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Why Wesley Was Wrong About “The Great Gatsby”

Why Wesley Was Wrong About “The Great Gatsby”

By Emma Boczek

June 7, 2013

Reaction to the recent Baz Luhrmann film The Great Gatsby was largely critical. “A $100 million, 3D Gatsby?” the public collectively cried. A 48 percent rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes, while not exactly a scientific measure of appeal, exemplifies the relative dissatisfaction with which t...

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Texting in Movie Theaters and How Apple Might Force People to be Decent Human Beings

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Texting in Movie Theaters and How Apple Might Force People to be Decent Human Beings

By Wesley Emblidge

October 9, 2012

As an avid movie fan, there aren’t many things I hate as much as someone pulling their phone out in the middle of a movie. Using your phone during a movie is so disrespectful, it’s second only to jumping up in front of the screen and yelling at the entire audience about some other movie your friend saw last week t...

Dark cancer comedy “50/50” balances funny and dramatic elements effectively

Dark cancer comedy “50/50” balances funny and dramatic elements effectively

By Wesley Emblidge

September 26, 2011

Here are two words that probably shouldn’t go in the same sentence: cancer and comedy. However, those are the two best words to sum up the new film by Jonathan Levine, “50/50,” starring Joseph Gordon- Levitt as Adam, a man diagnosed with cancer at just 27. Instead of taking the typical dramatic route, screenwriter Will Reiser (who drew from his real life experien...

“Fast Five” lags, but packs a punch in the end

“Fast Five” lags, but packs a punch in the end

By Wesley Emblidge

May 17, 2011

“This just went from mission impossible to mission in-freakin’-sanity.” That line, from “The Fast and the Furious” sums up the franchise as a whole: dumb, cheesy “car porn” movies that have no real heart or characters, but do contain entertaining action to make the films somewhat watcha...