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Movies coming to campus this spring

By Casey Miller - Staff Writer | March 2, 2018 | variety

The Campus Activities Board presents multiple movies throughout the semester in Wallenberg Auditorium.

The Campus Activities Board presents multiple movies throughout the semester in Wallenberg Auditorium.

With a new semester starting up we are all getting back into the swing of classes, homework, and being back on campus. We still have another couple months of cold winter to get through and the days might be moving slowly.

If you need something to look forward to or an escape on Friday nights, Gustavus Campus Activities Board (CAB) has another awesome set of films showing throughout the next couple of months.

Let’s take a look at the movies CAB will be featuring this coming semester.

On February 16 and 17 CAB showed Thor: Ragnarok. In this follow up to Thor and Thor: The Dark World we follow, obviously, Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth), who is imprisoned on the other side of the universe.

He finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial competition wrestling against the Hulk, a fellow Avenger. Fighting for survival Thor ends up in a race against time hoping to stop the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

This action packed film is directed by Taika Waititi and is the seventeenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It stars Chris Hemsworth alongside Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. Even if you missed this showing, it is definitely one to check out.

Up next this weekend is the new Disney film, Coco. Young Miguel dreams of being a musician just like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. However, his family has a generations-old ban on music and will not allow him to pursue those dreams.

Hoping to prove his talent he embarks on an adventure that leads him to the stunning and bright Land of the Dead. He teams up with a trickster named Héctor to try to find his way home, and along the way they hope to solve the mystery of Miguel’s family history.

The film is based off the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, and has won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Picture in 2017. It stars newcomer Anthony Gonzalez as the voice of Miguel along with Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, and many, many more.

On April 13 and 14, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be playing. Luke Skywalker’s solitary existence is cut short when he meets a young girl named Rey, whom he believes to show signs of the force.

When she wants to learn more and practice the force he is required to make a decision that changes their lives forever. While this is happening, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an assault against the Resistance, hoping for supremacy over the galaxy.

It is written and directed by Rian Johnson and is the eighth main installment of the Star Wars franchise. It features a long list of popular actors such as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, and so many more.

Finally, on April 27 and 28, CAB will be playing Pitch Perfect 3. The Bellas are back in this third installment of the Pitch Perfect series. After graduating and going of into the workforce the Bellas soon find their job prospects weren’t as great as they seemed.

Hoping to forget their unsuccessful careers and perform together at least one last time, they enter a competition for the USO tour. Come watch as they go on another hilarious adventure and make some more unforgettable music memories.

This laugh out loud comedy was directed by Trish Sie and written by Kay Cannon and Mike White. It stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and Hailee Steinfeld alongside many others.

These films will all be presented in Nobel Hall’s Wallenberg Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. Take a break from studying or sleeping to come and enjoy a free movie night at Gustavus with friends.

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