Still recovering from midterms?  We are too, and nothing sounds better than a movie marathon. Well, you’re in luck…

The self-proclaimed “Words Largest Student Film Festival” is collaborating with SUPERB again this year to bring you the best short films Berkeley students have to offer. The Campus Moviefest lends students from over 90 schools computers, cameras and equipment to make their own short films. They are given one week to write, film, direct and edit their masterpieces.

Don’t miss the extravaganza TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Auditorium for a screening of the top 16 short films made by Cal students. It’s $3 with your Cal ID, $5 for general admission.

Prizes for Best Picture, Best Drama and Best Comedy will be awarded to contestants tonight, voted on by students! So shake off your crazy week of tests and papers, dress to the nines and get ready to vote for the best of the best.

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SUPERB is kicking off their semester of cheap and relatively entertaining movies TONIGHT in Wheeler Auditorium! As usual, all films are $3 with Cal ID and $5 for general admission. Here is the rest of the Fall 2012 lineup:

*Moonrise Kingdom: Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.


*Campus Movie Fest: Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30

*Brave: Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.

*The Amazing Spider-Man: Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.

*The Dark Knight Rises: Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

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Spring Break is unfortunately over, but SUPERB will make the transition back to the Berkeley grind hurt a little less with their showing of “Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol” on Friday, April 6 at Wheeler Auditorium. The film will show at 7 p.m. as well as at 9:30 p.m., so those who are night owls can also look forward to a night of action adrenaline.

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For those of you who are late to discover Stieg Larsson’s popular Millennium trilogy (we hope you bought the ultra deluxe platinum box set), Superb will be showing David Fincher’s film adaptation of the first novel , “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” on March 16 in Wheeler Auditorium. If you have a busy schedule but are desperate to marvel at Daniel Craig’s sculpted face Fincher’s beautiful cinematographic skills, don’t fret! Superb will be having two screenings- the first at 7 p.m. and the second at 9:30 p.m.

The film has been well received by critics with a solid 87 percent aggregated score on Rotten Tomatoes. For those curious about how Fincher’s version compares with the Swedish adaptation, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, Roger Ebert (the king of film critics) offers an insightful analysis in his review of the U.S. film. He notes that Fincher is a more “assured director”, but the Swedish film has a “certain earnest directness that seemed to raise the stakes.”

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What more could you want? That’s right, tonight could be that hilarious yet romantic evening you’ve been waiting for. Just you, Andy from “the Office” (or Stu from the “Hangover,” pick your fancy), Marshall from “How I Met Your Mother” (or Nick from “Freaks and Geeks” – but we’d say go with Marshall) … and all the other people in Wheeler Hall. Thursday, March 15, in Wheeler Hall, SUPERB is screening the new film “Jeff, Who Lives at Home.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 7 p.m., but we’d line up early. No, we won’t be graced with the presence of the two illustrious comedians, but hey, we’re getting the chance to see the film before it’s out in theaters. We feel so special. Need more convincing? Well, did we mention the event is FREE?

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Take the Hogwarts Express to fun!

Take the Hogwarts Express to fun!

Calling all students of wizardry, all experts on potions, charms, herbology and other magical subjects! We know that you (like us) have been waiting for the chance to use that stunning spell and that copy of “Hogwarts a History” that was compiled from Hermione quotes throughout the entire “Harry Potter” series. Now is the chance to show off your smarts.

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We all know Cal can build a big-ass telescope, discover radioactive elements and lead a rockin’ protest – but can Berkeley make you laugh, cry and sit at the edge of your seat? That very question was answered Friday at the annual Campus MovieFest for the low price of $3 and a homework-free Friday night.

Campus MovieFest calls itself the “The World’s Largest Student Film Festival” and allows students from over 90 schools the opportunity to make their own short films. Students are given equipment  (Mac laptops and Panasonic HD camcorders) and one week to write, direct, film and edit their own original film. Last night, read more »

Okay, no, not really. Fine. But thinking about it is the only thing getting us through another week of toil and tedium. This Friday, Sept. 16, catch Santa Barbara-based indie band Gardens and Villa on Lower Sproul at noon with synth-pop songs as enchanting as their name sounds.

Later in the day, for only $3 with a Cal ID ($5 without), watch Super 8 in the faux cinematic Wheeler Hall at 7 or 9 p.m. Between the plush seats, the curtains and the giant screen, you’d be hard-pressed to remember you’re actually in a lecture hall.

Rebecca Black – Friday (OFFICIAL VIDEO) [YouTube]

The Clog brings you our weekly assortment of the free, the delightful, and the delightfully free. No one shall rain on our parades this weekend. Because there are no parades! Ha! The joke’s on … um … us?


The Come Out and Play Festival has organized huge games of Zombie Tag in the past. Yes, Zombie Tag. Awesome.


Firstly, Cinnaholic cinnamon rolls will be present … but also, Carol J. Adams, author of “The Sexual Politics of Meat” and “The Pornography of Meat,” will be there to relate patriarchy and meat consumption in what is sure to be a compelling Friday afternoon talk.

Superb is showing “Inception” tonight in Wheeler for only a few bucks (w/ student ID), while 111 Minna, near the Metreon, is presenting Post:Ballet, a free contemporary ballet performance, in its spacious galleries — a 21+ show (we’re not sure why). For everyone else, read more »


This is late notice, TV fans, but we know you’ve got it in you: tonight Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. on the 7th floor of Eshleman, SUPERB will host a night of TV trivia. They want teams of four or less, and best of all, the event is completely FREE! Oh and yes, there will be prizes.

Now your next question is probably, which shows will be featured? Are we talking arty shows like “Mad Men” or the drivel that is “Jersey Shore?” Thankfully, the TV trivia gods have chosen to give you a smorgasbord of shows including “Glee,” “House,” “30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” “CSI,” “Sex and the City,” and “The Big Bang Theory.” Hulu fans, this is your time to shine!

And since it’s after six, and you’re not a farmer, you’d better wear a tux. We’re just sayin’.

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SUPERB presents: TV Trivia Night! [Facebook]

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