This Week in Entertainment
That Awkward Moment
This romantic comedy stars some of Hollywood's most promising young talent, including Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) and Zac Efron (The Lucky One). The film tells the story of three friends who make a pact to stay single after one of them suffers a breakup but are comically challenged to keep their promise after two of them fall in love. R. 94 minutes.
After the Disco
The second studio album from this Grammy-nominated indie rock project - consisting of producer and former Gnarls Barkley frontman Danger Mouse and The Shins lead vocalist James Mercer - is another collection of alternative, spacey original tracks. The provocative album includes lead single "Holding On for Life," which has already placed on alternative charts, and is accompanied by a series of short films starring Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek).
This award-winning film chronicles the true story of the 1976 Formula One season, by focusing on the rivalry between drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl, Inglourious Basterds). The movie follows the events from a catastrophic crash at the German Grand Prix through the duo's pursuit of the World Championship in Japan. Bonus features include deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes documentaries.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Unveiled to commemorate the iconic series' 25th anniversary, the 13th installment of the action role-playing series utilizes a revamped battle system, new customization options, and improved story missions and side-quests. Featuring improved graphics, more easily navigable maps and downloadable content, the game should satisfy Final Fantasy fans in the U.S. Available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
More from The Rice Thresher
Before passing away this June from cancer, Rice professor Paul Otremba got to see an early print of his third book of poetry, “Levee.” Published posthumously in early September, “Levee” received a launch and reading this past Thursday at the Menil Collection, hosted by Inprint, a local literary arts nonprofit organization.
22.6 percent of undergraduate women and 5.2 percent of undergraduate men surveyed have experienced some type of nonconsensual sexual contact during their time at Rice, according to the Association of American Universities Climate Survey results released earlier this morning.
More than 150 Rice University community members have signed a petition urging the department of computer science to drop Palantir Technologies from a computer science mixer event on the evening of Oct. 10, due to contention over Palantir’s ongoing contracts with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.