Broadside Correspondent Kayla Beardsley

Death follows its predecessor well: American remake lives up to the original

I am not afraid to admit my hesitation before seeing the American re-make of the 2007 British comedy Death at a Funeral.

The thought “how could anything be funnier?” crossed my mind. However, this Neil LaBute-directed version kept true to its adaption, and kept the laughs going.

The new Death at a Funeral did what remakes are meant to do but rarely accomplish – it took out what didn’t work in the first one.

Sigismondi resurrects The Runaways: First-time director conquers passion project

Floria Sigismondi is most known for her direction of music videos such as Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People.” But after April 9, Sigismondi will be known for something much bigger: her first feature film.

Sigismondi has been an artist from a very young age. “I would look at a paintbrush and just have to touch it, or use it,” she said. As a child, Sigismondi painted and drew, but as she grew up, her passion turned to photography.

The Runaways primed to scare off the competition: Young starlets bring rock ‘n’ roll to life

The Runaways will shock and sometimes disgust, but it will keep you entertained the entire time.

The film tells the story of the famed ’70s rock band formed by Joan Jett (played by Twilight’s Kristen Stewart) and follows them through the good times, the hard times and all the rock and roll along the way.

Stewart has come a long way from her role in the famous tween vampire saga. She is convincing, empowering and all around awe-striking in her performance as the sexually confused rock star.