“How to Train Your Dragon,” Dreamworks Animation’s new 3D film, has Disney and Pixar feeling the dragon heat on their backs. Indeed, the film raked in $43 million in its first week in theaters – proving there’s no authority in the world of animation.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Sir Ben Kingsley are en route — or at least that’s what a group of anxious journalists have been told for the past 20 minutes.The film also marks the fourth time he has directed Leonardo DiCaprio, who walks into the room with much less of an aura and entourage as Scorsese. Somehow, DiCaprio’s respect and idolization of Scorsese transcends the actor’s individual popularity, making Scorsese’s film-making- not DiCaprio’s celebrity- the main topic of discussion.
If Miley Cyrus is the Britney of the middle school crowd, just call Saiorse Ronan the Meryl Streep of the teens. At 15 years of age, Ronan has been nominated for an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actress for 2007’s “Atonement”) and, this month, graces the silver screen in Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of the wildly popular Alice Sebold novel “Lovely Bones.”
Jason Reitman’s new film “Up In the Air,” about a man who fires people for a living, was released last Friday to a lot of buzz and six Golden Globe nominations.
In lieu of an editorial this edition, the editorial board of The Miami Hurricane decided it would be more fitting for one friend’s reflection on his time spent with sophomore Scott Monat. Nick Maslow, a senior writer and business manager for the Hurricane, was close friends with Monat: