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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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

Illustration by Luke Hampton

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...

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...

Illustration: Alex Bailey

“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...

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