"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.
When you're given a script which calls for obvious, impending doom and you have a cast that includes Al Pacino and Christopher Walken it's best to just get out of the way and allow the magic to happen. However, in "Stand Up Guys" there's a sense that director Fisher Stevens was overreaching for something too complex and putting too many fingerprints on a canvas better left to the brush of the actors involved.
The story revolves around two friends, Val (Pacino) and Doc (Walken) who at one time decades ago were involved in organized crime. Val is being released from prison after serving a 28-year sentence in connection to a gunfight. Doc greets him outside the prison gate and a trip down memory lane ensues.
"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.
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.
Comedians Jason Segal and Ed Helms tackle heavier roles in the new indie comedy, "Jeff, Who Lives at Home."
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."
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.