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Mariam Eqbal Opens New Avenues to Animation

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

February 8, 2018

Those who attended Mariam Eqbal’s talk on Thursday, Feb. 1 experienced different kind of animation than the traditional, mainstream animation of Pixar or DreamWorks. Eqbal, an experimental animator who also teaches at the University of Richmond, came to Whitman to give a lecture on animation, as well...

A surprising maturity in “The Lego Movie”

A surprising maturity in “The Lego Movie”

Nathan Fisher

February 13, 2014

Even though my bedroom at home is filled with my years of Lego projects, the trailers for "The Lego Movie" seemed dull and boring. When a couple of buddies and I were searching for a movie to see on Friday, we were shocked to see that "The Lego Movie" was rated at 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Noth...

‘Oblivion’ Visually Stunning, Lacks Plot

‘Oblivion’ Visually Stunning, Lacks Plot

Nathan Fisher

April 25, 2013

After a grueling week of studying, I looked forward to escaping to the theater to sit back, relax, have a few laughs and be entertained. Unfortunately, the only new movie released this week was the sci-fi movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise. I halfheartedly convinced one of my RA buddies that the movie would be good. Well, the movie st...

“Wreck-It Ralph” and “Flight” Make for Unlikely, Enjoyable Double Feature

“Wreck-It Ralph” and “Flight” Make for Unlikely, Enjoyable Double Feature

Nathan Fisher

November 8, 2012

Two new releases caught my eye this week, "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Flight," and because I thoroughly enjoyed both of these polar opposite movies, I'm writing a twofer this week. Enjoy! First up, "Wreck-It Ralph" is an animated kids' movie about video game characters in an arcade. After the gamers leave the arcade, the characters of each video game have their own lives and c...

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