Thursday, January 17

Nathan Nguyen-Le, a graduate cinematography student, and Elon Zlotnik, a fourth-year film student, teamed up with Coca-Cola and Regal Cinemas to make a 30-second advertisement that encapsulates the movie-going experience. The commercial shows a young couple on a movie date, and is competing for the opportunity to be to be screened in Regal theaters. (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)
Nathan Nguyen-Le, a graduate cinematography student, and Elon Zlotnik, a fourth-year film student, teamed up with Coca-Cola and Regal Cinemas to make a 30-second advertisement that encapsulates the movie-going experience. The commercial shows a young couple on a movie date, and is competing for the opportunity to be to be screened in Regal theaters. (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)

“The LA Metro Project,” which premieres Thursday night at the James Bridges Theater, takes audience members to different locations throughout Los Angeles. Director Matthew Oquendo wanted to avoid the typical tourist locations, instead highlighting different aspects of the city. (Courtesy of Carlos E. Pèrez)
“The LA Metro Project,” which premieres Thursday night at the James Bridges Theater, takes audience members to different locations throughout Los Angeles. Director Matthew Oquendo wanted to avoid the typical tourist locations, instead highlighting different aspects of the city. (Courtesy of Carlos E. Pèrez)

Mark McKenna and Ciara Bravo star in “Wayne,” an upcoming YouTube Originals story following the titular character as he searches for his deceased father’s stolen car. 
(Courtesy of Jacara Jenkins)

Upcoming YouTube series ‘Wayne’ uses violence thoughtfully based in character

Shawn Simmons watched a child get beat up by about five other children, only to stand back up and throw a rock at his tormentors. Though he was only about eight years old at the time, the memory stayed with him and eventually inspired a scene in his YouTube Originals series, “Wayne.” Simmons said the scene was the first part he wrote for the show a few years ago, with the boy manifesting as the eponymous character, Wayne. Read more...

Mark McKenna and Ciara Bravo star in “Wayne,” an upcoming YouTube Originals story following the titular character as he searches for his deceased father’s stolen car. 
(Courtesy of Jacara Jenkins)

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Movie review: ‘Ashes in the Snow’ lingers on the surface, failing to evoke sympathy or meaning

“Ashes in the Snow” director Marius Markevicius bites off more than he can chew in his underwhelming debut. Based on the novel “Between Shades of Gray” by Ruta Sepetys, “Ashes in the Snow” follows 16-year-old Lina Vilkas (Bel Powley) and her family after they are exiled to Siberia under Stalin’s rule during World War II. Read more...

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Ava Lalezarzadeh, a third-year theater student, will participate in a spoken-word segment during the showing of "The Sun Ladies VR Project." The virtual reality and performance piece, which will be featured Friday and Saturday at UCLA, aims to discourage violence against women. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Documentary uses virtual reality to spotlight women confronting violence in Iraq

A pair of goggles allows audience members to join the Yazidi warriors as they load guns and march through the Iraqi desert in uniform. On Friday and Saturday, UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television will feature creator Maria Bello’s virtual reality and performance piece “The Sun Ladies VR Project.” The show begins with Yazidi women training and sharing their stories of genocide and slavery in a virtual reality documentary, and is followed by UCLA students performing a spoken-word piece on violence against women in the U.S. Read more...

Ava Lalezarzadeh, a third-year theater student, will participate in a spoken-word segment during the showing of "The Sun Ladies VR Project." The virtual reality and performance piece, which will be featured Friday and Saturday at UCLA, aims to discourage violence against women. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Actress and alumna Carol Burnett went on stage at the 76th annual Golden Globes to accept the first annual Carol Burnett Award which commends special achievement in television. Burnett said the inauguration of the award proves that television is as important a medium as film. (Courtesy of Carol Burnett)
Actress and alumna Carol Burnett went on stage at the 76th annual Golden Globes to accept the first annual Carol Burnett Award which commends special achievement in television. Burnett said the inauguration of the award proves that television is as important a medium as film. (Courtesy of Carol Burnett)

Sandra Oh hosted the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards alongside Andy Samberg. Oh was the first Asian woman to host a major awards show and the first Asian performer to win multiple Golden Globes, following up her 2006 win by winning Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama. (Creative Commons photo by Tabercil via Wikimedia)

Second Take: Minority victories at Golden Globes reflect push for greater representation in media

Sandra Oh bowed and thanked her parents in Korean after winning a historic Golden Globe award. Not only did Oh host the 76th Golden Globe Awards, she also went home with her own shiny trophy for best lead actress in a drama television series for her role in the thriller “Killing Eve.” Oh is the first woman of Asian descent to host a major awards show, and at the end of the 76th annual show, she became the first performer of Asian descent to win multiple Golden Globes. Read more...

Sandra Oh hosted the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards alongside Andy Samberg. Oh was the first Asian woman to host a major awards show and the first Asian performer to win multiple Golden Globes, following up her 2006 win by winning Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama. (Creative Commons photo by Tabercil via Wikimedia)


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