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2017 Oscar Predictions

2017 Oscar Predictions

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Entertainment, Entertainment, Top Stories

DISCLAIMER: I have not seen every movie nominated for an award. As much as I wish I was able to watch movies as a living, I have homework, and that has prevented my movie viewing ability. Take my opinion with a grain of salt.   BEST PICTURE: Moonlight Moonlight is a brave film that covers an aspect t...

The LEGO Batman Movie, a fun family outing with a lot of laughs and even more heart

The LEGO Batman Movie, a fun family outing with a lot of laughs and even more heart

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
February 17
Filed under Entertainment

The LEGO Batman Movie, released Feb. 10, is the sequel to 2014’s much beloved The Lego Movie and follows Batman (Will Arnett) as he struggles to accept his own loneliness while reluctantly raising an orphan, Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), and fighting the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) next master plan...

Christmas Break 2016 Movie Viewing Guide

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
December 16
Filed under Entertainment

As teachers and students take two weeks off to come together with family and friends to celebrate the religiously motivated holiday of Christmas, they should all be thankful for the break from the non-stop grind of the school year. However, after all the presents are open and all the food has been scarf...

Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
December 8
Filed under Entertainment

Moana, released Nov. 23, 2016, follows the titular Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), daughter of the Chieftain of her tribe, as she sets out to find the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to help her remove a curse placed on her home islands. Moana is an excellent addition to the ongoing Disney legacy. As usual...

Doctor Strange, a visual feast undercut by inconsistent script

Doctor Strange, a visual feast undercut by inconsistent script

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
November 11
Filed under Entertainment

Doctor Strange, released Nov. 4, 2016, is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and follows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he searches for a way to heal severe nerve damage in his hands but ends up leaning the mystic arts from The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). ...

Sully: insightful, to-the-point tribute, despite a few pacing missteps

Sully: insightful, to-the-point tribute, despite a few pacing missteps

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
September 16
Filed under Entertainment

Sully, released September 9, 2016, follows Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) dealing with the consequences of his decision to force land his failing aircraft into the Hudson River, while also trying to stabilize his own emotional state. Sully is a refreshing break from conventional Holly...

The Jungle Book, a visual masterpiece bolstered by a talented cast and a classic story

The Jungle Book, a visual masterpiece bolstered by a talented cast and a classic story

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer
April 20
Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, The Media Room

The Jungle Book is a live-action remake of the 1967 classic of the same name and follows Mowgli (Neel Sethi) as he attempts to flee the jungle with the help of his mentor Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) and the laid-back Baloo (Bill Murray). The Jungle Book boasts incredible visual effects, with every anim...

Video Production teacher gives away premiere tickets for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Video Production teacher gives away premiere tickets for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Reagan Bunch, Photo Editor
December 17
Filed under News, Top Stories

Video Production teacher and Global Vine sponsor Mike Marrie hosted a contest for teachers to win a free pair of Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere tickets for the 7:30 PM showing tonight at Cinemark Theatre. In order to win the tickets, teachers had to send in their favorite quote from the movi...

Taking on the city

Taking on the city

Sara Saavedra and Hannah Hassel
March 23
Filed under Entertainment

A 35 to 40 minute drive might be all it takes to enjoy a low budget weekend in the art-filled city of Houston. Lawndale Art Center The Lawndale Art Center is a perfect place to admire contemporary art exclusively by regional artists, featuring four galleries, three artist studios and an outdoor s...

2015 Oscar Predictions: Daniel Kibbe’s Top Picks

2015 Oscar Predictions: Daniel Kibbe’s Top Picks

Daniel Kibbe, Contributor
February 21
Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, The Media Room

Best Picture What will win: Boyhood Possible upset: Birdman The nominees: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash This category could really go either way: Boyhood and Birdman have an equal chance, with the forme...

Review: Jupiter Ascending

Review: Jupiter Ascending

Daniel Kibbe, Contributor
February 17
Filed under Blogs, The Media Room

It's nice to see a big blockbuster with a strong female protagonist, but Jupiter Ascending consistently feels like The Wachowski's attempt to adapt a bad comic book: their unique stylistic flourishes only shine through in brief moments, and the rest feels mundane. This could have been a fun throwback, but it...

Review: American Sniper

Review: American Sniper

Daniel Kibbe, Contributor
January 29
Filed under Blogs, The Media Room

While the premise has potential, the film suffers from an extremely weak script and little to no unique flair to keep the viewer interested.

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