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Fall movie preview: what to watch

Fall is here, and the climate is changing. No, I’m not talking about the outdoors — we’ve got a few months left of 80- to 90-degree weather. I’m talking about the climate of film: out with the summer blockbusters and in with the Oscar bait and film-festival favorites. For those of you wondering what exactly there is to look forward to, here’s a preview of some buzz-generating projects that I think are worth highlighting.


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Netflix binge drinking game: "The Originals"

“The Originals,” a spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries,” centers on the Mikaelson siblings: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt). The show takes place in New Orleans, where the Mikaelson’s return after a century away to find and protect Klaus’ child, better known as the “miracle baby.”


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Q&A: UF student and ‘Bloodline’ actress Taylor Rouviere

Ever watched one of your favorite shows, seen actors your own age and wondered where they went to school? Well if your favorite show is “Bloodline,” one of the show’s stars has been walking around the UF campus with you all along. Taylor Rouviere, 19, plays Jane Rayburn in the hit Netflix show and is going into her third year at UF as a biology and psychology double major. I sat down with her to talk about living in Gainesville and working on an acclaimed TV show as a college student.


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Movie Roundup: The best films to see this summer

It’s summer, which probably means you have lots of free time on your hands. It’s also Florida, which means it’s raining every afternoon and you have to spend a good amount of that free time inside. What better way to pass the rainy day away than catching some of summer’s hottest movies? Here’s the best ones of summer (some coming soon) with a little something for everyone.


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Coen brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!'gets a 'Hail, no!'

The Coen brothers’ newest feature “Hail, Caesar!” opened in theaters last weekend, and if box office numbers are any indication, audiences gave it a big “Hail, no!” With the lowest turnout ever of the siblings’ career, the comedy only raked in about $11.4 million in spite of its recent critical acclaim. Perhaps it’s because many of the advertisements didn’t map out a clear plot. Spoiler: There is no clear plot.


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Q&A: Rooster Teeth's Burnie Burns

Rooster Teeth, an Austin-based production company known for its online content, released its first-ever feature-length film, “Lazer Team,” in theatres Wednesday. Crowd-funded through Indiegogo, the comedy features a misfit team that must put aside its differences to save the planet from an alien threat. Tickets for nearby showings can be bought at lazerteamthemovie.com. The movie will also debut on YouTube Red in early February.


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Netflix Binge Drinking Game: Jessica Jones

Marvel fans rejoice: There’s a new heroine in town and she’s hardcore. Jessica Jones is the most recent character to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a 13-episode series on Netflix, released Nov. 20. The series follows the same nitty-gritty, dark essence the first Netflix-Marvel collaboration “Daredevil” was filmed in, and just like the former, “Jessica Jones” does not disappoint.



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