The Man Who Invented Christmas, based on the book by FIU’s own creative writing professor Les Standiford, closes its theatrical run with five matinee screenings at the Coral Gables Art Cinema this Thursday, December 28 through Monday, January 1. Come out this Friday afternoon (12/29) at 1:30 for a special screening and Q&A with Les Standiford and the film’s executive producer, Mitchell Kaplan (of Books & Books). Tickets available here.
The Twenty-First Annual Miami Jewish Film Festival, among South Florida’s premier cultural events, will run from January 11 through 25. Screening over 60 films from 20 countries in venues throughout Miami, the festival will also host numerous filmmakers and special guests, and including one event sure to interest many FIU students.
The next movie from filmmaker Guillermo Del Torro, The Shape of Water, has already generated buzz as the winner of the 74th Venice International Film Festival’s Golden Lion for Best Film, with some critics going so far as to call the film Del Torro’s best since Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). An advanced screening on December 13th has been made available to FIU students on a first come, first serve basis. There’s only a few tickets available, so get your reservations now!
Screening takes place on December 13th at AMC Aventura, with check-ins for reserved seating taking place before 7:15pm. You can reserve your seat for this screening here.
To apply an overused turn of phrase, good mystery stories are typically not about the destination, but rather the journey. Despite this, the ending should still be a satisfying reveal, or else the journey would’ve been for nothing. Unfortunately based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name, Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express could’ve been an okay film, had it not managed to fumble its way to a disappointing ending.
Batman. Superman. Wonder Woman. The Flash. Cyborg. Aquaman. These are some of comic book history’s most storied heroes ever who have saved infinite dimensions from countless cataclysmic events — but they just can’t seem to beat public perception. Justice League takes place shortly after the events of Batman vs Superman. Superman’s death in the battle against Doomsday seems to have made the rounds on the inter-galactic Internet and the grossly overly-CGIed big bad Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) randomly shows up on Earth to do comically generic bad guy things. Guilt-ridden by his role in Superman’s death, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) attempt to recruit some new metahumans to help them push back against Steppenwolf’s invading army of parademons.
Favorite Family Movie Poll Results!
Thanksgiving is finally here! One more day and families will come together to give thanks for all their blessings while enjoying a scrumptious meal. After all, who can resist gobbling down some roast turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy on this special occasion? Now, once you have enough to leave you stuffed, you can sit back, relax, and watch a great family movie together. According to you, these are the top three family movies:
We are three events into the Panther Film Festival’s Mixers & Workshops and the turnouts, so far, have been incredible! We thank you for showing such an interest in our growing film community and hope to continue to provide you with valuable networking, workshopping, and learning opportunities in the months to come.