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Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher

September 11, 2014

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. For the past three years at Whitman (I feel old), I have used my weekly trip to the movie theater to keep me sane. This semester, with my film thesis, oral exams and math written exams looming, the movie industry better offer some high-octane escapisms to keep me fr...

‘Killing Them Softly’ Kills Audience Interest

‘Killing Them Softly’ Kills Audience Interest

Nathan Fisher

December 6, 2012

For my last review of the semester I wanted to go out with a bang, so I mistakenly picked Brad Pitt's new movie, "Killing Them Softly." Unfortunately, my "Ocean's Eleven" star couldn't save the film, and I'm left closing out the semester with a dud. "Killing Them Softly" is a slow-paced crime drama with spurts ...

What aspect of your personality do you want this quiz to confirm for you?

Dana Thompson

May 9, 2012

1.     What is your favorite racially diverse food item? a.     Swedish fish b.     Belgian waffle c.      French toast d.     Danish 2.     If you could wear anything on your head without worries of being judged, what would it be? a.     Porkpie b.     Turban c.      Lime-gr...

2012 Oscars: Predictions & Picks

Nathan Fisher

February 23, 2012

February is my favorite month because my birthday is the 26th, and this year I get one of the best presents ever: the Oscars!  I have seen every movie nominated for best picture this year, but because I had to study a bit, I was unable to view enough movies in some categories to make a prediction.  So, drum roll please: Nathan's Part...

“Happy Feet Two” fails to find its wings

“Happy Feet Two” fails to find its wings

Nathan Fisher

December 1, 2011

Little baby penguins singing and dancing are only cute for so long. "Happy Feet Two" tries to rekindle the love of the first dancing and singing penguins movie but falls flat like a penguin trying to fly. The main plot of the film follows Mumble (Elijah Wood), now a grown-up, and his son Erik, who, unlike his dad, cannot sing...

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