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Written in stone and bone: paleontologist to visit SIU

By Chase Myers, @chasemyers_DE

February 9, 2015

Brian Switek, a paleontologist and writer from Salt Lake City, has been studying the dinosaurian world through fossilized remains and has written numerous books and blog posts about the importance of Earth’s natural history.Switek...

New SpongeBob film recaptures magic

By Jacob Pierce @JacobPierce1_DE, Daily Egyptian

February 9, 2015

“SpongeBob Squarepants” was once a phenomenon. The first episode of SpongeBob sent a wave through the pop culture stratosphere, allowing adults and children alike to enjoy an animated series without prejudice. Then, the film adapt...

‘Project Almanac’ produces inconclusive results

By Jacob Pierce | @JacobPierce1_DE | Daily Egyptian

February 3, 2015

Time travel has been used in fiction for quite some time. At its best, it can produce classic films such as “The Terminator,” “Back to the Future” and “Groundhog Day.” At its worst, time travel can cause a plot to b...

‘Paddington’ is a joyous surprise

By Jacob Pierce | @JacobPierce1_DE | Daily Egyptian

February 2, 2015

The film industry is full of surprises. While it can be a nonstop train of overused trends, actors and money-making ploys, once in a blue moon a film comes along and shows why movies are beautiful.It shows the capacity the ind...

Aniston is fantastic in ‘Cake’

By Jacob Pierce | @JacobPierce1_DE | Daily Egyptian

February 1, 2015

Every Oscar season, entertainment critics and journalist alike discuss all of the actors or movies the award show looks over. The Oscars have a huge history of snubbing some of the best creative endeavors.Alfred Hitchcock famo...

Performance hour shows off faculty talents

By Jacob Pierce | @JacobPierce1_DE | Daily Egyptian

January 29, 2015

Puppetry, memories and southern life are just some of the themes touched upon at the Kleinau this weekend.The Marion Kleinau Theatre will host a Faculty Performance Hour at 8 p.m. Saturday free of charge. The event features facu...

‘Whiplash’ is brutal and captivating

By Jacob Pierce | @JacobPierce1_DE | Daily Egyptian

January 27, 2015

“Whiplash” is one of the most decorated films of 2014’s Oscars. It is nominated for Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role and Writing an Adapted Screenplay. Being an indie film, these nominations are an incredible feat. Wh...

‘Foxcatcher’ wrestles way beyond weight class

By Jacob Pierce | @JacobPierce1_DE | Daily Egyptian

January 25, 2015

Anyone expecting a feel good sports drama out of “Foxcatcher,” did not see the trailer and will be sorely disappointed. The movie is not “Remember the Titians” or even “Warrior.” It is more of a soul crushing chara...

Oscar review part two

By Jacob Pierce | @JacobPierce1_DE | Daily Egyptian

January 21, 2015

Common moviegoers who typically do not understand the process of sound or film editing constantly overlook the mechanics of a film. Many barely understand the duties of a director. Though not as well known, films would not be ...

Oscar review part one

By Jacob Pierce | @JacobPierce1_DE | Daily Egyptian

January 20, 2015

The Oscars are finally here. While the award show represents what many in the industry consider top tier filmmaking, people always criticize every pick the academy makes. The award show is known for being both a high mark in the i...

‘Annie’ surprises, but ultimately fails.

By Jacob Pierce | @JacobPierce1_DE | Daily Egyptian

January 13, 2015

“Tomorrow” has come once again for little orphan Annie. This time around, Annie falls victim to the “Hard Knock Life” of Hollywood remakes.“Annie,” (PG; 118 min) is a musical adaptation directed by Will Gluck and sta...

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