Be one of the first to see the new Seth Rogen and James Franco film, THIS IS THE END before it opens in theatres on Wednesday, June 12. You can see the film for free at the advance screening on Thursday, May 2nd at the AMC Esquire at 7:00PM. Download and print two admit-one passes at www.gofobo.com and enter code: COLGWK4E.
Just a heads-up: Seating is first come, first served. Screening is overbooked to ensure capacity so please arrive early. Please show your college ID along with your passes to be admitted.
“Looper” is a futuristic action thriller ﬁlm starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levit. In the film ‘Loopers’ are hired guns contracted to kill for the mob of the future, and when Joe’s target, his future self, gets away, he must track him down and ﬁnish the job before the mob that hired him does them both in.
From the very beginning, this ﬁlm does a great job with creating a world of the near future. Just enough is radically different and just enough is similar with our world to make the viewer really believe it. Cars and culture have changed some to express a collapsing society, but not so much as to portray a “post apocalyptic” setting. The plot line feels very fresh and new, and because of this, at times, it can be quite unpredictable. It holds a wonderful mix of action, thrill, mystery, suspense, and romance, and in case you couldn’t tell, that is quite a lot for one movie to undertake.
However, writer and director Rian Johnson could not have put them together in a better way; the ﬁlm is heartfelt, action-packed, and just plain mind bending in a very beautiful way.
On a more technical level, the camera directing and editing was phenomenal. The cuts and edits throughout the ﬁlm kept your eyes interested and on track with all the action; this is especially nice compared to the usual action-movie camera work of today that causes audiences to leave theaters begging for some aspirin. Johnson uses wide shots quite often in scenes where the action is much more dramatic, and strangely this
puts the viewer into the frame even more than placing them right in the middle of the action. By moving the camera back, Johnson causes you to feel like someone over looking the action from across the street or on the other side of the ﬁeld, and when such dramatic action occurs you feel your attention isolated on that.
Overall, the ﬁlm was magniﬁcent. Even if you are not a fan of science ﬁction, I recommend this as a must see. It is a refreshing and delightful spin on the ever redundant ﬁlms of the day, and to see a director/writer take such a path with a story is something all fans, not just those of movies but storytelling itself, should witness ﬁrst hand.
SLU-TV wishes everyone a fun and safe Thanksgiving break. Due to the holiday, regular programming and office hours will be suspended through Sunday, November 27. We will return with new movies and office hours on Monday, November 28.
Like Crazy is not your typical chick-flick, not your typical romance film. This one is different. In a world of Blockbuster cookie-cutter fantasies, Like Crazy holds a valuable vein of truth. The acting, cinematography, and script are wonderful and come together to present an interesting and well-made film.
Anna, a British exchange student (Felicity Jones) and Jacob (Anton Yelchin) meet in a college class they share and the two spark a carefree romance with a deep connection. After Anna overstays her visa, however, she finds that she cannot return to California, and, thus, Jacob. She returns to Great Britain and what follows is a chronicle of the ups and downs of a relationship the two can never really leave behind and a love and connection that keeps them fighting for the chance to be together again.
Yelchin and Jones both give stellar performances. In parts heartbreaking, uplifting, awkward, and endearing, they keep the film completely engaging and realistic.
Due to fall break, a live SLU News 22 will not be aired this week. Additionally, office hours over the break will be canceled. Regular programming and office hours will resume on Wednesday, September 26. We wish our viewers a fun and safe 4-day weekend!
If you are interested in being part of SLU-TV, we are having informational meetings today (Sept 6th) or tomorrow (Sept 7th) at 5pm in the SLU-TV studio (BSC Room 247). Free pizza and soda for those that attend!