Archive for the ‘Movie Reviews’ Category

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Hits Theaters

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By Katie Ralbusky Staff Writer The Apes Are Here. Ten years after the events of the first movie, the virus has decimated humanity and caused a global economic collapse. Caesar rules over his own ape community and soon welcomes the birth of a new son.

“The Fault in Our Stars” is a Must-See and Must-Read

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By Hannah Mason Staff Writer The book by John Green has topped the Young Adult section of the New York Times bestseller list for 82 weeks. The movie had “one of the biggest opening days of the year” in terms of sales, according to Ray Subers for Box Office Mojo, as it beat out other […]

Godzilla remake trumps all

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By Katie Ralbusky, Staff Writer Godzilla is back and better than ever. The recent movie proves to be an instant summer classic and I recommend everyone to see it at least once on the big screen. Without spoiling the details I will say that you cannot go into this movie expecting a plot like Pacific […]

‘Lion King’ still reigns after 20 years

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By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer “The Lion King” was one of the highest grossing films in history. The year it came out it was considered the movie of the year, won several awards including two Golden Globes and two Academy Awards, and holds the record for the highest grossing traditionally animated film in history. It […]

‘Anchorman 2′ gets laughs

'Anchorman 2' gets laughs

By Kyle Lutz, Sports Editor In all honesty, I was nervous when I first saw the trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. I did not really laugh out loud during the trailer, and the movie did not look that good. It has been nine years since the first one came out; and, with a […]

New ‘Madea’ movie a holiday hit

New 'Madea' movie a holiday hit

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer Tyler Perry put on his granny costume once again in another classic comedy movie: “A Madea Christmas.” Based on Tyler Perry’s play, which was also called “A Madea Christmas,” this movie features some very sensitive topics such as religious beliefs and racism in the south accompanied by some obscene language […]

Ender’s Game adapts brilliantly to film

Ender's Game adapts brilliantly to film

by Jordan Connor, Assistant Editor Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m a huge sci-fi fan. Maybe some of you can relate, maybe you can’t. Either way, you need to give Ender’s Game an opportunity to become a very enjoyable part of your life. The movie Ender’s Game, rated PG-13, was released on Friday, Nov. 1 (and […]

“Star Trek: Into Darkness” is tersely written and exciting

"Star Trek: Into Darkness" is tersely written and exciting

By Katie Ralbusky – Contributing Writer “Star Trek: Into Darkness” will blow your mind. J. J. Abrams returns to direct this sequel and reunites with a familiar cast for an instant hit. Chris Pine once again plays the young James T. Kirk with Zachary Quinto as his second-in-command, Spock. Among the new faces is Benedict […]

‘Riddick’: Bad as ever?

'Riddick': Bad as ever?

by Katie Ralbusky – Contributing Writer “Riddick” is back and as bad as ever. Vin Diesel returns as the unforgiving and seemingly unstoppable Riddick. Director David Twohy, whose past movies include “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick,” obviously took inspiration from his previous works. They serve as the foundation for the plot of “Riddick.” […]

World War Z delivers intensity

World War Z delivers intensity

By Kyle Lutz, Staff Writer I remember when I first heard about World War Z; not the movie, but the book. I believe I was a senior in high school and one of my classmates was reading it. He mentioned that it was really good. I took a look at it and read the plot […]