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Eddie the Eagle, a cliché but entertaining underdog story

Eddie the Eagle, a cliché but entertaining underdog story

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer

March 3, 2016

Eddie the Eagle, released Feb. 26, tells the real life story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards (Taron Egerton), a rather inept ski jumper who strives to go to the Olympics with aid from his washed up coach Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman). Eddie the Eagle is a very self aware movie, and it plays to its ...

“Risen” a great concept, but hindered by lax storytelling

“Risen” a great concept, but hindered by lax storytelling

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2016

Risen, released Feb. 15, follows a roman military tribune named Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) as he and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton) scramble to find the disappeared body of Jesus Christ to prevent a revolt in Jerusalem. Risen is quite an interesting take on the resurrection of Christ as it is told th...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies entertaining, but for all the wrong reasons

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies entertaining, but for all the wrong reasons

Seth Ritchie, contributing writer

February 11, 2016

All being said, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a fun movie. What it lacks in narrative weight it makes up for in a well-cast, well-executed and hilariously strange premise that will delight some who are willing to accept its faults.

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer

December 29, 2015

      Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released December 18, 2015, is the latest installment in the wildly successful Star Wars franchise. It takes place 30 years after Return of the Jedi and has two new heroes, an ex-Stormtrooper named Finn (John Boyega) and a lonely scavenger named Rey (Daisy Ridley), who fight ...

Maddie & Tae: Good singers but unoriginal style

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor

December 25, 2015

Maddie & Tae’s music is enjoyable to listen to and their overlapping voices create beautiful harmonies, but for those who have been around the block with country music, Maddie & Tae’s music offers no surprises.

“My All-American”: More than just another sports movie

“My All-American”: More than just another sports movie

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor

December 2, 2015

All in all, “My All-American” is enjoyable and bittersweet, regardless of viewers’ college allegiance or interest in football. It stands above other sports movie with its remarkable faithfulness to Freddie’s story, to college life and to Texas football.

Review: Insurgent

Review: Insurgent

Daniel Kibbe, Contributor

April 1, 2015

Insurgent picks up immediately where Divergent left off. The “divergent” heroine Tris (Shaliene Woodley) is on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet) and the evil enforcers of her strictly enforced, segregation-centric societal system. Her ultimate goal is to stop Jeanine, but to do so, she must seek...

Taking on the city

Taking on the city

Sara Saavedra and Hannah Hassel

March 23, 2015

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, 2015

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...

‘Hobbit’ trilogy satisfies casual viewers but leaves book fans disappointed

‘Hobbit’ trilogy satisfies casual viewers but leaves book fans disappointed

Brynne Herzfeld, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

This trilogy of Hobbit movies delivers everything a LOTR movies fan could hope for, but fails to deliver to fans of the book.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s another superhero movie!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s another superhero movie!

Eryn Lyle, Staff Writer

December 13, 2014

In 2012, almost 8.5 percent of the US population attended showings of “The Avengers” within three days of its release. That is an unprecedented amount of people, but the trend doesn’t stop there. Since 1998, Marvel Comics have made $6.7 billion off of 34 films, and DC Comics $2.6 billion off...

Baby, it’s fun outside

Baby, it’s fun outside

Sara Saavedra, Entertainment

December 12, 2014

Staying home during winter break does not have to consist of baking everything on Martha Stewart’s website or sleeping in until the late afternoon for the sole reason of not having anything to do. Sure, it is no beach off the coast of Florida or mountain slopes in Colorado, but winter break in Houston...

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