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Will Ferrell to speak at 2017 commencement


USC alumnus and actor Will Ferrell will deliver the commencement speech on May 12, according to a press release from the University published on Thursday. Ferrell, who graduated in 1990 from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism with a degree in sports information, has forged a career in comedy, for which he has […]

‘The Lego Movie’ as cultural allegory


I thought I knew what people like about The Lego Movie. I saw Wall-E and Toy Story and enjoyed their substantive messages, and their occasional one-liners that “only an adult would understand.” Still, those films were created primarily for kids, and say very little about the state of contemporary culture. In fact, until I saw […]

Box office preview: New releases should please variety of audiences


A new weekend means new film releases, and you can look forward to a trio of nationwide releases this weekend. While they may not all to be quality films, there should be a new film for everyone. Each of these films touches on a different key demographic so everyone can enjoy a movie this weekend. […]

Ferrell, Forte defend alma maters as rivalry game approaches


With the USC-UCLA rivalry game fast approaching, the battle is making its way into Hollywood. The film industry is awash with stars from the two schools  — celebrity USC grads include George Lucas, Judd Apatow and Bryan Lourd, while Francis Ford Coppola, Stacey Snider and Jack Black are some of the more well-noted UCLA alums. […]

Looking at Judd Apatow’s best work


With comedienne-driven Bridesmaids hitting theaters next month, producer Judd Apatow hopes to continue a long career in comedy. We here at the Daily Trojan want to review his career and give you his highlights. Heavy Weights (1995) Executive Producer If you haven’t seen this classic ‘90s comedy that features a juiced Ben Stiller and a […]

Zoolander 2 is “bigger and better” than the original


The “Blue Steel” pose is back and more “ridiculously good looking” than ever. “We’re shooting the Zoolander sequel at the moment,” Ben Stiller said, confirming another fashionably hilarious movie about clueless supermodels. “Derek’s going to be back bigger and better than before —no catwalk is safe,” Channel24.com reported. Zoolander (2001) ended happily with Derek (Stiller), […]