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Review: Captain Phillips

Review: Captain Phillips

Vincent Bencomo, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013


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All the grittiness of a real life hijacking is displayed in  “Captain Phillips”, which unfurls with an intensity that will constantly keep you on the edge of your seat . Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) is a career seaman who lives in Vermont with his wife (Catherine Keener) and his ch...

Review: Gravity

Vishwa Shah, Staff Writer

October 14, 2013


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Directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuaron (Great Expectations, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Gravity is a sci-fi movie that takes the audience through the journey of an astronaut on her first mission. As a science fiction space thriller, Gravity completely immerses the viewer in t...

Halloween Movie Watchlist

Halloween Movie Watchlist

Daniel Dolford, Entertainment Editor

October 12, 2013


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Every year, whether it's on Halloween or leading up to the holiday itself, many people may ask themselves which horror film is worth the two hours of your life you may not get back. If you stick to what your television is showing, you may be highly disappointed. I've taken it upon myself to sort through...

Review: You’ll laugh until “The World’s End”

Shelby Shoup, Staff Writer

September 27, 2013


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If you're looking for cheesy action, British humur and so-dumb-it's-hilarious shticks, then Simon Pegg is your man. The World's End, co-written by and starring Simon Pegg, follows Gary King, an alcoholic loser verging on his midlife crisis, and his night out with his childhood friends. King decides ...

Review: We’re The Millers

Sophia Diaz-Carraway, Staff Writer

September 3, 2013


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What do you get when you have a drug dealer, a stripper, a virgin and a runaway all in the same RV? The perfect American family. A great movie to see with friends, We’re The Millers is hysterical if sex jokes and slapstick humor is your thing. Most of the humor is sexual, ranging from suggestive puns to ...

REVIEW: One Direction One Big Success

Aleesha Mundra, Photo Editor

September 1, 2013


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In my book, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones are legends. Will One Direction compare to the pioneers of Rock and Roll? Their new movie “This Is Us” was premiered in the United States on Thursday earning $2.7 million and estimated to make $25 million over the long weekend. I am a diehard fan...

Review: Kick-Ass 2

Josie Chapell, Staff Writer

August 30, 2013


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As far as superhero movies go, Kick-Ass is superb. In the first movie, Dave Lizewski, a teenaged loser becomes a masked vigilante on the streets of the Big Apple. Through a random course of events, Kick-Ass is recruited by a skilled father-daughter duo (also superheroes) nicknamed Big Daddy and Hit-Girl,...

Review: Blackfish: the sham of Shamu

Monisha Pillai, Staff Writer

August 30, 2013


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SeaWorld's greatest claim to fame is really just a shame. Blackfish, directed by Gabriele Cowperthwaite, exposes the hidden story of abused whales in marine amusement parks, in particular the infamous orca whale, Tilikum, of our very own Florida SeaWorld. In a heart-wrenching and informative documentary,...

Review: Jobs needs work

Maria Roberts, News Editor

August 30, 2013


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Some advice to moviegoers wishing to watch “Jobs”: just read the Wikipedia article, it's cheaper and will have the same effect. The movie honoring the life of the founder of Apple began with jobs’ introduction of the iPod in 2003 and reverted back to his hippie tendencies in the '70s. The audience...

Review: “The Butler” serves up a superb performance

Katie Frost, Staff Writer

August 30, 2013


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From the first minute to the last,I was thrown through the emotional ringer while watching Lee Daniels', "The Butler." Daniels' masterpiece is based on the life of Eugene Allen, a man who saw eight presidents come and go for over three decades. He was there to witness life-changing moments in history,...

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