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Like Crazy is a romantic drama that won the Grand Jury Prize at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. Jacob, an American design student, and Anna, a British exchange student, fall in love over a year’s time and stay together for a summer. After visiting family in England, Anna is denied re-entry into the United States, forcing the couple into a strained long-distance relationship. _Like Crazy_’s script was improvised almost entirely by the actors. Fun Fact: The ex-wife of the director has stated that the movie is basically a re-enactment of their own romantic history.
A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
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Set six years after the sequel, the franchise that helped relaunch Neil Patrick Harris’ career is back and just as funny as ever. This film follows the fearless duo as they embark on another spectacular journey after Kumar accidentally burns down Harold’s father’s prize Christmas tree. It’s silly, yes, but what else would you expect? Fun Fact: Danny Trejo, who plays Mr. Perez in the movie, wears an ugly Christmas sweater in the film; that alone should be reason enough to see this.
Wet Hot American Summer
Wet Hot American Summer is one of the most underrated comedies to come out in the last 15 years. It stars a bevy of comedic actors including Janeane Garafolo, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, and many more. The movie shows these men and women as camp counselors who hilariously make it through the final week of summer camp. The film is very tongue-in-cheek about itself. Several scenes are too over the top to even describe. It’s the perfect movie to just sit back, turn your brain off, and watch. And isn’t that a fantastic thing to do around midterms?
The Activities Board is showing the Oscars in their entirety in McConomy Auditorium this Sunday. This year’s event will be hosted by Kermit and Miss Piggy. There will be snacks and plenty of opportunities to make fun of the stars from the comfort of a squeaky chair. Nine films are competing for Best Picture this year: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, and War Horse. Will your favorite movie come home with any Oscars?