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Reviewing Disney’s Frozen

December 19, 2013

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Disney released their recent animated film Frozen, a story about two sisters who live in the kingdom of Arendale. One of the sisters Elsa (Idina Menzel) has the ability to produce snow and ice, however she must keep her powers a secret from the outside world. Her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) is a happy-go-lucky young lady wh...

Source Filmmaker Review

Source Filmmaker Review

May 14, 2013

Valve Corporation has been the most revolutionary corperation in the gaming industry. On June 27,2012, Valve release a beta version of their 3D video editing software Source Filmmaker, which uses Valve’s gaming engine the Source Engine, that  is used for their popular games such as the Half-Life and Portal series. The tools used in SFM are ...

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The Host

April 29, 2013

The Host is a mind-bending movie based on the best-selling book by Stephanie Meyer. For those who have read the book, the movie is sub-par. But for those who have not read the book, it is pretty phenomenal. The story revolves around Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) a teen caught in the midst of a post-apocalyptic future overthrown by an alien race. ...

Warm Bodies: heats up the box office

Warm Bodies: heats up the box office

Andrea Brown, Features

February 8, 2013

After the constant drama and lust between Bella and Edward in the Twilight movies, we are all ready for something new in the supernatural romantic genre. So what could take it to the next step after vampires and werewolves? Zombie romance. That’s right, a movie where a zombie falls in love with a human. The latest romance to hit theaters is cal...

Mama exceeds viewer’s expectations

Olivia Nelson, News Desk

February 5, 2013

Mama isn’t the classic horror film that many would assumed it was going  to be. Going into scary movies, viewers tend to expect excessive blood and gore. And although the movie does deliver some of these aspects, Andy Muschietti, the director seems to want the viewer to have a better understanding of the movie and does a great job doing so. The movie starts out with the father murdering his wife and mother of his children, Victoria and Lily.  The father then kidnaps the girls; speeding on a snowy highway he loses control, which sends them over a small slope....

Hollywood Studios vs Independent Studios

Amir Muhammad, Feature Editor

February 4, 2013

With the announcement of an Angry Birds animated movie adaption by Illumination films (studio behind Despicable Me), the question stands if Hollywood will ever make original stories that are enjoyable to watch and not base them off trends. With the advancement of new innovations in technology, the ways we can communicate, are feelings, ideas and expressions are faster and simpler than in the past. For years, many people aspired to be  actors, directors in music or film, or a singers - and would do anything to become famous, because Hollywood was was the only avenue a...

Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher

Olivia Smith, Features

January 28, 2013

If you are interested in action-packed movies, I suggest you go see the movie Jack Reacher.  The film is based on Lee Child’s books, which include the character Jack Reacher. The main character in the movie, Reacher (Tom Cruise), is a former U.S. Army military police major.  He has been impossible to find for the past couple of years, but so...

Les Mis stuns audiences despite poor singing

Kellan Marvin, Opinion

January 14, 2013

While most people woke up early on Christmas morning to open presents and spend time with family, I was up getting ready for the noon premiere of the musical Les Misérables. I have had a strong connection with this musical, and it was the first professional production I saw. When I found out last summer that the world renown depiction of the French revolution was coming to the silver screen, my excitement could hardly be contained. Les Misérables consists of powerful ballad after ballad, and a mixture of history, action, faith, civil law, and romance. There is something...

An end we have all been looking forward to

The poster for Breaking Dawn: Part 2 featuring Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen.

Andrea Brown, Features

December 5, 2012

Four years after the first Twilight movie was released, the much-anticipated final chapter has arrived. The fourth book of the saga, Breaking Dawn, written by Stephanie Meyer, was split into two parts and its second installment, Breaking Dawn: Part 2 was released to theaters on Thursday, November 15th.  Raking in a total of $141.3 million over its o...

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