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Family Guy’ Creator  Pleases Fans with First Film

Family Guy’ Creator Pleases Fans with First Film

4/5 stars After success in television with shows such as “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show,” Seth MacFarlane — comfortable in multiple roles as creator, writer and voice actor — decided to take his talents to the big screen with his first movie: Ted. This film tells the[Read More…]

by July 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Family Guy’ Creator  Pleases Fans with First Film

Family Guy’ Creator Pleases Fans with First Film

4/5 stars After success in television with shows such as “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show,” SethMacFarlane — comfortable in multiple roles as creator, writer and voice actor — decided to take his talents to the big screen with his first movie: Ted. This film tells the story of John[Read More…]

by July 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide
This ‘Magic’ Moment: Three Stars for Six Pack Abs

This ‘Magic’ Moment: Three Stars for Six Pack Abs

3/5 stars There’s no denying that Magic Mike is the 50 Shades of Grey of summer movies. This weekend, people everywhere flocked to theaters for the excuse to watch the naked gyrations of steamy men like Channing Tatum (The Vow), Matt Bomer (White Collar), Alex Pettyfer (Beastly), Matthew McConaughey (We[Read More…]

by July 2, 2012 0 comments The Guide

To Rome With Neurosis and Charm

3/5 stars It seems director Woody Allen is on an extended European road trip. Beginning with the critically acclaimed drama Match Point, Allen took us to London in 2005. In 2008, audiences left the U.K. for Spain with Vicky Cristina Barcelona.Last year the tour continued as viewers stopped in the[Read More…]

by June 19, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Rock of Ages’ Brings Nothin’ But a Good Time

Rock of Ages’ Brings Nothin’ But a Good Time

3/5 Stars Rock of Ages, a musical comedy about music, features an expansive cast of A-list celebrities filling a variety of roles. There’s a diva (Mary J. Blige), a heartthrob (Tom Cruise), and a crazy person (Russell Brand), as well as a mixture of the three (Alec Baldwin). However, what the[Read More…]

by June 15, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Documentary Shines Light on Struggle Within the Military

Steeped in tradition and boasting a history of national service, the United States Armed Forces are viewed as honorable and disciplined institutions, composed of hardworking, humble and idealistic men and women brave enough to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Military recruiting media on television and elsewhere entices young[Read More…]

by June 7, 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
Sound’ of Success for Alumni Filmmakers

Sound’ of Success for Alumni Filmmakers

I’ve found few movies as unsettling as Sound of My Voice.  That being said, I was mesmerized from start to finish.  The plot is rich with suspense, the acting moving and the storytelling artful.  Especially considering the film’s small budget, Director Zal Batmanglij (COL ’02) does a brilliant job fashioning[Read More…]

by April 29, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Snow White’s New Look in ‘Mirror Mirror’

Snow White’s New Look in ‘Mirror Mirror’

3/5 stars I have to admit, I’ve been far more interested in seeing Charlize Theron’s Snow White and the Huntsman than Julia Roberts’ Mirror Mirror. I was initially intrigued by casting reports, which included The Social Network’s ArmieHammer, but the trailers left me less than excited. Fortunately, I was wrong. Mirror Mirror turned out to be a[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Horrific Film Fails to Live Up to the Hype

One could easily imagine the plotline for a horror film named Cabin in the Woods.  In this movie, however, traditional horror stereotypes are all broken down, but not for the better. Cabin in the Woods follows the story of five college students who take a much-needed vacation to a lakeside cabin to escape the[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 0 comments The Guide