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"Crowbar" film debuts Saturday at McDonald Theatre

The creators of Over the Line Films don’t believe money can take place of creativity. While filming their latest full length feature, “Crowbar,” to compensate for a low budget, they needed a lot of creativity. But Sean Schoppe, the film’s producer, doesn’t want it to look cheap either. “We hope …

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Jackass 3D lives up to its predecessors' brand of comedy

Johnny Knoxville and his crew are back to pushing audiences’ limits and making us cringe and jump in our seats in the third installment of Jackass, and this time, it’s in 3D. Jackass 3D is crude, vulgar, crazy and fun to watch. The stunts are all new and range from …

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Jackass 3D lives up to its predecessors’ brand of comedy

Johnny Knoxville and his crew are back to pushing audiences’ limits and making us cringe and jump in our seats in the third installment of Jackass, and this time, it’s in 3D. Jackass 3D is crude, vulgar, crazy and fun to watch. The stunts are all new and range from …

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New film documents creation of Facebook

True to the slogan of “The Social Network,” Mark Zuckerberg finds out that you can’t make 500 million friends without making a few enemies along the way. Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) is a programming genius who’s obsessed with getting into exclusive clubs at Harvard University. Out of a fit of grief, …

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Movie review: 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'

Corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) lived by his infamous mantra, “Greed is good,” until he got busted for insider trading and served eight years in prison. Older, wiser and fresh out of the slammer, Gekko now asks the big question, “Is greed good?”

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Movie review: ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’

Corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) lived by his infamous mantra, “Greed is good,” until he got busted for insider trading and served eight years in prison. Older, wiser and fresh out of the slammer, Gekko now asks the big question, “Is greed good?”

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Brewery’s activism to benefit prospective skate park

New Belgium Brewing Company is known for its activism and has garnered widespread acclaim for its mainline beers. In an effort to promote its more obscure and specialty line of beers, Lips of Faith, New Belgium is launching a summer film tour with three things in mind: craft beer, sustainability …

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Movie ‘MacGruber’ is an immature, tasteless comedy

There are comedies that bring together different age groups and preferences, uniquely blending together jokes that almost everyone finds funny. These films seek a common ground that breaks down generational walls and unite everyone in ubiquitous laughter. “MacGruber” has absolutely none of these qualities.  That’s not to say the movie …

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Remake can’t outdo 1984 classic

“A Nightmare on Elm Street,” like the 1984 original and pretty much every other slasher film, is supposed to make you afraid of going to sleep. I happen to be especially uncomfortable with slasher films, but I had no problem sleeping after finishing Samuel Bayer’s 2010 remake. Not that the …

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Asian-American cinema jewels present alternative views

The DisOrient Asian American Film Festival was founded on W.E.B. DuBois’ standard, “for us, by us, or about us.” Its films this year premiere at the Bijou Arts Cinema from April 23 to 25 and range from light-hearted comedies, such as “Why Am I Doing This?,” presented by the University’s …

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Taking cinema to the outdoor extreme

Courtesy of Banff Centre The Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to Eugene for two nights on April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. to showcase some extreme mountain documentaries and films . The festival aims to highlight topics surrounding what the Banff Centre terms “mountain culture,” such as environmental awareness …

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Movies present controversial topics in all-inclusive format

Sam Zalutsky’s film “You Belong to Me” is all about obsession. A repressed New York architect moves into his object of obsession René’s building in order to be closer to the handsome Frenchman. But his plan backfires when his new landlady becomes obsessed with him, beginning a twisted mother-son relationship …

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Filming the perfect story

Courtesy Eugene Film Festival Fancy high-tech video equipment, an endless budget and Hollywood’s biggest names may produce the most widely recognized films in the world, however, the nuts and bolts of successful screen writing and film may simply come with the presentation of a captivating and interactive story. Eugene’s upcoming …

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Enjoy the film (and beer, and wine and food …)

Media Credit As the sun sets on the Fifth Street Public Market, movie-goers settle into cushy couches lining the front row of theater one, their beers and popcorn in tow. It’s two-for-one Tuesday and movie tickets are only $2, drawing a slew of couples. “This is better than my living …

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