey Jr. for the project. For more information on the film, click here.

Student Government Association creates new Student Bill of Rights

Students will vote on a document this semester that outlines their rights at the university.

Pageant winner announced

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Sarah Beth White, dance performance junior, was crowned Miss OCU 2013 Friday evening. Fifteen contestants competed in the pageant for scholarships and an opportunity to win the crown and represent OCU at Miss Oklahoma in June. “I think I am still in shock,” White said. “It’s always something you hope for.” […]

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