Whitewashing is the least of “Ghost in the Shell’s” problems

By CJ Bamert Staff Writer Back in the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the character most people wish they could forget is a character named Mr. Yunioshi played by Mickey Rooney. For those unaware, Mickey Rooney is a white actor who was given big buck teeth, slanted eyes and a bad hair piece. It would best be described as “yellow face.” Today, whitewashing is still … [Read more...]

‘Hail, Caesar!’ Is Filled with Nostalgia and Comedic Merriment

By Ross Joswick Staff Writer Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen Writers: Joel and Ethan Coen Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson Runtime: 106 minutes Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive content and smoking. Eddie Mannix is a Hollywood “fixer” at Capitol Pictures. The studio’s biggest production, Hail, Caesar!, has just hit a snag. Their star, … [Read more...]