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Movie Review: Divide in Concord

September 22, 2014
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Movie Review: Divide in Concord

Last Friday evening, Concord townspeople gathered in the place where it all began.  Or at least where the talk about the divisive article to ban the sale of single serve plastic water bottles began.  However, contentious debate and hard feelings had no place this time, where community members sat together to watch the Concord premiere of...
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Teaching Mrs. Tingle: A Hit for the Ages

September 22, 2014
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Teaching Mrs. Tingle: A Hit for the Ages

Teaching Mrs. Tingle, produced around the turn of the millennium, is a refreshing retreat from the typical high school movie.  Although it includes many favorite cliche characters, such as the underachiever, the overachiever, and villainous teacher, the plot takes an unexpected turn rarely seen in the genre.  The movie’s protagonist, scholarly Leigh Ann Watson, is nearing the end of her...
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Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Solider

April 14, 2014
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Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Solider

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier this past Friday. I hadn’t seen the first movie, so my only knowledge of Captain America was from The Avengers and my Tumblr dashboard. Ultimately, I liked the movie. It was well-developed (though, I probably don’t know enough about the story lines to...
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Why Frozen Beat Lion King

February 4, 2014
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Why Frozen Beat Lion King

Frozen is the ultimate overachiever. It’s making the big bucks, having surpassed The Lion King to become the highest grossing animated Disney film of all time. And it gets the best grades, like the A+ it earned from CinemaScore. If that wasn’t enough, Frozen is winning award after award. It’s already tallied a Golden...
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Movie Review: Jobs

February 4, 2014
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Movie Review: Jobs

  This weekend I decided to watch, next on my Netflix queue, Jobs with my family due to my post-Midterms lack of homework. Jobs is a biological drama chronicling Steve Job’s rise to success, and it did not disappoint. It started off with when Jobs dropped out of Reed College in California and paved his way...
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Movie Review: Anchorman 2

January 13, 2014
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Movie Review:  Anchorman 2

Anchorman 2 was the second movie I watched during break. I had never seen the original Anchorman, but it has definitely developed a cult following. I’m also not the type of person you’d think would pay to see Anchorman in theaters. Maybe while flipping through channels, debating between that and the Harry Potter marathon on...
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Movie Review: 47 Ronin

January 6, 2014
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Movie Review: 47 Ronin

Over break, I went a little crazy. I watched a total of four movies in theaters: 47 Ronin, Anchorman 2, The Wolf of Wall Street, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Needless to say, it was a sad, sad, but wonderful, wonderful, wonderful hiatus from the real world. Two solid weeks – half...
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Movie Review: Catching Fire, Generic and Bloodless

December 9, 2013
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Movie Review: Catching Fire, Generic and Bloodless

I was looking forward to Catching Fire ever since the trailer came out. I have to admit the last film was a bit of a let down. But Catching Fire also had similar issues. The whole story seemed to drag on and on, and the script seemed to rely on lots of heavy dialogue instead of actual...
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Movie Review: Frozen

December 2, 2013
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Movie Review: Frozen

Frozen is a movie that warms your heart, and manages to stray slightly from the typical princess movie mold. Based loosely on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, Disney’s Frozen tells the story of  fearless and spunky princess Anna. Anna embarks on a journey to find her sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and save their kingdom,...
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The Not-So-Great Gatsby

May 20, 2013
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The Not-So-Great Gatsby

I’ve always been a fan of book-to-movie adaptations, unlike many bookworms who rail against how films corrupt the original story.  Personally, I feel that witnessing a scene through visuals can actually make the plot more engaging for the audience.  So I had no inherent complaints with Hollywood’s decision to turn The Great Gatsby by...
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