Tag: Movie

Age of Adaline Falls Short of Expectations

Walking into the theatre with my ticket, despite there only being about fifteen other people there, I was still holding onto a hope that Age of Adaline would be a movie worth paying eleven dollars to see. It was clear within the…

The Health Nut: Healthy Movie Snacks

As you step foot into a movie theater, the smell of popcorn wafts into your nose, enticing you, luring you into its false, buttery clutches. Did you know that the “butter” that you drizzle on top of your already buttered popcorn…

Movie Review: The Normal Heart

Last Sunday, HBO debuted The Normal Heart, a largely autobiographical film adaption from the 1985 play of the same name, that chronicles the outbreak of the HIV-AIDS crisis. This film is a journey through the very bleak and frightening landscape…

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…

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.…

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…

Beasts of the Southern Wild is Sheer Poetry

When I first watched this film, I knew a few plot points from the trailers: a diseased father, a motif of ox-like antagonists, and a resilient young girl who rarely wore pants. I knew that Beasts of the Southern Wild…

Skyfall: brutal sophistication

The latest installment of the James Bond franchise, Skyfall features gratuitous explosions and plenty of femme fatales. However, the 23rd Bond film has an added dimension. Beyond gunfights, beautiful women, and vodka martinis – shaken, not stirred – this film…

The Hunger Games review

I saw The Hunger Games by accident, thinking John Carter was still playing. The theater was bustling with energy, and I had remembered The Hunger Games was opening that day. All previous movies had been kicked out of the showings,…