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Let’s Get Reel: Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Zacharia Benalayat ‘17, Life & Style Editor

March 3, 2015

I went to see the premeire of Hot Tub Time Machine 2, that is how excited I was to see this movie. I really shouldn’t have been. This movie has flashes of utter brilliance and flashes of utter crap in between long stretches...

Let’s Get Reel: The Interview

By Zacharia Benalayat ’17, Life & Style Editor

February 12, 2015

Let’s have ourselves a frank discussion about films and patriotism. Now I think we all know that the “release” of The Interview was , shall we say, “interesting.” I also know that lots of people seem to like it and...

Let’s Get Reel

Kevin Doyle '16, Life & Style Columnist

December 6, 2013

Hunger Games: Catching Fire is currently the biggest movie at the box office, by a long shot. You could almost say that it has already “caught fire” (cue snare and cymbal). There is a good chance if you have not alread...

Let’s Get Reel

Zacharia Benalayat ’17, Life & Style Columnist

October 3, 2013

I should preface this review by saying that I absolutely cannot stand racing as a sport. Not a fan of NASCAR or F1. That being said I’m a sucker for a good sports movie, and Rush is one of the best sports movies I’ve ev...

Let’s Get Reel: The Family

Zach Benalayat ’17, Life & Style Columnist

September 19, 2013

The Family is an incredibly dull action-comedy movie about a family of four psychopaths who terrorize a small rural French town for about an hour and a half. The titular family is headed up by Robert De Niro as an ex-mafia hi...

Smart Phone Zombies

Margaret Wiggins '15, Columnist

May 2, 2013

Two weeks ago, I had the fortune of seeing Muse in concert. The show was truly epic by all standards, as could be evidenced by the sore feet and neck I suffered for several days afterwards from all the jumping and head banging....

“Les Mis” Christian Ideals Fitting for Easter

Brett Porter ’15, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2013

“Les Misérables” makes for a perfect Easter film. The protagonist, Jean Valjean (played by Hugh Jackman), leads a life of sin and redemption. The opening scene features an exhausted, strained and bearded convict Jean Valjean...

Fear Factor

Christina Socci ‘13, Opinion Editor

April 12, 2013

I hate scary movies. Granted, there is something oddly comforting about watching a scary movie with friends and screaming together at all of the OH-GOD-HE’S-RIGHT-BEHIND-YOU moments. In general though, because my father delighted...

Italian Perspective

Enrica Nicoli Aldini, Columnist

April 11, 2013

Italian kids, and most likely kids from many other first world countries, have grown up watching American movies and American TV series. I grew up in the 90’s and the most popular series among young kids and teenagers were Beverly...

Thanking the Academy

Terra Allgaier ‘13, columnist

February 28, 2013

The Oscars are about celebrating the multiple facets of the art of film—the actors, the costumes, the special effects, the screenplay, and so on. To some, it honors the behind-the-scenes work of an art form that many people...

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