Summer Movie Madness: Or Why I Should Spend $15 on a Coke and Popcorn? Part I
News Editor / Movie Lover
I know it’s only May. But this year as with many other years , summer officially begins with the first Hollywood Blockbuster.
It’s not about those nights in the backyard with hot dogs and beer around the barbecue, it’s not even about whether or not the kids are still in school. It’s all about the movies baby! Whether you like it or not Hollywood has declared summer to begin even before Memorial day weekend this year. So here is a comprehensive look at what to expect at the multiplex this summer. Grab your gallon of diet pop and your over salted bucket of popcorn because this summer promises to be a thrill ride of Hollywood extravaganza. (The information was compiled from different sources such as Entertainment Weekly and comingsoon.net)
Fill Your Shelves and Satisfy Your Musical Appetite;
Beck, Gorillaz, and Kane Hodder Dissected
Have you ever wished that Pink Floyd would get back together and make more of the psychedelic music that characterized their early years? Or wish that the Cure would go back to their “Three Imaginary Boys” sound? Too often a band will change their style of music, leaving their fans wishing for more of what made them popular to begin with. If you are a fan of Beck’s earlier work, you can rejoice. The king has returned. “Guero” sounds like the sequel to “Odelay“, not his more recent albums “Mutations” or “Sea Change“. Instead of a mellow acoustic singer/songwriter mood, “Guero” sounds like Beck picked up a computer again, had a few beers, and went to a party.
SCC Jazz Ensemble Recieves Soloist
and Musicianship Recognition
The reverberation of metal keys being struck on a vibraphone, the tinkling of piano keys, the deep pop of strings on bass, and the long blows of a trombone.
These are some sounds that the judges of the recent North Texas Jazz Festival may have heard when they handed out four outstanding soloists awards to members of the SCC Jazz Ensemble. An outstanding musicianship award was also awarded to the entire ensemble.
Melinda and Melinda Makes Moviegoers Rejoice
Special to the Ebbtide
The scene is set. two Manhattan writers (Wallace Shawn and Larry Pine) are enjoying a nice dinner when a situation is thrust at them. There’s a dinner party over on Park Avenue and an unsuspecting visitor, Melinda (Radha Mitchell), barges in. What happens next can be either tragic or comic, depending on how you look at life.
Such is the premise of Woody Allen’s latest venture and it’s a fun one. Hidden in the shadow of Allen’s recent debacles like Anything Else and Hollywood Ending, Allen has resurfaced. With his new film, Melinda and Melinda, he shows why he’s one of the more creative writer/ directors out there.
Women’s and Multicultural/Diversity Education Center Calendar
Yuki Kubo Shiogi, an American betrayed by her own nation, endured her family’s imprisonment during the darkest days of World War II. She lost her freedom and a cherished right of passage, but she never lost faith in her nation or herself. With Honors Denied, a documentary produced by Mimi Gan and Jim Devers of KING TV, follows Yuki’s 60-year journey from persecution to redemption, and weaves a heartwarming, true-life tale of a broken promise, a lifelong regret, and a dream finally fulfilled.