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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
Greatness Emanates From Espionage Film

Greatness Emanates From Espionage Film

In many ways, young adults of this day and age have fallen victim to the development of the 21st century. Films and television shows have become canvasses for the latest and greatest pyrotechnics, a competition of who can fit the most explosions into a two hour span while maintaining some[Read More…]

by November 30, 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
Inspiring Drama Finds Humor in Unlikely Places

Inspiring Drama Finds Humor in Unlikely Places

Going into the movie theater, I knew that 50/50 was a comedy. However, Jonathan Levine’s new film is not your typical blockbuster comedy; it mingles the gravity of real-life events with the humor people bring to them in order to pull through. Needless to say, you would never expect to leave the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide
I Don’t Know How You Could Watch This

I Don’t Know How You Could Watch This

When I go to screenings of movies I’m going to review, I write “lol” in my notes for failed attempts at humor, and “haha” for things that are actually funny. The lol-to-haha ratio for I Don’t Know How She Does It was absolutely dismal. There were like 10 “lol”s for every “haha.” Rarely[Read More…]

by September 16, 2011 0 comments The Guide
New Fighting Flick Packs a Punch

New Fighting Flick Packs a Punch

From the moment that the trailer of Warrior was publicized, the buzz surrounding the film largely consisted of two questions: Why did it give away the ending in the preview? And, hang on — didn’t I just see this film last year? Having seen the movie, I can assert that[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Alums’ Sundance Winner Shatters the Stereotype of Sci-Fi

Alums’ Sundance Winner Shatters the Stereotype of Sci-Fi

Written and directed by Georgetown graduates Mike Cahill (COL ’01) and Britt Marling (COL ’05), Another Earth is a story of redemption and second chances that arrive with the discovery of another earth orbiting around ours. Dubbed “Earth 2,” the planet begins as a mysterious dot in the sky, to[Read More…]

by August 1, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Fresh Thriller Blurs Reality and Fantasy

Director Duncan Jones first appeared on the Hollywood scene in 2009 with his work on the psychological and introspective sci-fi drama Moon. In his latest film Source Code, Jones takes the surrealism and depth of his previous work and applies it to the thriller genre, making for a complex, intriguing movie. The[Read More…]

by March 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Jarring Foreign Film Delivers Heated Action

Quebeçois director Denis Villenueve crafts a dark and complex narrative in his 2010 film Incendies, adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s play “Scorched.” The film earned a Best Foreign Language Film nomination at this past year’s Academy Awards. The intricate story begins with brother and sister Simon and Jeanne Marwan (Maxim Gaudette[Read More…]

by March 24, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Film Forecast: Mostly Sunny With a Chance of Rain

The immortal words, “Are they not men?  Do they not have rational souls?  Are you not bound to love them as you love yourselves?”  were spoken by Antonio de Montesinos, a Dominican friar in Hispaniola in the sixteenth century in a passionate sermon against abuses inflicted upon indigenous slaves through[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide