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‘Birds of Prey’ fails to leave audience with anything to think about

‘Birds of Prey’ fails to leave audience with anything to think about

Tierney Kugel ’22

March 3, 2020

I entered the movie theater with high expectations and excitement for “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).” The movie, commonly shortened to “Birds of Prey,” was written for Harley Quinn, the iconic DC comics supervillain and partner in crime to the Joker. After...

Movie Review: WONDER

Movie Review: WONDER

December 11, 2017

By Emily Stone '20 Stephen Chbosky’s “WONDER” is possibly the most authentic, controversial movie of 2017. Embedded with real world issues, witty humor and an exemplary cast, this movie will leave you speechless. In order to fully understand the general plot, paying attention to both the na...

‘The Circle’ falls short on delivering satirical warning about technology

‘The Circle’ falls short on delivering satirical warning about technology

May 12, 2017

Amelia Brown '18 James Ponsoldt’s “The Circle”  sounded great, with a relevant focus on technological privacy and an A-list cast including Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and Karen Gillan. The high hopes that I had built up, however, were quickly torn down as soon as Watson’s character, Mae Hollan...

Kong: Skull Island stands tall by committing to its concept

Kong: Skull Island stands tall by committing to its concept

April 26, 2017

Christoph Russi '17 “Kong: “Skull Island”, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, was a fun movie to watch. I suppose I didn’t go into it with any other desire than to be entertained for two hours, and it certainly didn’t market itself as anything more than just that-- an entertaining brawler ...

Passengers drives away from typical science fiction

Passengers drives away from typical science fiction

January 11, 2017

By Ashton Dedona '17   With a countless array of movies to choose from this month, Passengers stood out the most. I am not the biggest sci fi fan, however, Passengers steered clear from the typical outer space themed movie. Aurora, played by Jennifer Lawrence, and Jim, played by Chris Pratt, made the perfect duo to fly 120 years t...

“Insurgent” diverges from its namesake

“Insurgent” diverges from its namesake

Jess Gross

April 8, 2015

  Love, loss, a race against time, the new “Divergent” movie sequel, “Insurgent”, seems to have it all. Except, that is, for accuracy to the book. The first adaptation, “Divergent,” left something to be desired, and sadly, if you’re expecting the second installment to be bette...

“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” showers down success in theaters

“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” showers down success in theaters

Will Dumke, Staff Writer

October 14, 2013

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” should really be called “Cloudy with a Chance of Five Stars.” This movie has all the ingredients, laughs, action, and adventure, that make a recipe for a great movie. The movie was funny, and I mean funny. The whole idea was hilarious. After the main cha...

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