Spring film series is loaded with Oscar nominees


Five of the nine films nominated last week in the Academy Awards' "best picture" category are included in the Cyclone Cinema spring lineup. Chances are good you can enjoy the winner on campus – for free – in the next few months.

Cyclone Cinema is a program of the Student Union Board, with funding provided by the Government of the Student Body. The films are open to the public and admission is free. With the exception of the spring break weekends, films are shown twice a night (7 and 10 p.m.) Thursday through Sunday in the Carver Hall auditorium.

Films are free, the popcorn is not

Cyclone Cinema's concession stand offers popcorn ($2 and $3), boxed candy ($2), bottled water ($1) and Coca-Cola products ($1). You may pay with cash or CyCash at the concession stand. ISU students also may use their Dining Dollars.

Here's a quick look at the spring lineup:

Jan. 17-20: Taken 2 (rated PG-13), Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace

Jan. 24-27: Perks of Being A Wallflower (PG-13), Logan Lerman and Emma Watson

Jan. 31-Feb. 3: Argo* (R), Ben Affleck and Bryan Cranston

Feb. 7-10: Wreck-It Ralph (PG), animated, voices of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman

Feb. 14-17: Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (PG-13), Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Feb. 21-24: Skyfall 007 (PG-13), Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem

Feb. 28-March 3: Flight (R), Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle

March 7-10: Les Miserables* (PG-13), Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway

March 14-15 only: Lincoln* (PG-13), Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field

March 16-24: Spring break, no films

March 28-31: This Is 40 (R), Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann

April 4-7: Zero Dark Thirty* (R), Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton

April 11-14: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure (PG-13), Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage

April18-21: Gangster Squad (R), Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling

April 25-28: Django Unchained* (R), Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz

* Academy Award Best Picture nominee