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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
Comedy Thriller Reborn to Empty Theaters

Comedy Thriller Reborn to Empty Theaters

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. What could have been a family-friendly, action-packed adventure with a surprisingly star-studded cast falls short in Johnny English Reborn, yet another lackluster comedy to add to Rowan Atkinson’s growing list of similarly unimpressive feature films. Credits roll in a Bondian fashion, although they’re actually more similar to[Read More…]

by October 11, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Moore Talks Student Activism

Moore Talks Student Activism

Activist and filmmaker Michael Moore, infamous for his irreverent take on popular controversies, tackled politics and student activism in Gaston Hall Friday. Despite discussing heavy issues such as the national debt and health care, Moore set a casual tone for the packed afternoon lecture with his own attire, sporting a[Read More…]

by October 4, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Gosling Takes a Wild and Dangerous Ride

Opening with a suspenseful car chase, Drive may at first seem to be your typical fast-driving, muscle-car movie. But as soon as the opening credits roll (in a florid, hot pink font) to the tune of an ’80s-inspired electro-pop song, it becomes clear that the drama, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is not your average[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Filmmaker Alums Shine Brightly

Filmmaker Alums Shine Brightly

You guys have a very on-the-fly-style of film making, and I think that gives what you create a lot of authenticity and it’s very intimate. How do you think that affects your end product? Why do you choose that as opposed to a more conventional technique? Mike Cahill: It allows[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Looking Through a New Lens

by February 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide