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‘Damages’ Deserves Attention

Another May gone, another TV season over. Wow, that went by fast. After taking a moment to mourn the shows that didn’t survive another season, let’s look onwards to summer! Thankfully, the past fe...
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Reel Loud Festival Proves Cinema is Alive and Well

Last Friday evening, the UCSB Film & Media Studies Dept. proved that “cinema’s eminent demise” has been greatly exaggerated by hosting its annual Reel Loud Film Festival. Celebrating its 21s...
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Film Industry Workshop Will Bring Together Students and Professionals

The application process is now open for UCSB’s annual Talent Trade workshop. The student-run conference brings casting directors, talent agents and managers to the UCSB campus to lead a series of wo...
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‘Cabin In the Woods’ Subverts Horror Genre Well

Shot in 2009 and then stuck in distribution purgatory for several years, the highly-anticipated horror film “The Cabin in the Woods” was finally released last week. The directorial debut of “Clo...
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Horror Virtuoso Adam Green Debuts ‘Holliston’ Series

Earlier this week, horror wunderkind Adam Green screened the first and fourth episodes of his new TV series “Holliston” at the University of Southern California, ahead of its official premiere on ...
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‘Melancholia’: Delightfully Depressing and Unsettling

So apparently it’s the end of the world in a year or something. To prepare us for the inevitable, I appoint 2011’s “Melancholia” as mandatory viewing. When it premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film...
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‘The Innkeepers’ Raises Horror Film Expectations

For horror fans like me, 2011 saw the decline of remakes, torture porn and slasher films. While the financial pull of these subgenres nosedived, there was an unexpected revival of the paranormal subge...
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Unusual ‘Cloud Nine’ Impresses Audiences; Tackles Gender Roles

This month, the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance unveiled its stage production of “Cloud Nine,” an unconventional play about untraditional desire, directed by Anne Torsiglieri. Written in 1979...
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Paranormal Activity 3: Damn Good Film

With Halloween around the corner, horror films are in high demand. Sadly, choices are rather limited this season and “Paranormal Activity 3” might be the only film with a wide release this month t...
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‘The Walking Dead’: Frighteningly Good

Over the weekend, AMC’s wildly successful series “The Walking Dead” began its sophomore run, and, thankfully, showed no signs of the behind-the-scenes drama that has plagued the series over its ...
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Capitol Steps Come to Lobero Theatre

  Attempting to put the “mock” in democracy, the Capitol Steps theater troupe performed at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre Thursday, April 28. Elaina Newport, a founder and long-running memb...
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Muralists on Mason: Artists Work to Create Outdoor Gallery Downtown

On the corner of State Street and West Mason Street in downtown Santa Barbara exists a peculiar sight. Upon first glance, there might not be much to notice about the area apart from the vacant storefr...
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Scream 4 Ups The Ante

Eleven years since the conclusion of the trilogy, producers introduce the “Scream” franchise to a new generation. Having finally come to terms with her dark past, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) r...
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Film Festival Comes to Campbell

The Film Studio, a student organization aiming to encourage UCSB film production, hosted the second annual Santa Barbara Digital Film Festival on Saturday at Campbell Hall.
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The Making of “The Eagle”

With “The Eagle” currently in theaters, the cast and crew seem grateful they might finally see the fruits of their physically and emotionally demanding shoot.
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