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Star-Studded Film Kills the Enthusiasm

Star-Studded Film Kills the Enthusiasm

1/5 Stars Plenty of movies have little artistic value beyond short-lived comedy or action-packed entertainment and that’s the genre Machete Kills is attempting to encapsulate. There’s nothing wrong with that — there’s plenty of merit to movies that offer pure escapism, even if they’re only worth one watch. Machete Kills falls short of that goal,[Read More…]

by October 15, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized
Exploring Foreign Cinema

Exploring Foreign Cinema

As people trickled into the theater, bits of Spanish phrases blended with the laughter of a couple in the front row and the rustling of a potato chip bag. The 24th annual AFI Latin American Film Festival in Silver Spring, Md., was underway.  Despite typically attracting a large audience, the enormous theater was less than[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Recovering from Finals Stress at a Matinee

As the semester draws to a close and all our procrastination comes back to haunt us, our longings are directed at the time a short three weeks from now when we will actually be able to consume more eggnog than we do coffee. While sleep will obviously be given priority[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Dark Winter Drama Chills Audiences

3/5 stars The opening scene of Deadfall is utterly confusing to me. The shot is composed of a snowy landscape, yet when I hear the voice-over of Eric Bana’s character, I immediately wonder, “Is there that much snow in Australia?” Then, the slight Australian accent shifts to a Southern drawl, and I’m reassured that[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Taking a New Look at a Cinema Legend

Creepy and fascinating, Hitchcock was an unexpected delight to watch. I am admittedly not well versed in the world of Alfred Hitchcock, but the movie was extremely well acted and full of clever nods to Hitchcock’s quirks and movies, even though I was only aware of that due to the knowing laughter[Read More…]

by November 24, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Video Games Come Alive in Contrived Film

Video Games Come Alive in Contrived Film

3/5 stars Do you really know what happens when the lights turn off and the video game arcades close? Disney’s newest animated adventure, Wreck-It Ralph, answers that question and more. While the movie’s plot falls short of recent Disney animated masterpieces, references to theWizard of Oz, Kill Bill and lots of old-fashioned video[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Escaping From Lau Into the World of Film

Midterm season is in full swing, and stress is consequently starting to consume my life.  Procrastination only serves to make  my impending  workload and fast-approaching deadlines even more daunting.  Yet I am still turning  to my favorite means of escape  — watching TV series and films —, though  I  realize[Read More…]

by October 4, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Back in Black: ‘MIB III’ Brings Adventure and Laughs

Back in Black: ‘MIB III’ Brings Adventure and Laughs

Men In Black III is a fantastic final installment in the quintessentially ’90s science fiction series. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones do justice to the original movies by delivering yet another action-packed and hilarious performance. In addition to the familiar characters of Agents J (Smith) and K (Jones), we[Read More…]

by May 23, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Latest Twilight Flick Fails to Break Ground

“Hey you guys, I just saw a Twilight movie and hated it because I’m not a 12-year-old girl, and also because LOL, it’s Twilight and people hate it on the Internet or something! Ready for some hackneyed vampire jokes?” Nah, yo. First of all, I’ve declared an official moratorium on cheap one-liners about[Read More…]

by December 1, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Drama Ascends to Greatness

The opening sequence of The Descendants, which reveals a woman’s face against the backdrop of a turquoise ocean, is one of the only scenes in the entire film without music — because music is replaced by the steady hum of a motorboat. The scene quickly segues to a series of images[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments The Guide