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The Feature Presentation: A Look at Master Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez

The Feature Presentation: A Look at Master Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez

October 1, 2010

Cover of Robert Rodriguez Sammy Warshaw '12 A&E Editor For film junkies everywhere, director Robert Rodriguez is a hero. For those who aren’t familiar with his history, Rodriguez is known for raising $7,000 to shoot “El Mariachi,” a Spanish action movie that had no celebritie...

Top 5 Summer Movies of All Time

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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

'Get Him to the Greek'

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...

Kick-Ass Review

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May 4, 2010

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor Remember those people that always said that you should never be the hero? They never told you why: because you might get knifed repeatedly before being mixed up with a bazooka and some samurai swords. Thank you for that valuable lesson, "Kick-Ass." All joking aside, "Kick-Ass" is a gra...

Spring Movie Preview

Spring Movie Preview

April 13, 2010

Sammy Warshaw '12 Staff Writer MacGruber: Lets face it, no one can remember when an SNL skit stretched out into a feature length movie, and became a hit. Not at the box office, not on DVD, and not in the laughing department. There was “Superstar,” “Blues Brothers 2000” and everyone’s fav...

Greenberg Review

April 13, 2010

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor Sometimes when you're angry at the world, it's not the world you should be angry at, but rather, at yourself. It takes a lot to portray subtle self-loathing. "Greenberg" does just that. Despite what you may think, "Greenberg" is far away from being a comedy. Y...

Eight Percent Is Not Enough: What It’s Like to Be a Minority at Staples

March 30, 2010

 Haris Durrani ’11 Opinions Editor It’s different living brown in a nearly all-white town for 16 years. In elementary-school I once preferred playing with a white friend rather than a Chinese friend because Chinese was not “vanilla.” When I visited my grandmother’s Washington Heights...

The Oscar Report

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March 12, 2010

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor This year, the Academy Awards was fairly predictable, yet managed to be one of the better ones in recent memory. As expected, "The Hurt Locker" took home the big prize at the Academy Awards, as well as five other Oscars. As expected, "Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigel...

Shutter Island Review

Shutter Island Review

February 27, 2010

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor Sometimes, the language of film, and the language of literature, just fit together like a puzzle. When I think of great directors and great writers with similar visions, I usually just think of the Coen Brothers and Cormac McCarthy over "No Country for Old Men." Now, I can add Martin Scorsese and Dennis Lehane, over "Shutter Island."...

British Import ‘Fish Tank’ Crosses the Pond With Fantastic Results

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February 24, 2010

Sammy Warshaw '12 Staff Writer Chances are, you have not heard much about the British indie film, "Fish Tank," which was released in limited theaters several weeks ago. If you have heard anything, there is a pretty big chance you have heard some overwhelming praise. I would like to join in...

The Spy Next Bore

January 24, 2010

Sammy Warshaw '12 Staff Writer Before I begin to write my review of the new Jackie Chan family film “The Spy Next Door”, I would like to put forth my Dad for a nomination of Father of the year for taking me to this film and managing to not walk out on numerous occasions. ...

Golden Globes: A Night for Blue Aliens. And Mike Tyson.

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January 19, 2010

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor Well, mainstream comedy certainly has something to celebrate. 2010 marked the first time in years that the winner of the Best Musical/Comedy category at the Golden Globes was not a musical or a sophisticated indie black comedy. Rather, it was "The Hangover," a...

Avatar: Director James Cameron Proves Once Again Why He’s “King of the World”

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January 5, 2010

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor James Cameron only makes a movie every 10 or so years, but every time he does he seems to rewrite the rules of filmmaking. With "Avatar," James Cameron not only rewrote the rules, but opened a whole new book. "Avatar" is one of those films that is not just a ...

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