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Footloose (2011)

October 14, 2011

By Emma Berkel    Although Footloose begins with colorful shots of feet dancing to the upbeat theme of the 1984 original, the whole movie is jarringly shifted to a more somber tone within the first ten minutes. Tragedy strikes a...

Rio: The Movie

June 1, 2011

By Emma Berkel    Beginning in the small and freezing world of Moose Lake, Minnesota, Rio introduces Blu, a pet bird deemed “too domesticated” on account of his failure to fly. Nevertheless Blu himself is more than happ...

The Lincoln Lawyer [Rated R]

April 14, 2011

By Emma Berkel    Fans of TV shows such as Criminal Justice and CSI rejoice! The Lincoln Lawyer wholly encapsulates the essence of all crime thrillers and courtroom dramas. It effectively transforms what would be a series o...

The King’s Speech [Rated R]

February 25, 2011

By Emma Berkel    Historical drama in a film typically does little to rally hordes of eager viewers, and up against action, romance, as well as thrillers, it’s certainly not in the average high schooler’s top three ge...

Black Swan [Rated R]

February 15, 2011

By Emma Berkel    Black Swan follows the story of Nina, a young and upcoming ballerina, as she quests for “perfection”. Having caught her director’s eye, she’s cast as the leading role in the ballet Swan Lake, and se...

Oceano – Contagion (2010) Review

January 25, 2011

  Oceano dominates the top once again with ear-splitting fury, as sophomore album Contagion raises from the depths. Forming in 2006 and undergoing many major line-up changes, Oceano keeps it up at disgusting rates. Following the surp...

Beastly

January 12, 2011

   By: Haley Hartwick    We all know the classic fairy-tale Beauty and the Beast. The beautiful Belle sacrificing herself for her father, the emotions she goes through falling for the Beast, but most importantly her disc...

Tangled

December 13, 2010

By Emma Berkel    Over the years, Disney has garnered a reputation for producing high quality children’s films that the whole family can enjoy. The company consistently takes us into a fantasy world full of vibrant characte...

Paranormal Activity 2

November 29, 2010

By Emma Berkel    The original Paranormal Activity rocked theaters as a low budget mockumentary that managed to hold audiences in a memorable suspense. Premiering at film festivals and being the first work of director Oren ...

Taylor Swift – “Speak Now” (2010) Review

November 10, 2010

  by Matt Klein    Don’t expect the same material Taylor Swift has written before; she’s left previous limits behind with previous material. Even with a short listen of the album, it’s no doubt that Swift has come...

Her Demise My Rise – “The Takeover” (2010) Album Review

October 29, 2010

  by Matt Klein   I was introduced to “The Takeover” last week through a friend who’s really into “post-hardcore” music, which is a mixture of heavier, low-tuned music with screaming and a more poppy sound with mor...

Catfish

September 28, 2010

By Emma Berkel    After District 9, I was a bit hesitant to walk into another “documentary-style” movie. How long could I uphold a willing suspension of belief? Would it fall flat or be dramatic? Comedic or in bad taste? ...

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