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Zoolander returns, 15 years later, to a very different world

Zoolander returns, 15 years later, to a very different world

By Rafer Guzman, Newsday

February 8, 2016


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Barely three weeks after the attacks of 9/11, Ben Stiller's comedy "Zoolander" arrived in theaters.At the time, light entertainment seemed so inappropriate that Hollywood was postponing the release of movies like Arnold Schwarzenegger's action-flick "Collateral Damage."It was hard to say what, if anythi...

‘Hail, Caesar!’ is flashy, confusing and hilarious

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

February 7, 2016


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Like any good Coen Brothers movie, you may have to watch “Hail, Caesar!” a couple times to understand it.“Hail, Caesar!,” directed by Ethan and Joel Coen and starring Josh Brolin and George Clooney, may leave audiences asking a lot of questions, yet gives them some satisfying answers.Eddie Mann...

Performance Hour showcases talent

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

February 3, 2016


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The expertise of professors and faculty members is rarely seen in physical form. The communication studies department looks to change that a bit.The department will host the Faculty Performance Hour at 8 p.m. on Friday in the Marion Kleinau Theatre. This event is a chance for the faculty of the depa...

Lady Gaga to pay tribute to David Bowie at Grammys

By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times

February 2, 2016


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Iconic rock provocateur David Bowie will be feted by another artist known for pushing the boundaries of genre, gender and beyond: Lady Gaga.The pop star will pay tribute to Bowie at the Grammys, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday.Gaga was already set for a performance on the Feb. 15 telecast, announ...

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ unseats ‘The Revenant’ as top-grossing movie

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ unseats ‘The Revenant’ as top-grossing movie

By Tre’vell Anderson, Los Angeles Times

February 1, 2016


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In the box-office battle of the bears, 20th Century Fox's "Kung Fu Panda 3" kicked the Oscar-nominated "The Revenant" from the top spot this weekend.Other new releases, including Open Road's "Fifty Shades of Black," Disney and Buena Vista's "The Finest Hours" and the Weinstein Co.'s "Jane Got a Gun,"...

Top 10 binge-worthy shows

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE, Daily Egyptian

January 31, 2016


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The way people have watched television has drastically changed. The introduction and normalization of streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu have pushed people toward binge-watching shows.Binge-watching is when a person watches a show's episodes in a rapid succession. Some people watch entire seaso...

‘Room’ is emotionally gripping

‘Room’ is emotionally gripping

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

January 30, 2016


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It is a rare occurrence to walk out of a film emotionally drained and destroyed, yet happy to have experienced it.“Room,” directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, falls into this category. It is a film that will be overlooked, but should never be counted out.{{tncm...

Six must-see films scheduled to screen at Sundance

Six must-see films scheduled to screen at Sundance

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times

January 26, 2016


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The altitude. The snow. The shuttle schedule. The sprawling theater venues. The throngs of selfie-seekers.Navigating the Sundance Film Festival can be tricky enough before you even figure out which films you want to see. But don't panic: We've got you covered. Here are the six films you should brave...

SIU student opening for comedian Jeff Dye

SIU student opening for comedian Jeff Dye

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

January 25, 2016


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For some comedians, opening up for a well-known performer can be nerve-racking. But for SIU student Jeremy Brown, it feels like another day at the office.Brown will open this week for touring comedian Jeff Dye, who has appeared on "Last Comic Standing," "Girl Code" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition....

‘Dirty Grandpa’ sets the bar low for 2016

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

January 25, 2016


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Oh, how far Robert De Niro’s career has fallen.His latest appearance in “Dirty Grandpa,” directed by Dan Mazer and starring De Niro and Zac Efron, can barely be called a movie.Dick Kelly, the titular dirty grandpa, is reeling off the death of his wife. Well into senior-citizen status, Dick realize...

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