Whitman Wire

‘Warm Bodies’ Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

‘Warm Bodies’ Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

Nathan Fisher

February 7, 2013

The undead seem to be hip nowadays, with shows like "The Walking Dead" and "True Blood" drawing huge crowds, and movies like "Zombieland," "Resident Evil" and "Shaun of the Dead" making a few bucks. Cashing in on this apocalypse lovefest, this week's new release, "Warm Bodies," adds a new twist to zombiela...

Whitties ‘Give a Spit’ to National Bone Marrow Registry

Whitties ‘Give a Spit’ to National Bone Marrow Registry

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

January 21, 2013

This Monday, Jan. 21, students lined up in Reid Campus Center to donate their time and spit to the National Bone Marrow Registry. Sophomores Rachael Barton and Shannon Blair organized "Give a Spit," a campaign to encourage Whitman students to sign up for the national registry. "I feel like if I'm a healthy person and if I could ...

‘Seven Psychopaths,’ a Shih Tzu and slit throats

‘Seven Psychopaths,’ a Shih Tzu and slit throats

Nathan Fisher

October 25, 2012

I love the glitzy and over-the-top world of Hollywood and totally get that the sole purpose of a movie trailer is to entice you to see that movie. The snippet from "Seven Psychopaths" seemed to be a comedy about a couple of buddies who run a dog kidnapping business and one day steal the wrong dog. Gre...

“Looper” delivers futuristic twists, thrills

“Looper” delivers futuristic twists, thrills

Nathan Fisher

October 4, 2012

Returning to two-dimensional viewing this week, I just couldn't resist seeing another bloody, violent movie set in the future. "Looper," a sci-fi action thriller, takes the time travel premise in "Terminator" and "Back to the Future" and spins a mind-bending thriller that hits a home run. "Looper" opens in the year 2044 with Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a looper,...

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...

Love tries to outshine pools of blood in “Lawless”

Nathan Fisher

September 6, 2012

Unfortunately, none of this week's new movie releases excited me. The best of the bad seemed to be "Lawless," a movie that couldn't quite figure out if it wanted to be a gangsta, hillbilly or period flick. "Lawless" follows the Bondurant brothers and their moonshining business in Virginia. The trio includes Forrest (Tom Hardy...

Whitman news since 1896
blood