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Diverse lineup for Campus Films Approaches

The Amazing Spiderman There are plenty of reasons why The Amazing Spiderman is a good movie: The give and take between Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield is playful and entertaining, Martin Sheen is funny and the comic book roots shine through in all the right ways. Even the camera work is interesting and tries to avoid the cliché motion-sickness-inducing swinging that comes with a Spiderman movie. The bottom line, though, why this movie is one of the top 10 superhero movies, is that it does not feature Toby Maguire, Kirsten...
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Movie industry enacting déjà vu with remakes

As Yogi Berra said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” With every trip to the movie theater, it seems that the trailers for the “new” movies are not “new” at all. The reduxes, the spin offs, and the never-ending series that have come to make up Hollywood’s lineup has disregarded originality. Not that the “good ‘ol days” of cinema offered more variety, there are enough John Wayne “spaghetti westerns” to feed a small village. The influx of successful movies with non-original ideas has led fewer innovative films while simultaneous reinforcing...
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Campus Films brings quirky stories to screen

Safety Not Guaranteed Is Safety Not Guaranteed indie? Science fiction meets romantic comedy? Off-beat? I can’t say, but, what I do know about this movie is that I am surprised that more people are not talking about it. Starring Aubrey Plaza—April from “Parks and Recreation”—and Jake Johnson—Nick from “The New Girl”—Safety Not Guaranteed takes a scenic tour of our Washington backyard, stopping along the way to be endearing and entertaining. Both actors deliver believable performances, to the point where I wonder if some of the movie came from their own...
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