Film History Lives Vibrantly at BHC

By Ray Castellano      

Black Hawk College’s best kept secret can be discovered in Building 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 310.

Tom Vaccaro is Black Hawk College’s lone instructor for TV 212, History of Motion Pictures.  Leading students through the cultural history of film, however, only slightly factors into how this man enriches Black Hawk College.  Continue reading “Film History Lives Vibrantly at BHC”

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Highlights from the Event: Conversation On Movies

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Students discuss film at the first monthly Conversation Event for October in the Restaurant in Building 4, Hawk’s Nest.

The first Conversation Event for the month of October, sponsored by the Christian Conversation Club, included loads of interesting discussion about students’ favorite movies and why they appreciate them. One topic was whether the students attending prefered movies with a lot of action or movies that are more dramatic, with a heavy focus on character, or those with a little of each. In addition, there were some great conversations about how the films discussed (and films in general) make an impact on our lives.  Continue reading “Highlights from the Event: Conversation On Movies”

Calling All Movie Fans! Conversation Event at BHC QC Campus on October 11

Do you enjoy watching and discussing movies? Interested in how cinema affects us? All Black Hawk College students are invited to the October 11th Conversation Event On Movies, sponsored by the Christian Conversation Club of Black Hawk College.

“We plan to discuss many different viewpoints on movies, including genre, personal preferences regarding content and viewing, and cinema’s impact in our lives,” says CCC’s  Vice-President Ashley Hanson.  Continue reading “Calling All Movie Fans! Conversation Event at BHC QC Campus on October 11”

The Emoji Movie: Sell-Out of The Century

 

SPOILER WARNING

That’s right. It really happened. Sony pictures made an animated movie about emojis. If you’ve been scrounging the internet in search of saucy reviews, odds are you know by now that The Emoji Movie is bad. Really bad. In fact, so bad that it’s one of the lowest rated movies on sites like IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, despite its 50-some million-dollar budget. I mean, for crying out loud, it’s a movie about emojis. How good can it be? Despite the negative criticism, the movie actually made a decent profit. It’s hard to believe that a movie about emojis could manage to round up hundreds of millions of dollars, but it did. After watching the movie myself, I can honestly say that it deserves the ⅕ stars, 2/10 stars, and measly 5% and 12%’s it’s been getting from critics around the world. Let’s take a minute to analyze the awfulness that is The Emoji Movie, as well as its undeniable success. Continue reading “The Emoji Movie: Sell-Out of The Century”

Double Feature Film Club

“Movies are our American family album. They not only tell us how we looked back then, but also who we were and what we cared about, what made us laugh and cry. They mirror world events and often influence our thoughts and prompt us to take action.” Continue reading “Double Feature Film Club”

American Sniper, American Hero

Ever since its release over MLK weekend last month, American Sniper has gripped audiences with its realistic war scenes and horrific recounts of history. The movie is based off a book written by Chris Kyle, recounting his experiences at war after the 9/11 attack. Continue reading “American Sniper, American Hero”

It’s a Wonderful Life at BHC – No need to call Clarence

Learning at Black Hawk College unlocks many wonderful opportunities for varying types of students. Perhaps you are fresh out of high school. Maybe you are like me, where college is opening doors for a second career. Other students might be enhancing skills to grow in a current career.

Whatever stage of life brings you to Black Hawk, make the most of your opportunity by participating in the many clubs and activities made available to all students. Continue reading “It’s a Wonderful Life at BHC – No need to call Clarence”