As the Holland Performing Arts Center filled on Sunday, Feb. 20th and the clock ticked closer to 6:30 p.m., the room began buzzing with the conversations of movie buffs excited to see one of the most gifted directors in the world, Steven Soderbergh.
"Just Go With It" opened Feb. 11 and can be seen in theaters everywhere, but is it worth the nine bucks? The film is actually a remake of Oscar-winning "Cactus Flower" from 1969, but I don't think Adam Sandler will be walking away with any awards for his take on the movie.
If you think cold weather will keep UNO students away from Student Night at Film Streams, think again.
Twenty years ago, Sir Anthony Hopkins played Dr. Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs." It turned into one of the defining roles of his long, illustrious career and still terrifies viewers. In his new film "The Rite," Hopkins turns in a typically strong performance, but really it's just a riff on reliable old Hannibal the Cannibal.
For the fourth year in a row, "Oscar Shorts! Academy Award Nominated Films" opens Friday, Feb. 11 at the Ruth Sokolof theater. They will present the films nominated for Best Animated Short and Best Live-Action short, as they have done in the past. For the first time, they will be showing this year's nominees for Best Documentary Short.
"Another Year," directed by Mike Lee, began playing late January and can be seen at Film Streams until Feb. 10. The movie takes place in the UK and focuses on a happily married couple in their 60's. Although Tom and Gerri (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen) seem to be very much in love, their friends and family have deep issues with getting older.
I have a theory about Jason Statham movies - the worse the movie, the more times we see him shirtless in the trailer.