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‘Divergent’ broke box office

‘Divergent’ broke box office

Alex Wildman, Staff Writer

March 25, 2014


Filed under A&E

"Divergent" broke the box office this weekend as the breakout film of 2014. The long awaited book-turned-movie was a pleasant surprise for audiences, and grossed an estimated 56 million in it’s opening weekend. Female lead, Beatrice "Tris" Prior, was played by "The Descendants" star Shailene Wood...

The rise in book to movie adaptations

The rise in book to movie adaptations

Sabrina Talpur, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under Student Voices

Over the course of years, the number of book to movie adaptations have increased significantly, specifically from the young adult genre. “I think movie producers want to use the storylines that authors created for these books because of the huge fan base that comes along with them,” said senior Iman...

‘Last Vegas’ is hopefully the last Vegas movie

‘Last Vegas’ is hopefully the last Vegas movie

Julian Smith, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013


Filed under A&E

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But sometimes one just needs to relive those hazy memories. Lined with a star-studded cast including Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, and Kevin Kline, “Last Vegas” is as dull as an unsharpened pencil. With jokes as funny as that, "Last Vegas" is ...

‘Prisoners’: the movie review

‘Prisoners’: the movie review

Julian Smith, Staff Writer

October 10, 2013


Filed under A&E

“Prisoners,” a newly released action thriller, walks a tight line between fear and hopelessness to evoke strong emotion. To many, family is what means the most to them, let alone their own children. now imagine losing them, left helplessly searching for them, how would you feel? Welcome to “Priso...

Movie preview: ‘The Host’

Movie preview: ‘The Host’

January 29, 2013


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Mirroring the release of the novel The Host after the end of the Twilight book series, producers are attempting to milk every last dime out of the Stephanie Meyer fandom as possible by producing one of her newer novels, The Host. Twi-hard fans have given mixed responses to the novel, whose basic ...

Vampire movie ‘Breaking Dawn’ didn’t suck

Vampire movie ‘Breaking Dawn’ didn’t suck

Kristen Friis, Business Manager

December 3, 2012


Filed under A&E

The last movie of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part II still has "Team Jacob" and "Team Edward" fans blood thirsty for more. The drama is based on the books by Stephanie Meyer. With four books in the series, the last was split into two movies, making the experience last longer and making the audi...

Movie stereotypes not true for all

March 19, 2012


Filed under As seen in print

Everyone knows who watches chick flicks and everyone knows who watches action/horror movies. What it is about the different genres that makes the different genders tick? Is it the gruesome everyone-gets-their-head-cut-off quality that entices males? Or is it the intense fight scenes that get them...

Movie Review: ‘Water for Elephants’

Movie Review: ‘Water for Elephants’

April 24, 2011


Filed under A&E

Pulling in 17.5 million at the box office, Water for Elephants is quickly becoming one of the top movies for Spring 2011. Based on best-selling novel by Sara Gruen, the movie presents forbidden love and the fun of the circus in a so-so way. After his parents die in a car accident, veterinary school...

Movie Review: Arthur

Movie Review: Arthur

April 15, 2011


Filed under A&E

Many students only know Russel Brand as the creepy-faced British man who married Katy Perry. However, in the comedy Arthur, about a childish heir to a 90 billion dollar fortune, Brand shines in the leading role. Brand began his career as a comedian in the British media. After quickly gaining fame...

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