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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Moviegoers Flock to Mid-Budget, Well-Reviewed Movies This Summer

Eric Anderson, A&E Writer September 24, 2015

It’s easy to be cynical about the state of the film industry these days when it is seemingly driven by nothing but greed and producing nothing but expensive franchise sequels (or remakes) and restricting...

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination

Nathan Fisher April 1, 2014
Movie reviewer Nathan Fisher provides a number of different movie in preparation for pre-final procrastination at Whitman in May.
When Sex Gets in the Way of Story

When Sex Gets in the Way of Story

Aleida Fernandez October 10, 2013
Male and female leads are constantly at each other's throats with sexual tension. Why is that? And should they be?
Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Nathan Fisher September 26, 2013
So another Harry Potter movie? See how movie reviewer Nathan Fisher feels about that.
Illustration by Luke Hampton

Summer Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher May 2, 2013
The summer brings an action and laugh-filled movie list.
Seven Psychopaths, a Shih Tzu and slit throats

‘Seven Psychopaths,’ a Shih Tzu and slit throats

Nathan Fisher October 25, 2012
Though "Seven Psychopaths" features an adorable dog, it also contains unexpected over-the-top violence. Should you see it? Nathan Fisher has the answer.
Illustration: Ruth Hwang

Navy SEALs valiantly struggle to act

Nathan Fisher March 11, 2012
Friday night I felt the call of Uncle Sam to see "Act of Valor." Even though the movie had ONLY one thing going for it—the action—man, was the execution flawless. The plot, or rather lack of plot, really does not matter in this movie . . . at all.

‘The Grey’ sacrifices wolves on altar of blockbuster profits

caitlinhardee February 23, 2012
It's a scenario out of the worst, buried nightmares of humanity. Recent blockbuster 'The Grey' depicts an oil drilling team stranded in Alaska after a plane crash, who are stalked by a malicious pack of wolves. There's one problem with this thrilling scenario—it's utterly absurd.

‘The Artist’ triumphs with new, refreshing look at retro forms

Nathan Fisher February 9, 2012
“The Artist" throws the recent onslaught of 3-D and "Avatar"-esque visual effects out the window, and returns to the era of black and white and silent movies.
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