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LIVE NATION PRODUCTIONS

Cooper and Gaga Sparkle in ‘A Star Is Born’

Bradley Cooper (COL ’97) proves that “A Star Is Born,” though in its fourth iteration, is a story worth retelling. With chill-inducing live music and dynamic cinematography, Cooper makes the film his own, bringing this Hollywood classic to life in a way that stands out from its previous three star-studded[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
A SIMPLE FAVOR

Movie Review: ‘A Simple Favor’

 ★★★★☆ “You can get close to her, but you can never quite reach her,” Sean Townsend explains about his wife, Emily Nelson. Illustrating the enigmatic Emily, Sean, played by Henry Golding, alludes to the overall essence of Paul Feig’s film “A Simple Favor.” Stylish, twisted and surprisingly comical, “A Simple[Read More…]

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Defies Hollywood Stereotypes

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Defies Hollywood Stereotypes

★★★★★ At a time when Hollywood has started to realize that diversity sells, “Crazy Rich Asians” brings glitz and glamour to the rom-com genre and makes history in the process. Dynamic performances by Constance Wu and Henry Golding and nuanced characters who defy tropes make the story compelling, while the[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
MARVEL STUDIOS

Movie Review: ‘Infinity War’

★★★★★ The culmination of 10 years of character development and plot groundwork through films like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,”  “Avengers: Infinity War” is an epic blockbuster in which the stakes are staggeringly high. The film proves to be a thrilling crossover with fan-favorite characters of[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT

Summer Cinema Coming to a Theater Near You

May 25 ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Produced by Lucasfilm, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” marks the most recent installment in the “Star Wars” franchise, following 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Featuring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, the film follows Solo’s adventures with Chewbacca and provides a glimpse of[Read More…]

ANDRÉ ACIMAN

André Aciman, Author of ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ Discusses Adapting the Script to the Big Screen

“Call Me by Your Name” is a 2007 novel by André Aciman that serves as an intimate portrayal of first love, sexual awakening and coming-of-age. Set in Italy in the summer of 1983, the story follows the burgeoning romance between 17-year-old Elio, played by Timothée Chalamet, and graduate student Oliver,[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Movies, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

★☆☆☆☆ “Aardvark,” writer and director Brian Shoaf’s new film, is incredibly difficult to endure and provides little entertainment or emotional power across its 84-minute run time. The film tells the story of Josh, played by Zachary Quinto, a deeply troubled man with some undefined “condition,” and his inept new therapist,[Read More…]

HIGHWAY MAN FILMS

Movie Review: ‘The Rider’

★★★★☆ The opening scene of “The Rider” sets the tone for the entire movie: Viewers see horse trainer and rodeo star Brady Blackburn’s stapled skull under harsh lighting, matching the scene’s gruesome mood. Blackburn is played by Brady Jandreau, who serves as the inspiration for the film’s true story. Directed[Read More…]

NEW LINE CINEMA

Movie Review: ‘Rampage’

★★★★☆ “Rampage,” director Brad Peyton’s latest film, enticingly combines a far-fetched plot with compelling animations and on-screen chemistry for an experience that is equally humorous and thought-provoking. The film is based on the eponymous video game by Midway Games and follows a quiet pathologist, Davis Okoye, while he desperately tries[Read More…]

AMERICAN IMPERIAL PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Isle of Dogs’

★★★★★ “Isle of Dogs,” Wes Anderson’s ninth feature film and second movie using stop-motion animation, is just as charming and visually stunning as the rest of his critically acclaimed body of work. The concept, characteristically quirky, spotlights a pack of sick dogs abandoned on Trash Island, located on the outskirts[Read More…]