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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...

“Fantastic Beasts” an enchanting “Potter” prequel

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

December 1, 2016

Mixing the charms of its characters, an engaging narrative and grandiose visuals to strong effect, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a prequel to the “Harry Potter” franchise, is an uncommonly affable and whimsical film that has much to offer audiences. It is noticeably superior to ...

“Hell or High Water” delivers gripping drama, action

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 15, 2016

In a fairly bizarre turn of events, it appears that film distributors decided to wait until August before finally releasing a majority of this summer's best films. And with the release of the new dramatic Western "Hell or High Water" over Labor Day weekend, it seems they were saving the best for last. With...

“Chi-Raq”: An Amusing Look at a Serious Topic

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

For a film that begins by presenting a damning social statistic-more Americans have been killed in Chicago in the last decade than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined-Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" is curiously, but not pointlessly, lighthearted.

‘American Reunion’––Levy not dry, good old boys regrettably so

Nathan Fisher

April 12, 2012

The pickings were slim, and I mean slim, at the movie theater this weekend. "American Reunion" got the nod because of my raunchy memories of the "American Pie" franchise. When "American Pie" first hit the big screen, it shocked many with teenage masturbation jokes and a plot centered around a group of...

“The Descendants” captures powerful, emotive picture of family love

Nathan Fisher

March 13, 2012

Every weekend I try to entice my Jewett Hall buddies to join me while I "work" by watching a movie––usually, a mindless bloody action adventure is an easy draw. Surprisingly, last weekend I persuaded the gang to see "The Descendants," and none of us were disappointed. "The Descendants" follows...

‘Wanderlust’ falls flat with stale humor, moralizing

‘Wanderlust’ falls flat with stale humor, moralizing

Nathan Fisher

March 1, 2012

Ever wish you could break away from the stress of life? "Wanderlust" painfully attempts to show a couple's escape attempt that lands them in a hippiesville: a place where only a select few of us could survive. George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) are a rather boring couple until their life...

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...

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