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JT, Mackie break bank in ‘Runner Runner’
Culture, Movies

JT, Mackie break bank in ‘Runner Runner’

It seems like releasing two top-selling albums and touring several countries in just one year wasn’t enough work for Justin Timberlake. The singer now also stars alongside Ben Affleck in the drama thriller “Runner Runner.” The film centers on Timberlake’s character, Richie Furst, a Princeton student who plays online poker to pay for his tuition….

‘Don Jon’ shows other side of men, romance
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‘Don Jon’ shows other side of men, romance

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt took some bold risks when he made “Don Jon.” Not only did he dare to star, direct and write the screenplay for the film, but he also dove into a plot that isn’t exactly your typical comedy. The film centers on Jon Martello, a young man from New Jersey who doesn’t really…

Alumnus adapts David Sedaris’s story
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Alumnus adapts David Sedaris’s story

For years, author David Sedaris has maintained a strict no-movie policy, never granting rights to his work. But University of Miami alumnus Kyle Alvarez was convinced he could change the author’s mind. After a year of rejection from Sedaris’s team, Alvarez showed up at his book signing and handed the hesitant writer a copy of…

Social media fosters community among fans
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Social media fosters community among fans

Buried beneath the fashion posts and inspiring quotes on the blogging website Tumblr is a group of people obsessed with “Harry Potter,” “Sherlock,” One Direction and anime. Sites like Tumblr and Twitter enable fans to bond over their passions and create communities that revolve around their interests, forming what are better known as fandoms. A…

Brigitte Bardot film series brings classics to Cosford
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Brigitte Bardot film series brings classics to Cosford

Tousled blonde hair, a voluptuous pout and glimmering eyes are the centerpiece for Ph.D. candidate Ricardo Zulueta’s two-part film series on legendary French film star Brigitte Bardot at the Cosford Cinema. “Adored not only as an actress, but also as a fashion icon, recording artist and international sex symbol, Ms. Bardot’s star image extends beyond…

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Jude Law, Rooney Mara shine in ‘Side Effects’

It’s an understatement to say that Steven Soderbergh has made significant contributions to the film industry; especially considering his filmography includes “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Traffic.” So when the 50-year-old director said the recently released “Side Effects” would be the last feature film of his career, many were disappointed. Fortunately for audiences, Soderbergh made sure to…

Culture, Movies

Indie film festival returns to Miami

Sick of only seeing movies with guys in Spandex or Tom Cruise trying to relive his glory days? Well, there is a chance to escape Hollywood’s mainstream film industry and embrace the talent in your own backyard. The Indie Film Club Miami (IFCM) will host the interactive media festival, FILMGATE Miami. The festival will celebrate…

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The next big blockbusters: 2013 movie preview

This year promises to be full of highly anticipated releases, ranging from familiar sequels to groundbreaking originals. To help you navigate through the crowded listings, here are some of our picks for the movies you should keep an eye out for in 2013. “Only God Forgives” March 28 Director Nicolas Winding Refn follows up his…

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