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“Cosmopolis” is a little different, just like Robert Pattinson’s prostate

“Cosmopolis” is a little different, just like Robert Pattinson’s prostate

By Wesley Emblidge

August 26, 2012

I’m still not entirely sure what to make of “Cosmopolis,” but like a lot of films directed by David Cronenberg, I may never really be sure. This is a movie that almost seems intent on being strange and confusing for the majority of its runtime, It focuses more on what things mean and on expressing ...

“The Bourne Legacy”: Jeremy Renner needs his fix

“The Bourne Legacy”: Jeremy Renner needs his fix

By Wesley Emblidge and Wesley Emblidge

August 23, 2012

When Matt Damon stepped away from the Bourne franchise, that should have been the end of it. No Damon, no Bourne. Unfortunately that’s not the sensible world we live in. Rather we live in one where actors no longer hold as much power as a brand name. People didn’t see “The Dark Knight Rises” becaus...

“Prometheus” Review: Polished on the outside, hollow on the inside

“Prometheus” Review: Polished on the outside, hollow on the inside

By Wesley Emblidge

June 10, 2012

I can’t adequately describe how excited I was for “Prometheus” when I sat down to see it. I was excited enough to see it on my birthday and go into the city to see it on a nice big IMAX screen. And really, why shouldn’t I have been? A new film from Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott, in whi...

Hungry Hawk Snack Review

Hungry Hawk Snack Review

By Morgana Sidhom

June 4, 2012

The bell rings, and there’s a demon in your stomach gnawing away at your resolve to keep it together until lunch. You fast walk, eschewing any semblance of nonchalance, to the snack bar to beat the 9:30 am rush. When you arrive, it seems that choices are limited, and those choices that are available...

“The Drowned Cities”: a much needed sci-fi thriller

“The Drowned Cities”: a much needed sci-fi thriller

By Emma Talkoff

June 4, 2012

For anyone still mired in the world of “The Hunger Games,” this latest young adult offering from celebrated sci-fi author Paolo Bacigalupi is sure to at least temporarily fill the void. As seems to be the trend with current YA novels, “The Drowned Cities” focuses on the exploits of a pair of down...

“Snow White and the Huntsman” is big on visuals but small on everything else

“Snow White and the Huntsman” is big on visuals but small on everything else

By Wesley Emblidge

June 2, 2012

When you think of “Snow White,” do you think epic fantasy adventure with massive medieval battles and giant monsters? If so, I guess this is the movie for you. “Snow White and the Huntsman” is that in a nutshell, a big-budget action retelling of Snow White, for those (such as me) who didn...

“Men in Black 3” a fun but forgettable ride

“Men in Black 3” a fun but forgettable ride

By Wesley Emblidge

May 26, 2012

  Going into “Men in Black 3” (or is it MIB³?) I had a question: why does this film exist, especially now? The first film in what I guess is now a trilogy, “Men in Black,” is a fun film from 1997, but not much more. People make it out to be an amazing classic, and although I do enjoy it and I own it...

“One Direction” infection sweeps the U.S.

“One Direction” infection sweeps the U.S.

By Emma Boczek

May 22, 2012

Yesterday’s pop music phenomenon, Bieber Fever, is now a thing of the past. Today, the epidemic that’s sweeping the world is One Direction infection. The British five-member boy-band called One Direction has gained immense popularity in North America in recent months, following the March 13 release...

Hip Hop Square Preview: An Old Show with a New Style

By Aaron Vad

May 21, 2012

On May 22, MTV will be premiering its new show, “Hip Hop Squares.” This is a reboot of the old 60’s show “Hollywood Squares”, an old American panel game shows in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. Hip Hop Squares will retain these same principles, but instead of h...

“Battleship” Review: This ship sunk itself

“Battleship” Review: This ship sunk itself

By Wesley Emblidge

May 19, 2012

“They ain’t gonna sink this battleship, no way,” says one Navy officer toward the last act of “Battleship,” in total seriousness. It made me contemplate, for maybe the hundredth time, how did we get here? How is hollywood so creatively bankrupt they resort to adapting a boring board game in...

Nothing can save clunky “Dark Shadows” from its own script

Nothing can save clunky “Dark Shadows” from its own script

By Wesley Emblidge

May 16, 2012

From just the first few shots at the beginning of “Dark Shadows,” you can already tell, this is obviously a Tim Burton film. Johnny Depp’s voice-over lets you know that, since he’s in it, there’s at least a 50% chance Burton directed it. Add in a Danny Elfman score, and stunning, stylized...

Book Review: “The Fault in our Stars”

Book Review: “The Fault in our Stars”

By Emma Boczek and Emma Boczek

May 10, 2012

In “The Fault in Our Stars”, John Green’s authentic writing sweeps readers into the bleak world of 16-year-old Hazel, a quirky, sarcastic realist, who lives “busy days of Having Cancer,” which she was diagnosed with at thirteen. Hazel is a spirited, intelligent girl, trapped in a body that...