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Review: ‘The Night Before’ needed more comedy

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A Seth Rogen comedy with the director of “50/50,” how could this not be amazing? “The Night Before” is written and directed by Jonathan Levine and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie.  The movie is about three best friends who have started to ...

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Opinion: Chicago is not ‘Chi-Raq’

Earlier this month, Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee released a trailer for his upcoming film “Chi-Raq.” When I first heard that Lee was writing and directing this film, I was very ambivalent. I grew up on the south side of Chicago watching Lee’s “Do The ...

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North Korean film to be screened on campus

This Tuesday, the Ohio State East Asian Studies Center and Institute for Korean Studies will be hosting a screening of “Comrade Kim Goes Flying,” the first film made jointly with North Korean and Western directors and producers, the first North Korean film made without a ...

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Ukrainian Society to screen documentary of protest

Netflix can bring shows, movies and documentaries to anyone nowadays. The Ukrainian Society at Ohio State is taking advantage of that with the upcoming showing of “Winter on Fire,” on Sunday at Hagerty Hall 100 at noon. “Winter on Fire” is a documentary showcasing the ...

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Review: ‘Spectre’ falls short of fabled Bond legacy

“Spectre” is the 24th movie in the James Bond franchise and Daniel Craig’s fourth appearance as the famed assassin. But practice doesn’t seem to make perfect as “Spectre” seemed to simply fall short. “Spectre” is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Craig, Léa Seydoux, Christoph ...

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Review: New ‘Steve Jobs’ biopic is an upgrade

The story of Steve Jobs received an upgrade of its own in the new biopic, named after the late Apple co-founder, premiering this weekend. “Steve Jobs” is directed by Danny Boyle (“127 Hours,” “Slumdog Millionaire”) and written by Aaron Sorkin, writer of “The Social Network,” ...

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