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VIEWPOINT: The Environmental Flaws of New Leo’s

As The Hoya’s editorial board noted last week, this summer brought major renovations to O’Donovan Hall. The establishment is now divided between the lower-level Fresh Food Company, which offers unlimited portions,  and the upper-level LEO MKT, a collection of restaurant stations. As students bond over the questionable quality of campus[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
WARNER ANIMATION GROUP
After 2014’s hugely successful “The LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Batman Movie” tries to capture the same free-wheeling, irreverent humor while incorporating a grittier, edgier perspective. Though the film succeeds on many fronts, it lacks the same effortless heart and emotion of its franchise predecessor.

Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

  ★★★★☆ “The LEGO Batman Movie” is a hilarious, excellently animated film. However, despite its best efforts, it falls short in comparison to the narrative brilliance of the original. Three years ago, “The LEGO Movie” amazed audiences and reached worldwide critical acclaim. With its tongue-in-cheek pop numbers, meta references and[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
Movie Review: Masterminds

Movie Review: Masterminds

Starring Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig, “Masterminds” hits predictable comedy notes abreast mediocre writing. However, it is partially redeemed by one feature: many of the on-screen events are closely adapted from real life, specifically the 1997 Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery, nicknamed the “Hillbilly Heist.” David Scott Ghantt (Galifianakis) really did[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

John Glavin

A longstanding professor in the department of English, John Glavin (CAS ’64), has impacted Georgetown in ways to which few faculty members can lay claim. During his time here, Glavin has personally mentored some of Georgetown’s most successful alumni and overseen the Carroll Fellows Initiative — Georgetown’s flagship program for[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 1 comment The Guide
Warner BroS PICTURES

MOVIE: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

★★★★☆ Zack Snyder’s second installment in the DC Comics cinematic universe, three years after “Man of Steel,” needed to do just one thing: set itself distinctly apart from the seemingly never-ending stream of Marvel superhero movies. In that regard, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was an outstanding success. The[Read More…]

SCREEN GEMS

Movie Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

★★★☆☆ In 2009, Seth Grahame-Smith published “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” adding the undead to the classic Jane Austen novel. The book found widespread commercial success, even spawning copycats like Ben H. Winter’s “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monster,” or Seth Grahame Smith’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” That success propelled[Read More…]

COURTESY ARIEL PASTERNAK
A farm-to-table concept restaurant, Chaia Tacos uses freshly sourced, seasonal vegetables to make its vegetarian tacos, including the mushroom, creamy kale and potato tacos.

Sustainability, in a Taco Shell

Chaia Tacos, which opened on Grace Street in mid-November, is more than just a hip, trendy taco eatery — it’s a thoughtful, well-executed and delicious advancement in the way that we do food, putting an emphasis on fresh, local produce and sustainability. After years of working together on their cooking[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Features, Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
PIXAR STUDIOS

Movie Review: ‘The Good Dinosaur’

“The Good Dinosaur” nails the Pixar formula, taking an original story and executing it with impeccable animation. Like the studio’s previous films, it is filled to the brim with sharp writing and visually stunning gags. What makes the film stand out is it has enough deep-voiced, dinosaur-shaped father figures to[Read More…]

by November 25, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘The Martian’

Movie Review: ‘The Martian’

★★★★★ Buckle up, boys and girls: science is sexy again. Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Donald Glover and Jeff Daniels star in Ridley Scott’s latest star-studded space adventure, “The Martian,” and they deliver in a stunning fashion. Damon’s character, botanist Mark Watney, is stranded alone on Mars,[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘No, No, No’

Album Review: ‘No, No, No’

★★★☆☆ Indie-rock band Beirut originally began as the solo act of frontman Zach Condon, who wrote and recorded the band’s debut album mostly by himself. After the record had some success, Condon recruited some friends to make a live debut, and the band Beirut was born. The band quickly found[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide