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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 […]

Emmy Award Winning Composer Lecturing at SOU

Emmy Award winner Larry Groupé will be holding a lecture on Monday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the SOU Music Recital Hall presented by The Music program of the Department of Performing Arts at Southern Oregon University and the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Groupé has won Emmy awards for “Jonas Salk: Personally Speaking” and […]

Rocky Horror Picture Show Tonight!

This Friday the 25th Epic Productions is hosting a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in the basement of the Student Union. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., when there will be a run down and explanation of the event for first-timers. Prop bags will be handed out for audience participation, and the movie will […]

Gravity: A Heavy Film

Ever since Gravity‘s release there has been a flood of reviews quickly jumping into the fray to call it “the next 2001: A Space Odyssey” or the like. This is not Stanley Kubrick, nor is it Ron Howard; it’s Alfonso Cuarón, the director of such classics as Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También and […]

Rush: A Film That Inspires

Without a doubt this is one of the best movies that I have seen so far this year. Rush keeps you glued to your seats with excitement and anticipation throughout the entire movie. Rush (directed by Ron Howard), focuses on the 1976 Formula One racing season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt (played by […]

The Hangover Part III Review: Save Your Money for Better Movies This Summer

I had high hopes for The Hangover Part III. No re-used plotline, the trailer highlighted some very funny bits, and the reunion of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis as “the Wolfpack” was irresistible. However, disappointment was imminent, as I watched the worst Hangover movie of the trilogy, and perhaps the worst movie of the summer. Perhaps […]

Star Trek Into Darkness Review: Boldly Go See This Film

The summer of science fiction continues with the sequel to J.J. Abrahms’ 2009 reboot to the 1966 television series, Star Trek. The new film, Star Trek Into Darkness sees the return of the crew of the USS Enterprise. Six months after the events of Star Trek, we reconnect with Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), […]