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#OscarsSoAmerican


It’s standing room only in the lobby of our student apartment building. At 5 p.m. on a Monday, we’re all gathered around the flat screen TV watching the Academy Awards live. Thanks to the time difference, the only people watching the red carpet were the ones who didn’t have class at noon. No one really […]

Quentin Tarantino gives first look of ‘Django Unchained”


Quentin Tarantino fans can rejoice: we finally get a taste of his upcoming feature Django Unchained. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and 2011 Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz, Tarantino’s ninth film is set to be released Christmas Day 2012. Foxx will play a freed slave named Django who travels across […]

Oscar nominations include both surprises and snubs


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations early Tuesday morning, which included both surprises and snubs in their picks. The Academy’s rule that anywhere from five to ten films could be nominated for Best Picture marks this year the first time in the history of the Oscars that nine films have […]

Biopics detail variegated historical portraits


It’s hard to think of original ideas in Hollywood these days. New ideas might earn critical jabs, or they might never make a ripple. One way to stack the deck in a film’s favor is to take the subject from something people already have some familiarity with, such as a famous singer or sports figure. […]

Baz Luhrmann to create The Great Gatsby in 3D


F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel on the lavish lifestyle of the roaring twenties has previously been adapted on the big screen with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow as the stars, but Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby will be in mind-boggling 3D. Yes, this means we will be able to see Daisy driving Gatsby’s […]

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio cry wolf


Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will reunite once again and their next film together has officially been announced. The frequent collaborators will join forces with Terrence Winter,  writer of The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, on The Wolf of Wall Street, which will focus on a Long Island stockbroker who spent time in prison for a […]

Shutter Island is good, but not Scorsese’s best


Now, the question here isn’t whether or not Shutter Island is a good film — because it most certainly is. The question, given the director’s glowing repertoire and ’06 masterpiece, is whether or not Shutter Island is a great film. All things considered, Shutter Island finds Martin Scorsese sorely out of his element. Teddy Daniels […]