“Safe House” an entertaining action flick

Taking place over a span of three days, "Safe House" stars Denzel Washington as Tobin Frost, a rogue CIA agent who has been off the grid for almost 10 years. In Cape Town, South Africa he walks into the American consulate and turns himself in. He's transported to a safe house run by young CIA agent Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds), desperate to get a new, more exciting post. Frost is considered one of the most dangerous men in the world and is now Weston's "house guest."


Jurassic Park returns in all of its glory, now a 3D experience

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.
 


Indie film features comedians Segel and Helms in more dramatic roles

Comedians Jason Segal and Ed Helms tackle heavier roles in the new indie comedy, "Jeff, Who Lives at Home."


Documentary explores hidden meanings in Kubrick’s “The Shining”

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."
 


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.


World Civilizations Film Series kicks off with murder mystery

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.


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.


Back to basics with ‘The Artist’

If there is one tool that a filmmaker can use to get me hooked, it is nostalgia. "The Artist," of course, plays right into that.