Catching Fire: Burning Hot in the Box Office

WEB EXCLUSIVE By Alex Lim Katniss Everdeen, “The Girl on Fire”, returns to the big screen in Catching Fire, the sequel to the box office hit The Hunger Games. The movie, which hit theaters on Nov. 22, was the fourth highest grossing movie of all time during its opening weekend. After winning the 74th annual[…]

Broadcast Journalism: The Truth Behind the Camera

Review of Dispatches from the Edge By Rena Slavin   Anderson Cooper – one of the most recognizable faces on TV – opens up about his personal and professional life in his 2006 memoir, Dispatches from the Edge. Cooper recounts his ascent in the field of televised news by artfully intertwining these two aspects within[…]

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones—a Book to Movie Adaption That Has Got it Right

WEB EXCLUSIVE By Celina Sun The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trailer may have caught your attention for several reasons. It may have been the title’s reference to Julius Caesar,  its eye-catching cast, or the actors’ British accents. Or maybe it was because you’ve been waiting for the movie to come out for at least[…]

Skyfall has Audience Falling for Villain

By Radhika Viswanathan Created in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first James Bond film, the movie Skyfall was definitely memorable. Director Sam Mendes succeeds in perpetuating the audience’s memories of Bond with references to previous movies, including Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5, Miss Moneypenny, and many of Bond’s famous catch phrases. Though I was[…]

Movie Review: The Vow Kicks Off Valentine’s Day Tear Jerkers

By Sharon Glick Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum’s latest romantic film, The Vow, came out on Valentine’s Day weekend, an appropriate kickoff date for this year’s first tear-jerker. This PG-13 film centers on Leo (Tatum) and Paige (McAdams), a happily married couple that comes face to face with a heart-shattering tragedy. After a terrible car[…]

Meryl Streep Engrosses Audiences in The Iron Lady

By Meghan Punjabi Meryl Streep wows audiences once again with her stirring portrayal of Margaret Thatcher as she truly channels The Iron Lady. In each of her latest blockbusters, it seems Streep has mastered the art of imitation. After her role as a ruthless high fashion magazine editor in The Devil Wears Prada and as[…]

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Depicts September 11 from a New Perspective

By Isabelle T-L I was only in the second grade when the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers occurred. I have a very vague memory of what happened on that day. Because we were children, I believe that many of us only recall snippets of September 11. I remember sitting on our classroom “reading rug”[…]

Twi-Hard Breaks Down ‘Breaking Dawn’

By Alexa Davis The Twilight Saga has established the image of a new teenage heartthrob. Long gone are the days of boy-band frosted tips; the new obsession is glittering skin and blood red lips. Breaking Dawn Part 1, the most recent movie installment of the $1.75 billion Twilight franchise, satisfies this teenage obsession while referencing[…]