By Julie Mendoza, Courier Staff Writer
The Beatles left a legacy of peace and good music before their band's bitter end in 1969. After entertaining thousands of fans, their unique genre inspired the 2007 film, Across the Universe
. The movie generates around the existence of the Beatles. Each character, place, and song is significantly connected to the English rock band. Jude, named after the song Hey Jude, leaves Liverpool in order to find his father at Princeton University. Liverpool is where The Beatles originated in 1960. Jude then meets Max Carrigan, the reckless and charming college drop out. What do they do then? What any irresponsible, unmotivated, drop-out would do. Go to New York, like tonight.€
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By Shamal Asnani, Courier Film Critic
Anyone who is a fan of watching classic movies remade will be glad to hear that The Wolf man was released in theatres February 12. The film is a remake of the classic that was made in 1941.
Benicio del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, an actor who returns to his ancestors house in England in order to figure out the whereabouts of his missing brother. Upon arrival, his father, John Talbot, informs him that his brother’s body has been found and that a funeral will be arranged. To Talbot’s surprise, his brother’s body is found in torn pieces. He decides to go into a town, in which his brother hung out, in order to investigate further details about his death.
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(William Thomas, Jr.) (March 12, 1931 – October 10, 1980) was an American child actor best remembered for portraying the character of Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films from 1934 until the series' end in 1944. He was a native of Los Angeles, California.
Although the character he played was often the subject of controversy in later years for containing elements of the "pickaninny" stereotype, Thomas always defended his work in the series, pointing out that Buckwheat and the rest of the black Our Gang kids were treated as equals to the white kids in the series. The 1980s Little Rascals
animated series adapted from the Our Gang comedies addressed the problem by changing Buckwheat into a clever inventor who is always building ingenious machines for the gang.
Watch Billie Thomas perform as Buckwheat.
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