The Dark Knight Rises

Pratik Patel, Staff Writer

August 21, 2012

Christopher Nolan concludes the Batman series, which commenced with “Batman Begins” (2005), followed by “The Dark Knight” (2008), with “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012). Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), the eccentric...

Stark’s Selection: “The Vow” Explores the Power of Love

Veronica Stark, Assistant Editor

February 28, 2012

“The Vow” is a heart-warming story of a married couple who are deeply in love, but their marriage is put to the test when the wife loses her memory due to a terrible accident. This story is based off of the true events...

Rainey’s Review: Denzel enters the CIA in “Safe House”

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

February 28, 2012

CIA intrigue and lies.  You’ve seen it before, and here it is again with “Safe House.” The film, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds and directed by Daniel Espinosa, fails to break any new ground on the tiring...

“Dearest Arlette” gives a more personal take on history

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

January 26, 2012

“Dearest Arlette: Everyday Life in Postwar America and France, 1945-1955,” by Emily Hosmer de Montluzin and Emily Lorraine de Motluzin reminds the reader of the nearly-lost art of writing letters for correspondence. The...

“J. Edgar” gives a historical perspective on modern problems

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

November 30, 2011

The most powerful man in the United States is not always the president.  The film “J. Edgar” shows that the first director of the FBI often held more control over the affairs of America than even the elected leaders of the...

“Puss in Boots” delivers solid humor with a Spanish flair

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

Shrek’s Spanish feline companion has gotten his very own film, but is it able to hold up to the reputation of its longstanding predecessor? Coming from the same fairy tale universe as “Shrek,” I had certain expectations...

Staff writer claims “Abducted” abducted two hours of his life

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

October 19, 2011

A title like “Abduction” would generally lead a viewer to believe that the film’s premise revolves around the main character being kidnapped. However, this never happened. With the poor reviews this movie has been receiving,...

“Warrior” delivers a deeper story than might be expected

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

Movies chronicling the rise of a fighter from obscurity to world champion come out like clockwork from Hollywood.  “Warrior,” from all early indications, seemed to be a straightforward film following that formulaic narrative....

Painfully spoiler-free book review: “A Dance with Dragons”

Joseph Conner, Copy Editor

September 7, 2011

After six long years, “A Dance with Dragons” exploded onto the marketplace, debuting at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. The fifth installment in George R. R. Martin’s epic series “A Song of Ice and Fire” ...