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Movie Review: The Normal Heart

May 27, 2014
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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 of New York City in the early 1980s, and the tour guide is Ned...
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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: 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: 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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Beasts of the Southern Wild is Sheer Poetry

June 3, 2013
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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 would turn me into a free-flowing waterfall of tears and a dripping nose. However,...
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Skyfall: brutal sophistication

November 26, 2012
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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 carries with it some measure of social commentary. It’s still an action-packed adventure, but...
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The Hunger Games review

March 26, 2012
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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, instead replaced by The Hunger Games and other new movies. I had read half...
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Contagion proves that fear is more contagious than a good attitude

October 24, 2011
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This certainly took a while, since it’s been a few days since I saw Contagion and several more since most interested people went to see it themselves, so this review might not be timely. However, people like to either have a semi-professional agree with them or have something to argue about, so here goes...
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Harry Potter: The Grand Finale

September 12, 2011
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Harry Potter: The Grand Finale

For fans all over the world who had been holding their breaths ever since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 came out last November, this is it. This is the grand finale of the Harry Potter series films, which, for ten years, have done a marvelous job of taking the enchanting story...
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Sucker Punch

April 4, 2011
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Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch is everything it looks like: babes and machine guns. But they manifest themselves in a surprisingly deep and confusing movie. I love Zack Snyder. Watchmen is my fourth favorite movie of all time, so I was extremely excited for Sucker Punch. The movie follows the story of a girl whose parents die...
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