Tag Archives: Film

A Celebration of Humanity: Review “The Greatest Showman”

Chase your dreams and never stop running towards them. “The Greatest Showman” reminds viewers of everything they love about show business and what it means to live and to dream. The film tells the story of Phineas Taylor Barnum as his life culminates to create the greatest show on earth, the Barnum Circus. With stars such as Hugh Jackman and ... Read More »

Road to the Oscars: Academy Award Nominations Announced

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is approaching, and film enthusiasts across the world have their eyes on Hollywood as the most critically acclaimed actors and projects from 2017 compete for recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Guillermo del-Toro’s triumphant return to fantasy drama, “The Shape of Water,” accrued the most award nominations, 13 in total. The second ... Read More »

Environmental Books and Movies to Liven Up February Blues

Although sub-zero wind chills and icy streets may deter students from getting outside to enjoy nature, they provide the perfect opportunity to cozy-up with a book or movie to get inspired and informed. Mark Cook, freshman chemical engineering major, said that he has been enjoying watching “Rotten,” a documentary series which arrived to Netflix this January. “It just inspired me to ... Read More »

Now Playing in a Theater Near You: Holiday Movie Season Begins

With the coming of the holiday season, new movies have arrived in theaters across the country. The Thanksgiving weekend box office has been dominated by high-octane superhero flicks and touching emotional adventures. For fans of fights and tights, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Justice League” have entered theaters to provide moviegoers with a new round of action movies based on beloved comic-book ... Read More »

Film Review: It – You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry, You’ll Scream, You’ll Die

Last year around this time, America had some strange run-ins with clowns. They started popping up all over the country last October to terrify American citizens. There was even one in Thompson Hall of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. After the clown-pocalypse of 2016 ended, we could breathe easy since the clowns finally receded back into whatever creepy sewer system ... Read More »

Animation Revamped with a Side of Live-Action

There’s something exciting and nostalgic about turning on the TV and having a favorite childhood show come on. A recent trend in entertainment has been to remake classic TV shows and movies college students watched in their youth. The past few years have welcomed reboots of cartoons such as The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack. Nickelodeon has announced a film ... Read More »

Of Life, Death and Calaveras: The Carlsten’s Día de los Muertos Celebration

Marigolds, skeletons, pan de muertos and altars: The Carlsten Art Gallery captured Día de los Muertos’ distinctive flavor and brought it to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point community. The gallery celebrated the culmination of the three-week Día de los Muertos exhibit just in time for the holiday. What is Día de los Muertos? Día de los Muertos, or Day of ... Read More »

Filmmakers Club Presents 47-Hour Challenge

The 47-Hour Film Challenge, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Filmmakers Club, will present a weekend-long event for students interested in fun learning opportunities in the media field. Matthew Faltz, president of UWSP Filmmakers Club, said the event is not just for experienced filmmakers. “If you have no film-making skills, if you have a lot of film-making skills, if ... Read More »

Transgender Documentary Garners Social Media Response

Karli Norton, communication senior, made a documentary about Owen Le Brun for a media production course final. He is a junior at West De Pere high school, who came out as transgender in winter 2014. “My high school sweetheart was Owen’s older brother, so I knew Owen when he identified as female,” Norton said. In spring 2013, Le Brun identified as a gay ... Read More »