Category Archives: Movies

This Force Fails Expectations

By Sean Bandy ’21 The Star Wars series has a special place in my heart. I love reading the novels and watching all the movies. That being said, I did…

The Force is with this Film

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 I would like to preface this review with stating that my Star Wars opinions are usually unpopular. I am used to being the anomaly in the…

Seeing Double: Disney Remakes Coming Soon

By Andrea Gribble ’18 Walt Disney has been a household name for 94 years, and through those years, the Disney company has made at least 140 movies. But when do…

“It” Laughably Scary

By Emily Capolupo ‘20 Leaving the theater after seeing the highest grossing horror movie of all time and arguably the most anticipated release of 2017, you would expect to not…

Beauty and the Beast Beats Expectations

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 For most young children, watching dancing furniture and singing teapots in the animated Disney film Beauty and the Beast was just part of growing up. The…

Rogue One Worth a Watch

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 I love Darth Vader. Thus, when I heard about “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” being set in the time of his rise to power, I…

Fantastic Beasts Continues Magical Movie Success of the Harry Potter Series

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 For any Harry Potter fan, the news of another movie being made in the magical universe is nearly life-changing. Seeing such a movie, however, is even…

Oscar Nominations 2015: For Contenders, the News is Just Sinking In

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS)—Ethan Hawke was taking his kids to school. J.K. Simmons was fighting a bad cold and sleeping in an Atlanta hotel room. Marion Cotillard…

Big Hero 6: Soft robotic arm developed at CMU inspired Disney’s animated feature  

By David Templeton Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH (MCT)— When Don Hall was working on a robotic character for his Disney animation, “Big Hero 6,” he visited NASA and other robotic research…

‘Divergent’ Doesn’t Diverge from the YA Formula

By Barbara VancheriPittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT)In the futuristic world of “Divergent,” the notion that you can do anything, be anyone and go anywhere does not apply. At age 16, Chicagoans are…

“Doctor Who” 50th Anniversary

By Rachel Ashmore ‘14 If you’re looking for a holiday gift for a sci-fi lover friend, consider the latest season of Doctor Who. November 23 saw the 50th anniversary of…

‘Games’ worth playing, even more than before

By Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) Anyone who felt that the workmanlike adaptation of the first “Hunger Games” missed the bull’s-eye, take heart. “Catching Fire” is the new “The…