Jonathan Levine ’00 to speak at ‘Warm Bodies’ advance screening this Sunday

The string of Hollywood notables to visit Brown will continue this Sunday night, as Jonathan Levine ’00–director of 2011’s 50/50 and 2008’s The Wackness–will screen and field questions on his upcoming zombie rom-com Warm Bodies. Levine’s latest stars Nicholas Hoult (apparently of fame for his role in the British teenagers-sexing-and-drinking drama series Skins) as a zombie whose love for a living girl (Teresa Palmer) seems to be bringing him back to life, and also stars John Malkovich, Dave Franco, Rob Corddry, and Analeigh Tipton. Though the premise may sound both tired and ridiculous on first glance, the story is adapted from an acclaimed novel of the same title and is one of the more anticipated movies of Winter/Spring 2013. For all those interested in attending (and I can’t see why you wouldn’t be), tickets will be distributed TODAY (Friday) at JWW at 3 p.m., free with a Brown ID, one per person. If you miss that, don’t despair–some walk-in space will be available as well on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don’t miss it.

In Case You Missed It: Dee-1

Though we hardly need another reason to think that Professor Tricia Rose is cool, she has once again reinforced the notion that actually showing up for lecture will reap rewards. Instead of lecturing this morning, she surprised class attendees of her Hip Hop Culture(s) class with up-and-coming rap artist and role model from New Orleans Dee-1. The first half of class consisted of an interview with the young LSU graduate from New Orleans East, followed by an exclusive performance of some of his more well-known songs. Continue Reading

Crazy for Krasinski, Part II

Brunonia really is crazy for Krasinski. If you haven’t stepped into J. Walter Wilson today, you’re missing out on the pandemonium that is ticket distribution for John Krasinski ’01’s triumphant return to Browntown. The line started around 9 am, and it just keeps growing and growing. Right now, the line winds all the way up the back stairwell of J. Walter Wilson to the sixth floor and is now beginning to make its way back down. Rumor says there’s only 200 tickets available today. Panic ensues.