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13 Movies for the Class of 2013

13 Movies for the Class of 2013

Graduation. Commencement. Walking. A time to throw your cap in the air and shout, “I’m finally done!” (Until you come to the realization that you have to become a real person). When finals are over, after Grandma’s gone home, and after you catch up on your sleep this weekend, here are 13 movies for when...
March Madness

March Madness

March Madness is upon us! And, no, I don’t mean basketball. I mean March Movie Madness. We are past the leftover, holiday wanna-be blockbusters and the cheesy, romantic movies that are really only good for seeing on Valentine’s Day — it’s officially spring movie season, people. There are over 30 movies coming to theaters this...
Oscar Winners and Recap 2013

Oscar Winners and Recap 2013

While the Oscars were off to kind of a slow start on Sunday evening, the surprises that were in store made sticking it out until the end worth watching. One instance that made viewers’ jaws drop included fan-favorite Jennifer Lawrence winning Best Actress for her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook,” beating out the talented and...
Kristen Wiig signs on for "Anchorman 2"

Kristen Wiig signs on for “Anchorman 2″

Well, it’s official. If “Anchorman 2″ can fit any more of today’s funniest people into this movie, I might have to skip seeing it in theaters only because of the fact that I will be embarrassing myself from all of the snorting that happens when I laugh. Kristen Wiig has officially joined the cast of...

Countdown to the Oscars

There are only 27 more days until the 85th Oscars. Awards season is my football season, and the Academy Awards are my Super Bowl. Besides the fact that there were a few notable snubs this year (“The Sessions” not being nominated for Best Picture in place of “Amour,” John Hawkes not being nominated for Best...
President Obama campaign rally photos

President Obama campaign rally photos

While covering a campaign rally for President Barrack Obama in Urbandale, Iowa, I took some photos of our student-journalist team in action. Check out Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication website for a gallery of my photos.

Disney/Pixar’s first girl hero (video)

Finally! The Disney/Pixar team creates a girl hero. Merida is the main character in the new D/P film “Brave” (coming to theaters June 22, 2012). Although it’s about time that the Disney/Pixar films represent a strong, female lead, should it be as a big a deal as it is? I think it should. While it should...
We Are Marshall (2006)

We Are Marshall (2006)

The movie: “We Are Marshall”   The shoe: Stella McCartney green satin, jeweled pumps The chant is a strong one and you can’t help but finish the phrase along with the football players in the movie. The coach yells, “We are!” and the team replies in sound unison, “Marshall!” Coach Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey) becomes...
Lilo and Stitch (2002)

Lilo and Stitch (2002)

The movie: “Lilo and Stitch”   The shoe: Alexander McQueen alien heel                       My inspiration for today’s blog post about “Lilo and Stitch”: finals week, because I wish I was in Hawaii instead of in the middle of Iowa writing papers and studying for finals....
Beginners (2010)

Beginners (2010)

The movie: “Beginners”   The shoe: Mystique multi-color beaded fringe sandal Simple. That’s what love is supposed to be, right? I love you, and you love me. Happily ever after! The end. Unfortunately, everyone reading this post knows that this isn’t so, and the movie “Beginners” exemplifies the frustration, the confusion, and the triumphs of...
Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

The movie: “Moulin Rouge!”  The shoes: (unknown designer) feathered, red high-heels Inspired by Ewan McGregor’s birthday today, I chose to match “Moulin Rouge!” (my favorite movie of his) to its corresponding shoe. Red, feathers, heels, shine, jewels — these shoes embody the flamboyant world in which this film is set. It’s easy to imagine the...
The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games (2012)

The movie: “The Hunger Games” The shoe: Jimmy Choo North snakeskin heel   The shoe that I chose for “The Hunger Games” is a black and white snakeskin heel with a criss-cross style. This shoe reminds me of the main character, Katniss. Her life may seem black and white, but it is far from it....