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“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” Review

By Joseph Swit, Staff Writer

March 19, 2013

About halfway through “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”, I reflected back on the series of events that had conspired to place me into a half empty movie theatre watching an utterly predictable and lackluster comedy. Then I remembered that it had been the product of even more mediocre films openin...

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

By Taylor Knudson, Staff Writer

March 7, 2013

It takes a great cast to make mental illness, broken marriages and addiction seem almost heart-warming. But, with the unfiltered yet bizarrely loveable Jennifer Lawrence and the dreamy, emotionally striking Bradley Cooper, the task was met with a sense of ease.“Silver Linings Playbook” follows Pat,...

Warm Bodies

By Alia Newman-Boulle, Staff Writer

March 4, 2013

To say that zombies are becoming as overused in today’s culture as vampires once were is an understatement. “The Walking Dead,” “Left 4 Dead,” and even “Plants vs. Zombies” are just a few examples of the craze, and aren’t we all sick of hearing about our impending doom- THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?...

Safe Haven

Safe Haven

By Kylie Necochea, Staff Writer

February 21, 2013

Hair clomped between a large hair clip that could pass as the kind that keep chip bags closed and body loosely encompassed by an over-sized, dreary colored hoodie, I filed into the dimly lit theater in the kind of way that Cady Heron from “Mean Girls” went about her first day of public high school,...

“Mama”

By Andrew Walker, Staff Writer

February 20, 2013

“Mama” is a nightmare of maternal instincts that comes very close to stepping over the PG-13 line many times during the movie. This was no splatter fest; the faint of heart will feel at ease when they hear assurance there will not be any detached limbs or grotesque fleshy things. Guillermo Del T...

Zero Dark Thirty Review

By Joseph Swit, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013

From beginning to end ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ manages to thrill and inform its audience.  We follow the decade long manhunt for Osama Bin Laden through the eyes of CIA analyst Maya (Jessica Chastain) as she explores lead after lead on her determined quest to find the Al-Qaeda leader.   The film is...

Gangster Squad Movie Review

By Kelsey Navis, Features Editor

January 23, 2013

The new blockbuster “Ganger Squad” could quite possibly have you thinking twice about speeding next time, after witnessing the truly badass quality of the police. 1949 is alight with Tommy gun fire as a rag-tag group of policemen try to wrest Los Angeles free of gangster leader Meyer “Mickey” Cohe...

The Hobbit Movie

By Becca von Zweck, Staff Writer

January 16, 2013

With familiar characters like the all-powerful Gandalf and the greedy, manipulative Gollum, the long anticipated book adaptation has arrived with plenty of battle scenes, humor, and of course, adventure. Bilbo Baggins and his army of fearless dwarves encounter trolls, elves and goblins and wargs on their...

Django Unchained

By Andrew Walker, Staff Writer

January 16, 2013

Quentin Tarantino pulled off another darkly grotesque comedy that was, as I expected it to be, brilliantly done. Tarantino’s first shot at a western flick came in the form of “Django Unchained” an action comedy revolving around slavery that at times was laugh out loud funny and not awfully offensive....

Les Miserables Review

By Taylor Knudson, Staff writer

January 10, 2013

As someone who can only enjoy movies by making loudly sassy comments to the person to her right and accidentally laughing during any sentimental part of the film, “Les Miserables” was a challenge for me to get through, a challenge, however, well worth it. Almost every word was sung, making viewers...