08 Oct 2011

Photo Gallery: 4 Hours in Washington D.C.

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04 Oct 2011

Movies and the Briss: 50/50 and Moneyball

No Comments Podcast Reviews, Published Work, Reviews

This week, I review the new dramedy “50/50,” starring Joseph Gordon-Lovitt and Seth Rogen, as well as the sports drama “Moneyball,” starring Brad Pitt. Listen to the podcast below.

22 Sep 2011

Hollywood Briss: The Best and Worst of Summer 2011 Movies

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Four years. In that time, an African American was elected president, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber became the most popular people on Facebook and a baby biting his brother’s finger became the most viewed home-video on YouTube. A few other events of lesser and greater importance happened as well; one of which includes myself covering/reviewing well over 100 movies during my time at the University of Nevada, Reno (importance to be determined by you, the reader).

So in my final semester, don’t expect much to change in the form of my ever-so-questionable opinions on film and the Hollywood industry. I still hate the new direction of the Bond franchise, think that 2/3 “Twilight” films are good and believe Quentin Tarantino is a pompous prick whose movies are overrated and pretentious.

With that off my chest, let me welcome you back to Hollywood Briss, with a look at the best and worst that theaters had to offer in the summer of 2011.

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22 Sep 2011

So the Oscars changed the Best Picture nomination rules again. Who cares?

No Comments Opinion, Oscars

Relevance is a fleeting term to the Academy

Most people are not comfortable with change. Consistency means reliability and assurance. If the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is one thing, it is not consistent. In fact, they are actually quite fickle.

This can be seen in their latest change to the Best Picture nomination process. Just two years after changing the rules to allow 10 movies to be nominated, the group has once again altered the process to allow anywhere from 5 to 10 nominees each year. Basically, instead of the top 10 vote getters receiving a nomination, a film has to have at least 5 percent of the first place votes to be recognized.
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10 Feb 2011

Caitlin Would Go

No Comments Profiles, Published Work

Anal sex, the importance of fingering and period intercourse. These are just a few of the open dialogues 22 year-old Caitlin Thomas holds in her bi-weekly sex column entitled “The Reluctant Slut.”

In the short time Thomas has been a student at the University of Nevada, Reno, she has swept the student body up in a sea of female empowerment and shock journalism. What started as an effort to desensitize the campus has now evolved into a career-changing affirmative action to start an alternative student publication. Read more