‘Heaven’ has high drama, low payoff

For all the big questions director Randall Wallace’s “Heaven is for Real” (Rated PG; 100 Min.) asks about the afterlife, too many are answered with a shrug. But it’s not for lack of trying — at least not on the actors’ parts. Wallace, the ... Continue Reading →

Pfister’s ‘Transcendence’ earns his degree

Graduation isn’t just for college and high school seniors. It’s also for Oscar-winning cinematographer-turned-director Wally Pfister. Pfister is well known for his work on Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy and “Inception,” which ... Continue Reading →
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Pfister’s ‘Transcendence’ earns his degree

Graduation isn’t just for college and high school seniors across the country. It’s also for Oscar-winning cinematographer-turned-director Wally Pfister. Pfister is well known for his work on Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” ... Continue Reading →

‘Draft Day’ as indecisive as Reitman

In football, being a bandwagon fan is a cardinal sin. Jumping from one team to another because of their record is considered wishy-washy.Director Ivan Reitman coaches “Draft Day” in a manner as wishy-washy as a Jets fan suddenly rooting for Seattle. ... Continue Reading →

‘Draft Day’ as indecisive as Reitman

In football, being a bandwagon fan is a cardinal sin. Jumping from one team to another because of their record is considered wishy-washy. Director Ivan Reitman coaches “Draft Day” in a manner as wishy-washy as a Jets fan suddenly rooting for Seattle. ... Continue Reading →

The Bible, at 35mm

Hollywood’s not afraid of God. It’s afraid of Christians. In an interview with Fox News March 20, headlined “Kevin Sorbo: Why is Hollywood so afraid of God?” the star of Christian success story “God’s Not Dead” said he often wonders why ... Continue Reading →
Undergraduate Student Government Treasurer Cameron Shulak answers questions as opponent USG Senator Christopher Wheetley waits to present his rebuttal Tuesday during the USG Presidential debate at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The presidential candidates debated several issues facing the undergraduate student body and described how they would work to fix them if elected.
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Candidates debate as election clock ticks closer

Student Trustee and Undergraduate Student Government presidential elections are now open on Desire2Learn, and Tuesday evening the candidates took one last chance to make their platforms clear. The debate, sponsored by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, ... Continue Reading →

Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ come out well

It’s not until a chipper spelling-bee competitor named Chaitanya Chopra drops the F-bomb upon an adult’s request that it becomes clear newly minted director Jason Bateman knows how to push the right buttons. Bateman’s directorial debut “Bad Words” ... Continue Reading →
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“Winter Soldier” a solid, if bloated, sequel

In the newest sub-installment of Disney’s multi-billion dollar “Avengers” franchise “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (Rated PG-13; 136 Min.) a superb Robert Redford utters the line “Sometimes building a new world means tearing the old ... Continue Reading →

We say goodbye, Ted says hello

Warning: Spoilers from Monday’s “How I Met Your Mother” finale ahead… Readers, I’m going to tell you an incredible story. The story of how I met “How I Met Your Mother.” Well, it’s really not that incredible. After finishing my first year ... Continue Reading →

Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ floats as art

    At first glance, director Darren Aronofsky’s retelling of “Noah” (Rated PG-13; 138 Min.) looks like a Ridley Scott epic, in the same vein as 2010’s “Robin Hood.” But when giant stone monsters begin talking to Noah, Aronofsky’s ... Continue Reading →

‘How I Met Your Mother’ in 780 words

After nine years and more than 200 episodes, “How I Met Your Mother” ends Monday. And compiling a list of the best episodes is incredibly tedious. But after hours of debating and arguing, the field is narrowed to 37 episodes that encapsulate ... Continue Reading →

Wage increase could hit SIU’s wallet

The federal minimum wage could be raised to $10.10 an hour, but university officials are not sure where the money to support it at SIU will come from.  During his State of the Union address and in the months following, President Barack Obama has argued ... Continue Reading →

State tax rate key to SIU funding

University given two scenarios, one flat funding and one involving a $25 million loss Gov. Pat Quinn’s fiscal year 2015 budget calls for appropriations for state universities to stay the same.  But President Glenn Poshard said numbers depend on the ... Continue Reading →

Burger’s film too ‘Divergent’

It seems counterintuitive to be upset when a movie encourages viewers to go their own way but doesn’t perfectly reflect its own source material. And yet, “Divergent” (Rated PG-13; 139 Min.) manages to lose the bite the book had by taking away its ... Continue Reading →
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