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Final Star Wars movie brings satisfying end to an era

Final Star Wars movie brings satisfying end to an era

Parker Otto

January 7, 2020

After 42 years, the “Skywalker Saga” of episodic “Star Wars” films comes to an end with the recent release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” While the film has flaws, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is a satisfying film that ends the sequel trilogy, which began in 2015 with t...

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” will come to life in DeKalb

Jamie O'Toole

December 12, 2019

The classic cartoon plays on popular networks throughout the holiday season, up until Christmas, but this year “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is coming to life  7:30p.m. on Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St. Oftentimes around the holidays, families find themselves cooped up inside because o...

‘Hobbs and Shaw’ contains breathtaking action

Parker Otto

August 6, 2019

“The Fast and The Furious” franchise has come a long way since its first release in 2001 by becoming more over-the-top with higher stakes and bigger action sequences. While most franchises would suffer as a result, “The Fast and The Furious” has only become better with time. “Hobbs and Shaw...

Serial killer films need to end

Ashley Hines

February 14, 2019

The past few months have birthed a new wave of series surrounding the personal lives of serial killers. While this trend certainly garners views, its depiction of gruesome criminals as misunderstood victims of society promotes a dangerous narrative empathizing with the serial killer rather than those who w...

Pass/fail: Diverse film series offered, Be cautious when driving

Shaz Sheikhali

January 28, 2014

PassThe College of Education is offering a diversity film series.It is nice to see the College of Education strive to create a diverse content selection, with movies ranging in topic from ethnicity to sexual orientation.They will be showing an array of movies.Also, a faculty member will facilitate a ...

Green Lens Environmental Film Festival now accepting submissions

Kia Clair

March 7, 2013

NIU will host the third-annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival in celebration of Earth Day. The festival will run from April 20 to 25. The purpose of the event is to spur and encourage interest in environmental sustainable living. This year’s theme is Our Planet in Focus. Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Student Film and Audience Choice. All festival films must be 30 minutes long or less and they must be submitted no later than April 1. A fee is required for submission. Films can be turned in at www.withoutabox.com/login/12331. Film information and an online press pack must be included. DVDs can be mailed to 307 Lowden Hall. For more information, contact Melissa Burlingame at greenlens2013@gmail.com or visit NIU.edu/greenlens.

MTV Movie Awards gives your favorite film hope

Deanna Frances

March 7, 2013

Award shows are a great way to recognize the best actors, directors, musicians, and films of the season. With the Oscars gone, some of you may be happy or disappointed by the results of the awards, but the season isn’t over yet. There is still another chance for your favorite film to win. The MTV M...

Egyptian Theatre to present best films of all time screening

Kevin Bartelt

January 30, 2013

The top 10 movies of all time have been up for debate since Ashton Kutcher decided to play Steve Jobs. If you have ever been interested in seeing some classic films, check out the American Film Institute’s top nine movies of all time at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. A ticket for any film is $7 for ...

Sundance website to offer all access online for film fest

Beth Schumacher

January 15, 2013

The Sundance Film Festival websites are enough to make your head spin from all the interviews, films, events and performances available. You’ll almost forget you’re not there. No worries if you didn’t have time or money for the trip to Park City, Utah, because there are plenty of ways to parti...

Possibility of an Angry Birds movie is ridiculous

July 14, 2011

It's nearly impossible to go to the movie theater, look up at the marquee and see a movie that isn't a sequel, prequel, remake or a movie based off an already existing idea.In light of this recent realization, it should come as no surprise that someone decided the only thing missing from the world of cine...

Former NIU student gains fan base for online videos

Eric Beesley

March 1, 2011

DeKALB | College students spend hours at a time browsing the internet for side splitting videos to pass the time. NIU students can now follow some former Huskies who are attempting to make it in the movie business. Andrew Morris, former NIU student who now attends Columbia College in Chicago, has form...

…and the Oscar goes to…?

February 23, 2011

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday. The DeKalb Scene staff is used to giving you its take on local entertainment, but here are some of our writers' predictions and hopes for how things go down on Hollywood’s biggest night. CONNOR RICE DeKALB SCENE EDITOR I have invested a lot of emotional stock i...