“300: Rise of an Empire” Review

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Cassidy Flechaus, Staffer
March 16, 2014

The movie sequel “300: Rise of an Empire” premiered March 7th, 2014. The movie starring Eva Green and Sullivan Stapleton did a fantastic job in recreating the battles fought between the Athenians and the Persians. The movie does a wonderful job relating the battles back to actual historic facts.... Read more »

November Movies

Sydney Rogalsky, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 13, 2013

While September and October brought some blockbuster hits like “Insidious 2” and “Gravity,” nothing has captured audiences quite like the upcoming November films are expected to. Premiering this Friday, November 8th, is “Thor II: The Dark World.” The much anticipated sequel to its original... Read more »

The “Future” of Film

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Sydney Rogalsky, Arts & Entertainment Editor
September 20, 2013

“The Hunger Games,” “World War Z,” “Looper.” All these movies are part of the ever-growing trend of dystopian films. They show us a future wherein the conditions of living are not ideal—such as an annual fight to the death amongst children, zombies taking over, or a time-traveling mafia.... Read more »

Halloween Movies and Memories

Sydney Rogalsky, staffer
October 18, 2012

Who remembers Halloweentown? Hocus Pocus? The Little Vampire? Now that it’s October, it’s time for all those old movies and specials from our childhoods to resurface. Disney is actually doing ‘Monstober’, showing all the classics we love and remember all month long! They’ll be showing all the... Read more »

Is Hollywood Dead? Remaking the Classics

Sydney Rogalsky, Writer
September 13, 2012

From comedies to horror movies, dramas to action flicks, movies are being remade across the board. We’re seeing it more and more, and often these remakes are becoming successes. 21 Jump Street, Clash of the Titans, Friday the 13th, and Karate Kid. All remakes. Hugely advertised films that seem to usually... Read more »

Feel-Good Comedies to Chase the “Home Stretch Blues” Away

Jackie Jerkins, Literary Editor
April 10, 2012

Needless to say, it is now “that” time of year. The downward slope from the midway. Sleepless nights will come in droves—last-minute studying sessions will spill over into the wee hours—the scramble for extra credit will be afoot. Ropes and wits alike will find ends, and these ends will be frayed,... Read more »

AFI Screen Legends List: The Woes of “Underpriced” and “Overlooked” Actors

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Jackie Jerkins, Literary Editor
March 13, 2012

The likes of rock ‘n’ roll and baseball enjoy “halls of fame,” but for film there is little past the Academy Awards, which are fleeting ceremonies in themselves. The closest the classic motion picture industry has is the American Film Institution’s “100 Years…100 Stars” list of American... Read more »

“Artist” Renders Oscars Speechless: The 84th Annual Academy Awards


Jackie Jerkins, Literary Editor
February 29, 2012

Silence is golden—that’s the rule. The 84th Academy Awards, occurring at 8:30pm EST on February 26th, 2012, saw the splendid 2011 feature film The Artist sweep the awards, proving all that glitters is not gold but the Golden Age. The Artist, an entirely black-and-white film, and really completely... Read more »

Make ‘em Laugh: An Ovation for Screwball Comedies


Jackie Jerkins, Literary Editor
February 14, 2012

“Laughter gives us distance,” once observed Bob Newhart, renowned comedian. “It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it, and then move on.” Such is comedy—a relief, a vacation, a safeness we cannot otherwise harvest on our own. We as humans are drawn to laughter and to those who... Read more »

A Salute to Womanhood: What We Owe to Prominent Ladies of the 1930s


Jackie Jerkins, Literary Editor
January 24, 2012

It’s that time of year again—Academy Award nominations are in, and I spy with my scrutinizing eye four incredibly worthy leading actresses up for the little statue Bette Davis one day so fatefully baptized “Oscar.” (I say four because I am weakly versed in the career of Glenn Close, who is up... Read more »

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