HEIDI SWANSON | ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST In 2010, Disney released its first live action remake, “Alice in Wonderland,” starting a trend of remaking the classic movies. Live action films like “Cinderella,” “Maleficent,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Jungle Book” have already been released, with movies like “The Lion King,” “Mulan,” “Aladdin,” “Dumbo” and “Lilo and… Read More Disney Remakes: For Money or Magic?
Heidi: Jerry Seinfeld’s “Halloween” Over the past month, I have found myself saying, “I wish I could trick-or-treat” at least three times a week. I miss the traditions of my childhood: wearing a really cool costume – only to have to cover it with a jacket because of the cold, getting a ton of candy… Read More Junk Drawer: Favorite Halloween Activity
HEIDI SWANSON | ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST After eight years and ten films, Chris Evans has apparently retired from playing Captain America. In a tweet sent out on Oct. 4, Evans said, “Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an… Read More The End of the Avengers: Theories for “Avengers 4”
Eduardo: 2014 Forest Hills Drive I found myself working on campus around the summer and with the lack of people and things to do, the summer can get pretty dull. For the Fourth of July, some of my friends and I went on a short road trip and we were listening to the live version… Read More Junk Drawer: Summer Catch-Up
HEIDI SWANSON | ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST In an effort to draw more viewers to its annual broadcast, the organization behind the Oscars has added a new category based on popularity. This year, the Oscars’ viewership hit an all time low: only 26.5 million people tuned in to the Academy Awards. Four years ago, that number was… Read More Oscars Adds ‘Popular Film’ Category
Eduardo: The Twilight Zone Unlike many other TV series that have been released in the last couple of decades, “The Twilight Zone” has been able to withstand the test of time. Perhaps its black-and-white color palette and its production value make its age very apparent, but the subjects of each episode and the creative process… Read More Junk Drawer: Reboots We Want to See
HEIDI SWANSON | ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST Compared to last summer’s abysmal box office numbers, this summer fared a lot better. With the addition of “Avengers: Infinity War,” though technically a spring movie, Summer 2018 was the second best box office on record behind Summer 2013. It was a pretty great season for movie-goers, but, as with… Read More Winners and Losers of Summer 2018