NewsNovember 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

An Advance Screening Competition Penn Needs to Win

wolf of wall street leoCareer Services is sponsoring a screening of The Wolf of Wall Street, a hard-hitting documentary about what working life is REALLY like for Wharton grads everywhere. Just kidding. The movie is actually just Leo’s latest attempt at Oscar recognition with more yachts and less gore. By voting here, Penn can win an advance screening! We may not have gotten The Hunger Games but c’mon, if any school deserves to win this one, it’s gotta be us.

NewsOctober 23, 2013 at 7:50 am

‘Forrest Gump’ Producer Coming to A Cohen Hall Near You

Wrong way, Forrest!

Wrong way, Forrest!

Don’t cry because Ashton’s long gone; smile because Forrest Gump producer, Wendy Finerman (W ’82), is visiting!

She’ll be here to chat about the entertainment industry, the work she’s done on movies including The Devil Wears Prada, and probably about how awesome Tom Hanks is.

Here’s the Facebook event page so run, reader, run (obligatory) to Cohen G17 at 5:30 PM tomorrow!

NewsJune 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Ditch The Netflix And Go Outside

outdoor movieBefore you buy those Rave tickets for Monsters University in 3D, check this. Every Thursday night from June 27th to August 15th (minus the 4th of July), there’ll be outdoor screenings of some classic ’80s movies at Drexel Park.

So if you’re lookin’ for somewhere to bring your SO, are tired of the butter laden air of a cramped theater, or are just short on cash, head over to 32nd and Powelton for a grand ol’ time. All shows start at dusk. Here’s what’s coming up:

  • June 27 | Adventures in Babysitting
  • July 11 | Spaceballs
  • July 18 | Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
  • July 25 | Die Hard
  • August 1 | Batman
  • August 8 | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3
  • August 15 | The NeverEnding Story

Update: The screening on the 27th has been postponed due to inclement weather!

(via westphillylocal)

NewsSeptember 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Shh, It’s A Secret Cinema

Because you like old movies. Because you still reminisce on that one time you spent the night in a museum as a budding young brownie/cub scout. Because free things are the shit.

These are all reasons to check out this year’s Film Series, presented by Secret Cinema and being held at the Penn Museum. The series, which begins tomorrow and runs through January, involves a monthly screening of old school (circa 1920′s and 1930′s) films that tie in thematically with current museum exhibits. Read the rest of this entry »

FeaturesJune 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

People Who Went to Penn: Wendy Finerman

It’s Saturday and hopefully you’re off doing whatever it is that Street‘s planned for you this weekend, but if you need that extra push to try something new, this Penn alum should provide just the right dose of inspiration.

After graduating from Wharton in 1982, Wendy Finerman strolled straight past Wall Street, taking instead the road less traveled by. And that has made all the difference. Finerman scored a career in TV and film production, and now she’s best known for winning an Oscar for Forrest Gump.

Finerman is also the mastermind behind The Devil Wears Prada, and her other projects include Stepmom, Drumline, as well as Fairy Tale, for which she won a BAFTA.

Moral of the story: Life is a box of chocolates. Try new things and become a Hollywood producer.

Summer: PhillyJune 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm

The Schuylkill Is The New Rave

Grab your friends, some homemade popcorn doused in a stick of melted butter and a couple 40s and head down to the river near the Walnut Street Bridge this Thursday for the kick-off of the Schuylkill Banks’ Outdoor Movie Nights series. Every other Thursday, an old (super)hero blockbuster  will be projected onto a big screen for your (free!) viewing pleasure under the stars. Movies begin around 8:20 P.M., but arrive earlier for (free!) snacks and a chance to enter a (free!) raffle. Read the rest of this entry »

FeaturesApril 22, 2011 at 7:04 pm

NSO 2011: New (Sexual) Orientation

Prefrosh, don’t be alarmed. Penn ‘15’s NSO will not witness any drastic changes (that we know of). We’re talking about “Orientation,” the product of Paul Messaris’ COMM362: Visual Communication Lab.  Over the course of this semester, students in the class wrote, acted in, filmed, and edited this short project about an ancient rock that changes people’s sexual orientations. Intrigued (or confused) yet?

Read more about sexual rocks after the jump.

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ContestsApril 18, 2011 at 11:29 am

Free Tickets to Bridesmaids

On Wednesday, if you’re not too busy tumbling or being really slutty, there’s a free screening of the new movie “Bridesmaids” at the Rave from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Want reserved seats for you and a friend? Be one of the first five people to comment on this post! Please comment under your real e-mail address (we have our doubts, or we won’t be able to contact you.

Update: And we’ve got our five! Missed out on the reserved seats? Don’t worry, you can sit with the regular people for free by printing out tickets here or by picking some up in 200 Houston Hall.

ContestsFebruary 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Win Free Tickets To See SPEC’s Screening of Paul

Look! Free things! Want reserved seats to the new movie Paul (starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost from Shaun of the Dead) for free at the Rave tomorrow? All you have to do is be one of the first five commenters on this post! Just comment under your real email and tell us that you wanna go and we’ll hook it up. Showtime’s at 7:30 tomorrow. Check the trailer and synopsis after the jump!

Update: We have our five! Thanks, guys!

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FeaturesJanuary 27, 2011 at 11:41 am

Why Wharton’s Shoutout on Monday’s Gossip Girl Was A BFD

From Amy G in a tweet from Arianna Huffington and the Engineering school’s scary acrobatic builder bots on Stephen Colbert’s ThreatDown, Penn has enjoyed quite a spell basking in the attention of the national media. But while Penn seems to be appropriately prominent in the realms of news and reality-based television, our alma mater remains relatively irrelevant to mainstream pop culture. Or, at least, until this past Monday.

Raina Thorpe, a brand new character revealed on this week’s “Gossip Girl,” went to Wharton. An inevitable love interest for Chuck Bass and the daughter of a billionaire being positioned to do financial battle with the Bass/Van Der Woodsen family — Raina is the kind of character that it isn’t hard to imagine prancing down Locust, having to make the impossible decision between Theta and Tabard and eventually being a shoe-in for Wharton’s notoriously Scene-y Lantern Senior Society. But what’s so great about that? Read the rest of this entry »