Escape from summer heat to a matinee

April 30, 2008 Josh Page 0

“Sex and the City”
Directed by Michael Patrick King
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon

The long-awaited big-screen continuation of the popular HBO series is finally hitting theaters at the beginning of the summer. […]

Kern’s prejudice represents greater societal failing

April 9, 2008 Josh Page 0

Initially thinking that the clip was some sort of skit from “Saturday Night Live,” I didn’t believe the proclamation by Oklahoma legislator Sally Kern that “studies show that no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted more than … a few decades” was one of sincere sentiment. […]

‘Charlie’ can’t cash in on teen flick success

March 5, 2008 Josh Page 0

Remember four years ago, theaters were perpetually populated with at least two or three seperate comedic teen dramas? Over the years, it seems like the movie industry has grown up, especially in regard to high school coming-of-age comedy. The recent success of the raunchy but funny “Superbad” and the Oscar-winning “Juno” the have sought to combine the awkwardness of adolescence with adult themes of acceptance, relationships and decision-making, all while remaining heavy on big laughs. […]

‘Old Men’ outlasts big wigs at 2008 Oscars

February 27, 2008 Josh Page 0

The 80th Academy Awards took place Sunday night, honoring the highest achievements in motion pictures this year. The award show was, as host Jon Stewart put it, “makeup sex” for the industry and the recently striking writers, and even though they were back to pen most of the show, nobody could have scripted the raw power of some of the acceptance speeches. […]

Past and present collide at 50th Grammy Awards

February 13, 2008 Josh Page 0

It’s been 50 years since the very first Grammy Awards, and the producers of the show definitely wanted to celebrate with a bang this year. The show opened with a beyond-the-grave performance as Grammy darling Alicia Keys, planted at her piano, sang a bluesy duet with Frank Sinatra, his image projected onto the stage. […]

Chill out with these winter flicks

December 5, 2007 Josh Page 0

Winter Break is almost here, which means time off from classes and a chance to indulge in some much-deserved loafing. Laughs, drama and even a few scares will be arriving in theaters during December and January with several specific films garnering some pre-release buzz. […]

Puncture wounds and plot confusion in ‘Saw IV’

October 31, 2007 Josh Page 0

Halloween has come again, and so has another “Saw” film. Like any long-running horror franchise, as time goes on, the appeal gets thinner. “Saw III” had a pretty indefinite finale, seeing all the main characters seemingly killed off. Thusly, any fan of the series will enter showings of the fourth installment wondering of how the story will continue. […]

O’Rourke inspires College writers at latest VWS

October 17, 2007 Josh Page 0

Poet Meghan O’Rourke would be a creative writing student’s perception of what an ideal career in writing can really be. Being the culture editor for online magazine Slate, poetry editor for The Paris Review, as well as having her own recently published book of poetry, titled “Halflife,” O’Rourke has reached many high levels of success in her career. […]

Plot of Beatles-inspired flick strays ‘Across The Universe’

September 26, 2007 Josh Page 0

It’s been 27 years since John Lennon was shot and killed, and since then the music of The Beatles has been used in commercials, re-releases of their classic hits and even has been the basis for a Cirque de Soleil show. Therefore, the release of “Across the Universe,” a movie musical made entirely of the foursome’s greatest hits, comes as no surprise. […]

Is Zombie’s newest film a trick or a treat?

September 12, 2007 Josh Page 0

It always happens during the last week in August. With Halloween just two months away, movie producers look to capitalize on the changing of seasons and begin an onslaught of horror films to pacify the blood-thirsty killer in all of us. And kicking off this year’s horror season is, quite fittingly, Rob Zombie’s adaptation of John Carpenter’s now infamous “Halloween. […]

Sex, beer and (Mc)Lovin’ in ‘Superbad’

September 5, 2007 Josh Page 0

Director Judd Apatow and writer Seth Rogen seem to have just one thing on their mind. And after directing films such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and this summer’s “Knocked Up,” that one thing should be easily decipherable. Their new film “Superbad” also delivers the laughs, strong and hard. […]

Summer flicks may make you smile or make you sick

August 22, 2007 Josh Page 0

This summer, a few films reminded us that motion pictures are far from being dead.

“Ratatouille”
Starring Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano & Janeane Garofalo
Directed by Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava

Early previews for this film offered up the brightly colored, digitally-animated eye candy that audiences have come to expect from PG-Juggernaut Pixar. […]

Aqua Teen movie great, but only if you’re a fan

April 25, 2007 Josh Page 0

“Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters”

5 Stars (for ATHF fans. For anyone else, don’t even bother)

Directed by Matt Maiellaro & Dave Willis

Starring Master Shake, Frylock & Meatwad

What do a talking burrito, a flying watermelon spaceship and a kitten cannon have in common? Not a damn thing, and that’s the beauty of the Cartoon Network darling turned big screen endeavor “Aqua Teen Hunger Force. […]

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