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The Oscars: Hagerty Edition

The Oscars: Hagerty Edition

February 19, 2015

Our Predicted Winner: Boyhood The usual time it takes to film a movie is six to eight months, but director Richard Linklater took 12 years to film Boyhood, the story of the not-so-average boy going through puberty and growing up with a single m...

A forbiddingly funny interview

A forbiddingly funny interview

February 13, 2015

Despite massive disapproval by the North Korean population and president, Kim Jong-un, The Interview still fell into the laps of millions. With humor stuffed into every second, James Franco and Seth Rogen perform this movie in their usual, goofy way....

“The Imitation Game” cracks code to box offices

“The Imitation Game” cracks code to box offices

February 2, 2015

Twenty minutes into the codebreaking drama/thriller “The Imitation Game,” one might dismiss Benedict Cumberbatch’s starring portrayal of genius mathematician Alan Turing as a mere replay of BBC Sherlock’s dry, witty shtick. Once the credit...

In de-Nile of a decent plot

December 18, 2014

During the movie “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the main character, Moses, faces challenges which seem impossible to overcome. The movie premiered on Dec.12 and had an estimated budget of $140 million, and the budget allowed the movie to have incredible...

Big Hero Six almost saves the day

Big Hero Six almost saves the day

December 18, 2014

Big Hero 6 is one of the first joint projects between Marvel and its new parent company, Disney. It is an interesting experiment on Disney’s part, but not one that inspires over the top excitement. The story seems innocent and fun for the first 20...

Penguins slide into theatres

Katie Curley, HJO Managing Editor

December 17, 2014

If cute and cuddly animations are your thing, and silly jokes make you laugh, then the Penguins of Madagascar could be your new favorite movie. Those who love the Madagascar series should go watch as well. It keeps in line with the adorable graphics and has the same childish sense of humor, making the story about Skipper, Kowalski, Riko and Private a worthy sequel. The audience gets their first dose of cuteness when the movie begins with the penguins as babies. The sc...

It’s a no brainer

It’s a no brainer

December 11, 2014

If you were born in the ‘90s, then you would probably know “Dumb and Dumber”. If not, you might just think the name sounds stupid. Surprisingly, the movie was hilarious for the stunts, dialogue, and the many great cameos. The first “Dumb and Dumber...

A modern day saint

Jessica Jeffers, Opinions Editor

December 4, 2014

In St. Vincent, a man proves that saints are not perfect.

MockingJay Part 1 shoots past expectations

MockingJay Part 1 shoots past expectations

December 2, 2014

Katniss Everdeen of District 12 not only ruled the big screen this past weekend, but dominated social media after the hugely successful MockingJay Part 1 premiered and solidified the reluctant heroine in the hearts of fans worldwide. MockingJay not only...

Dracula Untold sucks

Dracula Untold sucks

November 7, 2014

Anyone familiar with Dracula lore and Bram Stoker’s famous novel probably expected Dracula Untold to be filled with a load of  historical inaccuracy to lend an ounce of plausibility to some overdone special effects. These people would not be disap...

Frozen is not a fixer-upper

Jeannie Williams, Floater Editor

October 9, 2014

From the opening, featuring saws stabbing into thick layers of ice, to the epic moment when Prince Hans utters the words, “If only somebody loved you,” viewers of Disney’s 2013 film Frozen were captivated by the Frozen’s riveting songs and plot. In the months that followed, songs like “Let it Go” and “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” played on a constant loop in people’s brains, perhaps to the point of insanity. However, despite its over-marketing and over-expansion,...

“If I Stay” leaves audiences satisfied

September 29, 2014

The ever-changing, crazy prospect of life is a theme which drives the plotline of R.J Cutler’s film If I Stay, based on bestselling 2009 novel by Gayle Forman. An ordinary snow day turns into a life changing catastrophe when a car crash puts 17 year...

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