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Attenborough: Actor, Director, Producer, Oscar Winner

28 Aug 2014 /
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By Daniella Duarte For me, this past Sunday began bright and early at 4:30am as I hauled two hulking suitcases to Union Station ready to head back to New York and prepare for my sophomore year at NYU. Upon arriving to the city, between walking way too much, waiting for storage boxes to arrive to […]


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The Man on Screen and the Voice Behind the Microphone: Summer at Ease

15 Aug 2014 /
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by Daniella Duarte “Gooooood morning, Wesley Matthews School! Teachers, boys, and girls!” I heard that phrase every day when the morning announcements came on in my elementary school. The impact it had on me… well, eleven years later I still remember the cadence of the phrase, my teacher who spoke it, and another man who […]


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Apocalypse Now and Then: ‘The Horror’ 35 Years Later

14 Aug 2014 /
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by Daniella Duarte As a Cinema Studies major there are many moments its is a daily struggle to choose to either leave my room and socialize or remain a hermit and go on Netflix. More times than I’d like to admit, I choose the latter. (I hope I’m not giving Cinema Studies students a bad […]


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30 Explosive Years Since Red Dawn: Summer at Ease

11 Aug 2014 /
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Summer At Ease:  A look back at great military themed films from the perspective of 20-somethings. by Daniella Duarte On this day, Red Dawn celebrates it 30th anniversary since its theatrical release in 1984. The film is directed and co-written by John Milius, also known for the Apocalypse Now (1979) screenplay and Conan the Barbarian […]


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US Extraction in Tears of the Sun: Summer At Ease

08 Aug 2014 /
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By Samson Imonode I look forward to re-watching this movie a couple times this summer.  It’s perfect film to re-examine the US’s humanitarian and foreign policy in Africa. In Tears of the Sun, Lieutenant A.K Waters (Bruce Willis) and his seal team enter a war zone in Nigeria as the country has a civil war. […]


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Two Decades Since Forrest Gump Changed our Lives

04 Aug 2014 /
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“Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get. – Forrest Gump   With its memorable lines and overall heartwarming story, Robert Zemeckis’s Forrest Gump (1994) really is a film for all with dozens of significant messages that reach out to countless viewers. This year is extremely […]


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A Look Ahead at The interview

30 Jul 2014 /
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By Samson Imonde Although Kim Jong-un has complained to the U.N and demanded the movie’s production be ceased—calling it terrorism and an act of war—The Interview is still scheduled to be released in October. When Dave Skylark (James Franco) and Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) find North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, is a fan of […]


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Twenty-five Years of Glory

29 Jul 2014 /
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By Scott Filbert In 1989 the world saw George H. W. Bush take office, the Dalai Lama win the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Tiananmen Square riots where students fought and died for democracy. The year also held the unification of Berlin, the first Simpsons episode on TV, and the release of the Nintendo Gameboy. […]


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Cadets Share their Dreams about Life after the Academy

28 Jul 2014 /
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This is the conclusion to the two part series on the backgrounds of the summer interns from USMA at the GI Film Festival. These cadets represent three different backgrounds with three different goals in life. The one common factor is that all will graduate from the United States Military Academy and become the future leaders […]


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GIFF’s Summer At Ease

24 Jul 2014 /
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By Scott Filbert During this summer lull, this in-between time, this families on vacation time, and kids in the street time, we at the GI Film Festival want to share ways to enjoy the final dog days of July and August. We wish we could be on a tropical island somewhere, but in reality, we are in our offices […]


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