The Northerner

Grab your broomsticks and see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Shawn Buckenmeyer

November 22, 2010

Dumbledore is dead, and Harry Potter and his friends are older and no longer under the protection of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry begins the greatest battle of his life in the first half of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.“ Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe in a role...

Revelation Trail: Surviving the frontier just got harder

Shawn Buckenmeyer

October 27, 2010

If you woke up tomorrow morning to a zombie apocalypse, would you arm yourself with a gun or a sword? John Gibson, a professor and media engineer for the Electronic Media and Broadcasting department and Norse Media at Northern Kentucky University, says he would go with the gun. Professor John Gibson...

Norse Poll: Who is your favorite horror movie villain? Why?

Brandon Barb & Brittany Granville

October 27, 2010

Norse Poll: Who is your favorite horror movie villain? Why? Each week, The Northerner interviews four Northern Kentucky University students to get their perspective on an issue. Readers are encouraged to share their answer in the comments section below. Readers may also suggest issues for the Norse P...

Best scary movies

The Northerner Staff

October 27, 2010

Jennifer Parker My favorite scary movie would have to be the original "Friday the 13th." Don't ask me why because it’s not even funny. Its a train wreck and you can't help but look and keep watching ;) Claire Higgins My favorite scary movie is "Saw 1" because it has always kept me on the edge of my se...

Get noticed with “The Social Network”

Shawn Buckenmeyer

October 7, 2010

How many times do you check your Facebook account a day? Do you find yourself addicted to the experience that is Facebook? With anything that becomes popular there is a darker side waiting to creep out. David Fincher’s new movie explores the dark side of Facebook and its creator in “The Social Network.” The cen...

To the movies

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 29, 2010

Enter stage left: an impeccably dressed, perfumed man with a touch of make-up and overtly effeminate mannerisms who prances across the screen. He’s the sissy and he’s one of Hollywood’s first representations of a gay man. Austin Brown, a junior Integrated Studies major at Northern Kentucky University,...

Going the distance

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 15, 2010

Boy meets girl. They engage in some harmless flirting and decide to exchange phone numbers. Boy and girl date and eventually fall in love. The only hitch is they live in two different cities far away from each other. This is the basic premise for “Going the Distance,” a romantic comedy that explores...

Esquire: an alternative art house

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 8, 2010

If you’re looking for something a little less mainstream in the world of cinema, you can take a drive over to Cincinnati, Ohio and visit the Esquire Theatre. The theater sits on Ludlow Avenue in the Gaslight District of Clifton, near the University of Cincinnati. During a rough economy in the 198...

‘Fire’ lacks heat

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 8, 2010

It was a light crowd on a Sunday afternoon at the Esquire Theatre. The smell of popcorn filled the air, the scene was quiet, except for the creaking sounds of the audience members taking their seats waiting to view the follow-up film to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." The U.S. release of “...

Pattinson proves more than a vampire

Lauren Becker

March 23, 2010

Remember Me is the tale of two young adults looking to find their way in life, yet forever haunted by the deaths in their past. For Ally, she lost her mom to murder and Tyler was forced to say goodbye to his brother who took his own life. In a bet, the two wind up together but like most coming-...

Are you a film buff?

Kyle Sebree

March 1, 2010

he Norse Film Society is a little-known organization on campus. The group, which was started by Austin Dressman and Stephanie Mathena, is also a very organized group. There is a sense of passion involved with the members, who attend the weekly meetings regularly. Every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in...

Shutter Island in theatres now

Kyle Sebree

March 1, 2010

“Martin Scorsese has fear to evoke, and he does it with many notes,” says Roger Ebert, of the Chicago Sun-Times. See a film that critics across the country unanimously agree is brilliant. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in a thrilling suspense brought to you by legendary film-maker, Martin Scorsese. For info...

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