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Awkward Awarders

By Angela Zhang, Online/Asst Arts Editor

March 1, 2011

A hyperactive Anne Hathaway and old fart of a James Franco were chosen to tag team the hosting of the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday night. When the designated hosts were revealed, people doubted that they would make for an entertaining couple. They were right—the hosting proved dull and u...

Ballet Dancers, Lesbians, Oh My!

Ballet Dancers, Lesbians, Oh My!

By Ari Brin, CAF Editor

March 1, 2011

Well, Natalie Portman won. Big ole’ honkin’ slice o’ surprise, right? Of course, predictability reigned again supreme at the 83rd Academy Awards. Once Hollywood has decided a star must win, a star usually wins. We saw this tireless trend last year, when comedy queen Sandra Bullock won for po...

Long Live the King: Colin Firth Wins Best Leading Actor at 83rd Oscars

Long Live the King: Colin Firth Wins Best Leading Actor at 83rd Oscars

By Tim Kontje, Staff writer

March 1, 2011

C -cc-cc-Colin Firth had one more speech to deliver and he did so humbly and humorously, joking that "I'm afraid I have to warn you that I'm experiencing stirrings somewhere in the upper abdominals which are threatening to form themselves into dance moves." This is the first Academy Award for Firth,...

SPOILER ALERT: No Strings Attached

SPOILER ALERT: No Strings Attached

By Kerry Roberson, Opinions Editor

January 25, 2011

Just days after receiving a Golden Globe for her outstanding performance in “Black Swan,” Natalie Portman graced box offices again. She proved her versatility by starring in a pre-Valentine’s Day chick flick entitled “No Strings Attached.” The plot is overused and wholly predictable, and...

Combing Out “Tangled”

By Cassia Pollock, Staff Writer

January 24, 2011

Everyone knows the story of Rapunzel. A beauty with ridiculously long hair in a tower gets rescued from an evil witch by a handsome prince, and then she lives happily ever after. The story is revamped in Disney’s movie “Tangled.” Her mom, Gothel, emotionally abuses her and uses her solely to hold...

How Do You Know

By Cara Reichard, Features Editor

January 24, 2011

The fact that cute, petite Reese Witherspoon is playing the role of a hardened, stubborn, Team USA softball player is the first hint that something is wrong with the movie “How Do You Know”. Witherspoon tries her best to pull off the tough-girl demeanor of her character Lisa Jorgenson but, even...

“Black Swan” Review

Natalie Portman reveals her inner ordeal.

By Charlotte Ohrbom

January 12, 2011

“Black Swan” has caused a stir for everyone who has seen this psychological thriller. Since its release in early December, it has already created an Oscar buzz, and for good reasons. The film has passionate acting with exceptional dance and direction. Natalie Portman portrays lead character, Nina...

Best Action Flick of 2010: Salt

By Katherine Bueche

December 29, 2010

Salt...43% Almost best of: Clash of the Titans...34% The American...10% MacGruber...10% Middle Men...4% Turns out that in 2010, salt is no longer just everyone’s favorite table condiment! An action flick about a mysterious CIA agent meets Russian spy meets total badass hottie Angel...

The Anti-Oscar of 2010: Prince of Persia

By Eleanore Hendrickson, Circus Animal Fun Editor

December 16, 2010

Prince of Persia...32% Almost Anti-Oscar: Furry Vengeance...25% The Bounty Hunter...21% Killers...13% Life As We Know It...9% For a movie based on a seven-year-old video game, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” is remarkably poetic. The film lends itself to heart-wrenching symb...


By Cara Reichard

December 6, 2010

In “Unstoppable," a competent and quick-thinking Denzel Washington makes some wise-cracks, flashes his winning grin, bestows some wisdom on his troubled young co-worker, played by Chris Pine, and ultimately saves the day. In short, it’s just like every other Denzel movie released in the past five...