Nora Boedecker

Name: Nora Boedecker
Position: Print Managing Entertainment Editor
Graduation Year: 2006
Nora Boedecker wants to be more like Eve when she grows up.

Stories (13)

"Brokeback Mountain" shines

By Nora Boedecker | Dec. 20, 2005, midnight | In Movies »

The mark of a great movie is what is left when all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood is peeled away. What remains is the essence of a film, and no release in recent memory has stood this test as brilliantly as "Brokeback

'Tis the season for cheesy movies

By Nora Boedecker | Dec. 19, 2005, midnight | In Movies »

For some, the holiday season evokes cozy images of family gatherings, warm meals and the joy of giving. Children eagerly await the holidays, and people everywhere are filled with inexplicable cheer.

A TV viewer's desperate plea

By Nora Boedecker | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Dear Hollywood, By the time you see this, I'll be long gone. I'm sorry for doing it this way, but it's for the best. I know it may come as a bit of a surprise to you, but I just need to clear the air:

"The Constant Gardener" thrills and satisfies

By Nora Boedecker | Sept. 7, 2005, midnight | In Movies »

When a film is advertised as a "thriller" audiences usually conjure images of high speed car chases, scantily clad women and of course, lots and lots of explosions. However, "The Constant Gardener" has none of these features, which is, perhaps, what makes it so extraordinary.

"Cinderella Man" is a lightweight

By Nora Boedecker | June 14, 2005, midnight | In Movies »

To make a truly great, inspirational and poignant film is an art. Such films are not manufactured, they are born, and when filmmakers try too hard to manufacture a great film-it shows.

The bleak outlook for summer movies

By Nora Boedecker | June 2, 2005, midnight | In Features »

Whether your summer is characterized by "Romance and Cigarettes" or a trip to a Caribbean "Island," you'll probably find yourself at the movies at least once. But movie watchers beware: This is not a promising season. You may end up being "Bewitched" by these films or you may find yourself caught up in a "War of the Worlds," but it's best to go to the theater knowing what to expect so that you don't find yourself heading out of the movies as fast as your "Traveling Pants" can carry you.

Blazer on the campaign trail

By Nora Boedecker | May 2, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

It all started as a challenge.

"Boogeyman" should have stayed under the bed

By Nora Boedecker | Feb. 8, 2005, midnight | In Movies »


"The Phantom of the Opera" will haunt for years to come

By Nora Boedecker, Grace Harter | Jan. 4, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The Phantom of the Opera is here--and not just in our minds. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical masterpiece "The Phantom of the Opera" has finally come to the big screen with the same heart-pounding organ music that has haunted the Broadway stage for over a decade. It also comes at less than one tenth the cost of a New York theater ticket.

"Lemony Snicket" is wickedly fun

By Nora Boedecker, Grace Harter | Dec. 22, 2004, midnight | In Print »

It's not often you walk into a movie and be told, in the opening monologue, to leave the theatre immediately. But "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" is not a usual movie. In fact, it's pretty twisted, from its strange insistence to portray all adults as either incompetent or insane to its dark humor and odd characters. That's why the film is so refreshing; it's a little quirky, it's a little sick and it's extremely entertaining.

Bridget Jones: unreasonably stale

By Nora Boedecker | Nov. 17, 2004, midnight | In Movies »

Bridget Jones

Blazers question their sexual orientation

By Nora Boedecker | Nov. 15, 2004, midnight | In Features »

Margaret, a senior, flinches when she hears the word bisexual. She hates it. She feels that it makes other people think that you're in love with multiple people at the same time, but that is not the way she sees it. To her, being bisexual just means that she doesn't consciously exclude one sex when beginning a relationship. Her love is gender-blind.

Singing into the hearts of the French

By Nora Boedecker | Aug. 2, 2004, midnight | In Movies »