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Watergate 40 Years Later: A Look at ‘All the President’s Men

Watergate 40 Years Later: A Look at ‘All the President’s Men

This Sunday marked the 40th anniversary of the break-in at the Watergate complex in Washington D.C., the site of a scandal that forever changed the way Americans view political campaigns, the presidency and journalism. In honor of this historic event, I decided to watch All the President’s Men, the 1976 classic starring Robert[Read More…]

by June 19, 2012 0 comments The Guide

There’s More to This Name Than You Think There Is

As I sat on a bench in the men’s locker room at Yates, I received multiple text messages from Sarah Amos, the senior editor of the guide, asking me for a name for my television-based column. The original name was “Pigeon Drop-Ins.” Here’s my rationale: My last name, which is “Piccione” for those[Read More…]

by November 16, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Students Stick With Netflix Through Pricing Overhaul

Despite their dropping stock prices, customer dissatisfaction and projected losses, Netflix — the video rental and streaming website popular among college students — is exactly where it wants to be, according to company executives. “Our long-term streaming opportunity is as compelling as ever, and we are moving forward as quickly[Read More…]

by October 28, 2011 0 comments City News, News
I Don’t Know How You Could Watch This

I Don’t Know How You Could Watch This

When I go to screenings of movies I’m going to review, I write “lol” in my notes for failed attempts at humor, and “haha” for things that are actually funny. The lol-to-haha ratio for I Don’t Know How She Does It was absolutely dismal. There were like 10 “lol”s for every “haha.” Rarely[Read More…]

by September 16, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Comedies, Romances, and (Too Many?) Sequels

Comedies, Romances, and (Too Many?) Sequels

Summer of Sequels With a record-breaking 27 sequels set to be released in 2011, including the fifth (really?) installment of Final Destination and the latest Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots, the real question is whether the movie industry is seriously lacking in new material or if it just can’t part with some of[Read More…]

by May 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Some Big Awards for Short Films

Some Big Awards for Short Films

Although film studies may still be an academic fledgling here at Georgetown, there is certainly no limit to the impressive film presence boasted by its students. Tonight marks the beginning of the 10th annual Georgetown University Film Festival, which will run from 7 to 9 p.m. both tonight and tomorrow,[Read More…]

by April 6, 2011 0 comments The Guide
And the Oscar Goes to…

And the Oscar Goes to…

10. The Kids Are All Right Hey, Diablo Cody, it’s really cool that the kid’s name is Laser. What’s that? Diablo Cody didn’t write The Kids Are All Right? Then why does it have such a sickly sweet Junofeel? Kids who like classic rock aren’t nearly as cool as these movies make them[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

GU Film Festival Revamped, Revived

Still rolling after 10 years, GUTV’s annual film festival is seeking to boost its presence on campus this year with free admission and more submissions. When the film festival premiered in 2001, there was not much of a film presence on the Hilltop. The founders hoped it would provide a[Read More…]

by February 15, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News