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‘12 Years a Slave’ puts spotlight on Hollywood’s approach to race

‘12 Years a Slave’ puts spotlight on Hollywood’s approach to race

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 5, 2014


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By John Horn Los Angeles Times (MCT) The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year’s greatest achievement in film, and “12 Years a Slave” had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film’s artistry, the undercurrent of many “12 Years a Sla...

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

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

February 24, 2014


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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 ...

‘Lego Movie’ to block newcomers ‘Pompeii’ and ‘3 Days to Kill’

February 20, 2014


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Los Angeles Times (MCT) By Ryan Faughnder LOS ANGELES — “The Lego Movie” will face little competition for the No. 1 box-office spot this weekend as the 3-D disaster picture “Pompeii” and the Kevin Costner action thriller “3 Days to Kill” enter theaters. The irreverent, 3-D a...

Monday Night at the Movies-Top Gun

Monday Night at the Movies-Top Gun

January 13, 2014


Filed under Activities, Campus, Top Stories

The first Monday back from break can always be a drag but Monday Night at the Movies can brighten it. This week's movie will be the '80's classic "Top Gun". The movie will be in the Cox Activity Center Theater and the first 50 students receive popcorn and a pop. The movie is free to all students with...

Catch Some Fire Tonight at Norfolk 7 Theater

Catch Some Fire Tonight at Norfolk 7 Theater

November 21, 2013


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For all you Hunger Games fans tonight is the long awaited premier of Catching Fire.  Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson. Winning means that they must turn...

Finding the faces of ‘Nebraska’

Angela Richart

November 21, 2013


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Finding the faces of 'Nebraska' By Susan King Los Angeles Times (MCT) The landscape of "Nebraska" is populated with such well-known actors as Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach as well as retired farmers making their debuts who live in the town of Plainview, Neb., where most of the film was shot. "I did ...

Violence surging in PG-13 films, new study finds

November 12, 2013


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By John Horn and Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — When the first “Die Hard” and “Terminator” movies landed in theaters in the 1980s, both were rated R. But their sequels arrived with PG-13 marks — even though the level of violence had actually escalated. ...

‘Nebraska’s’ Stacy Keach is busy in any genre

October 25, 2013


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By Susan King Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Stacy Keach’s dance card is quite full these days. “I have done four sitcoms in five weeks!” said the 72-year-old actor, who first demonstrated his comedic chops as Cheech and Chong’s nemesis Sgt. Stedenko in the 1978 stoner comedy...

‘Gravity’ is box-office heavyweight again

‘Gravity’ is box-office heavyweight again

October 13, 2013


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By Amy Kaufman Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — No rival came within the orbit of “Gravity” at the box office this weekend. The 3-D space drama was No. 1 for a second weekend, collecting an impressive $44.3 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That me...

Hard Rock Casino Sioux City Gaining Community Support

Hard Rock Casino Sioux City Gaining Community Support

Nicole Winters, Reporter

March 3, 2013


Filed under Local News

The bidding war for Hard Rock Sioux City is gaining momentum in popularity within the community. KTIV reported that social media has been a huge help in engaging people into the project. All three casinos have been using pinterest, twitter, You Tube, and especially facebook to gain community support. So...

The Movies We See…

The Movies We See…

Nikita Rector, Ad Editor/Reporter

February 9, 2012


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A common question for people in the Norfolk area is: who controls what movies show in the theatre? Short answer: A guy in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Yes, Minnesota. Dwight Gunderson of St. Cloud, Minnesota is CEC Theatres’ head booker. This means that he goes around and buys the different pictur...

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