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Cameron Wolff’s Top Ten Movies of 2016

Cameron Wolff’s Top Ten Movies of 2016

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
January 8, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

With the tumultuous events in the United States, from a divisive presidential election to issues of gun violence and discrimination, this year presented a challenge to American filmmakers. I cannot recall any other year that I have seen so many films devoted to social justice, ranging from racism to...

Manchester by the Sea Review

Manchester by the Sea Review

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
December 20, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Halfway through Manchester by the Sea, I knew a perfect film unfolded before my eyes. Then, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan unveiled an unexpected revelation to the audience and tears flowed throughout the theater. The film became more than a technical masterpiece to me then. Lonergan crafted one of the ...

Certain Women

Certain Women

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

       The stable doors slide aside, and the screeching sound of aging, splintered wood pierce the movement. Jamie (Lily Gladstone), a lonely ranch hand, stares out at the still Montana winter. She is a small silhouette among the horses that pass by her. We see what Jamie sees: a desolate winter f...

Positively Peculiar

Positively Peculiar

Olivia Gagnon, Reporter
October 10, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

A band of misfits under their beloved leader try to overpower the bad guys; heard this story before? We all have. Yet beloved director Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands) brings a refreshing and quirky twist to the 20th Century Fox production. Based off of th...

The Duff

The Duff

Makenzie Lisle, Reporter
February 22, 2015
Filed under Movie Reviews

  D.U.F.F. Designated Ugly Fat Friend. The D.U.F.F is possibly the newest thing in friend groups although according to the movie The Duff everyone is a Duff to someone. Fitting in is always difficult especially if your friends are popular and know how to talk to boys or can dress themselve...

Project Almanac

Project Almanac

Makenzie Lisle, Reporter
February 1, 2015
Filed under Movie Reviews, Showcase

Romance, technology, experiments and teenagers all come together during the movie Project Almanac, a new hit movie that came to theaters January 30th. This movie is not what anyone would think it will be like which is why the movie is good. Four teenagers found a time machine hidden in the baseme...

Unbroken

Ellie Drees
January 6, 2015
Filed under Movie Reviews, Uncategorized

Unbroken is the true story of Olympic runner, war hero, and survivor, Louis (Louie) Zamperini. You, as a member of the audience, experience first hand the struggles of his life, from being a reckless Italian immigrant who always gets in trouble, to when he runs in the Olympics. Not to mention the heartbreaking...

Ouija Movie Review

Ouija Movie Review

Makenzie Lisle, Reporter
November 20, 2014
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Uncategorized

Pop outs, haunted houses, and demons sounds like the perfect scary movie to see. The most recent horror film, Ouija, hit theaters October 24th. It made 20 million dollars on the opening weekend. (It's the second best out of horror movies this year with Annabell in the lead.) According to independent.ie...

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

Leah Doyle, Reporter
October 1, 2014
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews

Hollywood's next attempt on making a popular YA book into a movie failed once again with James Dashner’s Best-Selling book, The Maze Runner.   Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up in the dark, enclosed space, also known as ‘the box’. At first he can’t remember anything about his past...

Paranoia

Paranoia

Zaq Smithson, Web Master
April 22, 2014
Filed under Movie Reviews

Paranoia. The agonizingly slow tic of the time bomb that is Adam Cassidy’s life drones on throughout this chess match of life or death.  After trying to cheat his ex-boss, he’s thrown into a masquerade of corporate espionage that could be the death of him. Growing up in poverty, Adam Cassidy(Liam...

Finding Marlin

Finding Marlin

Mariah Prendergast, Reporter
April 22, 2014
Filed under Movie Reviews

If I were to come up and ask you where P. Sherman lived, how many of you would know the answer? How many of you would confidently answer, “P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney?” I would assume the vast majority of people who were children in the early 2000s know that address just as well as their own....

Catching Fire

Catching Fire

Mariah Prendergast, Reporter
February 12, 2014
Filed under Movie Reviews

Catching Fire       In this sequel to the widely popular Hunger Games movie, the story reaches even higher levels of intensity than it did the first time as Katniss and Peeta enter the Hunger Games for the second time. This time, however, things are a little different since the pair competes against p...

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