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The Grand Budapest Hotel proves to be a classic

The Grand Budapest Hotel proves to be a classic

Ally Johnson

March 26, 2014

Ever since the release of The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009, Wes Anderson’s films have spun themselves away from simply avant-garde to rich and colorful storytelling-resembling pop-up picture books from your childhood. The shortcoming with Anderson’s last film Moonrise Kingdom was how the style overtook...

86th Annual Oscars honor a wonderful year of film

86th Annual Oscars honor a wonderful year of film

Serina Gousby

March 5, 2014

The year of 2013 was by far one of the most incredible and successful years for motion pictures, as well as for the actors and actresses that amazed audiences around the world with their performances. There is no award show out there to thank and appreciate them more other than the Oscars. The show...

Frozen is melting away the Disney competition

Frozen is melting away the Disney competition

Soleil Barros

March 5, 2014

The newly entitled Oscar-winning animated film Frozen stunned the box office as it is about to become one of Disney’s rare productions to have sold $1 billion in ticket sales. It is anticipated that the animated fairy tale musical produced by Disney is expected to pass $1 billion in worldwide ticket s...

DC Comics lays egg with Justice League: War

DC Comics lays egg with Justice League: War

Alex Hall

February 12, 2014

DC Comics released its latest animated film last week, Justice League: War. The film is loosely based on the "Justice League: Origin" comic book story arc by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee from a few years back. The adaptation of that storyline into this film was disappointing and put a dent on DC’s shining...

The lost art of real acting in critically acclaimed films

The lost art of real acting in critically acclaimed films

February 5, 2014

By Benjamin Linares Acting never used to be about money. Good actors were good actors, end of story. Today, Hollywood is self-absorbed and actors act for one reason: money. Last week, Jonah Hill stated that he was paid a meager $60,000 to perform in Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street. Now, there is n...

Grammys! Grammys! Grammys! Read all about it! the 56th Annual award show gleaming with stellar surprises

Grammys! Grammys! Grammys! Read all about it! the 56th Annual award show gleaming with stellar surprises

Soleil Barros

January 29, 2014

As the 2014 Grammys served to deliver a brew of controversy, the annual worldly popular music award ceremony also did quite a swift job at hosting a few revolutionary moments. Many highlights of the show were featured in headlines across the news spectrum with stories sprinkling into newsrooms, reporting...

Wolf of Wall Street bringing in box office money weeks following big release

Wolf of Wall Street bringing in box office money weeks following big release

Soleil Barros

January 29, 2014

When one decides what movie to choose at the theatre, varying by personal taste it may be the day for a thriller or an action film to satisfy a mere full theatrical experience. Upon arriving to a small local theatre on Cape Cod for a late night spontaneous flick, I was surprised to run into a professor...

New Spike Jonze release introduces moviegoers to a new age type romance

New Spike Jonze release introduces moviegoers to a new age type romance

Ally Johnson

January 23, 2014

There is something inexplicable about the joyous, introspective nature of Spike Jonze’s most recent film Her. It is not a movie that is simple to summarize, I have sat and pondered my response which, from the minute I exited the theater to the moment I sat down to type this out review, has remained...

Harvard Film Archive presents novel-based Stalker

Harvard Film Archive presents novel-based Stalker

David Frederick

January 23, 2014

The most recent offering from the Harvard Film Archive is the complete works of Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky. Most known for his existential sci-fi art house fair Solaris. Many have said that it is about, “the problem of overcoming, of convictions, of moral transformation on the path of struggle...

71st Annual Golden Globes delivers surprises, laughs for viewers

71st Annual Golden Globes delivers surprises, laughs for viewers

Haley Peabody

January 23, 2014

As 2014 begins, the new year marks the beginning of another awards season to commemorate the best films, TV shows, and music of the past year. The season began with the 71st annual Golden Globe awards. With a vast array of celebrities and stars from both television and film, the competition was sure...

Lone Survivor cast places audiences in fantastic but realistic battle

Lone Survivor cast places audiences in fantastic but realistic battle

Sam Humphrey

January 23, 2014

Believe the hype about the new war movie Lone Survivor. This film is definitely worth a trip to the theater to see on the big screen. Directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Battleship), the film was adapted from Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s eponymous memoir recounting Operation Red Wings, a...

Second ‘Hunger Games’ film, ‘Catching Fire’ among audiences

Second ‘Hunger Games’ film, ‘Catching Fire’ among audiences

Dan Olson

December 4, 2013

Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is currently the No. 1 film on the planet and has caused quite the craze. After the immediate success of the original film in 2011, the creative team  hooked audiences all over the world.  Now, with this newest work, it was essential...

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