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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 the top billings to white male superstars. This year, however, the summer box office tells...

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination

Nathan Fisher

April 1, 2014

After a (hopefully) adventurous spring break, it will be prime time to buckle down as spring semester ends and finals loom.  This means the books really need to be cracked open, but those still in denial and in need for continued procrastination will welcome the spring crop of movies Hollywood is offering...

When Sex Gets in the Way of Story

When Sex Gets in the Way of Story

Aleida Fernandez

October 10, 2013

We've all seen the story line before: Boy meets girl (or perhaps he always knew girl); boy and girl have loads of bottled up sexual tension; boy and girl almost kiss; boy and girl chalk it up to something weird in the air; boy and girl finally kiss, and kiss and kiss. It's the classic "When Harry Met Sally" pr...

Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Nathan Fisher

September 26, 2013

"Harry Potter" is baaack!!!!! Okay, not quite, but my assignment this week was to check out Warner Brothers' recently announced upcoming series heading to the big screen about the world of magic and wizards –– a sort of Hogwarts prequel set 70 years before Harry was born. My first reaction was roughl...

Summer Movie Preview

Summer Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher

May 2, 2013

Sun's out, shorts on, jacket ditched, finals looming and summer vacation with lots of time for movies is just around the corner. New releases coming out this summer thankfully seem interesting and filled with huge explosions and a few laughs. Here's a brief list of the movies that have caught my eye to ...

‘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...

Navy SEALs valiantly struggle to act

Navy SEALs valiantly struggle to act

Nathan Fisher

March 11, 2012

Friday night I felt the call of Uncle Sam and saw "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. As we have seen this year, the Navy SEAL team is the go-team gang...

‘The Grey’ sacrifices wolves on altar of blockbuster profits

caitlinhardee

February 23, 2012

It's a scenario right out of one of the worst nightmares of humanity. Recent blockbuster "The Grey" depicts an oil drilling team and a depressive wolf hunter (Liam Neeson), stranded in Alaska after a plane crash, who are stalked by a malicious pack of wolves. The pack intends to kill and eat every last...

‘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. Yes, "The Artist" has no color, and the only sound is the noise of the background musical soundtrack.  The lack of high-tech special eff...

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