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The Muppets: A Review

Nick Siegel, Staff Writer

December 21, 2011

"The Muppets” is not "just another Muppets movie”; instead, it is a statement that the franchise is not dead and a healthy reminder to everyone that when done well, the Muppets can appeal to audiences across many demographics. To help write the movie, Disney got well-known Muppet fan Jason Segel to...

Happy Feet Two: An Adorable Letdown

Erik Sommer, Staff Writer

December 17, 2011

Having Elijah Wood, Matt Damon, Common, Robin Williams, Pink, and Brad Pitt together in a room would be enough to make most star-struck. Combining the talents of these critically-acclaimed celebrities in a film would seemingly drive flocks of moviegoers to the box office with great expectation. Oddly...

Educated Guesses for Cinema’s Wildest Season

Sammy Warshaw, A&E Editor

November 9, 2011

Fret not, eager filmgoers. The journey through the mediocrity of post-summer and fall films is coming to an end. Need I say more? It’s Oscar season, baby. It’s okay that you haven’t been to the movies in a month. Coming from me, that’s a pretty huge statement. To give you an idea, I’m usually...

Return of The King: “The Lion King 3D” Review

Haley Randich

October 11, 2011

Last week, a 17 year-old classic finished its second theatrical release, with a two week run with a total gross of $61.7 million, drawing in viewers of all ages, some of them Staples students. The Lion King’s second success’ key factor? 3D. Or was it? For Christina Kelly ’12, who saw the movi...

‘Contagion’: One Sick Film

‘Contagion’: One Sick Film

Nicole DeBlasi, Staff Writer

September 23, 2011

Released on Sept. 9, “Contagion,” an American thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh, lets your mind wander into the imaginative world of what would happen if mev-1, the disease in this frightening movie, was real. And this movie left me feeling truly scared. Steven Soderbergh creates a frightening...

Toquet Hall Screens “Animal House”

Bailey Valente '13, Staff Writer

September 16, 2011

The Westport Cinema Initiative is hosting a screening of the 1978 movie Animal House at 8:00 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 17 at Toquet Hall in downtown Westport. “It’s not only a high grossing film, but it is the quintessential college movie,” said Sandy Leskowitz of Westport Cinema Initiative. Following the film...

Top 5 Summer Movies of All Time

Top 5 Summer Movies of All Time

June 11, 2010

Sammy Warshaw '12 A&E Editor     5) The Sixth Sense: summer of ’99 Director M. Night Shayamalan’s second feature film was nowhere to be found on any “anticipation” list for summer movies in 1999. Little did audiences know that what they were watching would spark a rebirth of a genre. The horror/thriller genre was beginning to look a...

Drunk Rockstars and Dream Invaders: Five Movies That I Can’t Wait For

Drunk Rockstars and Dream Invaders: Five Movies That I Can’t Wait For

May 28, 2010

      Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor   Get Him To the Greek (6/4) Synopsis: In this loose sequel to “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” record company intern Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) must escort out-of-control British singer Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) from London to the Greek theater in Los A...

Talking Dogs and Ugly People: Five Movies I’m Planning on Skipping

Talking Dogs and Ugly People: Five Movies I’m Planning on Skipping

May 28, 2010

Spencer Fox '11 Staff Writer   Step Up 3D (8/16)   Synopsis: A close group of full time friends, part time street dancers, go head to head with some of the world’s best hip-hop dancers in a showdown that they will never forget. In 3D. Why I’m planning to skip it: I can almo...

Ten More Movies that Defined The Decade

Ten More Movies that Defined The Decade

December 22, 2009

Sammy Warshaw '12 Staff Writer 1) Adaptation (2002): “Adaptation” is the number one movie of the decade for its biting wit and uncanny way of examining the human spirit. Director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman create a film that is full of lucid imagery and brilliant depth...

Top Ten Movies of the Past Ten Years

Top Ten Movies of the Past Ten Years

December 22, 2009

  Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor   1 ) There Will Be Blood (2007): Epic films come and go, but this is one that truly stays. What’s often best remembered about the film is Daniel Day–Lewis’ towering performance that emanates the loneliness and devilish insanity of his character. One can’t forget P...

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