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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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A Night Out at the OUTrageous! Film Festival

A rambunctious crowd gathered around the theater door in UCSB’s Multicultural Center on Thursday, Nov. 6. It was the first film screening of the year put on by Santa Barbara’s own LGBTQ film festi...
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A Portrayal of the Personal Lives of Stephen and Jane Hawking

In 2004, novelist and screenwriter Anthony McCarten read Travelling to Infinity, the autobiography of Jane Hawking, first wife of the iconic physicist Stephen Hawking. Her story inspired him enough to...
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Mitchell Kriegman Explains It All: Eight Rules for a Creative Person to Live By

Mitchell Kriegman, writer and creator of popular television shows “Clarissa Explains it All,” “Bear in the Big Blue House” and “Doug,” spoke in I.V. Theater on Friday Nov. 7 about his expe...
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Mitchell Kriegman to Come to Discuss “Finding Your Voice in TV”

Are you interested in breaking into the entertainment and film industry? Did you grow up watching cartoons on Nickelodeon and are curious about how they were created? Do your Friday night plans includ...
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