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‘Hard Candy’ portrays shocking storyline

November 2, 2006
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by Erin Salvi WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER I'm not sure that I have ever felt more uncomfortable for 105 minutes straight than when I watched "Hard Candy." In a good way. Directed by David Slade, and recently released on DVD, this film will have you squirming in your seat. Still, you won't be able to ...

‘The Prestige’ delivers on promise

October 25, 2006
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by Josh Boris WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER As the magician's manager Cutter (Michael Caine) lays out in the opening of the film "The Prestige," there are three steps to a successful magic trick: the pledge, the turn and the prestige. For example, the pledge is showing the dove, and the turn involves mak...

Clint Eastwood directs feature film

October 25, 2006
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by Erin Salvi WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers" cannot be considered much more than a very mediocre war movie. Sure, it has all the makings of a typical war film. There are the harrowing battle scenes, the all-too-eager soldiers who don't know what they're getting themse...

Chicago-based band comes to Whitman

October 25, 2006
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by Caitlin Tortorici WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER At first mention, Chin Up Chin Up may sound like a "we know what our name means, but you never will" band. However, history and Whitties agree that the Chicago-based indie-pop group has lived up to its title. Chin Up Chin Up was formed in 2001 by guitarists ...

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ opens on the mainstage

October 25, 2006
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by Sarah McCarthy WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER "Arsenic and Old Lace" sounds as if it should be a drama. The play revolves around Mortimer Brewster (played by first-year Spencer Meeks), a drama critic who, in the span of a few hours, discovers that nothing about his family is remotely what he thought. Br...

Feature Film ‘Man of the Year’ lacks bite

October 19, 2006
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by Josh Boris Why are we in such a rut again? After emerging from the whiz-bang of summer blockbusters I want to be thought-provokingly entertained again, but that just ain't going to happen. With the exception of "The Departed," the movie offerings in the last several weeks look more like the post-Os...

Bob Dylan releases new album ‘Modern Times’

October 19, 2006
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by Erin Salvi Apparently, Bob Dylan can do no wrong. With 42 albums under his belt, at 65 years old, one might think that he would have run out of good material by now. Not so. With his most recent concoction, "Modern Times," Dylan has cranked out yet another masterpiece. But it seems that Robert A...

Arts and Crafts Series holds monthly workshop

October 19, 2006
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by Andrea Miller Usually, the content of a book outshines the physical book itself, but to bookmaking artists, that content might be just a finishing detail. Seanacey Pierce, the director of the Whitman College Arts and Crafts Series and a senior Religion major at Whitman, organized and led a bookmaki...

‘The Departed’ dazzles audiences

October 11, 2006
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by Josh Boris Go see this movie. Plain and simple: Just do it. Martin Scorcese has been an excellent contributor to the film industry for over 30 years. While his last several films ("Gangs of New York" and "The Aviator") were met with pretty good reviews, they were a departure from his earlier films ex...

Cinema Art Series brings award-winning Danish film ‘Brothers’ to campus

October 11, 2006
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by Caitlin Tortorici The 2006 Cinema Art Series, which commenced in mid-September with the nationally-renowned Chinese film "2046" (Sept. 15 and 17) and "The Beat My Heart Skipped" (Sept. 22 and 24). It continued Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 with "Brothers," the award-winning Danish film written and directed...

‘Science’ is a whimsical trip into world of dreams

October 11, 2006
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by Erin Salvi Michel Gondry, director of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," brings us yet another visually and psychologically dazzling film with "The Science of Sleep." Like "Eternal Sunshine," "The Science of Sleep" explores complex issues of the mind. This time, though, Gondry deals with what in...

New Stevens exhibit features readable art

October 11, 2006
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by Lizzie Norgard For those who attended the Stevens Gallery opening last Tuesday, a game of "tell-a-picture" awakened the spirit of the art now on display. Tell-a-picture is an amusing game which involves alternately writing sentences describing pictures and drawing pictures based on sentences compos...

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