Tag Archives: Movies

Divergent stays true to the book

The moment that Ansel Elgort and Veronica Roth’s heads become visible as they ascend the escalator and step onto the red carpet, the screaming begins. The two are welcomed by throngs of fans, most of whom have been waiting in line for hours, or had to win some contest, to …

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Movie review: Captain Phillips

Stepping inside the pirates’ shoes It’s a true story of two captains and their crew just trying to do their jobs. For one that means carrying cargo to ports on the African coast, but for the other that means getting money through piracy. As both point of views are shown, …

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Movie review: Dallas Buyers Club

A changed man fighting for his life Sex and drugs. A straight man is tested positive for HIV but denies the sickness because of the homosexual connotations. Yelling at the nurse, Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is horrified by his ruined image and 30-day death sentence. The panic of finding drugs …

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Movie review: Her

In love or just lonely? Society is broken. Technology has taken over everyday life. Social interaction is slim, many have their love letters written for them and a one-night stand can be arranged without even getting out of bed. This all happens within the first 15 minutes of the film. …

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Art becomes a way of life

Step by step, alum moves from the art room to Hollywood animation “Nobody will notice that I did it, but I spent a solid four days animating all of the drool inside of the monsters mouth,” said professional animator Jack Ebensteiner (‘07), Minnehaha alum and brother of freshman Raye Ebensteiner, …

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Entertainment under the sun

Summer 2013 didn’t quite have the blockbusters of recent years, but that’s not to discount it. There were some truly excellent films this summer from each genre along with ghastly ones. Apocalypse time, get crude Rude, crude, and totally meta, This is The End nabs my pick for best summer …

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Summer Movies

Blockbuster season begins with a large quantity of anticipated films It’s that time of year again; the time when summer movies come sneaking into theatres one by one with big names, big plots, and even bigger budgets. A number of these movies have already shared a bit of screen time, …

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The Meaning of Movies

The significance of movies Senior Anna Scholl expresses her love for movies, and explains that this art form is often greatly misunderstood and stereotyped For some, movies are merely a form of entertainment, a two-hour joyride through explosive plots involving action, supermodels, and one-liners to copy and splurge into their …

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