Olympic committee may eliminate wrestling from 2020 games

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Many people are disappointed with the International Olympic Committee’s recent decision to potentially eliminate wrestling from the 2020 Olympics, especially OCU wrestlers.

University literary magazine celebrates 25th anniversary of publication

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of Sigma Tau Delta English International Honor Society’s art and literary magazine, The Scarab.

University of Colorado releases ‘insensitive’ tips for female students

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The Public Safety Department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs recently released a statement on their website with several helpful “tips” for the university’s female students on what to do if they are physically attacked.

‘Die Hard’ film earns 12A UK rating

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic The British Board of Film Classification has granted A Good Day to Die Hard a 12A rating, meaning that children ages 12 and over can see the film in theaters if accompanied by an adult.  The film was given an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America. For more […]

‘The Incredible Shrinking Man’ remake in the works

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic MGM is developing a reboot of the 1957 film The Incredible Shrinking Man, based on Richard Matheson’s classic sci-fi novel The Shrinking Man.  Matheson and his son, Richard Matheson Jr., are set to co-write the screenplay. For more information on the project, click here.

Kristen Wiig signs on for new season of ‘Arrested Development’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Kristen Wiig has been cast in the new season of ”Arrested Development,” airing on Netflix in May.  Wiig will play a younger version of Jessica Walter’s Lucille Bluth. For more information on the show, click here.

‘Downton Abbey’ star in talks for ‘Tombstones’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Dan Stevens is in talks to join the cast of Scott Frank’s upcoming A Walk Among the Tombstones.  Stevens’ potential role has not yet been announced. For more information on the film, click here.

New Adam Sandler rom-com in the works

By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Adam Sandler is teaming up with Warner Bros. for an as-yet-untitled romantic comedy.  Sandler will co-produce and star in the film. For more information on the project, click here.

Anna Kendrick to star in ‘The Last Five Years’ film

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Anna Kendrick is set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s musical “The Last Five Years.”  Richard LaGravenese is slated to direct. For more information on the project, click here.

Matthew Vaughn to produce ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic “X-Men: First Class” director Matthew Vaughn is set to produce 20th Century Fox’s upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot.  Josh Trank is slated to direct the film. For more information on the project, click here.

University to close early due to weather

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The university will close at 1:30 p.m. today due to weather.

Scientists track down meteorite fragments

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By Ally Hansen, Staff Writer The meteorite that landed in Russia was made of rock and a small amount of iron. Russian scientists found 53 small meteorites on the surface of a lake and suspect a larger deposit under the water. Approximately 50 people remain hospitalized from the damages. To watch video of the meteor, click here.

Robert Downey Jr. options ‘Black Mirror’ episode

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to an episode of British sci-fi television series Black Mirror.  Robert Downey Jr. is set to produce the picture. For more information on the project, click here.

Jason Momoa offered lead role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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By Amanda Ack Marvel has reportedly offered Jason Momoa the lead role in Guardians of the Galaxy.  Momoa would play “Drax the Destroyer.” For more information on the film, click here.

Sandra Bullock joins ‘Despicable Me’ spinoff

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Sandra Bullock is set to voice the lead character in “Minions”, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s “Despicable Me” spinoff.  Bullock will play super-villain, Scarlet Overkill. For more information on the film, click here.

Anti-smoking legislation dies in committee

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A bill to allow municipalities to impose stricter smoking laws died in committee Feb. 18.

Chris Hemsworth signs on to new Michael Mann project

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Chris Hemsworth is set to star in an as-yet-untitled thriller directed by Michael Mann.  Legendary Pictures will produce the film. For more information on the project, click here.

Seyfried in talks for Seth McFarlane film

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Amanda Seyfried is in negotiations to join the cast of Seth McFarlane’s upcoming A Million Ways to Die in the West.  The film is “a Western comedy with modern sensibilities.” For more information on the project, click here.

Harrison Ford rumored for new ‘Star Wars’ film

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Harrison Ford has reportedly made a deal to reprise his role as Han Solo in “Star Wars: Episode VII.”  Disney has not yet confirmed the rumor. For more information, click here.

Peter Dinklage cast in upcoming ‘X-Men’ film

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Peter Dinklage (TV’s Game of Thrones) has joined the cast of Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Dinklage’s role in the film has not yet been announced. For more information on the project, click here.

‘Luther’ actress joins ‘Tombstones’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Ruth Wilson has signed on to star in Scott Frank’s upcoming A Walk Among the Tombstones, joining actors Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens.  Her role in the film is not yet known. For more information, click here.

Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell reuniting for new film

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Jennifer Lawrence is set to star opposite Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adamns, and Jeremy Renner in director David O. Russell’s next project.  Lawrence and Russell worked together previously on Silver Linings Playbook. For more information on the film, click here.

Hugh Laurie in talks for top-secret Disney project

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Hugh Laurie is reportedly in talks to play the villain in Brad Bird’s upcoming “Tomorrowland.”  The film will also star George Clooney. For more information on the project, click here.

Starsky the Ram fuels up for national competition

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As the OCU Cheer and Pom team prepares for Nationals, OCU’s mascot, Starsky the Ram, is preparing for a competition of his own.

Hayley Atwell returns for ‘Captain America’ sequel

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Hayley Atwell will be returning to the Captain America franchise in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Atwell’s character, “Peggy Carter,” will be featured in a flashback scene. For more information on the film, click here.

Helen Mirren cast in ‘Monsters University’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Helen Mirren has been cast in Pixar’s upcoming Monsters University.  The actress will portray “Dean Hardscrabble.” For more information on the film, click here.

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