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Movies about widespread disease provide parallels to COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Erin Mears (Kate Winslet) talks on the phone with someone amidst her research to understand the source of the flu-like disease spreading throughout the world. The movie

Ruthie Posada

May 20, 2020

With the current COVID-19 pandemic underway, several movies characterized by widespread infection have resurfaced as viewers compare and contrast the movies with our current situation. Two movies I’ve recently had the privilege to see are “Contagion” and “Outbreak,” both following doctors and scie...

Accessible musicals to turn home into a theater

Fair use from 20th Century Fox. Christian (Ewan McGregor) and Satine (Nicole Kidman) sing their love for one another amidst an extravagant musical number. “Moulin Rouge!” (2001) tells an updated version of a 100-year-old story.

Ben Sanford

April 24, 2020

Musicals can often be a great way to relieve stress or to understand a new aspect of the world. Intertwining acting with music is, in my opinion, a brilliant way to tell a story, letting the characters emote in a way they never could through dialogue. These are some of my favorite musicals that all h...

‘Call of the Wild’ does not disappoint

Fair use from Twentieth Century Studios. Main characters of ‘Call of the Wild’ John Thornton (Harrison Ford) and Buck look off into the distance of the Canadian Yukon. The movie takes place in the Canadian Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896.

March 10, 2020

As I walked into the theater, my expectations were pretty low for “Call Of The Wild”. However, I left with my expectations shattered. The movie was an adaptation of Jack London’s book and joins two other adaptations from 1935 and 1972. The story revolves around Buck, a massive Saint Bernard Sc...

‘Dolittle’ brings viewers on overwhelming journey

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Abigail Prestholdt

January 28, 2020

I didn't have any idea what I was getting into going to “Dolittle”. I assumed it would be similar to the well-beloved movies made in the 1998 version of the film. However, I assumed wrong. This new “Dolittle” movie had very different stories, adventures, and characters. The movie takes ...

Movies provide spring break entertainment

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March 24, 2016

Interested in having a girls night at home or craving buttered popcorn? Rent or watch any of these movies for a relaxing and entertaining spring break activity.

Five films hit the Omnitheater

Five films hit the Omnitheater

Sydney Hall

February 18, 2016

Omnifest, the only time of year more than one film appears on the Omnitheater screen at the Science Museum, features five films this year that hope to delight audiences of all ages, according to Science Museum public relations director Kim Ramsden. Ramsden said the best time to see a film is on a Thursday night,...

‘Master of None’ proves spectacular

Ethan Brown

November 30, 2015

For a long time, Aziz Ansari stood behind the likes of Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and his other “Parks and Recreations” co-stars. But in Netflix’s new TV show “Master of None,” Ansari steps into the spotlight, and along with him, comes a fantastic show. The show stars Ansari as struggling a...

Movie Review: 42, The True Story of an American Legend

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Artis Curiskis and Josh Scal, Staff Writers

April 16, 2013

Sitting in an integrated movie theater, laughing at the bigoted racists and cheering with Jackie Robinson really captures how far America has come since that time. Jackie Robinson, the protagonist of the movie, was the first african-american baseball player to penetrate the segregated major leagues ...

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