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SUB movie committee brings award-winning films to campus

first_imgThough many students associate room 101 in DeBartolo Hall with large classes such as chemistry or biology, the lecture hall becomes a movie theater on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with the help of the Student Union Board’s (SUB) movie committee members.Junior Daniel Riley heads the committee, which is comprised of dorm representatives and student SUB members. In total, the ten committee members work with graphic designers and a publicity team to bring 10 movies to campus each semester.The committee members work on the movie lineups for half a semester at a time, ensuring they will have access to the movies, since release dates often change. To pick the movies, Riley said the committee members first peruse the list of available films from two third-party sites that deal directly with movie production companies for the rights to a film, which organizations can then rent. Then the committee members who have seen the films give input about the movies on the list.“We find out which ones are the popular ones that we think the majority of the student body would like, as well as maybe some of the hidden gems that we think are worth showing that maybe there’s not a huge following for,” Riley said.The committee members also look for movies from a variety of genres, Riley said.“We do search for a little bit of diversity,” he said. “We try to get one family movie in [during a half semester period] … We don’t want it to be all comedy or all drama.”Once the committee members have made their selections, Riley emails his contacts at the sites. The committee gets the movies either through a pre-released DVD or downloading and streaming from a router box, and must return the movies when they are finished with them.“Because we are a college campus, we do get a bit of an advanced screening on it,” he said. “For example, ‘La La Land’ — my guess is it won’t be out on DVD for another month or so, at the earliest. … You actually get to see them before you would have the access on pay-per-view, Netflix, DVD, things like that.”While attendance varies with different movies, Riley said a weekend’s showings will typically average between 100 and 300 people, although “Moana” attracted over 600 people. Riley said most people attend the 8 p.m. showings on Fridays or Saturdays.Because bringing the movies to campus is not free, the committee uses its budget and revenue from people who attend the movie to fund the movie nights. While the committee can cover all costs with some movies, Riley said, it takes a loss on others.One such film, “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” is Riley’s favorite film of the ones he has brought to campus. Riley called the film a “special gem,” and said while the attendance for the film was small, the people who saw it enjoyed it.“We don’t make all our money back from the cost of renting a movie like that, but it does make me very happy [to see] how the student body gets excited for it as well,” he said.The rest of this semester’s SUB movie lineup features Academy Award-nominated films “Hidden Figures,” “Moonlight” and “Fences,” as well as “The Lego Batman Movie.” The committee will also be showing “The Breakfast Club” for AnTostal week.Students who are interested in following the movies on campus for a given week can email Riley at driley2@nd.edu to be added to the movie email list. Riley said the email list has over 150 members, and members receive information about the schedule and special movie promotions.Tags: movie nights, Student Union Board, SUB movieslast_img read more

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Newcastle eye up candidates

first_imgNewcastle plan to speak to a series of potential candidates for the vacant post of head coach once again as they attempt to move on swiftly from near-disaster. Managing director Lee Charnley, as he did following Alan Pardew’s departure for Crystal Palace in January, intends to hold informal talks with several men in order to gauge both what they have to offer and whether or not they could work within the prevailing system at St James’ Park. It is understood Patrick Vieira, head of Manchester City’s elite development squad, is among a small number of contenders with whom discussions will be held, with the name of long-term target Steve McClaren, now a free agent following his sacking by Derby, also on the list. Press Associationcenter_img Former Swansea boss Michael Laudrup too is available after his brief stint in the Middle East, and could be invited to share his thoughts on the position. However, it appears that John Carver, who took over from Pardew on an interim basis and suffered a tortuous second half of the season, has slipped in the pecking order after winning only three of his 19 Barclays Premier League games at the helm. The Magpies did much of the groundwork towards making an appointment at the turn of the year, but at that point, their preferred candidate was unavailable. They spoke to McClaren and Remi Garde, among others, at that stage, and the former England boss was offered the chance to return to the north-east, where he enjoyed a successful spell with Middlesbrough between 2001 and 2006. However, he opted to remain loyal to the Rams, and in turn, Newcastle decided to keep their powder dry until the end of the campaign. Little did they know how the remaining months of the season would unfold and McClaren was approached once again with three crucial games left and the club in dire need, with Derby’s promotion hopes having being dashed. Again, the answer was in the negative, but while that did not go down particularly well on Tyneside, the fact that he is now very much available – and perhaps significantly, there would be no compensation to pay – could prove attractive. Frenchman Vieira would be a very different candidate, one with no proven track record as a head coach, but with a glittering playing career behind him and the authority that brings, particularly among his compatriots, a sizeable number of whom are among the current Magpies’ squad. He is currently completing his coaching qualifications and would certainly be the kind of name to excite disgruntled fans. Charnle y is in no rush to make an appointment with the field having changed markedly since January, but with a big summer in the transfer market ahead of the club following owner Mike Ashley’s promise to invest in the squad, he cannot wait too long. last_img read more

