Film & TV

13 Halloween TV and movie specials to get excited about

By on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 4:06 pm.

Fall is in full swing, and the best part of the Halloween season is coming up. That’s right, I’m talking about ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween. The TV/movie event that lasts for thirteen nights – yes, you read that right – starts on Oct. 19 and lasts until Oct. 31. During this time, your favorite spooky classics will be on […]

Which of Your Favorite TV Characters Should You Be for Halloween?

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 11:27 pm.

This far into October, you’ve probably already read dozens of BuzzFeed articles, made Pinterest boards and Googled images for Halloween costume ideas, so be ready to add this list to your agenda. Here are some descriptions and photo examples to get your creative gears spinning. American Horror Story — Depending on which season’s your favorite, some […]

‘The Skeleton Twins’ offers an authentic depiction of individuals coping with depression

By on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 3:10 pm.

Without having read a synopsis or storyline of any sort, it can be easily presumed that walking into the theaters to see The Skeleton Twins implies a purely comical experience. Given that Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are widely acknowledged for their comedic careers as cast members on Saturday Night Live, it’s difficult to part […]

Fall’s Hottest New Drama: Why “How To Get Away With Murder” is Killing It

By on Friday, Oct. 10 at 10:37 am.

Caution, spoiler alerts ahead: ABC recently premiered it’s newest drama; you know, that one we saw previews for all summer with that One Republic song and Viola Davis furiously writing on a chalkboard, being a woman boss as per usual. Yes, the academy award nominee stars in ABC’s new hit drama titled “How To Get […]

American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere – Clown murder, flipper sex, more murder

By on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5:48 pm.

Caution: Contains spoilers. Wednesday Oct. 8 kicked off yet another brand new season of American Horror Story. The opening credits are enough to give someone with a clown phobia an aneurism, so be warned. Much like the surfeit of empty chairs at the freak show, viewers may dwindle if season premiere episode “Monsters Among Us” […]

Live From New York: Winning tickets to SNL is like winning the lottery

By on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8:17 am.

“There’s a twenty-five year waitlist to be audience member at an SNL taping,” they said. “You have a one in a million chance of seeing that show live.” Then it happened. Three weeks ago, I received an email from NBC titled “RESERVATION.” It said something along the lines of “congratulations … you and your guest […]

Review: ‘Transparent’ is the best show you’re not watching

By on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 1:04 pm.

Since Netflix has helped spur the binge-watching pandemic, it’s become easier to immerse yourself in a world of online television and atrophy your brain into banana pudding. Not to be outdone, video streaming websites like Hulu and Amazon have entered the ring to create high-caliber original content. This is how the hilarious, smart and surprisingly intimate series Transparent […]

31 Days of Horror: Our October picks of the finest horror films

By on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 12:30 pm.

Like a zombified dog lunging through a plate glass window, the Halloween season has pounced upon 2014 with intent to chill, fright and horrify. While most holiday periods are filled with artificial sentimentality and coded messages to love Jesus, Halloween is the one time of year that doesn’t try to pull your chain. The month […]

Sea of Love: Why ‘Gone Girl’ might be the best noir film in years

By on Monday, Oct. 6 at 10:31 am.

Why is it that plenty of horror movies don’t come close to being scary? They can be startling, but that’s bargain-rate scare. Aliens and devils aren’t necessarily the stuff of good horror, since they only frighten those who harbor a real and justified fear of them. Real terror comes from the understatement of what’s in front […]

Berg: These are the best and worst films of summer 2014

By on Tuesday, Sep. 9 at 2:32 pm.

The summer of 2014 has been an interesting time to be a fan of blockbuster cinema. With most of the year’s biggest films either pushed into November (Interstellar, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) or delayed into 2015 (Fast & Furious 7, Jurassic World) it has been an uncharacteristically tepid season. But in a year without an Avengers-sized super […]

Review: Obvious Child deals with the new scarlet A with humor and honesty

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 7:46 pm.

A lot of people choose to deal with life’s problems through the route of humorous self-deprecation, or in psych lingo- defense mechanisms. For many, laughter is the best way to deal with pain. There’s even scientific evidence behind it. I, being one of these people, loved this film. Obvious Child‘s main character Donna Stern, played by former […]

Saramosing: ABC Family’s sitcom ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ sheds light on Asian-American experience

By on Sunday, Jun. 29 at 6:06 pm.

Since the cancellation of ABC Family’s 1994 Korean American comedy, All-American Girl, the experience of being Asian-American has received little to no attention from mainstream media despite being one of the fastest-growing races in the nation. The upcoming ABC Family sitcom Fresh Off the Boat will finally give Asian-Americans some time in the television limelight. The series premieres this fall. The comedy, which is […]

Summer blockbust: Movies to skip

By on Wednesday, Jun. 4 at 10:15 am.

On June 1, 1975 Steven Spielberg unleashed two monsters to audiences. The first was a giant man-eating shark accompanied by the sound of two repeating notes. The second was the summer blockbuster. Since that steamy summer when Spielberg’s thriller Jaws sold over 128 million tickets, several summer flicks have profited in what all media outlets […]

‘America the Beautiful 3′ highlights problems with early exposure to a sex-saturated society

By on Friday, May. 23 at 12:59 pm.

“America the Beautiful,” a documentary series directed by Darryl Roberts, forces us desensitized members of society to pull back for a minute and examine the severe problems with the culture of beauty that we’ve established today. The third installment of the series, called “Sexualization of our Youth,” was screened at the UO May 22, an event that […]