Film & TV

Cinematheque Cinema Scholars Club holds weekly free film screenings

By on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 10:30 pm.

Thursday night, the Cinematheque Cinema Scholars Club screened The Five Obstructions, an experimental Dutch film as part of a weekly film event collaboration between the Departments of Cinema Studies and Romance Languages. In a time when a movie ticket is upwards of $11 and even a Netflix subscription costs $8 a month, free film screenings […]

Recap: MTV Movie Awards appeals to younger fans

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 1:53 pm.

Perhaps growing older means you stop understanding things like the MTV Movie Awards. The 22nd MTV Movie Awards featured Conan O’Brien in a space suit and a strange apocalypse theme. The opening video probably offended somebody, showing meteors smashing into large cities. In his opening monologue, O’Brien called them the “Satanic Cult” awards. O’Brien, who is […]

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ review — The Wes Anderson movie that made me a Wes Anderson fan

By on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 8:22 pm.

I’ll admit it — I have never been a Wes Anderson fan. Though I have tried everything from the classic The Royal Tenenbaums to the eccentric The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to the more recent Moonrise Kingdom, I have left each viewing with the same feeling — slightly charmed by and appreciative of Anderson’s highly unusual […]

How I Met Your Mother final review: The end isn’t always worth the wait

By on Monday, Mar. 31 at 9:50 pm.

Note: Major spoilers ahead.  Within about five minutes of the How I Met Your Mother series finale, I was already tearing up. Ted Mosby, who we’ve followed for nine years through multiple failed relationships on his way to meeting his future wife, stood outside with his five best friends. It was the night before he […]

Preview: ‘Game of Thrones’ returns to HBO for fourth season on April 6

By on Sunday, Mar. 30 at 7:16 pm.

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers to past seasons of “Game of Thrones.” Making a joke about winter having technically come and gone is almost too easy for the spring premiere of the fourth season of “Game of Thrones,” which airs Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. Time to get your viewing group together because […]

D’oh! Bart Simpson doesn’t live in Springfield, Ore.

By on Thursday, Mar. 13 at 1:27 pm.

New Sodom. America’s Worst City. America’s crud bucket. The Simpsons’ Springfield has adopted many names over the years. And in the spring of 2012, the city of Springfield, Ore. cheered when news hit that they were America’s crud bucket. “Springfield was named after Springfield, Ore.,” “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening said in an interview with […]

‘The Bachelor’ finale recap: A ‘controversial’ ending

By on Tuesday, Mar. 11 at 2:11 pm.

SPOILER ALERT The last words America’s least-favorite bachelor mumbled were, “Don’t get cranky,” as he embraced Nikki after choosing not to give her the ring in his pocket. “The Bachelor” wrapped up its 18th season last night. Soccer star Juan Pablo didn’t offer a ring to either Nikki Ferrell nor Clare Crawley. Gasp! How controversial! Yet […]

Case closed: The end of ‘True Detective’

By on Monday, Mar. 10 at 2:39 pm.

*** Spoiler Warning*** “I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution,” Mathew McConaughey’s Rust Cohle said during the first episode of “True Detective” but by the end of the series his philosophy reworked itself and reached a moment of contented acceptance. “Once there was only dark,” he said before the series came to […]

Twitter is moving television ‘water cooler’ talk to real time

By on Wednesday, Mar. 5 at 1:44 pm.

Twitter has a continuously growing presence when it comes to conversations about television. Just last Sunday night, Twitter crashed temporarily due to the huge number of people retweeting Ellen’s Oscar celebrity selfie and the Twitter account “@SochiProblems” went viral, gaining more followers than the Olympics’ official Twitter account. For many shows, Twitter has become an […]

Oscar recap: Selfies, pizza and Lupita Nyong’o's lip balm

By on Monday, Mar. 3 at 1:32 pm.

Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizzas and Meryl Streep gave the world her best selfie face. Welcome the a recap of the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Ellen carried the show with a confidence that only a truly respected comedian who has been in Hollywood for 20 years could have. She gracefully mocked Hollywood, joked about LA’s recent rain […]

Academy Awards roundtable: Who will win big at tonight’s Oscars?

By on Monday, Mar. 3 at 2:13 pm.

The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday night. Regardless of how many movies you’ve seen, this award show has something for everyone, whether it be the red carpet, the performances or the music that cuts people off during their acceptance speeches. Sports fans had the Super Bowl a few weeks ago, and come Sunday it’s […]

Oscar Countdown: Best documentary feature

By on Friday, Feb. 21 at 11:55 am.

Move over Ken Burns, this year’s Best Documentary Feature nominees aren’t messing around. Documentaries are more than Dad’s favorite Netflix category; they are the only Academy Award given to an entire film, besides Best Picture. Since the 13th Academy Awards in 1942, the film industry has been awarding the best nonfiction films that both inform […]

Actress Raney Branch encourages UO theatre arts students

By on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 12:47 pm.

Last Saturday night, actress Raney Branch gave a talk to students about working in the entertainment industry, specifically as an actor. Spunky and well-spoken, Branch gave advice, spilled stories from her experiences on the set of the CW’s “The Originals” and fielded questions from theatre arts students during her first ever trip to Oregon. Branch […]