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Mockingjay soars on screen

Mockingjay soars on screen

Brigitte Carreiro

December 2, 2015

After leaving viewers an exceptional cliff-hanger in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,” the partner film and finalé to the popular “Hunger Games” series had much to live up to. With an emotionally-taxing novel to mimic and astounding scenes to recreate, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - ...

The problem with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

The problem with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Katie Dugan

February 25, 2015

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard of a little film known as “Fifty Shades of Grey,” based on an erotic romance novel  by British author, E.L. James. The first book of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, published in 2011, explores the ongoing relationship between a college student, Anastasia Steele,...

Increased violence in PG-13 films reflects today’s culture

Increased violence in PG-13 films reflects today’s culture

Ally Johnson

November 20, 2013

There is a bizarre discrepancy between what is considered tame and, conversely, unseemly in today’s cinema. Gratuitous violence such as varying degrees of guns, explosions and death can be met with a PG-13 rating which allows audience members 13 and older (unless with a guardian) to be permitted...

Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” gives audiences a different view of the college vacation culture

Gianna Carchia

March 28, 2013

The most important thing to note before, during, or after you see Spring Breakers is that it does anything but encourage the behavior it portrays. Though easily the most absurd movie of the last year, possibly of the last decade, Spring Breakers somehow manages to send an important message to moviegoers...

Brunett doesn’t cut it with ‘Gone’

Brunett doesn’t cut it with ‘Gone’

February 28, 2012

Meagan Kennelly  Journal Staff A lot can be done with a mind-bending plot line putting the audience in suspense, trying to figure out whether the main character should be suing the Oregon police department for negligence or checking herself into an insane asylum.  Unfortunately though, writer A...

10 movies to watch for this year

10 movies to watch for this year

February 1, 2012

Brian Holak, Journal Contributor The Vow, February 10: What can be manlier than a story of unfailing commitment in the face of tragedy? Nothing. Sure, these other movies have action and adventure, but this one has heart (and Channing Tatum). After a car accident, Leo’s (Tatum) wife Paige wakes up with s...

Wolfman returns to the big screen

Derek Anderson

February 17, 2010

Michael J. Fox nowhere to be seen Article by: Derek Anderson An old school horror flick remade, The Wolfman (Universal Pictures, 2010) tore onto the big screen last weekend, but fell short on its attempt to show an evolution of an old monster tale. The movie starts off with Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del...

Avatar: Going blue to go green

Derek Anderson

February 3, 2010

Article by: Derek Anderson James Cameron’s Avatar has smashed down competition in theaters and reigns as the highest grossing movie of all time worldwide. The film brings the audience into the new world of Pandora, a moon that the human race wishes to harvest for an ultra-powerful mineral by the n...

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