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Despite what movies like "Adventureland" promise, not all dull jobs turn into something exciting.

The Downside of Summer

We all dream of summer vacation. And in part, our ideas of what those long, free days will hold are shaped by the countless movies we’ve seen about the adventures that can happen in this wonderfully unpredictable time. From movies like “Adventureland” that promise us that even a dull holiday[Read More…]

by July 2, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns

Spoiler Alert: Suspense is Overrated

Yesterday, my friend texted me a pretty big “House of Cards” spoiler. It wasn’t malicious; he just thought I had finished all the episodes. While a lot of people would be extremely upset if a major plot point had been spoiled for them, I can honestly say that I didn’t[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
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

Finding Films to Change and Grow With Us

There is no great college movie. There is no film that transcends, that speaks to the college or even post-grad experience in a meaningful, interesting way. Most college movies are about frats, whether in the more traditional Animal House-style or the subversive Revenge of the Nerds or House Bunny way. Most of the others are[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Calling on Nostalgia Lacks Originality

At the guide, our staff is known for having strong opinions about pretty much everything. We’re taking stands on the pop culture issues that really matter, from tween stars to the movies that make us smile, and from catchy pop songs to the stories that dominate the Internet. We love nostalgia.[Read More…]

by April 16, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Smart Horror Remake Honors Original Thriller

Smart Horror Remake Honors Original Thriller

Unlike The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, whose endless number of sequels had already run it into the ground by the time an ill-conceived reboot hit theaters earlier this year, the Evil Dead movies seemed sacred. A trilogy of groundbreaking, increasingly humorous films that established the reputable career of its director, Sam Raimiof Spider-Man fame, and[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Jurassic Park Comes Roaring Back

When I think about dinosaurs running rampant on the silver screen, only one thing comes to mind:Jurassic Park. This association runs deep in the veins of Western film viewers, and any other attempts to reuse dinosaurs would suffer in comparison. Therefore, to satisfy the moviegoers’ craving for paleontological terror, Hollywood[Read More…]

by March 22, 2013 0 comments The Guide

A New Age for Zombie Movies?

4/5 Stars Expressionless. Ravenous. Dead. Those are just a few of many adjectives our society associates with zombies, those mumbling corpse-like entities that retain no humanity and care only for their next fleshy meal. Zombie movies generally consist of nothing more than unnecessary large amounts of gore and terrible acting.[Read More…]

by February 4, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

New Releases

‘Suit & Tie’ | Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z 5/5 Stars It was a great couple weeks for comebacks, and none could be better than the return of JT. His first new song in six years features Jay-Z, no less. The song shows off Timberlake’s incredible vocal range, hitting both high[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Alum Makes Great Play With New Film

4/5 Stars   After watching Silver Linings Playbook, I have a newfound appreciation for tragic comedies, though I don’t think many will outdo this film anytime soon. Director and screenwriter David Russell has created a gripping film that highlights an omnipresent, yet  overlooked, problem central to modern-day American life: personal psychological[Read More…]

by November 16, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide