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Romantic and (sort of) realistic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

Elizabeth Freda, Writer

February 13, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Movies, The Current

Valentine’s Day: a day filled with flowers, candy and the color pink … whether you like it or not. Sometimes, all you want to do is curl up and watch a romantic movie with (or without) a significant other. Valentine’s Day...

Q&A with “A Midwestern” director Jon Fraaza, producers Madison Berry and Shivani Chanillo

Sam Freedman, Writer

February 6, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Personality Profiles, Profiles, Quotes, The Current

“A Midwestern,” the 2013 recipient of Studio 22’s highly sought-after $7,500 Bindley Grant, is the story of two Wisconsinite brothers en route to retrieve $500,000 from their uncle’s cabin. The younger must avoid a fea...

The Rundown: Week of Jan. 28

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 30, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

J.J. Abrams has been named director of the new “Star Wars” movie. Abrams’ previous directing credits include the newly revamped “Star Trek” series, so he already has experience remaking a classic. Let the ultimate battle begin: ...

Films to cheer up your sick day

Aliza Weinberger, Columnist

January 23, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Movies, Reviews, The Current

There's a nasty flu going around campus and many of you, like this poor reviewer, are stuck at home with the sniffles. But even constrained to your room you can still enjoy a good movie! Here’s a list of films that can cheer...

The Rundown: Week of Jan. 13

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 16, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

Britney Spears and fiance Jason Trawick have split up after dating for three years. The third time is not the charm for Spears, who has been married twice before. Spears also announced she is not returning as an "X Fact...

Five words for ‘Les Mis’

Alex Burnham, Writer

January 16, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Odds & Ends, Quotes, The Current

Critically acclaimed “Les Miserables” won the award for best musical or comedy at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13. The film, an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s book, covers the French Revolution in the 19th century. Actors in the...

“Les Mis” From a Theater Perspective: Screen adaptation lacks musical’s spark

Avi Small, Columnist

January 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Movies, The Current, Theater

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since Christmas, you’ve probably heard there’s a film version of "Les Miserables," the epic musical theater production. In fact, you’ve probably heard a few bars of “Do You Hear...

2013: What we’re looking forward to

Sam Freedman, Chelsea Sherlock, and Angelene Sun

January 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Fashion, Lifestyle, Movies, Profiles, The Current, Top Current Story, TV

Champagne-soaked revelry isn't just for New Year's Eve any more. Our calendars may read January, but we're still raising our glasses to the cultural celebration ahead — here's to you, 2013, and to the things the Current's looking...

Movie Preview: Movies to watch in 2013

Aliza Weinberger, Columnist

January 7, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Movies, The Current

It’s January again, which means a new year for movies. While you are making those New Year’s resolutions, here are some of 2013's most anticipated films you can resolve to see. “Oz: the Great and Powerful” (March 8): Starring...