It’s very easy to dismiss David Gordon Green as a frivolous filmmaker, considering that his two biggest releases, Pineapple Express and Your Highness, fall into the stoner comedy genre. However, a deeper look into his filmography reveals a different, more nuanced side of his directorial style. For an example, one need look no further than All the Real […]
Paramount Production Studio is offering fans the opportunity to see Anchorman 2 two days early. ”Supertickets” for the screenings will go on sale on November 26. The studio has not yet provided ticket prices or any additional details, but fans can register at AnchormanMovie.com for more information. To read more on supertickets and on Anchorman 2, click […]
Fans of stand-up comedy will love Omid Singh’s Subway, in which the comedian and filmmaker recounts the tale of an unfortunate public transportation experience. The three-minute short combines shots of Singh telling his story with a dramatization of the event, doubling the humor and delivering maximum impact in a brief amount of time. A winner at […]
Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in Gold, which tells the story of athlete Sebastian Cole’s rivalry with Steve Ovett in the years leading up to the 1980 Olympic Games. The film will be directed by The Woman In Black helmer James Watkins, with a script by Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy and How to Train Your Dragon screenwriter Will Davies. […]
Paramount has moved the release date of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming The Wolf of Wall Street from November 15 to December 25. The move was reportedly based on Scorsese’s ability to finish the film in time. The movie is based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same name and will star Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Matthew McConaughey. […]
OCU OPERAtions presents Recollections, a short performance of three one-act operas, this weekend.
OPERAtions will present two new chamber operas, Angry Birdsong and Benedicta, both by Milton Granger, and a better-known opera, The Face on the Barroom Floor, by Henry Mollicone.
A cast of OCU theater majors is offering a glimpse into the lives of college actors with the mockumentary-style webseries Thespians!
If I hadn’t known that C.O.G. was based on an essay by humor writer David Sedaris, I might have mistaken it for the world’s most twisted Hallmark movie.
After all, the title stands for “child of God,” and the main character does go on something of a spiritual journey.
For a sweetly melancholic treat, take a look at Reflections, a five-minute animated short from Bosmat Agayoff & Alon Ziv. It’s a sad little coming-of-age story that’s told through the eyes of a man named “Barnie,” whose desire to stay young is illustrated by the childish reflection that taunts him from various reflective surfaces. The sharp 2D […]
Stephen Lang is set to reprise his role as Colonel Quaritch in future Avatar sequels, despite his character’s apparent death in the first film. Also returning to the franchise is Sam Worthington, who recently revealed that the movie will begin shooting in October of next year. Director James Cameron has already selected screenwriters for all three sequels, […]
There’s just something about British drama that puts its American counterpart to shame. There’s a subtlety to it, a sense of quiet tension, that places it leaps and bounds above many of the films being made here on this side of the pond. A terrific example of this phenomenon is Wreckers. Written and directed by […]
Time Warner Cable has made a deal to carry Al Jazeera America, significantly expanding the audience of the cable news network backed by the Qatar government. TW Cable will add the channel for basic digital cable subscribers in New York, L.A. and Dallas within the next six months, with further expansion to follow. “We said […]
As a fan of tight, quick, succinct filmmaking, I rarely accuse a movie of being too short. In the case of 33 Postcards, however, I can’t help but blame its skimpy length for the bulk of its problems. Directed by Pauline Chan, it’s a slight, sappy drama that feels too unfinished to pack much of a punch.
One of the highlights of this year’s No Budget Film Festival was Andrew Crabtree’s Planning Ahead, which won the festival’s Critic’s Choice Award. A sweetly acerbic little tale, it stars Emma Fasler and Bill Daddario as an engaged couple struggling to plan their wedding without losing their minds. In a mere seven minutes, Crabtree sends his […]
Ex-Girlfriends is not a very good movie. It’s also not a very original movie, borrowing a little too heavily from the likes of Woody Allen and Whit Stillman to feel like a film of its own. Nevertheless, it’s a mildly entertaining little diversion that strikes a few honest chords. Written and directed by Alexander Poe, […]
Meryl Streep will receive the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s annual Monte Cristo award, given each year to an individual singled out for their contributions to the theater. The award will be presented at an April 21 ceremony in New York City. Past recipients include Michael Douglas, Christopher Plummer, Kevin Spacey and Brian Dennehy. For more information […]
Lost creator Damon Lindelof has decided to deactivate his Twitter account. Lindelof was an previously highly active on the social media site and was one of the first film and television producers to use it as a way of communicating with fans. However, many viewers used the site as a way of criticizing his work. His […]
Idaho residents will not be able to see Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color due to the state’s obscenity laws. The Flicks, the only arthouse theatre in the area, has declined to screen the NC-17 rated film, which violates Idaho Code 23-614. The law prohibits any acts of simulated sex, as well as any […]
Disney has decided to close Pixar Canada, which operates out of Vancouver. The shutdown will eliminate 100 jobs. ”The team at Pixar Canada is incredibly talented and we are so proud of the excellent work we have produced there,” a Pixar spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday. ”However, as we look at the creative […]
OCUpella, a student-run a cappella group, is preparing for another year of performances.
The group has about 25 members with a wide variety of majors. Twelve new members were added into the group this year.
Shakespeare purists may not be too fond of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. It’s not that it’s unfaithful to the original text, per se – on the contrary, the integrity of the script itself is well maintained, save for a few minor changes – it’s just that the presentation of said text is quite a bit more relaxed than is often the case with such elevated, archaic language. For the open-minded, however, the film is an undeniable triumph.
Paramount Pictures has announced its plan to lay off 110 employees, or about 5% of its workforce. The cuts will mainly effect those in the finance, human resources, information technology, international home media distribution, legal and marketing departments. “As our industry continues to adapt to an increasingly competitive environment, we are always ensuring that Paramount is […]