Audiences embrace ‘The Lion King’ in 3D

"Hakuna Matata—what a wonderful phrase. Hakuna Matata—ain't no passing craze." As theaters filled up last weekend to celebrate the re-release of one of Disney's classic movies in 3D, it's clear "The Lion King" is also not a passing craze.


contagion portrays infectious fear

"Contagion," Stephen Soderburgh's new movie, isn't a movie you should see if you're a germaphobe or if you think you're getting a cold.


Confessions of a late night martyr

When Conan O'Brien left "The Tonight Show" he closed out his final show by giving a heartfelt speech about how cynicism won't get you anywhere in this world.


World Film Series shows importance of other cultures

Michael Peterson, professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at UNO, began teaching Geography in Film in 2007.


Rudd charms audiences in ‘Our Idiot Brother’

After a warm welcome at the Sundance Film Festival in January, "Our Idiot Brother" hit big screens across the country for the first time last Friday. But be warned, this is not your usual Paul Rudd comedy.


Fright Night: Now that’s a vampire

When the original "Fright Night," came out in the ‘80s, it was a campy, fun, critically-acclaimed vampire next door story that over the years has gotten even campier and gained a rabid cult following.


Survival of the Fittest: The Hunger Games

    In the parcel of land once known as North America, ravaged by drought, storms, floods and war, a new country is born. It is called Panem, and in it lives a teenager faced with an impossible decision. There are few other options. The government has seen to that. Every year, two children from each of the 13 districts are chosen to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death. Your name is called. You go...unless someone volunteers to go in your stead.


Oscar-worthy films to look for this fall

The mind-numbing summer movie season is finally, mercifully, coming to an end and, as any award show junkie can tell you, fall ushers in the season of Oscar contenders. Here's a list for the following months of all the movies that could be named big winners in next year's award show circuit. Keep in mind that films like "The Tree of Life" and "The Devil's Double" are also contenders, even though they've been released early.