“300: Rise of an Empire” does not rise far

  “300: Rise of an Empire” is exactly what you would expect from a sequel to “300,” which is a mediocre testosterone-fueled gore fest whose 102 minuets are filled with enough CG blood to fill the Straits of Salamis. “300 Rise of an Empire” is a exaggerated telling of Battle of Salamis, a navel battle that took place […]

“The Lego Movie” builds laughter

“The Lego Movie” brought a lot more to the table than anyone first thought it would. When the trailers for Warner Bros. next animated move were first released several months, many were skeptical as  it appeared to be one more attempt of corporate Hollywood to earn a quick dollar. However, as the release date drew closer […]

It’s a cold time for movies

The end of 2013 was a great time for movies.  Between “The Hobbit,” “American Hustle,” “Anchorman 2″and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” there was plenty for audiences to choose between in December alone.  Now though, it’s not so easy to find something worth watching. There are a couple obvious reasons why this would happen.  First, […]

“Her” is deserving of praise

With the recent release of the Oscar nominees, one of the titles that stands out is “Her” by director Spike Jonze, starring master actor Joaquin Phoenix. “Her” is a black horse in the Oscar Best Picture race that has the potential to come through as a winner, if not f or Best Picture then certainly […]

Top 5 movies to see this year

5. Disney makes a refreshing change to its usual animated movies in “Frozen.” It is a story of a queen pushed out of her kingdom by people who fear her power over ice and snow, but after she leaves, her kingdom is thrust into eternal winter. The queen’s younger sister must travel up a mountain […]

“Carrie” is accidentally funny

“Carrie” is yet another example of Hollywood rehashing movies that were originally successful to try and earn a quick buck. Large film studios are afraid of taking risks with original screen plays. If you want to watch a good movie, just watch the original “Carrie.” “Carrie,” based on Stephen King’s debut novel “Carrie” published in 1974, was […]

“Rush” races to award season

“Rush” was just that, a rush from start to finish. Director Ron Howard truly delivered with his cinematic mastery. “Rush” details the events of the 1975 and 1976 Formula One racing seasons and within that, the major rivalry between British racer James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, known to most as Thor) and Austrian racer Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl, a relatively unknown […]

In-class movies educate

When a teacher pulls out the SmartBoard remote and queues up the projector, a wide variety of responses can be seen from the students. Some students pump their fists into the air and yell “YES!”, while others groan and roll their eyes, and still others pull on their hoodies and prepare for a 50 minute […]

Finding costume inspiration

Halloween is a great holiday not only because of the candy and spooky/creepy vibe but because it’s the one day where you can dress up as whatever you want and it’s cool. So here are some quirky outfits inspired by various characters in films and real-life historical figures that can be worn as everyday style or […]

Summer Movies Dissapoint

During the summer months of June and July, kids and teenagers find themselves scrounging for things to do to occupy their new freedom from school, their pockets jingling with their parent’s money. The classic American thing to do is to go see a movie. Production companies perfectly time the release dates of some of their […]