As the leaves change, so too does the box office, with the onslaught of Oscar-Bait titles (A STAR IS BORN, FIRST MAN, WELCOME TO MARWEN), a few genre mixers (HALLOWEEN, GLASS, THE PREDATOR) and some holdover event pics to close out the holiday season (AQAUMAN, FANTASTIC BEASTS, BUMBLEBEE) in full swing. It's a welcome transition, particularly if you're looking for some "deeper" fare, but still want some of those summer-movie vibes shuffled in. Take a look at the films we're most looking forward to and let us know what's on your radar as well. Do we really need another retelling of THE GRINCH? Probably not, but that doesn't mean we couldn't enjoy it. While some prefer the Chuck Jones-directed animated short from 1966 and other prefer Ron Howard's live-action version starring Jim Carrey, it seems the grumpy green scrooge from the mind of Dr. Seuss still has some celluloid mileage. This time out the folks at Illumination (purveyors of THE MINIONS, etc.) have crafted what looks to be a … [Read more...] about Fall 2018 Top 25 movie preview!
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Jennifer Chambers The Detroit News Published 2:35 p.m. UTC Aug 28, 2018 Lockdown alerts blaring inside classrooms, red lights flashing in school hallways, ballistic shields anchored to outer doors, bricks for teachers to break windows for a quick escape. Welcome to future of school safety in Michigan, where security has become a top priority this school year for administrators who say they are taking matters into their own hands before their students and staff become victims of the next mass school shooting in America. The Springport School District is among more than 250 Michigan school districts that have turned to high-tech security systems to protect from an armed intruder or active shooter. Superintendent Bob Cassiday said Springport is a small, rural district with a small, local police force that sits between the larger cities of Jackson and Marshall. Cassiday estimates his schools are a good 20 miles away from first responders … [Read more...] about Michigan schools ramp up security measures
Jake Coyle, Ap Film Writer Updated 10:16 am CDT, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Photo: Steve Dietl, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This image released by Netflix shows Rachel Morrison on the set of the film "Mudbound." Morrison was the first woman nominated for an Oscar for best cinematography. Beginning Friday, Lincoln Center will feature 36 films shot by 23 female cinematographers as part of a two-week series, “The Female Gaze." (Steve Dietl/Netflix via AP) less This image released by Netflix shows Rachel Morrison on the set of the film "Mudbound." Morrison was the first woman nominated for an Oscar for best cinematography. Beginning Friday, Lincoln Center will feature ... more Photo: Steve Dietl, AP A new film series asks: Is there a 'female gaze' in movies? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NEW YORK (AP) … [Read more...] about A new film series asks: Is there a ‘female gaze’ in movies?
Welcome to our annual list of high school students who ranked at the top of their graduating class. We got responses this year from 84 schools, public and private, in St. Paul, nearby suburbs and western Wisconsin. Schools were asked to send us the names of their high achievers — however they define them. Some schools use the “valedictorian” and “salutatorian” distinctions. Others designate “highest honors” or degrees of “cum laude” or a percentage of the senior class. Schools submitting 10 names or fewer are invited to ask their students for an inspirational quote, and as ever, students cited words from a range of historic and contemporary writers, musicians and artists, political figures, scientists and celebrities. One pulled inspiration from the 1800s, with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s advice to “Finish each day and be done with it, you have done what you could. …Tomorrow is a new day, begin it well and with too high … [Read more...] about Top graduates 2018: High achievers and words that inspired them
Claire Denis, Yorgos Lanthimos and Terrence Malick could be competing for this year’s Palme d’Or.With the 71st edition of the world’s most prestigious film festival fast approaching, we thought we’d have a go at predicting who will be contending for the Palme d’Or when the festivities get underway a little under two months from now. The official line-up is set to be announced on 12 April, but until then, here’s what we’d like to see at this year’s festival. 1. Peterloo Mike Leigh’s retelling of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester, looks a shoo-in for a Cannes competition berth, with production having wrapped towards the end of 2017. Timothy Spall picked up the Best Actor gong for Leigh’s 2014 biopic Mr Turner, and we’re tipping Maxine Peake to do the same in the Best Actress category this … [Read more...] about 25 films we’d like to see at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival