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Walla Walla Celebrates Adam West

Walla Walla Celebrates Adam West

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017

On September 19, Walla Walla came together to celebrate the life of Adam West during the first annual Adam West Day. The actor, famous for his role as Batman in the iconic 1960s live-action television series, grew up in Walla Walla and graduated from Whitman College. Adam West passed away on June 9,...

Review: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

February 16, 2017

The zany, self-referential and ridiculous antics of the Dark Knight’s LEGO equivalent continue in Warner Animation Group’s new animated feature, “The LEGO Batman Movie,” a spin-off of the 2014 smash hit, “The LEGO Movie” focusing on the Batman character. Will Arnett returns as the titular...

“Batman v Superman” is a Super-Clunker

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

Zack Snyder's superhero match-up is bogged down by an incoherent plot, bad characterization and unimpressive action.

“Gotham” disappointing for Batman lovers and casual fans alike

Andy Monserud

October 22, 2014

I am a Batman fan. I've seen the movies, watched the cartoons and read a few of the comics.  So when Fox announced the launch of "Gotham," a police drama documenting the titular city before the rise of the Caped Crusader, I could hardly wait. Unfortunately, "Gotham" is an unfaithful, uninteresting drag o...

The Judge splatters justice in “Dredd”

Nathan Fisher

September 27, 2012

Although sticking with three-dimensional viewing again this week, I decided to shake up the movie genres and traded last week's bubbles of "Finding Nemo" joyfully popping off the screen for the major blood and guts splattering on at least the first three rows of the theater watching "Dredd." "Dredd" was almost 100 minutes of blood, viole...

‘Pirates! Band of Misfits’ brings nonstop laughs for all

‘Pirates! Band of Misfits’ brings nonstop laughs for all

Nathan Fisher

May 3, 2012

After years of "maturing" and stretching way outside my comfort zone, this week I retreated back to my roots with the innocence of kids' movies. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," a claymation wonder filled with clever wit and humor, was spot on. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" chronicles the exp...

Adam West gets Hollywood star

Josh Goodman

April 5, 2012

Whitman alumni have a long list of recognitions, but here's a new one for the list: Adam West '51 became the first Whittie to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 5. West, famous for his roles as TV's Batman and the eponymous mayor on Quahog on "Family Guy," received the award...

2012 film season promises action, massive star power

2012 film season promises action, massive star power

Nathan Fisher

January 26, 2012

With the 2011 movie season concluded, save for the upcoming Academy Awards, it's time to look forward. 2012 appears to have some goodies coming our way. Here's my can't-wait-to-see film list in the action/adventure, comedy and thriller genres. The first film I am looking forward to seeing is ...

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