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Opinion: Robin Williams a decorated actor, celebrated funnyman

August 13, 2014
Legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, Calif. home early this evening. He was 63 years old. His death is speculated to be self-inflicted. Williams was born in Chicago in 1951 and rose to fame as Mork in the television series “Mork and Mindy.” He would go on to star in such films as “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Dead Poets Society” and “Good Will Hunting,” for which he won an Oscar. He also appeared on Broadway and was a celebrated stand-up comedian. Williams had well-documented struggles with drugs and alcohol throughout his life. He fought cocaine addiction in the ’70s and ’80s, and in 2006, he… Read more

Columbus’ ‘Get Out Project’ seeks to encourage, inspire young talent

June 18, 2014
Featuring professional athletes and globetrotting DJs, a local video project seeks to inspire viewers to search out their niche and pursue their passions. “The Get Out Project” is a multimedia effort created and managed by a team of young professionals specializing in the areas of project management and film. “(‘The Get Out Project’) is an aspiring nonprofit based on purpose,” said project coordinator Jerry Valentine. “(The project features) people who are between the ages of 18 and 25 and who are doing pretty good things with their lives …  pretty big things.” Through the production of content ranging from videos, articles and photos, it is designed to showcase young adults… Read more

Ohio State campus provides as backdrop for thriller ‘The Tank’

April 30, 2014
Ohio State’s campus might seem a bit more thrilling this week. Since Tuesday, film crews have been on campus shooting a thriller titled “The Tank.” Various locations across OSU’s campus have been selected as the backdrop for scenes, including the RPAC, Physical Activities & Education Services, Fisher College, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, Don Scott airport, the Adventure Recreation Center, Archie Griffin Ballroom and WOSU@COSI. On Friday, a casting call for extras surfaced on social media, including Facebook and Reddit. Included in the casting call was a synopsis of the feature: “On April 26, 2012, six people entered into an isolated confined environment with the mission to simulate a trip to Mars.”… Read more

Opinion: Necessity of a ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ sequel doubtful

April 17, 2014
As if Hollywood couldn’t shell out anymore sequels from the past — your favorite Scottish nanny is set to return to the big screen. “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the 1993 film starring Robin Williams in the title role, is set for a sequel from “Elf” writer David Berenbaum, according to “The Hollywood Reporter.” Directed by “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” director Christopher Columbus, the original film earned more than $400 million worldwide and an Oscar award for best make-up. The dramedy follows the story of Daniel Hillard (Williams), an actor who disguises himself as Mrs. Doubtfire, his female Scottish nanny alter ego, in order to see his children held under custody… Read more

Opinion: Jay-Z, Beyonce tour, new Magic Mike movie make pop headlines

April 17, 2014
This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news. Power Couple Does a Power Tour Sources told the New York Post Wednesday that Jay-Z and Beyoncé will be touring together this summer. Cue worldwide applause and bowing. Few details are known so far besides that it will be a stadium tour (duh, the Newport can’t handle that) and will start in late June. I am assuming that ticket prices will be queen-sized. I am hoping with crossed fingers that Blue Ivy is the opener. Coachella The only musical festival I’ve enjoyed going to is Warped Tour (moment… Read more

George Takei to lead Columbus Pride parade

April 15, 2014
Since coming out in 2005, “Star Trek’s” George Takei has been an example to the LGBT community on how to “live long and prosper.” Now the actor, author, activist and “Star Trek” alumnus is set to serve as the grand marshal of the 2014 Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade, which is to have the theme of “created equal.” The festival, which is set to take place June 20-21 at Goodale Park, is sponsored by Stonewall Columbus, a local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender support organization. Takei is set to lead the parade June 21 and attend the closing brunch June 22. How Takei spends the rest of the festival… Read more

Opinion: 2014 MTV Movie Awards demonstrates ridiculousness

April 15, 2014
“The Biggest One You’ll Ever See” was the tagline for this year’s MTV Movie Awards — but even after I had to search my television guide for the channel number for MTV, I still wasn’t convinced. The 22nd annual award show, hosted by late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien, aired Sunday on MTV. The awards were located in Los Angeles, and as done in years past, all nominees were voted for by the general public through online surveys done on MTV’s website. As if categories like Best Kiss and Best Shirtless Performance weren’t enough to demonstrate the ridiculousness of the award show, O’Brien pointed out a special audience member in… Read more

Opinion: ‘Noah’ clears up a flooded understanding of biblical story

April 7, 2014
At my childhood home in Florida, above the many yearbooks and mementos I’ve collected over the years, there’s an object that holds a place very near and dear to my heart. As a young boy, I had an unabashed love and appreciation for animals of all shapes and kinds. I grew up playing with plastic figurines in the shapes of my favorite feathered and furry friends and even wished to become a veterinarian to help nurse my beloved creatures back to health. Upon discovering my intense love for fauna, my grandfather — a carpenter for many years — took to his workshop to start on a very special project. With… Read more

Opinion: Mickey Rooney remembered for ‘impressive career in the arts’

April 7, 2014
After nine decades acting in film, television and onstage, Mickey Rooney has died. The Hollywood legend passed away Sunday of natural causes, according to reports. Rooney will be remembered for an impressive career in the arts as well as notable life achievements. His long list of awards include an Emmy, two Golden Globes, an honorary Oscar and a Juvenile Academy Award, among many others. Rooney really did become a household name, with both people of this generation and past generations enjoying his work. Rooney really set a precedent for Hollywood performers for generations to come. His role in the many different films, musicals and shows led to spinoffs and additional… Read more

Director Daisy Wright to talk cerebral palsy in new film at Ohio State

March 31, 2014
Sometimes progress can be found in the most unexpected places. “Anatomy of a Faun” is a documentary film based on the production of a live work, “Diagnosis of a Faun.” The film details the true story of the surprising physical progress that an actor who has cerebral palsy makes with the help of choreographer Tamar Rogoff. Cerebral palsy is a term describing a set of permanent disorders causing physical disability. Daisy Wright, co-director and editor of “Anatomy of a Faun,” is scheduled to speak to Ohio State students about the creation of the documentary. She explained in an interview how this documentary is different from others, as it was unscripted… Read more