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Heat Up the Night with a Classic: The Towering Inferno

Danella Ramos, Contributor
January 1, 2014

A great way to spend a chilly winter night is with a classic movie—especially one as action packed as The Towering Inferno. This 40-year-old movie is classic in every way: the plot and characters hold up over time and its relevancy to modern times is powerful. The Towering Inferno was produced by... Read more »

5 Stars for the Modern Take on an American Classic: The Great Gatsby

Renee Buchanan, Staff Writer
June 8, 2013

The much anticipated 2013 film version of The Great Gatsby, which is based on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was released May 10, 2013, and it did not disappoint. I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. The Great Gatsby is about a Midwestern war veteran, Jay Gatsby, who moves next door to his... Read more »

The Host Book vs. The Host Movie: The Book Wins

Shayla Lugo, Staff Writer
June 8, 2013

After releasing the multi-million dollar book series, The Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer has continued her career going to a science-fictional love story, The Host. The book was published in May 2008 and was then released as a movie on March 29, 2013. With fans awaiting the next Stephenie Meyer production,... Read more »

Fast and Furious 6 Gets 5 Stars

Sihana Meta, Staff Writer
May 31, 2013

Fast and Furious 6 has been one of the most anticipated movies of 2013. Now that it is out, it’s clear that it is different compared to the previous versions of the movie. This one didn’t incorporate the underground racing theme as the previous versions did; all of the characters have separated... Read more »

Iron Man 3: The Best Iron Man Yet

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Kris Kozlowski, Staff Writer
May 28, 2013

Blockbuster and action-adventure movie, Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, debuted in theaters May 3, 2013 after much hype and anticipation. Anyone who has seen The Avengers knows that Tony Stark saved the world and almost sacrificed his life in the process. After the attack that almost... Read more »

Olympus Has Fallen: 5 Stars

William J. Brown
May 24, 2013

Realistic scenarios, guns blazing, important people in distress, a one-man army, and Morgan Freeman—what’s not to love? Antoine Fuqua’s latest movie, Olympus Has Fallen (2013), hit theatres on March 22 and attracted huge audiences that came to watch Gerard Butler take back what is rightfully America’s:... Read more »

Five Stars for “42”: True Story of an American Legend

Brian Sommer, Staff Writer
May 5, 2013

42, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, is a sports drama about Jack Roosevelt Robinson, commonly known as Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier by becoming the first African American to play in Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947. The movie was released on Friday, April 12, 2013,... Read more »

Admission Movie Review

Hector Castillo, Staff Writer
April 19, 2013

The movie Admission, which stars Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, was released on March 22, 2013. This movie follows the life of Portia Nathan, played by Tina Fey, who is an admissions officer at the prestigious Princeton University. Portia Nathan’s life changes after she meets the zany and quirky principal... Read more »

LOL Movie Review

Sihana Meta, Staff Writer
April 16, 2013

Many people have never heard of the movie LOL because, in 2012, it was released in only eight states. However, more people should, because it is an excellent movie and many teenage viewers can relate to it in some way. Miley Cyrus starred in a movie as her character Lola. LOL is about Lola and her friends... Read more »

Beautiful Creatures: From Pages to Screen

Shayla Lugo, Staff Writer
March 23, 2013

Beautiful Creatures, the thrilling first book of the Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, was brought to the big screen by Richard LaGravenese, director of other hit movies such as Freedom Writers and Water for Elephants. Beautiful Creatures hit the box office on February 14, 2013, bringing... Read more »