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Review: ‘Hunger Games’ books are great, but will the movie live up to them?

By Eliot Meade, staff writer My friend recently loaned me her copy of The Hunger Games, and like many teens, I have become addicted. I must inform you that I don’t often read books outside of school. I rarely am … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Vow’ is a funny but forgettable romantic comedy

By Chandler Baker, staff writer (Editor’s note: spoiler alert) It doesn’t take much for Dear John’s Channing Tatum and The Notebook’s Rachel McAdams good chemistry and compatible personalities to rack up over $41.2 million in their new love story The … Continue reading

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Opinion: Academy fouls up most important award

By Cory Waltrip, editor-in-chief The Academy Awards is trying to be something that it’s not, hip and “indie.” They need to leave that to the famed Sundance and other film festivals. So I was extremely disappointed when Michael Douglas announced … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Joyful Noise’ doesn’t make the cut for movie of the year

By Chandler Baker, staff writer It takes the combined personalities of Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton to wring entertainment value out of Joyful Noise, which they do to some degree, but not enough for the endlessly long and busy script. … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Breaking Dawn: Part One’ is a movie that should be left to devoted ‘Twilight’ fans

By Joey Danaher, assistant editor As the obsession with vampires in America continues, the Twilight Saga’s fourth movie, Breaking Dawn: Part 1, is now in theaters. The movie follows the adventures and romance of Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart, … Continue reading

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Review: ‘In Time’ worth moviegoers’ time despite its overuse of word play

By Chandler Baker, staff writer If only dying didn’t seem so easy in the futuristic action-thriller In Time.  Stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried belong to the world of the young as aging ends once one turns 25. Then the … Continue reading

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Review: The Dairy Center’s Boedecker Theater a refreshing atmosphere to experience the romance of ‘Turtle: The Incredible Journey’

By Joey Danaher, assistant editor Turtle: The Incredible Journey wasn’t my first choice of a movie to see last weekend. Honestly, I’d rather be watching some trashy movie or a tear-jerker. A G-rated movie about a 25-year-old turtle doesn’t exactly … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Help’ effectively captures the struggles of racial division in the South during the ‘60s

By Quetzani Montano-Sevilla, staff writer For those who enjoy a powerful cast that brings light to an emotional topic, The Help is the movie for you. Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, The Help showcases the lives of African American … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Insidious’ a cut above normal horror-flick fare

By Benn Myers, commentary editor Horror movies are a tough genre of film to really avidly follow.  Most of them are, to be quite frank, bad movies.  No other genre is as full of clichés, obvious twists and over-employed tricks.  … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ a must see for fans of McConaughey

By Joey Danaher, staff writer After a long streak of going to the movie theatre and leaving disappointed, I was about to give up.  Finally, a movie made me leave interested and glad I spent the $10. The Lincoln Lawyer … Continue reading

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