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Twitter reacts to Jalen Hurts’ performance in Alabama’s SEC championship game victory

first_imgOne season ago, Tua Tagovailoa replaced Jalen Hurts at halftime of the College Football Playoff national championship game and led Alabama to a come-from-behind overtime victory over Georgia.A year later, the stage was different, the opponent was the same, and the roles were reversed. Tagovailoa struggled and ultimately left the game with an injury in the fourth quarter with the Crimson Tide down one score. Hurts completed 7 of 9 passes for 82 yards, passed for a touchdown and ran for the go-ahead score to lift the Crimson Tide past the Bulldogs, keep their undefeated season (13-0) intact and clinch a spot in the Playoff. Watch college football live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Hurts’ underdog story of losing his starting job and coming back to lead his team to a victory was cheered by many college football personalities on social media.MORE: Georgia-Alabama results, highlightsControversial Fox Sports host Skip Bayless is ready to crown the Heisman winner, and it isn’t Tua.Now that Jalen Hurts is saving Bama in the 4th quarter as Tua watches after a shockingly poor performance – Tua got exposed – congrats, Kyler Murray for winning the Heisman.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 2, 2018It is fair to wonder what the ripple effect will be for players who may want to consider a transfer.How many future transfers did Jalen Hurts just halt? I don’t know, but coaches will use this example as long as football is played.— Travis Haney (@travhaney) December 2, 2018NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport lauded Hurts’ commitment and noted the payoff for his decision.Hard to imagine many players handling a brutally difficult situation like #Bama QB Jalen Hurts did, being replaced at the biggest moment ever… then coming back creating his own moments like this. So, so cool.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 2, 2018An amazing sideline embrace from the two Alabama quarterbacks.Goosebump moment. pic.twitter.com/jOxti99bDK— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 2, 2018ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit offered his take.What an INCREDIBLE example for kids out there that think leaving for greener pastures after seeing 1st sign of adversity is the answer!! Jalen Hurts has shown amazing fortitude all year and has been an AMAZING leader and SUPPORTER of his teammates! And NOW saves his teams dreams!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 2, 2018Hurts also achieved what many before him could not. Jalen Hurts is doing the unimaginable: He is making a nation root for Alabama.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) December 2, 2018Hurts’ career journey already makes for a great documentary. What if I told you out of the Tua options, it was the one that Hurts the most…30 for 30 the Jalen Hurts story pic.twitter.com/Z7IJ9A8UYe— Will Sussis (@willsussis) December 2, 2018High praise from former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy.Jalen Hurts. Simply Amazing.— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) December 2, 2018Leave it to former Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton to have faith in his old teammate.Calling it now. Hurts finna win us the game just watch.— Shaun Dion Hamilton (@iam_sdh20) December 2, 2018Former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator and current Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin praises his former quarterback.#Jalen so happy for him!!!! @JalenHurts @AlabamaFTBL #RTR https://t.co/hCuHpAtUUi— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) December 2, 2018last_img read more

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