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Arts Issue: Stacked casts distract from plotline

Arts Issue: Stacked casts distract from plotline

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

What do you get when you cast a bunch of the world’s greatest actors in a single movie? Some previous results include unrealistic explosions, choppy editing, badly made action films, Taylor Swift as a terrible cheerleader, confusion and Cameron Diaz getting a little too friendly with a Ferrari. Holl...

Arts Issue: TV shows suffer from ensemble casting

Arts Issue: TV shows suffer from ensemble casting

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

With shows like “Game of Thrones” and “Community” winning the hearts of fans and critics alike, it seems like the ensemble cast is all the rage on the small screen these days. Taking full advantage of the current fascination with celebrity culture, these shows cram as many A-listers in one story as pos...

Arts Issue: Great writing outweighs celebrity overload

Arts Issue: Great writing outweighs celebrity overload

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

Ensemble casts have always been a part of the lives of TV viewers, but recently this trend has multiplied and the results are spectacular. Ensemble shows like “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead” are massive hits with audiences. Many of these ensemble series have huge casts, turning so...