The history department's World Civilizations Film Series kicked off its second year on Friday, Feb. 24, with a screening of the 1947 film, "Crossfire." The series is the brain child of a group of World Civilization instructors, said organizer Jo Behrens.
Since Sam Reimi's "Spider-Man" debuted in 2002, superhero movies have become the new norm. However, in the last few summers, they've grown old and tired, and it seemed that "Captain America: The First Avenger" would be another casuality.
Stephen King first released "The Shining" in 1977, becoming an established horror writer. Three years later, director Stanley Kubrick brought "The Shining" to life, proving to audiences once again that he was a master of filmmaking.
Thirty-three years later, director Rodney Ascher examines the weird world of "The Shining" in his documentary "Room 237." The film's objective is to uncover hidden meanings Kubrick may have intended in his making of "The Shining."
We've all seen it. We've all tried recreating the ripple effect in the cup of water. We've all said "cleva' girl" to our friends when they're smart. And we've all squealed when we thought the raptors were going to get the kids in the kitchen.
In 1938, science fiction writer John W. Campbell wrote "Who Goes There?" a ground breaking novella about isolation, paranoia and an alien life form with the ability to mimic living organisms. In 1951, his story was adapted into "The Thing from Outer Space," now a cult-classic.
"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.
Let's take a trip back to 1999. Every month, a new Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) premiered and instantly became a classic tale for elementary school students. While these movies were the talk of the playground, in recent years they have become hard to find.
Luckily for UNO students, classics like "Smart House," "The Color of Friendship" and "Brink!" are coming to campus, thanks to Maverick Productions.
The student-run organization is looking to provide your DCOM fix with a Disney Channel Movie Series this semester. "Smart House" will kick off the series Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.
"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.