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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...

Political satire “Butter” makes use of talented cast with creative concept and witty screenplay

Political satire “Butter” makes use of talented cast with creative concept and witty screenplay

By Wesley Emblidge

November 2, 2011

Is there really anything more compelling than the story of a small town butter carving competition? “Butter,” the film by Jim Field Smith that showed at the recent 34th Mill Valley Film Festival, makes you believe that there really isn’t. However it’s more than just that, the film is actually a...

Attention Males: Bring a Shield to Urinal Gatherings

Attention Males: Bring a Shield to Urinal Gatherings

By Max Shulman & Wesley Emblidge

September 27, 2011

At breaks in between classes, a line of urine-filled teens ready to burst branches off from the two urinals out through the door. Each man, restraining his stream, waits impatiently as the two at the front take their positions. It can be quite uncomfortable for many. Junior Jake Zwiebach said “I...

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...

Early Review: “Attack the Block” mixes comedy, action and sci-fi seamlessly

Early Review: “Attack the Block” mixes comedy, action and sci-fi seamlessly

By Wesley Emblidge

May 26, 2011

“That’s an alien bruv, believe it!” shouts Pest (Alex Esmail), one of the five kids from a gang in South London. The rest of the kids laugh him off, and turn back to the destroyed car next to them. Some animal has fallen from the sky, and landed inside the car. The kids chase the thing into ...

“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...