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Ashland Independent Film Festival Awarded $25,000 Grant

The Meyer Memorial Trust has given the Southern Oregon Film Society, which operates the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) the $25,000 Grassroots Grant to support operating expenses associated with the Festival. The Meyer Memorial Trust has given AIFF funding twice in the past, and is a private foundation that has awarded almost $607 million to […]

“Doctor Who” Celebrates 50 Years of Entertainment

For 50 years, Doctor Who has delighted fans, creating one of the largest television fan bases in history. At its beginning as a 5 part serial, the show was low budget and experimental, but the story of Doctor Who is one where charm prevails. In the spirit of shows like Star Trek or Twilight Zone, […]

Review: “12 Years a Slave” The Reality of Stolen Freedoms

  12 Years follows the miraculous true story of Solomon Northup, a free man who was wrongfully sold into slavery for 12 years and then freed. From the beginning, this film makes it clear that it is about slavery. It’s about the horrible things the human race has done to itself and it doesn’t hold back. […]

Review: “Killing Kennedy” is Powerful History

Based on Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s best seller comes this powerful thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time’s Snow White). The film follows John F. Kennedy rising to become the U.S. president, and Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine who increasingly grows disillusioned with America.  Eventually their paths will collide […]

Review: “Ender’s Game” Isn’t a Bad Adaptation

Gavin Hood, director of the recent X-Men Origins: Wolverine does what is probably fair to say his best work so far in Ender’s Game. You can tell, watching the film, that he’s familiar with not only the simple text of the original book, but the experience it gives the reader. For non-readers, the story is […]

Review: “Thor 2” is Really Really Cool

With even more hilarious quips and eerie villains, Thor: The Dark World is a terrific follow up to the original film. There’s still enough action to intensify, enough mythology to entertain, enough romance to intrigue, and enough of the hammer-toting god turned superhero to remind us why he’s our favorite Avenger. When a race of […]

Review: “Captain Phillips” Blows Competition Out of the Water

Without a doubt this is the best movie that I have seen this year. Captain Phillips will take you through a roller coaster of emotions throughout the entire movie. Captain Phillips (directed by Paul Greengrass) focuses on merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks), who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in the […]

Review: “Carrie” Can’t Compete Against Similar Films

    Carrie is the story of a young girl with powers, her religious mother, and every single high school movie about teenage girls since the 90’s. Though the movie tries to answer the big questions like “Why are periods so nasty?” and “Why do teenage girls like sex so much?”, it’s distracted not only […]

2014 Ashland Independent Film Festival Looking for Volunteers

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is looking for volunteers for the upcoming festival in April 2014, and they’re inviting SOU students to come join in. The AIFF is a five day event, beginning April 3rd, 2014 at the Varsity Theatre downtown. Though the films for this year have not yet been announced, the AIFF has […]

“Adam Devine’s House Party” Features Familiar Faces

Adam Devine, best known for his acting in Workaholics, Pitch Perfect, and many other movie and television roles, started hosting his own show on Comedy Central Tuesday, October 24th. The new series, Adam Devine’s House Party, centers around Devine and what his life is like when given an almost limitless budget, a mansion with an […]