Schools are closing, absentee rates are high and graduation rates are plummeting. Let's face it, folks, education in America is failing.
How do we know this? Because we watch a lot of news. We mean movies.
Here at NextMovie, we're usually all about making you forget about the harsh realities of the world in favor of providing entertainment as a diversion, but we couldn't resist involving ourselves in this vital issue, especially in light of this Friday's new release on the subject, "Won't Back Down," starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis.
Please enjoy the public service announcement above, and pass it on. The children are counting on you. Get More »
Whether you're heading back to school or suffering that annual bout of chem class flashbacks, you know what September means for the young of the world: Nine months of homework, student body drama and teachers that infect their students with parasitic aliens bent on world domination.
Just kidding. We're reasonably sure that only happens in the movies.
Our anxiety dreams are always reignited in August — so as you kids get your back-to-school shopping out of the way and sharpen your pencils (pencils? Remember pencils? Sharpish yellow things with magical scribbling properties?), we'll reflect on nine movie academies that will make you grateful for even the crappiest real-life high school. Get More »
For incoming freshmen, college can be a big, scary new world. And between homework, class schedules and weird new roommates, there's enough to worry about without the added pressure of putting together a decent DVD collection.
So in order to help your new college experience go as smoothly as possible, we've put together a list of the 20 essential DVDs (or Blu-rays) that every new college freshman should own, including all the best movies for college's favorite pastimes: drinking, hooking up, studying and even smoking — you know, if you're into that (Mandatory Disclaimer: NextMovie does not condone underage drinking or illegal drug use). Get More »
You've probably heard of RateMyProfessors.com, the site that lets college students evaluate teachers in a variety of categories, including hotness (let's face it, we all had/have that one professor we crushed on).
We wondered what it would be like if some of our favorite movie profs were rated by their students. And some of the ratings surprised us... until we read the comments. Get More »
Note to incoming college freshmen: Orientations and handbooks are only going to get you so far in life. You're going to need a rigorous arsenal of film knowledge to get you through these next four years, and we're here to help.
Consider the following nine films an essential primer on preparing for all aspects of college life. Within these hallowed films you'll find info on fraternities, dating, roommates, sports, road trips, law school and becoming a billionaire before graduation. And while we can't guarantee this list will help you graduate and find a job, it'll definitely make the attempt more fun. Get More »
The start of college is upon us and with it comes the chance, especially for the incoming freshmen, to reinvent yourself.
Were you the nerd in high school? Become the metalhead in college. Sociopathic bully prone to dishing out daily beatings? Start going film nerd. Get More »