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Movie review: “Spotlight” tells success story without mythologizing the press

Movie review: “Spotlight” tells success story without mythologizing the press

Kristin Chang

November 28, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

In an era of URLs, live tweeting and soggy, unread newspapers pasted to driveways, a group of frumpily-dressed and frazzled reporters at the Boston Globe become unexpected heroes. Well, not exactly heroes. In the newsroom drama “Spotlight,” a movie based on the Boston Globe’s spotlight team...

Spectre: Gripping beginning and end, but middle pales in comparison

Spectre: Gripping beginning and end, but middle pales in comparison

Neha Patchipala

November 8, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]y name is Bond. James Bond. Movie theatres filled with people eager to see James Bond, an iconic character created by Ian Fleming in 1953, return to the big screen. Bond, with his license to kill, has graced movie theaters again with Spectre, the 24th Bond movie in the series. This...

Flashback to the Future

Flashback to the Future

Hannan Waliullah

October 21, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Movies, Print entertainment

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the 1980s, when director Robert Zemeckis depicted the future in the “Back to the Future” franchise, he visualized Oct. 23, 2015 as a time filled with flying cars, fancy pizza-enlargers and hoverboards. But what did we get instead? Tiny life-sucking pocket computers, the selfie sti...

The best and worst moments of the 2015 Oscars

The best and worst moments of the 2015 Oscars

Vishalrathna Nagar

February 26, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

Best Moments: Lady Gaga’s Performance If you have been hearing Lady Gaga’s name recently, for the first time it might not be due to her bizarre style in clothing. It’s most likely due to her jaw-dropping performance at the Oscars. Most people are aware of Gaga’s abilities and her incredibly s...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 falls short on the action

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 falls short on the action

Jyotsna Natarajan

November 24, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

The girl on fire takes the theater by storm again on the Nov. 21 premiere. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” had a lot of worthy moments, dynamic scenes and a pinch of playfulness to ease the often long periods of tension. Like the conclusion of series such as  “Harry Potter” and “Twilight”,...

The Maze Runner: No running from this maze of a movie

The Maze Runner: No running from this maze of a movie

Brandon Chin

October 13, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Uncategorized

Thomas, the main character of ‘The Maze Runner’, once said that “you don't look very hard for things you don't believe will or can happen.” In that respect, director Wes Ball took James Dashner’s bestselling book and set it loose in the hazardous maze of production. With bulging sets serving...

Movie: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is an adventure we can all be a part of

Movie: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is an adventure we can all be a part of

Emily Zhao

August 22, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Editors' Pick, Movies, Reviews

Think of the Avengers taking place in space, but add a heartwarming story and a dash of humor-James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”, released on Aug. 1 and already a hit Marvel movie, is illustrated with that vision. The film keeps you entertained while holding universal lessons of teamwork...

MOVIE: ‘Vampire Academy’ doesn’t suck

Tanisha Dasmunshi

February 10, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

The mixture of witty high school comedy and supernatural horror makes for a messy but strangely hilarious flick. Read More »...

More students start to binge watch over the summer

More students start to binge watch over the summer

Sophia Tao

August 22, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

For students, summer is the best time to binge watch television shows and movies. Read More »...

“Hangover III” inspires highs in some, headaches in others

“Hangover III” inspires highs in some, headaches in others

Ankita Tejwani

May 29, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released works with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we reviewed our first film “The Hangover Part III,” directed by Todd Phillips. Ankita’s Take: Unexpected, but hilarious. In 2009, “The Hangover” came out and made ...

Movie: Strong acting and plot knock ‘42’ out of the park

Movie: Strong acting and plot knock ‘42’ out of the park

Nathan Desai

April 13, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Movies

Only one number is retired by every Major League Baseball team: 42. However, every year on April 15, all players wear this sacred number in honor of the date of Jackie Robinson's revolutionary major league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Released on the weekend of the 66th anniversary of the Hall-of-Fam...