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‘12 Years,’ ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Gravity’ Gather Honors

‘12 Years,’ ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Gravity’ Gather Honors

February 24, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Susan King Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — With the Academy Awards less than a week away, “12 Years a Slave,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Gravity” and “Frozen” picked up more industry honors at costume design and sound mixing award presentations over the weekend. At the 16th ...

Monday Night at the Movies–Bad Grandpa

Monday Night at the Movies–Bad Grandpa

Elizabeth Cornett, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2014


Filed under Activities, Top Stories

Mondays are usually the day of the week that everyone dreads. Do not let today be that kind of Monday by joining SAC and other Northeast Community College students at the Cox Activity Center Theater. Tonight, Monday January 27, 2014, will sure bring many laughs as the Monday Night at the Movies showing...

“Nebraska” Nominated for Oscar

“Nebraska” Nominated for Oscar

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

January 16, 2014


Filed under Movies, Top Stories

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and "Nebraska" was nominated for best picture. Bruce Dern was nominated for leading actor, and June Squibb was nominated for best supporting actress. " Nebraska" was also nominated for cinematography, direction, and original screen play. For more information...

Bruce Dern’s long run to ‘Nebraska’

Bruce Dern’s long run to ‘Nebraska’

January 16, 2014


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By Christopher Borrelli Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Bruce Dern runs. Almost every day. He has run most of his life. A former track star at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill., in the late 1950s, he tried out for the Olympic team in 1956 (but finished ninth in his division). O...

Cast and Director of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

September 5, 2013


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The long awaited "Fifty Shades of Grey" book is finally coming to the big screen. According to Entertainment Weekly the two main characters are, Charlie Hunnman as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. This film will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson according to the Hollywood Reporter....

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Promotes Violence against Women Study Says

September 5, 2013


Filed under Movies

“Fifty Shades of Grey” isn’t just a fun, racy read, according to a new study that finds the bestseller glamorizes violence against women. Analyzing the naughty novel, psychologists at Michigan State University and Ohio State University concluded that its characters’ behaviors are consistent...

Movie Review: Side Effects

Movie Review: Side Effects

NIcole Winters, Reporter

February 20, 2013


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Side Effects is a psychological thriller, filled with twists and turns. The plot keeps the audience guessing throughout the movie until the very end. Emily Taylor, played by Rooney Mara, is a highly depressed and even at times suicidal young woman. Her husband has just been released from prison after...

Winter Movie Preview

Winter Movie Preview

Daira Gentrup, Graphic Artist

November 29, 2012


Filed under Movies

Once finals are done, what’s a better way to relieve stress then to go see a movie? Lucky for you, this holiday season has a movie for everyone. Playing for Keeps stars Gerard Butler as an ex-soccer pro that agrees to coach his son’s soccer team in attempts to win back his ex-wife. While resistin...

Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

November 15, 2012


Filed under Movies

Wreck-It Ralph is a hilarious movie that brings retro 80's style games and adventure to an all-new level. With an amazing set of video game characters and a new look at the world of video games, the movie was a hit! The movie revolves around "Wreck-It Ralph" from the game "Fix-It Felix Jr." Ralph...

Resdient Evil: Retribution

Brittany Hinkel, Editor/Cartoonist

September 25, 2012


Filed under Movies

Imagine, if you could, a world completely engulfed in death and disease. Those still alive are far out-numbered by the dead. There is no safe place to eat, drink, or sleep. This compelling, post-apocalyptic scenario is depicted in the “Resident Evil” movies. The new film, “Resident Evil: Retribution”,...

Movie Review: The Possession

Movie Review: The Possession

Quinn Kelly, Reporter

September 7, 2012


Filed under Movies

Recently I had lost my faith in today's so called “scary movies”. Either they had horrid graphics, bad actors, or just a terrible plot. “The Possession” has the best of all three. I usually turn my nose up at movies about possession by demons, but the sheer creepiness of the commercials had...

The movie “Bully” hits close to home

Connie Ogle, Writer of McClatchy Newspapers

April 10, 2012


Filed under Movies

For a film that understandably only scratches the surface of its topic, "Bully" carries a devastating emotional punch. A powerful examination of aggressive behavior in American schools, much of it unchecked by administrators, law enforcement, parents or any adult in authority. The movie focuses on a h...

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