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SB International Film Festival Promises Big Celebrities and Films

Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Eddie Redmayne walk into Wildcat, sit down and sip on $10 whiskey sours while a crowd of Gauchos dance their faces off to “I don’t give a f*ck,” the latest ram...
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2015 Golden Globes: An evening full of laughter, winners and a surprising F-Bomb.

19.3 million people watched the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards this past Sunday, kicking off awards season with a bang of surprises. From the shenanigans of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, to the surprisin...
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“Big Eyes” Review: Amy Adams rules in biographical. Christoph Waltz, not so much. Spoiler Alert!

Tim Burton made a colorful comedy-drama?  Is he well? His newest take to the silver screen is “Big Eyes,” based on the real-life drama surrounding artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) and her swindl...
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From Singsong to Sondheim: Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine Reveal All/Tell All

Lead actors give the Daily Nexus the inside scoop on their Christmas feature “Into the Woods.” Chris Pine, famous for “Star Trek,” and Anna Kendrick of “Pitch Perfect” are adding another n...
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“Foxcatcher” Review: Carell sheds his funny-guy image in somber biographical drama

This critic resolves from now on to never watch any Steve Carell comedies, so that his perception of Carell will always be as an amazing actor, as opposed to a comedian. Although that promise will lik...
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“The Hobbit” digs further into the pit of mediocrity

Saying “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is “the defining chapter” of the middle of the Middle-Earth saga is like saying “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” is the best of ...
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Best of 2014: Film

Artsweek Staff Shares the Movies that We’d Re-watch “Gone Girl” Alex Wehrung, Staff Writer David Fincher and Gillian Flynn adapted Flynn’s novel to the big screen to chillingly eff...
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More than Just a Cogwheel

What comes to mind when you hear the word “castle”? Probably not a walking house fused with cogwheels, steaming pipes and turrets balancing on four thin, metallic bird feet. It may look like a dum...
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American Horror Story Producer and UCSB Alumni Comes to Pollock

Flipping through television channels often yields the same monotonous results of sitcom after sitcom, recycling the same jokes between different characters and settings. On Oct. 5, 2011, the American ...
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Save it for Netflix, Lacks Character Depth

This film is proof that movies are being split for the sake of profit as opposed to story. Don’t get me wrong, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” is not a bad movie. It’s well-acted...
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“Neighbors” Editor Speaks on Fight Scenes, Catch-22s and Working with Seth Rogen

The fraternity house, a setting all too familiar to college students, is the primary backdrop for the raunchy, high-energy and gut-busting riot that is “Neighbors.” Directed by Nicholas Stoller, t...
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Five Christmas Films You Have to See

Thanksgiving has barely passed, but if Target is any indication, Christmas season started back in October. So, in light of the oncoming brouhaha that is crowded malls, irritating carolers and holly jo...
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How To Guide: How to Get Away With a Killer TV Show

Close the books, take a break from the gym and treat yourself to an hour of hot law students, sex scandals, love triangles, lies and murder. You deserve it. You deserve to be swooned by hopelessly rom...
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“House of Cards” Editor Comes to Campus: He Calls the Shots

Behind every great TV show stands a great producer. Behind the producer stands a great director, and behind the director sits the editor. “House of Cards” editor Byron Smith sat down with us last ...
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Q&A with “Guardians of the Galaxy” Editor: Fred Raskin Shares Editing Experience with Marvel

A team of misfits. A powerful orb. An ambitious villain. A battle to save the universe. All these combine to form the thrilling, heart-warming and stellar adventure known as “Guardians of the Galaxy...
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