Tag Archives: Movies

The evolution of Westerns

For a century of U.S. history, Western movies reveal American values — good, bad and ugly Are you starting to get claustrophobic, having now spent weeks confined to your home? Social isolation will likely continue for the time being, but there is still an activity you can do in your …

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A24: The best movie studio you’ve never heard of

Indie studio quickly establishes reputation for high-quality, entertaining films Winter break is just around the corner, and there is no better time to stay home and watch some movies. Maybe you’re tired of the Christmas reruns, in which case you should consider trying something new. An understated movie studio, A24, …

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Talon picks what to watch during Christmas, for the people

All of the Talon members gave me their favorite Christmas movie. I had to rank them so you know who is telling the truth and who is a liar. Annika Johnson: Elf Dylan Kiratli: Home Alone Michael DiNardo: How the Grinch Stole Christmas Jake McCabe: Polar Express Patrick Cullinan: A …

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New Summer Movie Previews

Summer is just around the corner, and with that Hollywood has begun advertising for its summer movies. Without a doubt this summer is going to be the summer of movie sequels. Some films we plan to see due to childhood memories, and some we want to see because they just …

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Inside the Oscars process: Nicholas Freeman’s perspective

Theater and photography teacher Nicholas Freeman shares what it’s like to participate in the voting process, what he looks for in films and actors What are the different types of awards shows? The three main awards that are associated with the film industry are the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, …

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Disney live action

Disney brings classic animated movies to life with well known actors It’s a scene that many may remember from their childhood: A young girl in a blue dress hurrying through a sea of ball gowns of every color. She runs through the crowd and bolts out of the castle’s doors, …

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Minnehaha sophomores compare The Lord of the Flies to the movie Mean Girls

“I think [watching Mean Girls in English class] is a great idea. It’s funny, and then it also shows…how girls act, [not realistically], but it’s enhanced. It’s really entertaining,” said sophomore Lily Kline, a student in Robyn Westrem’s Honors English 10. For the past few weeks, sophomore students in Honors …

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Small business, big screen

In the era of Netflix and megaplexes, an independent cinema in Columbia Heights gives audiences a classic moviegoing experience Tom Letness dimmed the lights hanging from the movie theater’s chandeliers and waited for the audience to quiet. He pushed a small DVD labelled “Spotlight, 2015” into a disk drive and …

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“Fantasy has become reality” – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Amidst the dry hills of the deserts of Tatooine, a series of beeping noises can be heard on the wind. Two metal creations wander through the sand peaks, wheels and feet shuffling along the dusty ground. Another group of loud …

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A summer of love

Extraordinary love and unexpected endings, what more could you ask for? The Fault in Our Stars and If I Stay bring everything you’re looking for in a summer blockbuster. Choices. That’s what life comes down to, doesn’t it? Choices define a person’s existence. It could be a happy existence or …

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