It’s easy to re-watch Netflix series you’ve already seen nine times during the summer. But movie theaters are dying, and there are lots of great features coming out this year. Here are 11 movies you should check out this summer.
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What marks the distinction between a festival headliner and a band at the bottom of the undercard? In a concert at the High Noon Saloon Tuesday night, The Districts made the case that it’s not talent alone. A prototypical midday-at-a-festival band, the Philadelphia natives showcased not only their instrumental finesse, but a palpable star power. If you haven’t heard of them yet, don’t be surprised to see them creep up festival lineups in the coming years.
If the guiding principle of the Wisconsin Idea is indeed to bring knowledge beyond the state’s campuses, UW-Madison’s partnership with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan may be the most extreme manifestation of that goal.
Serial, the breakout podcast about a murder mystery involving high school sweethearts, fundamentally changed the burgeoning podcast industry. The show’s massive popularity—each episode of the first season was downloaded an average of 3.4 million times—showed that, despite the unfamiliar medium, there was a demand for engaging audio narratives.
In “The Fast and the Furious” (2001), a dreamy undercover cop named Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) tries to infiltrate a crew of Los Angeles street racers. It’s basically a dorky movie for car nerds; the film is goofy, charming and relatively small-scale. In “The Fate of the Furious” (2017), those same street racers are taking down a nuclear submarine in the Russian tundra on behalf of the U.S. government. Obviously, the franchise changed in between. What happened? As “Fate” hits theaters this weekend, I took to watching all eight films of this improbable multi-billion dollar franchise in a week. Here’s what I learned.
In the first episode of Rock With the Flock, The Daily Cardinal arts staff discusses the latest movie trailers, "13 Reasons Why" and upcoming films.
For most people, the categories of “male” and “female” are taken as undeniably natural divisions. But a new film from four UW-Madison students, which will be showcased at the Chazen Art Museum this evening, is looking to challenge the notion that men have to put on a “masculine” front.
Surely you’ve seen, or at least heard of, David Zucker’s movies. The 1971 UW-Madison alumnus is a giant in the film industry. He directed “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun,” and helped start the careers of South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker as well as “Dumb and Dumber” directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly. In town for a campus tour with his son, I sat down with Zucker to talk about his time at UW-Madison and everything that followed.
For all the praise this year’s Oscars field garnered for being diverse and inclusive, the awards show still featured a familiar shortcoming: zero women nominated for Best Director. This isn’t unusual: In 85 of the show’s 89 ceremonies, the category has been all male, and only four females have ever been nominated (Kathryn Bigelow is the lone winner for “The Hurt Locker”).
Data from a university official recently revealed reports of sexual assault increased by more than 100 in 2016 at UW-Madison, but the report included additional information about the nature of the reports as well.
Spring break is great because you can do a lot of great things during spring break:
Surprise! In a shocking victory elevated by the biggest gaffe in Oscars history, “Moonlight,” an intimate film about a black man coming to terms with his identity and sexuality, bested the heavily favored Hollywood musical “La La Land.” The win is a triumph for indie films and diverse representation on screen. But beyond crowning “Moonlight” for the significance of its awards show victory, we should recognize that the film’s importance goes beyond anything the Oscars could give it.
There are a lot of reasons to enjoy “The Lego Batman Movie”: the frenetic pace of the humor, Batman’s goofy overconfidence, the immaculate casting of Michael Cera as Robin. One of the biggest reasons, though, is that the film’s excellence is completely untethered to any discussion of President Donald J. Trump.
The stern underage drinking posters that adorn residence halls and classrooms bear a familiar message for students: Underage drinking is bad for your health, it’s bad for your grades and it’s illegal. While these platitudes may be true, experts at the UW-Madison Law School say such campaigns don’t really work.
In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s rollout of a controversial executive order barring immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, many questioned whether it was consistent with American values of acceptance and diversity.
“La La Land” is a movie about two beautiful people who are in love and are also following their dreams and also enjoy breaking out into song and dance sometimes. It’s a movie a lot of people think is really great, including myself. Somehow, though, the film has gone from loveable underdog to everyone’s favorite movie to hate. What happened? Is the backlash deserved? Let’s discuss.
Seeking refuge from a violent civil war, Hussein Amach fled Syria and Jordan, ultimately pursuing safety in Madison, but sweeping immigration restrictions have put that newfound security in peril.
Student government representatives released a statement Thursday night attacking Chancellor Rebecca Blank’s response to the revelation that an “alt-right” campus leader committed two acts of racially motivated arson in 2005.
Aiming to solidify Associated Students of Madison’s commitment to inclusivity, Student Council unanimously approved the language of an amendment Thursday to counter the possibility of discrimination in their own body.
#OscarsSoWhite dominated last year’s Academy Awards, pointing out what anyone paying attention already knew: movies have a lot of white people, and the Oscars rewards those white people. The uproar sparked a genuine conversation about representation on screen, and in June, the Academy sent out 683 new member invitations, 46 percent of which were given to females and 41 percent of which to people of color.