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A look at nominees in several categories for upcoming Oscars

A look at nominees in several categories for upcoming Oscars

entertainment

February 19, 2016

The 2016 Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, will take place on Feb. 28. This year’s nominees, announced on Jan. 14, will be judged for the golden trophy. Currently, there are 24 categories in which movies can win awards, ranging from Best Picture to Best Sound Design. The Academy of Motion P...

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” offers climactic finale to beloved franchise

Contributor

December 1, 2015

A stark improvement from the bland, excessive placeholder film that preceded it, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” serves as an intense, climactic finale to the profitable franchise. The last film follows Katniss, now a symbol of hope and resistance against the Capitol, as she discards her role...

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” struggles to take flight

Beats

December 15, 2014

As she awakens in the rebellious District 13, our heroine Katniss Everdeen struggles to fathom the destruction of her home and her separation from her friend and fellow victor Peeta. However, Katniss once again finds herself in the middle of a conflict much greater than herself as she becomes the ...

Lessons from JLaw. Naked bodies are not public property.

perspectives

November 14, 2014

If you’ve been anywhere near the Internet in the past few months, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of an event dubbed “The Fappening” or “Celebgate,” where an anonymous iCloud hacker uploaded nearly 200 nude photos of multiple celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and ...

The Third Tribute: ‘Hunger Games’ franchise experiences success with its films

The Third Tribute: ‘Hunger Games’ franchise  experiences success with its films

entertainment

November 14, 2014

The third installment of the ‘Hunger Game’ franchise, “Mockingjay Part 1,” will make a fiery entrance on Nov. 21 in theaters across America. Like many recently released movies, “Mockingjay” returns its focus to a dystopian society: the Capitol. According to Celia Germann, “Hunger Games...

“Divergent” refuses to escape predictable young adult movie formula

“Divergent” refuses to escape predictable young adult movie formula

blogs

April 11, 2014

“Divergent,” the newest dystopian adventure to hit the box office, strictly follows the predictable young adult (YA) movie formula that we have all come to expect. Throw in a rebellious heroine, a hot romantic interest, some adrenaline-fueled fighting scenes, a totalitarian government and a whole...

Second ‘Hunger Games’ movie to hit theaters Nov. 22

Second ‘Hunger Games’ movie to hit theaters Nov. 22

entertainment

November 15, 2013

“May the odds be ever in your favor” are the now world-famous words representing the beginning of the Hunger Games, first featured in the trilogy by Suzanne Collins and then in the 2012 film adaptation of The Hunger Games. After the immense popularity of the first movie, fans have waited eagerl...

The Ultimate Diss: You look healthy

The Ultimate Diss: You look healthy

perspectives

November 15, 2013

In Hollywood, I’m obese.” This quote came from “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence during a Nov. 2012 interview for eOnline. Lawrence is anything but obese, but in comparison to other Hollywood actresses, she doesn’t quite meet the “skinny Minnie” standard, which raises the question: wh...