Students across campus have been preparing for the release, hyped by marketers as “the motion picture event of a generation,” by catching up on the past six movies in the series or re-reading J.K. Rowling’s best-selling books.
With Dreamworks’ heavy marketing and its cast of comedy all-stars including Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and David Cross (“Arrested Development”), “Megamind” has garnered a lot of buzz.
Last Friday, the Department of Art and Art History and the Department of French and Italian brought director Lucas Belvaux and his latest French film, “Rapt,” to Stanford.
After grappling with human loss in such unabashedly sentimental schlock as “Million Dollar Baby” and “Changeling,” Eastwood’s finally reached his nadir with “Hereafter,” a film that attempts to convey the different ways in which we collectively deal with the possibility of an afterlife.
On Monday, the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society of Stanford hosted a screening of “Advise and Dissent,” a feature-length documentary on the confirmation of Supreme Court justices.
Part teen movie, part serious look at the lives of the mentally ill, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” explores what would happen if a typical high school student had to stay in a psychiatric hospital.
Two years removed from the big financial collapse of 2008, documentarian Charles Ferguson answers the question “How did it all start?” Ferguson takes the grand task upon himself and interviews seemingly every CEO, economics professor and financial advisor in the Tri-State area. His result is a sleek, sexy and surprisingly fun exposé – “Inside Job” reveals the inner-workings of Wall Street and the financial sector.
Based on the modern Swedish classic “Let The Right One In,” “Let Me In” is Hollywood’s response to vampire-mania, following in the footsteps of “Twilight” and “True Blood.”