You don't have free will, only the appearance of free will," Thompson, the mysterious hat-wearing, fate-changing character tells David Norris in "The Adjustment Bureau," which opens March 11.
"Super 8," the new sci-fi thriller directed by J.J. Abrams, has a lot going for it. It's set in the ‘70s, a decade ripe for funky styles and awesome music. The plot features a conspiracy involving the U.S. Air Force and a whistle-blowing scientist. And Elle Fanning, Dakota's darling younger sister, stars as a moody teenager who's victim to circumstances beyond her control.
One of my favorite movies as a child, "The Goonies," is playing at Film Streams until Dec. 1. "The Goonies" is produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Richard Donner. It's interesting to see Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Jonathan Ke Quan, Kerri Green and Jeff Cohen as young actors in the 80s.
"The Woman in Black," the new haunted house suspense film by director James Watkins, calls to mind classic horror films.
Daniel Radcliffe plays Arthur Kipps, a young widower and father of a 4-year-old son who's facing a crushing depression. He's sent to a small village in the English countryside to go through the records of a deceased woman living at a run down manor surrounded by marsh land. When Kipps begins seeing a mysterious woman in black and children in the town start dying, he attempts to find the reason behind the strange phenomenon.
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.
A few of the original Tuskegee Airmen attended the Omaha red carpet premiere of "Red Tails" at Aksarben Cinema on Jan. 20. UNO's Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 performed as Color Guard for the event.