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.


Topher, you could do better than “Take Me Home Tonight”

Regular viewers of the now defunct "That 70s Show" can tell you that Topher Grace was always too good for the show. I got the same feeling watching his new 80s comedy, "Take Me Home Tonight."


“Sully” fails to deliver despite great direction, acting Creditionals alone were unable to uphold...

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks are no strangers to the upper echelon of cinema’s “must watch” lists. As an almost rule, moviegoers can...

14 free summer concerts in Omaha, elsewhere

Live bands. Great music. Free admission. Yep, sounds like summertime in Omaha to us. Here's a big list of free summer concert series you should...

The difference between villain and hero, ‘J. Edgar’

The life of famous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is meticulously recounted in the new Clint Eastwood biopic.

"Even great men can be corrupted," Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) says at the beginning of the film. The film skips between his past, beginning in 1919 and ending with his death in the 1970s.


Classic Disney movies heading to campus

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.
 


‘Contraband’ an entertaining escape

"Contraband," the new Mark Wahlberg film, works best if you go in with low expectations.