New Acquisitions!

Huzzah, it’s summer! Why not celebrate your (relative) freedom by binging some of these awesome TV shows? True Detective Season 3 (DVD 12431) The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3 (DVD 16242) Broad City Season 5 (DVD 13006) Homeland Season 7 (DVD 10354)

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Happy Birthday Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson

by Jason Wieder Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was born on May 2nd, 1972. Johnson originally began his career as a professional wrestler, but soon became known for his acting career. Johnson generally acts in action or thriller movies; however, one notable exception to this is his performance as Maui in Disney’s Moana.   Outside of his wresting and acting careers, “The […]

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New Media/Tech Services Podcast!

This spring, three of Media/Tech Services student assistants created a podcast devoted to the goings on of the department, and of the broader worlds of film and technology! You can watch (or listen) to the first two episodes of the visual podcast What’s On Hold here! We’ll be posting more episodes in the coming days. What’s […]

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Happy Birthday to Dev Patel and Dev Patel Only

by Emily Walsh Oh, it’s also your birthday today? Well, that’s too bad because today we’re only celebrating Dev Patel.   Known for his roles in Slumdog Millionaire, Lion, and that Avatar the Last Airbender live-action remake we all collectively decided not to talk about, Patel has conquered our hearts and screens for over 10 years. Patel was the first-ever […]

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Happy Birthday Gurinder Chadha!

by Andrew McCarthy Happy birthday to director Gurinder Chadha! Chadha was born January 10th 1960 in Nairobi, Kenya. Her family later moved to the UK, and she studied at the University of East Anglia and the London College of Printing. Throughout her career, she’s worked in the radio industry, the news industry as a BBC reporter, as well as directed award-winning documentaries for […]

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The Evolution of Horror Films: A Look a Horror Movies from the 19th to 21st Century

By Emily Walsh When you think of horror movies, what comes to mind? Horror films try to evoke the viewer’s worst nightmares as a form of entertainment. The ghosts, demons, murderers, and supernatural beings combined with some gore, torture, and jump-scares manipulate the audience into experiencing psychological thrills and fun. For a film to be […]

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

by Emily Walsh What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Do you remember the words: “In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue”? Mythology about Columbus and the “discovery” of the Americas continues to be many American children’s first lesson about encountering different Indigenous cultures. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native […]

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Why We Buy DVDs

Yes, I know it’s 2020, but when I’m looking to buy a movie, I opt to buy the DVD, even if it’s slightly more expensive than a digital copy. This is primarily because I’m paranoid — my computer may crash, the file type may be phased out, a company’s server may crash, the company may […]

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So Many New DVDs!

Days of Wine and Roses (DVD 16738) Fort Apache, the Bronx (DVD 16739) Back to School (DVD 16740) California Typewriter (DVD 16742) Echo in the Canyon (DVD 16743) Charlie Says (DVD 16746) Deadwood:The Movie (DVD 16747) Rocketman (DVD 16748) Ad Astra (DVD 16749) Judy (DVD 16750) Joker (DVD 16751) Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood […]

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