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‘Finding Dory’ Director and Producer Discuss Upcoming Film

Dory the fish is pictured

Alejandro Zizumbo

April 27, 2016

Director Andrew Stanton and Producer Lindsay Collins gave The Sundial and other college papers an exclusive interview to discuss details for the upcoming "Finding Dory."Thirteen years after the 2003 premiere of "Finding Nemo," the supporting lead is getting her own feature-length film. "Finding Dory" stars the ...

CTVA program encourages diversity in the film industry

The 87th Academy Award nominee class during the luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)


February 1, 2016

In hopes of bringing a change to the entertainment industry, CSUN's cinema and television arts department strives to bring diversity into their classrooms. “It hurts to see the lack of minorities being recognized in the industry,” CTVA senior Robin Sanders said.“[Minorities] have to do something...

Copycat mentality cause reboots in film and television industry to rise

Set-top box rentals generate about $19.5 billion a year for cable and satellite TV companies. But the boxes may face new federal regulations designed to break TV providers' hold on the devices. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)

Jasmin Robinson

December 7, 2015

Your mind's not playing tricks on you. That show you used to stay up late for to watch prior to the invention of DVR, and that movie you use to play until your VCR overheated, and those quirky lines you use to repeat are now coming back in full force. With the likes of Annie and the Muppets all getting...

Weekly Events: Why are there Christmas sales already?

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Anthony Walton

October 21, 2015

October is almost over. How does time fly so quickly when class is in session? For better or worse this means that the spookiness of the month is intensifying. However, Thanksgiving, eggnog and presents are on their way. For those looking for things to do that won't spook but get their hearts ready ...

“Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter” fantasizes reality

Antione Bowman

April 26, 2015

Antione Bowman / Staff Writer When we meet Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi), the heroine in David and Nathan Zellner’s new film “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” she is a conspicuously single woman with a scraggly appearance working in a busy Tokyo office. Each day, she is assigned a menial task, either dro...

The second trailer for “The Force Awakens” has arrived

The second trailer for

Ryan Mancini

April 16, 2015

Ryan Mancini / Assistant News Editor Follow @ManciniRA // Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy presented the new teaser for the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel, "The Force Awakens," at "Star Wars" Celebration in Anaheim on April 16. The trailer delivers answers to what fans have seen from leaked concept drawings, photos and story details. The trailer starts on the desert world of Jakku (originally thought t...

An “Inside Out” look at Pixar animation


Lauren Rife

April 16, 2015

Follow @Lauren_Rife // Pixar animator, Albert Lozano, gave CSUN students a glimpse into the world of computer animation and the creation of Pixar's latest film, "Inside Out" on campus Wednesday and surprised everyone with a seven minute clip of the beginning of the film. Lozano, who has been working for Pixar since 1999 and has worked on such films as "Monsters Inc.," "The Incredibles," and "Up," spoke a...

Magical and magnificent remake of “Cinderella”

Courtesy of Disney Pictures

Lauren Rife

March 12, 2015

Lauren Rife / Staff writer @Lauren_Rife Walt Disney's new live-action retelling of the animated classic, "Cinderella," is even more magical than the original. The film tells the story of Ella, a kind and pretty girl who's mother died when she was young. Her mother's final words to her were to "hav...

The DUFF: YA Novel to Teen Classic Comedy

The DUFF: YA Novel to Teen Classic Comedy

Dena White

February 24, 2015 They say that there are no original stories left out there, but Hollywood has struck gold recently, when mining the Young Adult novel category for movies. “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Hunger Games,” and now “The DUFF” are examples of YA literature...

The Set Show: The Fantastic Five

Conner and Ernesto on The SET Show

Daniel Shin

February 6, 2015

The Sundial is proud to bring you episode five of The Set Show. This week, hosts Ernesto Casillas and Conner Faulk welcome the voice and commentator for CSUN Basketball Ghizal Hasan, Conner's Top 5 NFL Qb's Coaches, Steve Carrel Movies, and biggest Box Office Bombs. The SET Show. Sports, Entertainment,...

Prep for Valentine’s Day on Netflix

Prep for Valentine's Day on Netflix

Madeline Sensibile

February 5, 2015

Valentine’s Day is near, and whether you’re single or not, you can’t deny that you love a good romantic movie. Tearjerking, hilarious or just a downright classic, here are four movies you need to watch on Netflix for the big V-day. Let’s start with a classic, Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall.” It may not jump out to you as a typic...

The rise of the book-to-movie trends

300 dpi Jeff Durham illustration of a child sitting in bed reading a tablet under a starry sky. (Bay Area News Group/MCT)

Adriana Celis

February 5, 2015

Lately, an all-too-common trend has become hard to ignore. We go to the movie theater and browse through what seems to be the same old drab list of been there, done that films. One form or another we’ve heard of it because these storylines already exist - within the pages of a book. Hollywood ...

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