The Geekwave Episode 16: All I Want For Christmas Are Movie Trailers

HAPPY STAR WARS DAY, GEEKS!

This episode was actually recorded before Star Wars came out, so it’s completely spoiler-free. We also limit the amount of Star Wars we actually talk about, since we’re sure many of you are a bit overwhelmed. For now you should just go see the movie and enjoy it. And rest assured, Solar and Lee have already seen it by now and enjoyed it immensely. We’ll have more commentary on it after Christmas.

What this episode does have is a ton of movie talk. Trailers for Star Trek: Beyond and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dropped this week. Also, we got our first look at the new Ghostbusters cast and Logan talks about The Hateful 8.

Also in this episode: Joseph Gorden-Leavitt, the new Kojima Productions, and impressions of the new game Squad.

Have a Merry Christmas and any other holiday you’re enjoying, and we’ll be back on New Years Day.

Crisol | Origins In Latin American Film

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Crisol | Free Latin American Film Series, March 14-April 3, 2015

U film & media arts student, Karem Orrego, Founder of Crisol Film Initiative

U film & media arts student, Karem Orrego, Founder of the Crisol Film Initiative

CRISOL | “DIFFERENT, TOGETHER”

The Rostrum catches a few minutes at the Union, with Karem Orrego, founder of the new experience in Latin American Film, CRISOL. Busy with finals as we all are, Karem generously shares a glimpse of how CRISOL got started—a beginning that connected an amazing assortment of cultures, people, partnerships and interests. CRISOL’s FILM LIST.

At the Urban Arts Gallery opener, one of the many attendees wrote on the interactive mural, “Crisol means, being different together.”

  • Crisol founder Karem Orrego

    Crisol founder Karem Orrego.

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    Her creation is a new intercultural film experience.

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    Karem had a smile for every answer.

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    “I like to do things Big.”

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    Orrego’s first award-winning film was the documentary, Memoirs of My Father.

The Vet Set is Betty Bryant’s Favorite New Show

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The Vet Set host, veteran and student of history teaching at the U, Andrea Bryant (Coxswain)

The Vet Set

The Vet Set is here to share the value of veteran culture, hosted by veteran Andrea Bryant, a student of history teaching at the U. She’s also Betty’s daughter who’s the show’s biggest fan. The correspondent part comes later. These are humorous and endearing stories from University of Utah veterans, who they are, and how they served. Enjoy a few smiles with Andrea, and former Specialist in the National Guard, student of Communication, Capoeria dancer, and “green” entrepreneur, Keith Blanc.

THIS WEEK’S VET

Keith Blanc. Communication, University of Utah. Former Specialist, National Guard

Keith Blanc, Communication, University of Utah. Former Specialist, National Guard

The Geekwave Episode 15: Return of the Claire, Attack of the Kelby

RED ALERT: We are 6 days away from the release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS! Today’s episode is all about the new movie, the books leading up to the movie, our opinions about the old movies and the theories about the new canon, and everything STAR WARS. Solar, Logan, and Lee are joined by special guests, Geekwave Alumni Claire Heman and Kelby George. ALSO, a special guest appearance from our old friend, Harison Ford! This is one you don’t want to miss.

Also check out:

Solar’s Article in the Chronicle about Geek Week

The Hearthstone Tournament Tomorrow

The League of Legends All-Star Viewing Party on Sunday

 

Brunch With U: Cultural Collides For The Holidays

Campus News:

More info on the upcoming bowl game.  Ideas for the break from school.  Highlights from the Chronicle.

Local news:

Violent crimes are on the up because more people are high on heroine.

National News:

More about how well Trump is doing despite his comments. Information on Bo, who deserted his unit to join the enemy in Afghanistan, then was released 5 years later in exchange for 5 top Taliban leaders,  one whose been confirmed as returning to fight against the U.S, and it’s allies.

“Have a great break, a Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year”

— Brunch With U
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Brunch With U: Good vs Bad

Campus News: UofU vs BYU upcoming Dec. 19 game, at the Vegas Bowl.  The good UofU faces off against bad BYU.  Food for thought: Tips for finals.

Local News: Utah holiday ideas worth your time to go and enjoy.

National News: Trump takes the stage again, with comment about not allowing more Muslims into the country until our government figures out whats going on with radical terror.

World News: Beijing sends out first red alert due to air pollution and smog.

The Rostrum: “Reciprocity,” Filtering through the Noise, Part E

"Reciprocity," Filtering through the noise, Part E

Larger Beginnings 

Part E: Larger Beginnings

Where will Snapchat take the future of digital media culture? What are societal benefits of targeted engagement? How are digital networks changing life offline?
Texas-born, Avery Holton is a voice for “connectivity” at the U. His award-winning studies have recently identified a gap between personal identity and journalistic enterprise. Our conversation picks up at LNCO 2149, where personal identity, relationships, and media culture come together around the challenges of social media.