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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...

‘Don Jon’ Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

'Don Jon' Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

Nathan Fisher

October 3, 2013

Moviegoers in Walla Walla hit the jackpot this weekend when several promising new movies were released. My choices were boiled down to porn versus drinking buddies, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new comedy about porn addiction, "Don Jon," won. That's right, an R-rated kind of pornographic dramatic comedy entertained! "Don Jon" follows the day-to-...

Lazy writing leads to forgettable ‘Words’

Illustration by Erika Zinser

Nathan Fisher

September 13, 2012

After a long week with, go figure, lots of homework, I welcomed the escape to my "job" at the movies. Like last week, none of the options grabbed me, so I succumbed to seeing "The Words," a story-within-a-story, within another story or two. Unfortunately, all the stories sucked. "The Words" opens with Clay Hammond (Dennis Quaid) reading his new book to an adoring audienc...

Board game-based movies reveal business side of art

Credit: Olivia Johnson

William Witwer

April 21, 2011

Remember that staple of childhood, the Magic 8-Ball whence all decisions flowed? Well, they're making a movie. Not a documentary -- (What the hell would that entail?) -- but a full-blown movie movie, rumored to come out summer 2012. I think the only valid response to this troubling news is, "Wait. What?" That's right folks, "Magic 8-Ball" could be the fam...

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