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Review: 'Still Alice' depicts Alzheimer's through the eyes of the afflicted

For an eye-opening and humanizing perspective on a disease that you think you’re familiar with, Still Alice is the film to go see. The novel-turned-film, which was released into theatres on Jan. 16, addresses a condition that is so often a minor part of films and left unanalyzed in terms …

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What's really happening with 'The Interview'?

So, something not that chill happened last night… The Interview, Seth Rogen and James Franco’s new film about assassinating supreme leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea, was set for release on Christmas Day, but following threats for 9/11-level terrorist attacks, large theater chains announced that they would no longer be …

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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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A review of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please: Hitting the funny bone in all the right places

Christmas came early this year. On Oct. 28, comedian, SNL alum and current Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler released her first book, Yes Please. These words, when together, bring forth power and preciseness, according to Poehler. “Saying ‘yes’ doesn’t mean I don’t know how to say no and saying ‘please’ …

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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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‘The Skeleton Twins’ offers an authentic depiction of individuals coping with depression

Without having read a synopsis or storyline of any sort, it can be easily presumed that walking into the theaters to see The Skeleton Twins implies a purely comical experience. Given that Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are widely acknowledged for their comedic careers as cast members on Saturday Night …

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‘If I Stay’ is not the movie of the summer

**This post contains spoilers** If I Stay not only gave my screenwriting career hope, but also my dad’s–the king of one liners. Other than last night in the theater, I cannot remember the last time I physically cringed during a movie. What was supposed to be a sentimental movie with …

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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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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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Netflix or not, make sure these movies make it into your collection

When it comes to streaming movies, there’s no shortage of options. Everything from the Xbox 360 perched under your boyfriend’s 32-inch HDTV to the iPad you got for Christmas last year is capable of running streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or Hulu. But even the almighty Netflix …

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‘Despicable Me 2’ review: This sequel is anything but

Somebody at Illumination Entertainment owes whoever created the minions big time. The yellow oddballs stole the show in the first “Despicable Me” and the sequel doesn’t just utilize them to the same degree as the original — a major part of the plot centers around them. “Despicable Me 2” picks …

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Food: Foods I wish were real

There I was, watching “Spongebob Squarepants” as I am wont to do during my free time, and I realize with a huge sense of sadness that I will never know what a Krabby Patty tastes like. Sure, it’s a sea-based hamburger of some sort, but the Krabby Patty is more …

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Movie theaters in Eugene

For those taking in the Olympic Trials who want a fun place to go in the evenings or just want to get away from the track for a bit, Eugene offers several movie theaters to take in the next summer blockbuster.

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‘The Avengers’ worthy of record-breaking opening weekend

“The Avengers” is a mega movie. It shattered the opening-weekend record, pulling in $207.4 million (and beat previous record-holder “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which had set the bar with $169.2 million).

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Ducks After Dark to provide late-night activities on campus

The first late-night series of free events are Thursday double-feature movie nights in Columbia 150 for the next four weeks.

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Pop culture guide

@@NOTE: lost all links to first part of article, but everything is correct. [email protected]@Movies “Titanic” — April 4 There is a reason Titanic is still tied for the record of most Academy Awards won by a single film (11, in case you were wondering). The classic love story is back …

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‘The Vow’ is not the greatest romance story every told

Channing Tatum vows to win back the love of his amnesic wife — played by Rachel McAdams — in this so-so romantic movie. Do yourself a favor and skip it in the theater.

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Pop culture preview for winter

With this year potentially our last on Earth, it’s time for us to sit back and try and enjoy what pop culture brings to the table for the start of 2012. With a sure-to-be-groundbreaking film conclusion to “The Dark Knight” trilogy as well as the mesmerizing finale to television’s “Breaking Bad” returns this summer, here is a list of upcoming titles to try and make the wait a little more bearable.

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Cinema on the slopes: this winter's ski, snowboard movies

Snow season is coming, and movies to get you set will be showing around campus and in the Eugene community during the next months.

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The Emerald's comprehensive fall pop culture preview

With the school year just beginning, it’s almost hard to imagine there is a thriving pop culture industry continuously producing new forms of entertainment. For the students who use this entertainment as a way to escape the seemingly constant pressure of college, here is a preview of the three biggest …

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Top 10 all-time zombie movies

While Humans vs. Zombies rages across campus, here are some cinematic alternatives that will tickle your taste for the terrifying.

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