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‘Thirty’ Stirs and Disturbs

‘Thirty’ Stirs and Disturbs

4.5/5 Stars Given all of the controversy surrounding Zero Dark Thirty, it may be surprising that the film was released in Washington, D.C., just last week. In a December letter to acting CIA Director Michael Morell, Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Carl Levin and John McCain — all leaders of Senate committees on intelligence and[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Tarantino’s Hit Both Thought-Provoking and Hilarious

Tarantino’s Hit Both Thought-Provoking and Hilarious

The n-word — six letters that, when together, divide, offend and restrict like no others. For some, it’s a stark reminder of brutal history and continued prejudice. For others, it’s only a word — but one that is empowered when we tip-toe around its existence and euphemize it as “the n-word.” It’s[Read More…]

by December 27, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Tarantino’s Hit Both Thought-Provoking and Hilarious

Tarantino’s Hit Both Thought-Provoking and Hilarious

The n-word — six letters that, when together, divide, offend and restrict like no others. For some, it’s a stark reminder of brutal history and continued prejudice. For others, it’s only a word — but one that is empowered when we tip-toe around its existence and euphemize it as “the n-word.” It’s[Read More…]

by December 25, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Prequel’s Mastery of Special Effects Compromises Storytelling

4/5 Stars With far fewer hobbits and far more dwarves, the first of three prequels to the voyage throughout Middle-Earth is brought to the big screen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Based on J.R.R.Tolkein’s 1937 novel, The Hobbit lacks much of what made the Lord of the Rings trilogy wonderful; that is, the special effects steal most[Read More…]

by December 23, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Heart-Wrenching Musical Epic Shines on Screen

Heart-Wrenching Musical Epic Shines on Screen

Those who have seen the long-lived and well-loved musical can agree that putting Les Misérables onto the screen, especially when it involves such ambitious goals as retaining the sung-through structure of the show — and, more still, recording all the singing live — would be a challenging endeavor. With all the anticipation revolving[Read More…]

by December 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Heart-Wrenching Musical Epic Shines on Screen

Those who have seen the long-lived and well-loved musical can agree that putting Les Misérables onto the screen, especially when it involves such ambitious goals as retaining the sung-through structure of the show — and, more still, recording all the singing live — would be a challenging endeavor. With all the anticipation revolving[Read More…]

by December 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide
The Pop Culture Year in Review

The Pop Culture Year in Review

While some might still believe that this is the year of the apocalypse, we really hope that Honey Boo Boo won’t be the last cultural mark we leave behind if we’re ever discovered by extraterrestrials. Just in case, The Hoya staff got together to pin down the best and worst[Read More…]

by December 6, 2012 1 comment The Guide

Shaking Things Up

James Bond is back — and he’s here to stay. After four long years since Quantum of Solace — and even longer since Daniel Craig’s debut performance in Casino Royale— Agent 007 returns in Skyfall. Directed by Sam Mendes,Skyfall blends the classic James Bond experience with a modern twist. I was able to be a[Read More…]

by November 8, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized
Return to the Top

Return to the Top

With the release of Ben Affleck’s new movie, Argo, the much-maligned star has finally overtaken his friend and former writing partner Matt Damon with an Oscar-worthy creation all his own. For the past 15 years, there has been no cinematic duo quite like Affleck and Damon. Friends since childhood, the[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

In the Loop: Time Travel Film Entertains

Wouldn’t it be cool to time travel? Play a game of beer pong with Henry VIII? Or give Adam West a DVD player to watch The Dark Knight Rises? It’s said that traveling back in time — well at least theoretically-speaking — and altering history in any way can have severe[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments The Guide