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Review: Charlize Theron grapples with the harsh realities of motherhood in ‘Tully’

“Tully” comes off as a combination of screenwriter Diablo Cody’s past works, “Juno” (2007) and “Young Adult” (2011), but with a magical realist twist. The shaky camera style and subdued performance by Charlize Theron make the story feel more intimate, more tangible, as Cody and director Jason Reitman themselves have …

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'The Bachelor' recap week 3: Cut throat clever and Costco

ABC’s producers managed to make all our dreams come true this week by combining The Bachelor with one of our favorite talk show hosts, Jimmy Kimmel, as he crashed Chris’s dating parade. This situation was as if America sent in a representative of what we’re all thinking at home. Not only …

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Farming and demolition derbies encompass ‘Dryland’

The sprawling, rural farmlands of Lind, Washington found themselves projected on the quaint screen of the Bijou Metro Theater as a part of the Eugene International Film Festival Saturday evening. Filmed over a timespan of a decade, Dryland, directed by Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm, focuses on the lives of two …

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Review: ‘Interstellar’ may be Nolan’s most ambitious film, yet it delivers in spades

Christopher Nolan has become a divisive filmmaker in the past couple of years. 2008’s The Dark Knight was the film of a generation, setting in stone the “gritty” format for blockbusters that has become Hollywood’s new standard. His stark visual style, slower pace and emotionally earnest dialogue earned a legion of followers. Inception bolstered those …

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Fifteen movies you probably didn’t know were filmed in Oregon

There is a special kind of excitement you feel when you see a familiar place on the big screen. A little slice of reality in the cinematic world we sometimes go to escape. Whether it’s the mystical qualities of nature, the eerie fog that rolls in, or the never-ending trees …

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Cinema Pacific prepares for its fifth annual film festival

Come April, the University of Oregon will be hosting Cinema Pacific, an annual film festival and University-wide collaboration of film screenings, multimedia, art and culture. The festival, which is in its fifth year, takes place April 23-27. Every year, the festival focuses on a Pacific-bordering country or two. Past focuses have …

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University Film Organization prepares Felicia Maunu for movie business

Concentration rung heavy in the room. All eyes were locked onto their computer screens. It was a Tuesday night in the Cinema Studies Lab on the second floor of Knight Library as members of the University Film Organization practiced editing for their weekly workshop. Over in the far left corner of the …

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Academy Awards roundtable: Who will win big at tonight’s Oscars?

The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday night. Regardless of how many movies you’ve seen, this award show has something for everyone, whether it be the red carpet, the performances or the music that cuts people off during their acceptance speeches. Sports fans had the Super Bowl a few weeks …

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Events in Eugene and Portland this weekend

In Eugene On-Campus Jan. 12, Chamber Music: The London Haydn Quartet with special guest Eric Hoeprich is coming to Beall Concert Hall, giving students the opportunity to de-stress and hear Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart; Beall Concert Hall(961 E. 18th Ave.), tickets range from $17-$39, 3 p.m. Off-Campus Jan. 10, Chance …

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Check out what movies are coming out this term

Winter for the movies brings a variety, featuring everything from stolen art masterpieces to dystopian societies. Escape the cold and use those Fandango gift cards grandma gave you for Christmas at Eugene’s cinematic establishments. JANUARY Lone Survivor: It’s 2005 and four U.S. Navy SEALs are on a mission to capture …

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Film: Who is John Harrison in upcoming 'Star Trek Into Darkness'?

A diehard Trekkie like myself was critical of J.J. Abram’s 2009 “Star Trek” reboot. Sure, most incongruities could be glossed over with a simple “But it’s a parallel universe!” — but sometimes, that just didn’t jive. I mean, Uhura and Spock in a romantic relationship? I don’t care what planet …

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