Friday, April 19

The Disney Channel Original Movie series "Halloweentown"  has remained a staple for Disney Channel's October programming since the first film premiered in 1998. (Creative Commons by crashdummy.net via Vimeo)

Second Take: New Disney Channel Halloween movies should go straight to the grave

No new Halloween movies premiered on Disney Channel this October – and that’s just fine. Cheesy Halloween flicks have been a staple for Disney Channel since the first Disney Channel Original Movie “Under Wraps” premiered in 1997. Read more...

Photo: The Disney Channel Original Movie series "Halloweentown" has remained a staple for Disney Channel's October programming since the first film premiered in 1998. (Creative Commons by crashdummy.net via Vimeo)

The Disney Channel Original Movie series "Halloweentown"  has remained a staple for Disney Channel's October programming since the first film premiered in 1998. (Creative Commons by crashdummy.net via Vimeo)


Theater, film and television alumnus Michael Starr portrays the role of Hans, the two-faced antagonist of Disney's "Frozen," in the live theatrical production of the show at Disney California Adventure. Hans is one of Starr's first major roles playing a villain. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA alumnus shines as villainous Hans in Disney’s ‘Frozen – Live’

Nine UCLA alumni joined the cast of “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” performing as Elsa, Olaf, Hans, Kristoff or the ensemble. The live adaptation of the 2013 Disney animated film “Frozen” currently plays three times a day at Disney California Adventure after opening in May. Read more...

Photo: Theater, film and television alumnus Michael Starr portrays the role of Hans, the two-faced antagonist of Disney's "Frozen," in the live theatrical production of the show at Disney California Adventure. Hans is one of Starr's first major roles playing a villain. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Theater, film and television alumnus Michael Starr portrays the role of Hans, the two-faced antagonist of Disney's "Frozen," in the live theatrical production of the show at Disney California Adventure. Hans is one of Starr's first major roles playing a villain. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment honored first-year students Steven La, Amy Shao, Jonathan Shi Jr. and Mia Reyes (left to right, not pictured: Mateen Ul Hassan) based on their UC applications and achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Recipients of The Big Bang Theory Scholarship bond with cast on set

Mia Reyes purchased a ticket to attend a live taping of her favorite television show as soon as she turned 18. “The Big Bang Theory” audience was already at full capacity when she arrived in August, and she was turned away. Read more...

Photo: The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment honored first-year students Steven La, Amy Shao, Jonathan Shi Jr. and Mia Reyes (left to right, not pictured: Mateen Ul Hassan) based on their UC applications and achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment honored first-year students Steven La, Amy Shao, Jonathan Shi Jr. and Mia Reyes (left to right, not pictured: Mateen Ul Hassan) based on their UC applications and achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

The 1985 film "Clue" became a cult classic after it initially flopped at its box office opening. The film tells the story of six random people who attend a dinner in a mysterious house, during which several murders occur. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Love | Hate: Will the “Clue” film remake go down well or not?

“Clue” is a quintessential piece of any household’s board game cabinet. However, it’s not essential to the average homeowner’s movie library – but perhaps that’s about to change. Read more...

Photo: The 1985 film "Clue" became a cult classic after it initially flopped at its box office opening. The film tells the story of six random people who attend a dinner in a mysterious house, during which several murders occur. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

The 1985 film "Clue" became a cult classic after it initially flopped at its box office opening. The film tells the story of six random people who attend a dinner in a mysterious house, during which several murders occur. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

UCLA alumna Milena Pastreich spent five years filming her first documentary “Pigeon Kings” about pigeon fanatics in South Central Los Angeles. (Courtesy of Milena Pastreich)

Alumna captures LA’s pigeon rolling community in new documentary

More than 50 men stood at street level with their heads raised and eyes trained on the sky. For a brief moment it was empty, until a flock of pigeons swarmed into sight, falling and twirling in somersaulting free falls. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Milena Pastreich spent five years filming her first documentary “Pigeon Kings” about pigeon fanatics in South Central Los Angeles. (Courtesy of Milena Pastreich)

UCLA alumna Milena Pastreich spent five years filming her first documentary “Pigeon Kings” about pigeon fanatics in South Central Los Angeles. (Courtesy of Milena Pastreich)

Historical drama film "The Birth of a Nation" follows the life of slave Nat Turner (Nate Parker) as he grows up on a southern plantation in the 1800s. (Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival)

Movie review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Nate Parker attempts to rewrite the past, comment on the present and influence the future with his new film “The Birth of a Nation.” Few projects have been as ambitious, and Parker certainly outdid himself with riveting monologues, sickening images and haunting symbols — some subtle and others so blatant they flirt with the fourth wall. Read more...

Photo: Historical drama film "The Birth of a Nation" follows the life of slave Nat Turner (Nate Parker) as he grows up on a southern plantation in the 1800s. (Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival)

Historical drama film "The Birth of a Nation" follows the life of slave Nat Turner (Nate Parker) as he grows up on a southern plantation in the 1800s. (Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival)


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