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Review: ‘Neighbors’ short on plot points

By Chandler Baker, editor & Eris Hollingshead, staff writer From the get go, Neighbors had the audience weak with its witty jokes and funny scenarios. Starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen, the film is very entertaining, much like Efron’s abs. … Continue reading

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Oscar Sunday serves up big surprises, including record-breaking selfie on Twitter

By Kelley McQuillen, staff writer This year’s 86th Academy Awards aired on March 2 and brought laughter, tears and surprises to the millions of people who watched. Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the year’s best movies were celebrated in Hollywood at … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Ride Along’ appeals mostly to teens rather than adults

By Jacque Szarmach, staff writer The movie Ride Along came out in theaters on Jan. 17, making a total of $92.7 million so far. This movie stars comedian Kevin Hart (Ben) and rapper Ice Cube (James), who is a policeman … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Frozen’ receives widespread praise, tops charts, warms hearts while highlighting serious issues

By Jayden Simelda-Longe, editor & Eris Hollingshead, staff writer Disney’s newest heartwarming animated film is called Frozen. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, Frozen stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff. It is beautifully animated and full of … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ an entertaining depiction of excesses during late ‘80s

By Jacque Szarmach, staff writer The Wolf of Wall Street came out in theaters with a big bang in late December, sitting in eighth place at the box office. Having been in theaters for six weeks now, the movie has … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Captain Phillips’ is notable for its authentic portrayals of men in desperate situations

By Eris Hollingshead, staff writer “Listen up, we have been boarded by armed pirates. If they find you, remember, you know this ship, they don’t. Stick together and we’ll be all right. Good luck,” Captain Phillips announces to the ship … Continue reading

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Review: Fifth installment of Paranormal Activity’s ‘The Marked Ones’ proves to be nothing but a dud

By Chandler Baker, editor It seems that each time a new Paranormal Activity is released, it’s a same story/different actor kind of a movie. In its newest attempt at “The Scariest Movie of the Year,” Paranormal Activity didn’t come up … Continue reading

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Review: ‘American Hustle’ a must-see among Oscar-nominated films

By Kelley McQuillen, staff writer American Hustle, a fictional film with an exceptional cast, is a must-see. David Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook) directs this movie about a complicated con artist named Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) who, alongside his … Continue reading

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Oscar nominations announced to buzz surrounding ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’

By Eris Hollingshead, staff writer The 86th Oscar nominee’s were announced on Jan. 17. Nine films were nominated for best picture, including American Hustle (Sony) and Gravity (Warner Bro’s) and 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight), each film with 10, … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Anchorman 2,’ like so many sequels, pales in comparison to the original

By Kylee Worthington, staff writer Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), San Diego’s favorite newsman, is back in action in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. The movie, set in the 1980s, starts off with Burgundy losing his job to his wife, Veronica … Continue reading

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