On May 3rd, the University of New Mexico’s Honors Student Association hosted their annual Closing Carnival. Located in the Honors College Plaza beneath the UNM Student Health Center, the Closing Carnival took place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., while students were still on campus. Formerly known as the Honors Farewell Fiesta, the Closing Carnival featured dinner in the form of platters from Dickeys BBQ, macaroni and cheese, nachos, a cotton candy machine, an assortment of taffy, and a Bahama Bucks Sno Cone stand.
The first and original film, “Jurassic Park” (1993) has lead us five movies later to the latest in the series of the American classics, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Soon after “Jurassic Park” was released it was followed by two more movies, “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997) and “Jurassic Park III” (2001), completing the trilogy. In 2015, the beloved series was brought back to life with the extremely popular continuation, “Jurassic World” and on June 22, the fifth movie of the series was released: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
Each year in August, jazz-lovers of all kinds gather in Telluride, Colorado to take part in the Telluride Jazz festival. This year makes the festival will be making its 42nd annual appearance. Beginning Friday, August 3rd and ending on Sunday, August 5th, festival-goers will gathered in the mountain- valley town located in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado for a three day, overnight music festival.
Released on April 20, “I Feel Pretty” was one of the most exciting upcoming movies of the year because it was produced by and starred A-List comedian, Amy Schumer. Best known for her recent role in the 2015 film “Trainwreck” and her long history of work as a popular stand-up comedian, Schumer’s casting provided this film with a lot of potential.
With all the excitement surrounding its release, it was almost impossible not to have extremely high expectations for “Ocean’s 8.” Along with that, “Ocean’s 8” had an extremely large act to follow, with “Ocean’s 11” (2001), “Ocean's 12” (2004) and “Ocean's 13” (2007) being such well-known and loved films.
Excitement for “Incredibles 2” was largely created by the huge, 14-year time gap between the original film and its sequel. The film was released on June 15, and was written and directed by Brad Bird, who also directed the original film.
Released on April 13th, “Rampage” was one of the most well-advertised films of the year. It was almost impossible to browse the internet without seeing some sort of “Rampage” advertisement. And these advertisements most likely featured Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson flexing in tattered clothing in front of a war-torn, smoke-filled cityscape.
I was extremely excited to see the movie “Tag” after I viewed it’s trailer during the previews of almost every other movie I saw in theaters. From the trailer, I could immediately tell that “Tag” was supposed to be hilarious, and I thought that the movie’s extremely unique plotline really strengthened its chance of being a successful comedy.
Released on June 1, “Adrift” follows the true story of a couple, Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp, who were lost at sea when commissioned to sail a yacht from Tahiti to San Diego in 1983. The movie is based on the book "Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea," written by Oldham as a reflection of her journey and her thoughts on surviving Hurricane Raymond.
For about a month, every time I clicked on a YouTube video I was first forced to watch a commercial advertising the film “Truth or Dare.” The commercial featured Lucy Hale, well known for her role as Aria in the TV show Pretty Little Liars, screaming at her male friend, daring him to cut his tongue out. The male character holds out his tongue, grips a knife, says something along the lines of “I can’t believe I’m doing this” and then — the screen fades to black.