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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...

Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel

Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel

Nathan Fisher

November 20, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. After a long pre-holiday week, nothing seemed better than heading to the movie theater for some mindless entertainment. "Dumb and Dumber To" was certain to kill off a few brain cells but seemed like a worthy choice.  Sure, I was only one year old when the first ...

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...

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...

Sex, Gore Found in ‘300’ Prequel

Sex, Gore Found in ‘300’ Prequel

Nathan Fisher

March 13, 2014

Seven years ago, Gerard Butler brought his metal thong, sword, graphic violence, 300 friends and (most importantly) his six-pack abs to the big screen. Now in 2014, "300" finally gets a prequel, "300: Rise of an Empire," with unbelievably more blood, more gore and more sex. The original "300" is definitel...

Thor Rescues Woman Who Should Save Herself

Thor Rescues Woman Who Should Save Herself

Nathan Fisher

November 14, 2013

Think about the formula for some of the most successful movies in recent history: a little humor, maybe a touch of violence and throw in a superpower or two and I'm sold. Add in Marvel's magic and the whole world will line up to see the movie. This past week I donned my Avengers t-shirt and headed do...

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 ...

Spring Break Movies Leave Plenty of Time for the Instant Queue

Spring Break Movies Leave Plenty of Time for the Instant Queue

Nathan Fisher

March 7, 2013

This week, my marching orders from the A&E chief were to check out the movies premiering during spring break and see if any of them were a "must-see." A great task because there's nothing I like more than watching a new movie into the wee hours and then sleeping the rest of the day. Sadly, not a si...

“Happy Feet Two” fails to find its wings

“Happy Feet Two” fails to find its wings

Nathan Fisher

December 1, 2011

Little baby penguins singing and dancing are only cute for so long. "Happy Feet Two" tries to rekindle the love of the first dancing and singing penguins movie but falls flat like a penguin trying to fly. The main plot of the film follows Mumble (Elijah Wood), now a grown-up, and his son Erik, who, unlike his dad, cannot sing...

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