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“The Big Short” Goes Far in Box Office Sales

“The Big Short” Goes Far in Box Office Sales

Nick Olson, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

From Selena Gomez explaining synthetic C.D.O.s with blackjack to Margot Robbie explaining economic terms while sipping champagne in a bubble-bath, “The Big Short” makes the complicated situation which led to the stock market crash of 2008 understandable for anyone. From hilarious scenes, to foota...

“The Hateful Eight” proves to be a fantastic movie-going experience

“The Hateful Eight” proves to be a fantastic movie-going experience

Kyle Swartz, Videographer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

“The Hateful Eight,” with its roadshow release, is truly a viewing experience that needs to be seen. Portland’s own Hollywood Theatre is one of only 100 theaters showing the film in glorious 70mm; the largest film projection format available. In addition to seeing the movie projected in actual...

Nominees: Actor in a Leading Role

Paxton Peter-Krueger, Staff Reporter

February 29, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”- Bryan Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a 1940s screenwriter who has been blacklisted for his communist views. "Trumbo" highlights the struggles of those jailed and blacklisted to survive financially and professionally. This is Bryan Cranston’s first Oscar nomination. ...

“Son of Saul” leaves audiences imprisoned with sympathy for Holocaust survivors.

“Son of Saul” leaves audiences imprisoned with sympathy for Holocaust survivors.

Emily Martin, Staff Reporter

February 29, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture

The new movie, “Son of Saul,” released on Dec. 18 of last year, took the world by storm, making over 3.3 million dollars the opening week. The Hungarian film won for best foreign film at the Academy Awards and has left a lasting impression on both the viewers, and the actors themselves. Saul ...

What to watch before the 2016 Oscars

Katherine Koehler, Co-Arts and Culture Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture

“The Big Short” Filled with corruption, lies and broken promises, one of America’s biggest industries, banking has an underbelly that is overshadowed by the promise of the glamorous life of the rich and successful. Focusing on four men as they undergo a major investment before the 2008 econo...

Embracing the Arts

Embracing the Arts

Paxton Peter-Kruger, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

“Sicario” trumps other drug cartel thrillers of its kind

“Sicario” trumps other drug cartel thrillers of its kind

Julia Mogen, Arts and Culture Editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

It’s rare, even in recent years, for a woman to play the starring role in films--especially in a police vs. cartel action tale. But thanks to Emily Blunt’s effortless portrayal of the naive yet hardened FBI agent Kate Mercer, “Sicario” goes beyond the typical male-driven thriller.   Whil...

‘Tis a pity it was the last

‘Tis a pity it was the last

Nicola Bittner, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Songwriter, iconic pop star, and record producer, David Bowie, released his final album, “Blackstar,” Jan. 8. With only seven songs including “Blackstar” and “Lazarus,” the album was an immediate hit with fans. With a clever use of sounds and styles including jazz and electronic, “Bl...

“Concussion” shines a light on CTE head trauma in the National Football League

“Concussion” shines a light on CTE head trauma in the National Football League

Madeline Marshall, Co-Athletics Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Years of hard blows to the head are proven to take a physical and psychological toll, as depicted in the movie “Concussion.” Based on true events, the story stars Will Smith as Pittsburgh based pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose life is changed after he performs an autopsy on former Pittsburgh St...

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” appeases fans with a stunning conclusion

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” appeases fans with a stunning conclusion

Grace Nickas, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

The beloved book trilogy, “The Hunger Games,” comes to a thrilling finale with “Mockingjay Part 2” released. Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, is in the hospital recovering from a neck injury sustained when Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson, strangled her. This was ...

11 of the best film soundtracks: 1990s through the 2010s

11 of the best film soundtracks: 1990s through the 2010s

Julia Mogen, Co-Arts and Culture Editor

December 16, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Soundtracks are arguably the most underrated aspect to a film. These 11 films use both classic and original tracks to guide their characters and help story lines. Whether you watch a movie for the first time or for the third time, there’s a lot to learn from the highlighted songs embedded in these movies....

Tame Impala takes a new direction with “Currents”

Owen Kachirisky, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture

“Currents” is the third studio album by Australian psychedelic rock band, “Tame Impala”. It features a mix of rock elements mixed with retro psychedelic synths and vocals. Preceded by albums “Innerspeaker” and “Lonerism” which covered artist Kevin Parker’s withdrawal from society and his ...

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