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Podcast: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Episode 2

By Kevin Romani

February 12, 2012

Filed under The Dark Knight Rises

In the second installment of "The Dark Knight Rises" podcast, Collegian producers Danny Marchant and Kevin Romani offer an in-depth analysis of both the teaser and theatrical trailers for the upcoming film. Podcast: The Dark Knight...

Podcast: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

By Kevin Romani

February 1, 2012

Filed under Arts Podcasts, The Dark Knight Rises

  Collegian producers Danny Marchant and Kevin Romani discuss the most anticipated film of 2012 in the first episode of 'The Dark Knight Rises' podcast. Danny and Kevin introduce the film's story and react to the re...

84th Oscar nominations reflect both poor season and selections

By Kevin Romani

January 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Arts Podcasts, Movies

The 84th Oscar nominations were announced two days ago, and the mediocrity of the year in film was evident based on the honored pictures. Looking closely at the nominations, the Academy also revealed just how political they are in their selections. Instead of honoring the truly deserving films that are in t...

The 2011 film year-in-review

By Kevin Romani

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

2010 was a remarkable year for the motion picture industry. The year was filled with outstanding achievements in crowd-pleasing, popcorn entertainment with the likes of “Inception” and “Toy Story 3.” The more sophisticated,...

Television Continues to Reign Supreme in 2011

By Kevin Romani

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Over the past decade, a clear shift has taken place between television and film in terms of quality. Television used to be widely considered the lesser of the two media in crafting innovative narratives and production technique,...

Most anticipated holiday films

By Kevin Romani

December 1, 2011

Filed under Movies

For the first time in recent years, this year’s holiday movie season may end up offering more high quality films than those released during the summer. This winter, both major franchise and independent films will be ...

“The Dark Knight Rises” teased with “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”

By Kevin Romani

November 30, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Movies and Television

  “The Dark Knight Rises” is director Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to his Batman trilogy. The film will not be released until July 20, 2012, but has already attracted endless buzz within the film community. “The Dark Knight” was arguab...

“The Muppets” bridges gap between old and new audiences

By Kevin Romani

November 27, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“You guys aren’t popular anymore,” declares a television executive to the Muppets halfway through their new movie. The line presents the motivating conflict of the film’s story, but it is also true in the context of...

“Hell on Wheels” shines as newest western

By Kevin Romani

November 16, 2011

Filed under Television

In just four short years, AMC has established itself as a leader in dramatic television. The basic cable network has given HBO a run for its money as the most synonymous station for great and compelling series. HBO’s famous motto over the years – “It’s not TV, it...

Podcasts: ‘A View from the Director’s Chair’ – Ridley Scott

By Kevin Romani

November 15, 2011

Filed under Archives

In episode three of "A View from the Director's Chair," Collegian producers Kevin Romani and Danny Marchant discuss Ridley Scott.  The podcast ranges from Scott's early successes like "Alien" and "Blade Runner" through more contemporary...

“Puss in Boots” claws itself a new franchise

By Kevin Romani

November 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek” franchise offered a string of four successful films that grossed over $1.25 billion combined domestically. The series began to falter in quality after original director Andrew Adamson left...

Best costume ideas come from television, movies

By Kevin Romani

October 27, 2011

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is here, and there is sure to be a large number of costumes dedicated to the world of pop culture. Some will focus on celebrities - especially those with tiger blood - and others will...