Film & TV

What’s really happening with ‘The Interview’?

By on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 12:18 pm.

So, something not that chill happened last night… The Interview, Seth Rogen and James Franco’s new film about assassinating supreme leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea, was set for release on Christmas Day, but following threats for 9/11-level terrorist attacks, large theater chains announced that they would no longer be showing the movie. Sony pictures […]

What’s your favorite part? Christmas movies and their best clips

By on Monday, Dec. 15 at 12:06 am.

Everyone has their favorite Christmas movie, a film that brings back memories of watching it every year on Christmas Eve, no matter how many times they’ve seen it. These meaningful characters return to our lives once every year reminding us of the bond we have shared with them for so long. With just ten more days […]

Here are several of your favorite Christmas TV sketches, all in one place

By on Friday, Dec. 12 at 1:20 pm.

Fall term has come to a close, and it is finally the time to immerse yourself in winter break and all its glory. From binging on your favorite Christmas movies, to making endless holiday playlists on Spotify, Buddy the Elf’s got nothing on you. You’re feeling festive. Remember those old Christmas skits on TV that you used to watch? […]

Recap: The 2014 Game Awards boast a genuine spirit and love for the industry

By on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 2:39 am.

Last night was the inaugural presentation of The Game Awards, a new awards show coming from Geoff Keighley (the gaming industry’s Ryan Seacrest or Chris Hardwick equivalent, a sort of host-for-hire) and a team of backers that includes industry leaders from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, EA, Activision and others. It’s a spinoff from Spike TV’s VGAs, […]

7 TV Christmas movies you’re too guilty to admit you watched this season

By on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 3:13 am.

Christmas sweaters are down right ugly. So ugly that we can’t figure out why we love to wear them every year, hell – we even throw or attend a party in their honor each holiday season. It’s the same deal with TV Christmas movies: they air on those all-year-round-cheesy channels, making us cringe — but […]

Bromfield: In defense of the new ‘Star Wars’ trailer

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 5:52 pm.

The lightsaber doesn’t make sense. So what? Since when did Star Wars have to make sense? After Gravity and Interstellar, I’m glad it doesn’t make sense. If you’ve given up hope for the upcoming Star Wars sequels because the technology doesn’t make sense, you’re missing the point. You probably don’t remember Episode I coming out. You […]

Comedian Carly Aquilino to ignite the McDonald Theater

By on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 12:07 pm.

Stand-up comedy has been sneaking its way into Eugene college culture for awhile now. This year alone, Kevin Hart, David Sedaris and Chris D’Elia have performed, the Buzz hosts a weekly Open Mic comedy night, and the University of Oregon Quackin’ Me Up Comedy Competition hosts its final round this week. This Saturday, comedian Carly Aquilino […]

CNN partners with Invisible War director to create campus sex crimes documentary

By on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:12 pm.

“It’s on us.” These words have echoed through college campuses around the nation, after a campaign launch from the Obama administration. The University of Oregon has embraced the message in full force, with the “It’s On Us/”Ducks Do Something” pledge – after the need to do so became evident in the last year. But campaigns […]

5 flicks to catch in the theater this Thanksgiving

By on Thursday, Nov. 27 at 10:46 am.

The Imitation Game: It’s late fall, that means one thing: Oscar season is here in full force. One performance almost guaranteed to land a Best Actor nomination this year is Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in this anticipated biopic. The film chronologues the British genius’ years working to decode German transmissions in the heat of World War […]

What to binge-watch while you binge-eat this Thanksgiving

By on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 9:11 pm.

Bob’s Burgers: One of the most underappreciated comedies of the past year, this is a show that just wraps you in its sensibility. The great alternative comedy; the genuine positive energy, and even the commitment to having new, original musical numbers in every episode. 23 minutes isn’t long enough to appreciate the genius of Bob’s Burgers; it’s […]

Dumb and Dumber To leaves you with a few less brain cells

By on Monday, Nov. 17 at 1:53 pm.

I never thought that the qualities of stupidity, hilarity and (seriously mindless) entertainment could balance one another out so perfectly. After 20 years, directors and brothers Bobby and Peter Farrelly have brought back the dynamic dimwitted duo, Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) to the silver screen to make us feel a […]

Kevin Hart screens ‘The Wedding Ringer’ at VRC, says college is something he missed out on

By on Monday, Nov. 17 at 1:45 pm.

Scroll to bottom for an audio recording of our short Q&A with Kevin Hart. Saturday was a day of madness in Eugene. Hundreds of people staked their spot in a line that trailed all the way outside into the harsh winter cold. Kevin Hart would be making an appearance that morning at Valley River Center […]

Review: ‘Birdman’ is sharp, powerful filmmaking

By on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 6:20 pm.

Birdman (or, The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), the fifth feature film of Alejandro González Iñárritu, is billed as a black comedy film, but it seems more like a slapstick drama. It follows Iñárritu’s 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful, none of which were exactly laugh riots. It’s as hilarious as it is stressful and it is sharp, powerful […]

The CMAs: proof that country is suffering from “Postpartum Taylor Swift Disorder”

By on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 3:45 pm.

Last Wednesday marked the 48th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, and it was one of the most unusual in country music’s history. Expected: the disappearance of Taylor Swift, who finally made an overdue step down from her soapbox to accept the inevitable genre classification of pop — something she should have done two years ago, when her last […]

Kevin Hart to host free screening of his upcoming new movie The Wedding Ringer, exclusive to UO students

By on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 5:53 pm.

Eugene’s Valley River Center mall is an ideal place to indulge in overpriced cinnamon rolls and retail therapy, to relieve the stress of school and immediately replace it with a large credit card bill. However, it’s the last place anyone expects to spot a celebrity. Until now. Comedian and actor Kevin Hart will make an appearance […]

Review: ‘Big Hero Six’ doesn’t change the comic book formula, but offers a thrilling take on it.

By on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 9:08 am.

Frequently, comic books are called the modern American myths. They’re tales of gods, monsters and men that serve as parables for our time. While the beats never change, new artists revisit the same basic structure of story – finding new meaning in old ideas. In many ways, Disney’s Big Hero Six feels like proof of […]

Laika: A new dream for animators right in our backyard

By on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:25 pm.

Los Angeles is too often considered the end all, be all of everything cinematic. But before you make the big move to L.A., listen up, film fanatics. Especially those who are artistic and/or reluctant to leave Oregon. Have you ever heard of Laika? It’s not necessarily a household name, but many of their movies are major animated […]