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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

“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...

“Amanda Knox” a raw look at the media

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter October 9, 2016

This past week, I attended a meeting for students planning to study abroad. Around 20 students and myself anxiously sat together, waiting for the speaker talk us through the process of choosing and applying...

“Batman v Superman” is a Super-Clunker

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer April 7, 2016
Zack Snyder's superhero match-up is bogged down by an incoherent plot, bad characterization and unimpressive action.

Netflix Gems: The Best Films You Didn’t Hear About

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer March 3, 2016
"Nightcrawler", "Beyond the Lights" and "White God" are among the better films to grace Netflix in the past year.

Movie Review: “Beasts of No Nation” features remarkable acting, bleak premise

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer November 17, 2015
The first direct-to-Netflix film is a chilling, powerful affair, with some of the best novice acting put on screen.
Illustration: Alex Bailey

“The Cabin in the Woods” surprises with satiric, bloody good time

Nathan Fisher April 19, 2012
In my vast experience as a movie reviewer (eight months) and 19 years of movie watching, I never—NEVER thought I would recommend, let alone voluntarily go see a horror movie. Well, "The Cabin in the Woods" changes all of my preconceived notions about horror flicks—it was amazing, albeit scary, gory and bloody.
Illustration: Binta Loos-Diallo

‘Hunger Games’ brings deadly dystopian struggle to big screen

Nathan Fisher April 5, 2012

I am proud to report that I actually read a non-required book this week––"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Okay, okay, it's an easy fun read, 374 pages with big print, with words of fewer...

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.

2012 Oscars: Predictions & Picks

Nathan Fisher February 23, 2012
Film critic Nathan Fisher delivers his predictions and hopes for the 84th Annual Academy Awards, broadcasting on Sunday, Feb. 26.
The Way  beautifully examines living life to its fullest

‘The Way’ beautifully examines living life to its fullest

Nathan Fisher November 17, 2011
Looking for a feel-good movie that you could watch with your family over the upcoming holidays and actually tolerate? Check out “The Way," a movie that examines a band of troubled souls and their journey of self-discovery along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.

Mad-Eye Moody drops F-bombs in ‘The Guard’

Nathan Fisher October 9, 2011
Brendan Gleeson stars as a foul-mouthed cop of questionable morals in the dark foreign comedy film "The Guard."
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