The Northerner

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 24, 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 2, 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 2, 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...

“The Art of the Possible” screening

Kyle Sebree

March 2, 2010

The Otto Budig Theater will be hosting a free screening of the documentary, “The Art of the Possible,” on March 2, at 6:30 p.m. The film, created by Ohio University professor, Dr. Lynn Harter, provides a glimpse into the reality of care for cancer patients. Contact the University Center for further...

State of blood and lust

Tim Owens and Tim Owens

September 22, 2009

MCT CampusJennifer's Body draws inspiration from the days of B-movie horror - the indelible sub-genre that, instead of trying to be good, celebrates its egregiousness. It is bad on purpose, and it quickly lets you know that. It is that, and the fact that it takes the hottest woman on the planet right...

‘Extract’ lacks real flavor

Tim Owens

September 9, 2009

Photo Courtesy of MCT CampusWatching Jason Bateman's comeback sure has been interesting. Dude has seen nothing but failure since his childhood stardom. His most successful venture, the hilarious, off-kilter sitcom Arrested Development, flat-lined after only three seasons despite rave reviews and multiple Emmy ...

Looking forward to fall

By Tim Owens, By Tim Owens, and By Tim Owens

August 26, 2009

Photo courtesy of AP Exchange2009 sure has gotten off to a slow and disappointing start.' Only a handful of films standout from first half of the year: The Hurt Locker, Up and District 9, to name a few.' So, as usual, it's up to the fall lineup to pick up the slack and fill in the now 10 nominee s...

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