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Students gather for UB’s movie showing

Students gather for UB’s movie showing

Elizabeth Taylor, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2019

University Board hosted a drive-in featuring “Captain Marvel” Thursday evening.  Before the movie began, music blared through the speakers, sporting a mix including ‘80s hits and popular ‘00s dance songs like “Cupid Shuffle.”  The gathered students took this as a cue to transform the parking lot into a dance floor,...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 6 (‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’)

August 23, 2019

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5iYVSuUvA8y7isnDJGDX7K?si=-GjreNToSwScdQbAP_tr_A André Øvredal's film "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," based on the '80s and '90s short story collections, transforms the creepy tales we read and chilling artwork (from Stephen Gammell) we absorbed a...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 3 (‘Toy Story 4’)

July 10, 2019

https://anchor.fm/the-daily-eastern-news https://open.spotify.com/show/1z3lIHD4nqrZXMwZt56AjV It's been almost 25 years since the debut of Pixar's first "Toy Story" film. A lot has changed since the first film: children who grew up watching "Toy Story" back in the late '90s are still...

‘Under the Skin’ is an alluring, somber sci-fi experience

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2019

Editor's note: This review contains spoilers. Jonathan Glazer’s alien drama/horror/science fiction film "Under the Skin" grips onto open-minded audiences with its abnormal, often uncomfortable visual and auditory elements. This is a film that’s definitely not for everyone. The makeup of the f...

Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival returns on Wednesday

Staff Report

March 19, 2019

The Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Doudna Lecture Hall. Four contest selections from fictional films and four contest selections from documentary films will be showed. Fictional films will start at 4 p.m., and documentary films will start at 4:30 p.m. ...

Tarble Arts Center presents ‘Real Women Have Curves’ film

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

September 18, 2018

The Tarble Arts Center presented “Real Women Have Curves” Tuesday night to a diverse audience. The film was the first shown at the Tarble Arts Center, and according to Museum Education Manager Tim Abel, the showing was a success. “It was good to see people come out,” Abel said. Abel said ...

Professors connect literature, film to social issues

Stephanie Dominguez, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2017

English professors are using their ongoing book projects to address subjects as diverse as ecology and reproductive justice. Robin Murray, coordinator of the film studies minor, is currently working on a book project called "Ecocinema in the City," with Routledge Press. Murray said at times,...

‘Ghosts of a War’ film to be shown for Asian Heritage Month

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

April 10, 2017

Korean photographer Sohn Sung Hyun will present the film “So Long Asleep: Waking the Ghosts of a War” 7 p.m. Tuesday in Lumpkin Auditorium with a discussion to follow. The film was made by David Plath, an anthropology professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will be shown...

Column: Terrible movies’ appeal comes from personal standards

Shelby Niehaus, Opinions Editor

January 18, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a scourge on our hands. Remember when I opened up about my love for terrible movies? Last semester I printed a manifesto on the beauty and unadulterated joy that is truly awful cinema. But over winter break, when my parents suggested we take a trip to the shabby local...

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