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Newest Superhero Entry “Thor” Is No Modern Marvel

Newest Superhero Entry “Thor” Is No Modern Marvel

May 18, 2011

Oh, how times have changed. When I first heard the news that Kenneth Branagh was slated to direct the Marvel Studios summer blockbuster “Thor,” based on the classic comic book series, I nearly did a double take. First off, for those who aren’t familiar with Branagh, you might recognize him as Gi...

Arm and Hammer: Will Newcomer Hemsworth, Star of Summer’s First Big Movie, “Thor,” Keep Marvel on Top?

Thunderstruck

May 5, 2011

The last time we saw Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, his body was being blown up into a billion pieces after an emotional moment of sacrifice in order to save his son’s life in JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek.” Somewhere in the galaxies above, in that brisk sci-fi reboot, we caught a glimpse of ...

Behind the Scenes with MVG: Student Filmmaker Shares Insight, Inspiration

Behind the Scenes with MVG: Student Filmmaker Shares Insight, Inspiration

December 23, 2010

Image via Wikipedia “He knows everything [about movies],” Annie Cooperstone ’13 said when asked about Matthew Van Gessel ’11. There is really no other way to put it— Van Gessel, an involved member of Staples Players, is also an encyclopedia of cinematic knowledge. He has seen dozens of movies and can recall the techniques used in just ...

What If Harry Potter Smoked? Cigarettes On Screen May Influence Teens

What If Harry Potter Smoked? Cigarettes On Screen May Influence Teens

December 23, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Recently, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) decided that any character smoking in a film will now be taken into consideration when a film is being rated. According to an article from Gulf Weekly, the rule used to be that films containing scenes in which teenagers smoked illegally were i...

Just See It: Movies Might Surprise This Holiday Season

Just See It: Movies Might Surprise This Holiday Season

December 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Don’t complain to me about how there are never movies to see. There are always movies. Always. Let me explain. Of course, there are some better times of the year than others to see a good film. You have the ubiquitous crapshoot of summer movie time, consisting of big-budget action thrillers an...

TV Production Classes Spice up Communication Time

TV Production Classes Spice up Communication Time

December 22, 2010

A crowd of students is congregated around two tables pushed together in the center of the room. The general murmur of talking dies down as teacher Jim Honeycutt begins to speak, and the students attentively listen to the day’s agenda. Today they will be continuing work filming and editing the stories...

Don't Be Scared Off: New Documentary "Inside Job" is Essential Viewing

Don't Be Scared Off: New Documentary "Inside Job" is Essential Viewing

November 18, 2010

Let’s just get this straight before we move any further. I am a normal kid. I love “Jackass 3-D”and even“Harold and Kumar.” While I may love those guilty pleasure movies, there is still much room in my heart for educational documentaries, and the new film “Inside Job” is no exception. Yes, I...

What is Horror?

What is Horror?

November 12, 2010

Image via Wikipedia I don't want to hear it anymore. “Oh my god, I was watching the new ‘Halloween’ last weekend and it is so much better than the original.” Or “Dude, me and my girlfriend were watching ‘Hannibal Rising’ and it made ‘Silence of the Lambs’ look like ‘Lilo and Stitch!’” Make it stop. Please. I am writing this colu...

Behind the Scenes with Avatar's Production Assistant, Connor Murphy

Graphic of the Navi characters, Neytiri and Jake Sully. Photo from crazythemes.com

November 6, 2010

Cover via Amazon In 2009, Avatar became the highest grossing film in the U.S and Canada, and won three academy awards including, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Visual Effects. Staples was lucky enough to host one of the people who helped make these awards a reality: Production Assistant Connor Murphy. In his presentation, Murphy shared both his ...

A Player Becomes a Star

A Player Becomes a Star

November 3, 2010

Many Staples Players have dreams of being in the movies, but few actually become stars. Among the exceptions is Shannon Walsh ‘10, who is featuring in Wes Craven’s new thriller, My Soul to Take. The film is about the Riverton Reaper, who is a serial killer with schizophrenia. He returns to Riv...

Runway: Welcome Back Mr. West

Runway: Welcome Back Mr. West

November 3, 2010

Finally, after weeks of private screenings and breathless audiences, visionary hip-hop artist Kanye, West simultaneously debuted his epic short-film Runaway on three cable channels. After watching it six times in one week, I can honestly agree with MTV when they say that, "Runaway solidifies Kanye West as the greatest pop star of this generation." Filmed almost entirely in Prague, Runaway is...

Staples: It’s not that easy, The downside of class requirements

Staples: It’s not that easy, The downside of class requirements

October 22, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Sports Editor I’m a senior. I’ve already endured three tough, stressful years with just one free period, always with the assumption that I would have enough credits to take two frees as a senior. But I can’t—I have to take digital darkroom. Yes, you could say that thi...

An Experiment: My Day as a Vegan

An Experiment: My Day as a Vegan

October 22, 2010

Veganism: dietary extremism that only about one percent of the United States is able to practice. Imagine what it’s like not to put a single animal product in or around your body for months, or even years. I couldn’t possibly. I suppose that’s why the theoretical council of vegans made October Vege...

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