News: Heartland Film Critics Panel

By Anthony Miglieri In addition to attending a special screening of the 2014 Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself (reviewed here) and conducting a Q&A afterwards, the late Ebert’s wife, Chaz Ebert, also moderated a discussion on film criticism at the Heartland Film Festival 2017. On the panel, Mrs. Ebert; who herself is the CEO of, Ebert Digital LLC, and Ebert Productions, among several other positions; was … Continue reading News: Heartland Film Critics Panel

News: 4 Avatar Sequels

By: Desiree Williams It’s been seven years since moviegoers were invited into the Avatar world, but it looks like the next invitation is on its way. Director James Cameron made a surprise appearance at 20th Century Fox’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas Thursday and said that he has expanded his plans for the Avatar franchise. He previously planned to make three sequels, but he is ready … Continue reading News: 4 Avatar Sequels

Interview with Director Heather Jack

By: Austin Keller After screening her film Let’s Not Panic at Heartland Screen Festival, I sat down with writer and director of the film, Heather Jack and discussed general questions about her film and audiences! What’s it like to have your film screened at Heartland? It’s very exciting to be at Heartland. It’s a privilege. I have screened at a few other festivals so far, … Continue reading Interview with Director Heather Jack

Interview with Listopad Producer Jeffrey Brown

By: Patrick Doss After screening his film, I was able to sit down with Jeffrey Brown, one of the producers of the film Listopad, and ask him a few questions about his involvement in the film, and his additional works. You originally hail from Texas. What brought you to the Czech Republic? I went to Texas A&M. We had a program in my living room in college, … Continue reading Interview with Listopad Producer Jeffrey Brown

Top 5 Movies to See Before Summer

        By Kit Caldwell Summer is quickly approaching, but don’t worry! You still have time to get to the movie theater and check out a few good films before the summer film season. 5. Hot Pursuit — May 8, 2015 Hot pursuit is an action/comedy film starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara. Witherspoon plays an incompetent police officer that has been given … Continue reading Top 5 Movies to See Before Summer

The Mortal Instruments: The Journey to TV

        By Daley Wilhelm The Mortal Instruments series has had a quite unusual journey since its creation, but now it looks like the urban fantasy will be finding its place on TV. “Shadowhunters” as the series will now be called, has been picked up by ABC Family with production starting in May. The Mortal Instruments is the bestselling fantasy series by Cassandra Clare that filled … Continue reading The Mortal Instruments: The Journey to TV

Turner Classic Movies’ 20th Anniversary

By Julia Ricci Classic films have been a part of my life since my mother and grandmother introduced me to movie musicals when I was three years old. At the time, I was terrified of most Disney movies (those villains were creepy!), so films like The Sound of Music, Singing in the Rain, and The Music Man provided me with an entertainment escape without giving me nightmares.     … Continue reading Turner Classic Movies’ 20th Anniversary

Jon Stewart to Leave ‘The Daily Show’

By Louie Wieseman Another shakeup has hit the late night comedy circuit.     Jon Stewart will leave Comedy Central’s The Daily Show towards the end of this year. Stewart made the announcement Tuesday, February 10 during the show’s taping. Stewart has been host of The Daily Show for seventeen years, after taking over for Craig Kilborn in 1999. The Daily Show has launched the careers … Continue reading Jon Stewart to Leave ‘The Daily Show’

‘The Voices’ Trailer Review

By Cassandra Eiler Ryan Reynolds has depicted a variety of characters during his acting career, but his latest role seems to be a disastrous combination of a few of them. The Voices carries reminders of Reynolds in romantic comedies, such as The Proposal and Just Friends, mixed with his role as the violent mercenary Deadpool in X-Men Origins. These two personalities don’t click.       Reynolds plays a seemingly sweet factory … Continue reading ‘The Voices’ Trailer Review