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"Titanic" has everything bitter singles crave—failed love and icebergs.

Films for failures

A movie guide to Valentine’s Day bitternessBy Austin Lindner | Echo As Valentine’s Day slinks around the corner, waiting to pounce and devour us along with our chocolate hearts, maybe you’re not feeling the holiday spirit as much as society says you should. Perhaps as a single, you’re having difficulty […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Sundance standouts

Sundance standouts

Favorites from the Sundance Film FestivalBy Austin Yoder | Contributor This past week, I and 10 other Taylor film students, I attended the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Over a period of seven days, I personally saw 18 movies. It was one of the most exciting and […]

by · February 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
From script to screen

From script to screen

Screenwriter Bill Myers instructs class over J-termBy Laura Koenig | The Echo In his youth, he dreamed about becoming a dentist. But God soon led Hollywood scriptwriter and best-selling author Bill Myers to a different career— film directing. Now, his name is on the covers of multiple books and in […]

by · February 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Mockingjay’s final flight

Mockingjay’s final flight

Final “Hunger Games” film delivers but doesn’t challengeBy Austin Lindner | Echo In one final gust of flames, the series about the “Girl on Fire” has come to an end. Since it’s apparently impossible to finish a franchise without splitting the last story into two installments, Nov. 20 saw the […]

by · December 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Pass the Thanksgiving movies

Pass the Thanksgiving movies

Top ten films for the November holiday seasonBy Keith Cantrell | Contributor We all know that Christmas movies have become a permanent holiday season fixture. Even Halloween and Easter-themed movies now regularly appear on the big screen. However, what many people don’t know is that there are actually several great […]

by · November 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Authentic heroes

Authentic heroes

Screenwriter Angelo Pizzo discusses his latest film, “My All American” By Landry Long | Contributor A speculative screenplay is written by a screenwriter who only hopes that it might one day be made into a movie. There is no commission. No guarantee. Only dreaming and a gut feeling. With a […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Doug’s Choice

Doug’s Choice

Taylor student’s series screened at New York festival By Austin Lindner | Echo Sophomore Doug Keeling has been performing in his sister’s comedic short films since he was 8 years old. However, it was his recent portrayal of an 11-year-old as a freshman college student that earned him a spot […]

by · October 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Fright flicks

Fright flicks

Five recent horror films that will make you say ‘Spooky, Spooky’ this Halloween By Ben Dulavitch | Contributor This summer, one of my chums discouraged watching horror movies because “opening your mind to that kind of stuff can be dangerous.” I disagree. Sure, watching Kathy Bates smash James Caan’s ankles […]

by · October 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Journeying from Taylor to L.A.

Journeying from Taylor to L.A.

Q&A with alumnus screenwriter and director By Laura Koenig | Echo Graduating from Taylor, receiving his master’s in film from Florida State and moving out to L.A. to sell his new script—it sounds like a dream come true for a film and media major. As Dustin McLean (’08) continued on his […]

by · October 23, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Hotel for Spies

Hotel for Spies

Cinemoron reviews “Hotel Transylvania” By Austin Yoder | Echo “Hotel Transylvania 2,” the sequel to the 2012 animated film “Hotel Transylvania,” is an exciting, slow-burning movie that I enjoyed immensely, even though it’s not animated, follows a completely different storyline and doesn’t feature a single character from the original film. Last […]

by · October 23, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment