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Movies

Halloween Without the Horror

Halloween Without the Horror

Staffer Katharine Swindells recommends her favorite not-so-scary halloween movies.

 

“The Maze Runner” – New Take, Old Topic

“The Maze Runner” – New Take, Old Topic

“The Maze Runner” proves to be a refreshing take on the typical dystopian movie.

 

“Mortified Nation” Strikes a Chord

“Mortified Nation” Strikes a Chord

The documentary “Mortified Nation” on Netflix is not only hilarious, but manages to connect with teenage viewers on a personal level.

 

“If I Stay Movie” Better than Book

“If I Stay Movie” Better than Book

Although both the book and movie versions of “If I Stay” are good, the movie brings the story and characters to life.

 

Heartfelt “Monsieur Lazhar” Delivers Poetic Performance

Heartfelt “Monsieur Lazhar” Delivers Poetic Performance

Monsieur Lazhar is a French Canadian film following the life of Algerian political refugee who gets a job as a teacher at a Montreal elementary school.

 

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Too Confusing to Enjoy

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Too Confusing to Enjoy

Although Guardians of the Galaxy can be funny at times, the plot is too convoluted and strange to impress staffer Elaine Chamberlain.

 

Movie “Boyhood” Is Realistic, Charming

Movie “Boyhood” Is Realistic, Charming

The movie Boyhood is an exceptional piece of movie making, which was created over 12 years and honestly portrays a coming-of-age story.

 

Robin Williams’ Top Five Scenes

Robin Williams’ Top Five Scenes

Actor Robin Williams passed away on Aug. 11, 2014. View a tribute to some of his greatest movie scenes here.

 

“Transcendence” Is Sci-Fi Flop

“Transcendence” Is Sci-Fi Flop

Although it covered interesting technological advancements and questions, “Transcendence” was not unique enough to hold interest.

 

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Unique, Humorous

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Unique, Humorous

Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is magical yet believable and entertaining throughout.

 

“Captain America” Provides Feel-Good Enjoyment

“Captain America” Provides Feel-Good Enjoyment

Although it had a typical superhero movie quality, the latest “Captain America” installment was fresh, exciting and poignant.

 

“Divergent” Movie Flawed But Entertaining

“Divergent” Movie Flawed But Entertaining

“Divergent” is an entertaining movie at surface level. A deeper look, however, reveals several fundamental issues with its message.