By Caleb Melilink-Smith Nollywood is a world-renouned film center based in Africa (specifically Nigeria) similar to Hollywood or Bollywod in India. The difference between Nollywood and other industries is that many people have never heard of Nollywood, despite it being the third largest producer in the world of feature films.      The Nollywood film industry focuses on very small budgets and producing films incredibly … Continue reading Nollywood 

The Best Acceptance Speeches of the 2014 Oscars

By Ben Cramer When it comes to Oscar Sunday, the acceptance speech is crucial. At times the pressure is so great that it seems as if the academy will take back the statue if the star falls short of perfection. The speech says much about a celebrity’s personality. With over 85 years of Academy Awards ceremonies, there are many extremely well-done speeches.    The shortest … Continue reading The Best Acceptance Speeches of the 2014 Oscars

Creating Disney’s animated animals

     Almost everyone has seen classic Disney movies such as The Lion King, Lady and The Tramp, Bambi, and 101 Dalmatians. The animals in these pictures are endearing and viewers cannot help but love them. Disney animation studios used live animals as models to draw these iconic characters. This process goes back decades when Walt Disney worked on the films.      Disney brought … Continue reading Creating Disney’s animated animals

Top 5 Philip Seymour Hoffman Performances

By Nick Ewing The world was in shock and mourning after Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. He was found in his New York City apartment, a needle in his arm and surrounded by several bags believed to have contained heroin. The actor was a recovering addict who had been sober for over 20 years, but checked himself into rehab after relapsing last May. He was 46 … Continue reading Top 5 Philip Seymour Hoffman Performances

‘Her’ Review

By Vivien Pong Her, written and directed by Spike Jonze, is adorable. The main character is named Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), which is the best old-man name I have ever heard. Theodore wears bright orange shirts and has a fantastic mustache. Since seeing Phoenix play a very different kind of role in The Master, his character in Her was a very welcome change. The plot reads like this: … Continue reading ‘Her’ Review

‘August: Osage County’ Review

By Lydia Lucas After a limited release on Christmas, August: Osage County finally came to theaters in Muncie a couple of weeks ago. I had been wanting to see this critically acclaimed, star-studded film since I first saw its trailer featuring the likes of Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch, and well, you get the idea. It’s the story … Continue reading ‘August: Osage County’ Review