Archive for March 15th, 2011

Movie-review: Paul

By Leon Goodrum

Leon Goodrum

Leon Goodrum

Paul – Rated: R (Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use.)

Directed by – Greg Mottolla

Written by – Simon Pegg, Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shawn of the Dead)

Paul is the story of Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost), two friends who, while on their journey from Comic Con, run into a rather unlikely companion: Paul, an extraterrestrial (voiced by Seth Rogan). The film makes fun of American’s obsession with UFO’s and government cover-ups.

Paul and the duo race to town, while sheltering Paul in an attempt to hide him from the US government, which had held him captive for the past 60 years. Special Agent Lorenzo Zoil (Jason Bateman) is tasked with re-capturing Paul and will stop at nothing to get his hands on the spaceman.

Paul Reminds me of ET or even the 1988 knock off Mac and Me: it is a quirky film as many of the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost films have been. With guest appearances from numerous famous faces such as Justin Reed, Sigourney Weaver and Jeffery Tambor, the film is sure to satisfy in theaters, starting Friday March 18th. Be sure to go out and have a laugh.

Rating: 4/5

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Goodrum is a student in MCOMM 132; email him at leong@gcsummit.com

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Campus relief efforts begin for victims of disasters in Japan

 GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)–The International Club, moved by the plight of the Japanese following the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor damage, is taking up a collection on campus for victims’ relief.

The Club will staff a table from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. today through Thursday and again next week from Tuesday through Thursday across from the Griffin Grill area.

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Preceding based on material provided by the International Club

ACLU challenges Florida ban on research in Cuba, other countries

MIAMI, Florida (USANN4) The ACLU of Florida has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of a state law banning the state’s public universities from using private, state, or federal funds for travel to Cuba and other countries that the U.S. government considers terrorist states.

The five-year-old Florida law prohibits professors, students, and scientists from using funds administered by a public institution from conducting research and studying in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.   The plaintiffs include faculty members and students at a number of Florida universities.

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Preceding provided by USA News Network 4