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“The Night Before,” Underwhelming but Sweet Christmas Comedy

Anthony Mackie, Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Jonathan Levine's
Andrew Gechter, Arts Editor January 22, 2016

Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie. Rated R. 2015 - 101 minutes.   With last year’s “Neighbors” and “The Interview,”...

10 Horror Movies to Watch in October

10 Horror Movies to Watch in October
Kenneth Simpson October 23, 2015

10. Evil Dead In this 1980s horror film, a group of friends go to a cabin in the middle of the woods. Instead of having a weekend laugh and fun memories, they get a night full of terror. Directed...

“The Visit,” a Return to Form for Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan

The grandparents in
Andrew Gechter, Arts Editor October 19, 2015

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Rated PG-13. 2015 - 94 minutes. In 1999, M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most prominent up-and-coming filmmakers in Hollywood. “The Sixth Sense,” a psychological...

“Ex Machina,” Patient, Thought-provoking, and Altogether Scarily Realistic Sci-fi

Ava (Alicia Vikander) in
Andrew Gechter, Copy Editor September 23, 2015

Directed by Alex Garland. Starring Domhnall Gleeson (as Caleb), Oscar Isaac (as Nathan), and Alicia Vikander (as Ava). 2015 - 108 minutes. Rating:  for graphic nudity, language, sexual references...

Mockingjay Part 1- Movie Review

Cover of the film
Natalie Bullock December 16, 2014

The film “The Hunger Games- Mockingjay Part 1” directed by Francis Lawrence, was released on Nov. 21, 2014. This movie is based on the young adult book: Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games...

Her Movie Review

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Nick Hagopian-Zirkel and Ella Steiger January 17, 2014

Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ is a strange and wonderful movie, enacting every emotion from the audience with seeming ease. The movie makes the sharp change of emotions link together flawlessly. Comedy interspersed...

“Fine”apple Express

Dario Zullo December 5, 2013

Director David Gordon tells the exuberant tale of two friends in his 2008 movie: "Pineapple Express". The movie stars famous actors James Franco and Seth Rogen, ideal actors for the scintillating comedy....

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
Alli Doxey November 25, 2013

With the release of the second movie in the Hunger Games series, "Catching Fire", all the media outlets are asking the same thing, "Peeta or Gale?" It’s no secret that part of the reason the Hunger Games...

“Argo” Movie Review

Pictures in association with GK Films, to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Nick Hagopian-Zirkel December 6, 2012

"Argo" begins in Iran, 1979, a country at the height of revolution. An enraged mob is gathering outside the United States embassy. As the mob starts to climb the walls and break open the gates, six...

Community High to host screening of “Happy”

Shadi Ahmadmehrabi April 27, 2012

On Friday, April 27, 2012, Community High will host a free screening of the movie "Happy" for the general public. The movie documents the power and science behind happiness, which it describes as the most...

Review: Real Steel

Review: Real Steel
Molly Kraus-Steinmetz and Gwyneth Moreland October 17, 2011

There are a lot of ridiculous action movies with increasingly contrived and convoluted plots nominally structured around a set of explosions and other really cool stuff. But Real Steel, a new movie directed...

Movie Review: James Franco Makes an Impressive Oscar-Nominated Performance in “127 Hours”

127 Hours: Photo by Chuck Zlotnick, 94 min. Rated R  Directed by Danny Boyle
Noah Hirschl March 3, 2011

Imagine you are mountain climbing out in the middle of nowhere. It is extremely hot; the sun is blistering down on your perspiring face. The only food and liquids you have are a few burritos and a...

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