Next Student Government Association president announced

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By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Beatrize Martinez, justice studies/economics junior, has been elected the next Student Government Association president. Polls for the runoff election closed at 5 p.m. today. “I am excited I have been given this opportunity,” Martinez said. “I definitely have a lot of things I need to fulfill.” Martinez will participate in SGA’s […]

Student Senate president election results announced

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By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Edgars Boitmanis, political science/economics senior, has been elected the next president of Student Senate. This office also functions as the vice president of Student Government Association. “I say thank you to everyone who supported my campaign and everyone who voted in the SGA elections,” Boitmanis said. Boitmanis said he plans to […]

Runoff scheduled for SGA presidential election

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A run-off election has been announced for the Student Government Association presidential office.

‘Jurassic Park 4′ in the works

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic “Safety Not Guaranteed” director Colin Trevorrow is set to helm “Jurassic Park 4.”  The film is slated for a June 2014 release. For more information on the project, click here.

Oscar Isaac to star in ‘Partisan’

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By Amanda Ack “Drive” actor Oscar Isaac is set to star in director Ariel Kleiman’s upcoming “Partisan.”  The film marks Kleiman’s full-length feature debut. For more information on the project, click here.

Chris Pine to be honored at CinemaCon

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Chris Pine has been named Male Star of the Year by CinemaCon.  The award will be presented at the organization’s convention in April. For more information, click here.

British film distributors cut ad spending

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic According to figures released by the U.K. Film Distributors Association, British film distributors managed to cut advertising spending by six percent in 2012.  Internet ad spending was cut by 53 percent. For more information, click here.

Disney keeps DreamWorks films at Showtime

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Disney has renewed its output deal with Showtime for the titles the network distributes for DreamWorks.  Showtime plans to air up to 35 DreamWorks films through 2015. For more information on the deal, click here.

‘Legends of Oz’ set for 2014 release

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Summertime Entertainment has inked a distribution deal with Clarius Entertainment for “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s return.”  The 3D animated film is voiced by Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, and Bernadette Peters. For more information on the project, click here.

‘Private Practice’ star signs on for ‘Rays of Light’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic “Private Practice” star Tim Daly is set to star with Kyra Sedgwick in Batan Silva’s upcoming “Rays of Light.”  The film marks Silva’s directorial debut. For more information on the project, click here.

Magnolia acquires distribution rights to ‘Touchy Feely’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Magnolia Pictures has acquired the distribution rights to Lynn Shelton’s “Touchy Feely.”  The film stars Ellen Page and Rosemarie DeWitt. For more information on the film, click here.

Billy Bob Thornton to star in ‘The Judge’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Billy Bob Thornton has signed on to star in David Dobkin’s upcoming “The Judge.”  Actors already cast in the film include Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. For more information on the project, click here.

Legendary Entertainment’s COO steps down

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Tim Connors has resigned from his position chief operating officer of Legendary Entertainment, a year after leaving Marvel to take the job.  Reasons for Connors’ departure have not yet been disclosed. For more information on Connors’ career, click here.

Columnist expresses optimism for new pope

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I am not Catholic, but the pomp and circumstance involved in the election of the new pope enthralls me.

Horse slaughter bill passes Oklahoma Senate committee

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By Madi Alexander, Web Editor The Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee voted 9-0 to pass a bill legalizing the slaughter of horses in Oklahoma. House Bill 1999 upholds the ban on the sale of horse meat for human consumption, but overturns the ban on slaughtering horses. The bill has already passed the full House […]

New Wachowski film gets release date

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Warner Bros. has scheduled Andy and Lana Wachowski’s “Jupiter Ascending” for a July 2014 release.  The film stars Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Sean Bean, with the Wachowskis producing, writing, and directing. For more information on the project, click here.

Police reports released March 20

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Public Intoxication- Saturday, 3-16-13 8:44pm; NW 23rd & Gatewood; Incident # 13-03-022; Arrested (AR): Barry, Robert (no OCU affiliation); Reporting party (RP): student; Officer Haynes received a call from RP stating there was a man passed out on the bus stop bench. Upon arrival, Officer Haynes found AR on the bench. He woke up AR […]

Fan Bingbing on for new ‘X-Men’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic International star Fan Bingbing has been cast in Bryan Singer’s upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”  Bingbing’s role in the film has not yet been specified. For more information on the project, click here.

‘Golden Boy’ actor cast in Summit’s ‘Divergent’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Theo James is set to star opposite Shailene Woodley in Summit Entertainment’s upcoming “Divergent.”  Aaron Eckhart and Kate Winslet are in talks for supporting roles. For more information on the project, click here.

Paramount, Warner Bros. to co-produce Nolan’s next project

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Paramount and Warner Bros. will co-produce and distribute Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “Interstellar.”  The film is slated for a November 2014 release. For more information on the project, click here.

Ethan Suplee joins ‘True Story’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Ethan Suplee has joined the cast of New Regency’s upcoming “True Story.”  The film will star James Franco and Jonah Hill. For more information on the project, click here.

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ screenwriter to adapt fantasy novel

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Screenwriter Stuart Beattie is set to pen the film version of Laini Taylor’s novel “Daughter of Smoke and Bone.”  Universal Pictures is behind the project. For more information on the film, click here.

Jim Morrison documentary in the works

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Indie film producer Z-Machine has started production on “Before the End: Jim Morrison Comes of Age.”  The documentary will focus on the Doors frontman’s life prior to stardom. For more information on the film, click here.

Regular updates to resume March 25

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The Student Publications staff is away for spring break this week. Regular updates of the website will resume March 25.

‘Animal Kingdom’ actor joins ‘Animal Rescue’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic “Animal Kingdom” star James Frecheville has joined the cast of Fox Searchlight’s upcoming “Animal Rescue.”  Other actors already cast in the film include Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. For more information on the project, click here.

Cohen Media Group to distribute ‘Breathe In’

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By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Cohen Media Group has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Drake Doremus’ “Breathe In,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.  The film stars Felicity Jones and Guy Pearce. For more information on the film, click here.

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