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Looking beyond ‘Transformers’: With a ‘G.I. Joe’ reboot and ‘My Little Pony’ in the works, Hasbro aims to create its own Marvel-size movie universe

Looking beyond ‘Transformers’: With a ‘G.I. Joe’ reboot and ‘My Little Pony’ in the works, Hasbro aims to create its own Marvel-size movie universe

March 23, 2017
Filed under Movies

LOS ANGELES — Ten years ago, Hasbro dusted off its ‘80s action figure line Transformers and turned it into a blockbuster movie that was so successful it has spawned four sequels and counting. In the franchise, the shape-shifting Autobots and Decepticons are sentient machines who engage in extre...

Marketing sci-fi that’s cerebral is otherworldly task

Marketing sci-fi that’s cerebral is otherworldly task

November 11, 2016
Filed under Movies

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) The TV spot blares the early buzz for “Arrival.” The new science-fiction film, it says, has created word-of-mouth, wowed audiences and earned a 100 percent Fresh rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes. “It’s a masterpiece you won’t stop t...

Remembering Orson Welles At 100

Remembering Orson Welles At 100

July 15, 2015
Filed under Movies

By Bob Hoover Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS) The second child of inventor Richard and opera singer Beatrice Welles was born 100 years ago May 6 in Kenosha, Wis. They named him George Orson Welles, but it didn’t take long before he shed George and Kenosha to become one of the best-known showmen in Ame...

Will We Someday Watch Blockbuster Movies The Way We Watch Blockbuster Fights?

Will We Someday Watch Blockbuster Movies The Way We Watch Blockbuster Fights?

June 17, 2015
Filed under Movies

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) There were plenty of factors to chew over in analyzing why “Avengers: Age of Ultron” took in $188 million at the weekend box office — the second-biggest opening of all time but nonetheless lower than both pre-weekend estimates and the opening total ...

Actor Rob Corddry Is Soaking Up The Attention After Jumping Back Into ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′

Actor Rob Corddry Is Soaking Up The Attention After Jumping Back Into ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′

February 24, 2015
Filed under Movies

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES – On an unseasonably warm February afternoon, Rob Corddry sat in the back of a town car wending its way through the streets of Los Angeles. The actor, making the promotional rounds for his new comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” was heading...

Sundance Festival’s New Frontier Exhibition On Cutting Edge

Sundance Festival’s New Frontier Exhibition On Cutting Edge

January 22, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

By Jessica Gelt Los Angeles Times (TNS) Sitting at her desk in a darkened office, Shari Frilot picks up a boxy piece of cardboard fitted with two bulbous glass lenses. She lifts a crude cardboard flap and inserts her smartphone in front of the lenses, securing it in place with Velcro. This new vir...

‘Gone Girl’ Likely To Top Box Office For Second Weekend

‘Gone Girl’ Likely To Top Box Office For Second Weekend

October 10, 2014
Filed under Movies

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Looks like David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” won’t disappear from the box office just yet. Despite four new releases this weekend, the R-rated thriller will likely add $25 million to its domestic gross, according to people who have seen pr...

Northeast Students Win Media Awards At Nebraska Collegiate Media Association Conference

Northeast Students Win Media Awards At Nebraska Collegiate Media Association Conference

April 17, 2014
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Northeast Community College broadcasting, journalism and mass media students were honored for their work at the annual Nebraska Collegiate Media Association (NCMA) Conference, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. NCMA sponsors the Golden Leaf Awards every spring for exce...

Blockbuster to End Domestic Retail, DVD By Mail Services

Blockbuster to End Domestic Retail, DVD By Mail Services

November 12, 2013
Filed under National

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that its subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., will end its retail and by mail DVD distribution operations by early-January 2014. The company will close its approximately 300 remaining U.S.-based retail stores, as well as its distribution centers. "This...

A Blast from the Past

Daira Gentrup, Graphic Artist
October 23, 2012
Filed under Campus

Recently, the Viewpoint staff was sorting through some old issues in preparation for our transition to being an all-digital paper. One paper that caught our attention was Vol. 25 No. 3, published on Nov. 23, 1993. It was fun to look back and see how much things have changed and how some have remained...

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