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The survival guide for upcoming Springtime movies

Nathan Fisher

January 29, 2015

As I start my last semester at Whitman, the terror of the fast approaching real world is looming.  I'm starting to be expected to have answers for questions such as, "What do you want to do?" or "What are you going to do for the rest of your life?"  Luckily, I can ignore the dread of my impending "jobs"...

Traditional Holiday Movies

Nathan Fisher

December 4, 2014

With Thanksgiving Break officially over, I can finally get into the holiday spirit by listening to Christmas music like the Drifters "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" or Bing Crosby crooning "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and watching my favorite holiday movies. Most people have movies they watch every...

‘Interstellar’

‘Interstellar’

Nathan Fisher

November 13, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. I am a huge fan of movies that explore the final frontier: space. My voyages to unknown worlds in "Star Trek" and going to infinity and beyond in "2001: A Space Odyssey" (or maybe that was "Toy Story") left me chomping at the bit for Christopher Nolan's newest film, "Interstellar."" Nola...

Horror movies scare with lack of story

Horror movies scare with lack of  story

Nathan Fisher

November 6, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. After Halloween last week, I was reminded how much I hate being scared and how the horror movie genre is the worst.  Nothing (and I mean nothing) about horror films is attractive to me. When I sit down to watch a movie, I expect to enjoy the experience or get blown away, not ...

Movie Drinking Games

Nathan Fisher

October 3, 2014

Last Thursday, I was curling up on my couch with a nice glass of wine getting ready to start my Shonda Rhimes night with "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" when it dawned on me that hey, I'm drinking a glass of red wine just like Olivia Pope–– she in an Armani suit with a 1991 bottle and me in sweatpants...

‘Boyhood’ sucessfully shows 12 years time

‘Boyhood’ sucessfully shows 12 years time

Nathan Fisher

September 18, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. Remember the last movie you saw where you just sat there and thought, "Wow"?  Sure, some movies are remarkable on a technical scale, some have an impressive storyline and others showcase great acting. Rarely can I find a movie able to impress on all of these leve...

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...

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

Nathan Fisher

May 8, 2014

For the past three years, my buddies have tried to get me to watch the HBO series, "Game of Thrones." I steadfastly resisted because my weekly TV-viewing dance card is sadly overbooked. All I heard about "Game of Thrones" was that each hour-long episode was filled with sex and violence and more viole...

‘Bears’ Showcases Landscape

Nathan Fisher

April 24, 2014

Unbeknownst to me, as I am a movie-watching cave dweller, this is Earth Week. Hopefully you've kept the car parked and biked to the store and around campus. To celebrate Mother Earth, Disneynature released "Bears," the newest installment of their animal documentary series. To be frank, the pickings were...

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Nathan Fisher

April 17, 2014

Whitman College professors have lives outside of the Whitman campus and classroom, right? Well, I decided it would be interesting to assume they did, and I took the bold step of seeking out a handful of Whitman intellectuals to see what movies they enjoyed and why. Even though I was a bit disappointed...

Captain America: A Superior Sequel

Captain America: A Superior Sequel

Nathan Fisher

April 10, 2014

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love (good) superhero movies. Surprisingly, Marvel's recent installment, "Captain America:  The Winter Soldier" does not disappoint. After the Marvel superhero clan banded together in "The Avengers" and reminded us how awesome Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and Captain America are, Marvel has not backed...

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...

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