Archive for the ‘Movie Reviews’ Category

‘Lion King’ still reigns after 20 years


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 […]

Monsters University just makes the grade

Monsters University just makes the grade

By Kyle Lutz, Staff Writer When I first heard that Monsters University was coming out, I did not know what to think. I really had no intention to see it because I never saw the original Monsters Inc. from beginning to end and Monsters University came out 12 years after the original movie. Because I […]

Newest “Fast and Furious” strong installment to franchise


By Kyle Lutz, Sports Editor How many movie franchises can you think of and say that that franchise is still putting out strong and original ideas after the fifth installment? There are not many, but The Fast and the Furious franchise is still going strong with the latest installment, Fast & Furious 6. Like everything […]

Iron Man 3: A solid action flick

Iron Man 3: A solid action flick

By Kyle Lutz, Staff Writer After a slow start, Iron Man 3 turned out to be a really solid action movie. The great action sequences and humorous moments make this movie a huge step up from the previous film, but it is does not surpass the first one. Robert Downey Jr. returns as billionaire Tony […]