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Movie Review: ‘Deathly Hallows’ delivers

Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief On Nov. 19, the beginning of the end of many audience members’ childhood was released in film. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,” the final chapter of author J.K. Rowling’s wizarding empire, brought in more than $330 million in its first weekend. The night before I attended I read half of the book, ending where I felt the movie should end... 

Movie Review: ‘Saw 3D’ delivers gore but not much else

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor On Oct. 29 the creators of the” Saw” franchise unveiled the gory and final installment of their seven film series, “Saw 3D.” The “Saw” films are most associated with their intricate traps, which often force those unlucky enough to be in them to complete horrendous and sometimes impossible tasks, such as crawling through an obstacle course made of barbed... 

Movie Review: ‘Paranormal Activity 2′ causes paranoia

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor Friday, Oct. 22, the sequel to the 2009 hit “Paranormal Activity” arrived in theaters. After viewing it, I began to suspect that every shadow leading up to my room was a warning of impending danger or a creature preparing to attack me from around the corner. The first “Paranormal Activity” was a limited release film debuted in 2008 from the mind of director... 

Movie Review: ‘My Soul’ lacks traditional thrills

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor Horror film legend Wes Craven returned to the big screen last week with his latest effort, the 3-D “My Soul to Take.” This is the first film in five years from the creator of the legendary “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Scream” and “The Hills Have Eyes” franchises. From the trailers, “My Soul to Take” looked similar to “Nightmare on Elm Street” but... 

Movie Review: Robin Hood sheds historic baggage

Michael Phillips Staff Writer We have all heard the classic, childhood story of Robin Hood. He is noble man from 12th century England who wore bright tights, had a bow and arrow and a love for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Last week, director Ridley Scott’s version of “Robin Hood” opened worldwide, however the Robin Hood we know from our childhood is not the one portrayed in... 

Movie Review: ‘Nightmare’ does not supply scares

Michael Phillips Staff Writer The long awaited remake of Wes Craven’s horror film “Nightmare on Elm Street” was released to theatres around the country last Friday April 30. The original was released in 1984 and was a groundbreaking and creative film that changed the face of the horror genre. However the remake is not as creative as Wes Craven’s original, but it manages to mimic a few of its... 

Movie Review: Wes Anderson does it yet again

Samantha Sincock Arts Editor/Editorial Director Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” has kept true to its title and is in fact quite the fantastic movie this fall, offering a stop-motion film of Roald Dahl’s tale of mischievous foxes, badgers and various other animals. George Clooney and Meryl Streep voice the Foxes, the sophisticated Nick and Nora Charles of the vulpine world, and successfully... 

Movie Review: A serious dilemma for a serious man

Dan Sayles Sports Editor There are many movies that try to depict the life of a man going into shambles with dysfunctional family members, work problems and the unfortunate process of seeking guidance that ultimately leads to disappointment, or even further confusion. Even fewer movies are able to go about such heart-rending events with a thick, syrupy black humor that the Coen brothers have. With... 

Movie Review: Jonze breathes life into a children’s classic

Samantha Sincock Arts Editor/Editorial Director A whimsical children’s story is brought to life as Spike Jonze dives into the imagination of a child with “Where the Wild Things Are.” Who would have thought that a children’s book filled with nine sentences and 20 pages would become a major feature film? Jonze has proven to do just that. A story millions of children, and now adults know, tells... 

Movie Review: Moore skewers Wall Street with ‘Capitalism’

Kevin Garrity Managing Editor The greedy vultures of Wall Street, who use our capitalistic system to pull the strings of puppets in government, have not flown over Michael Moore’s dead body. Moore, the directive voice for all things political, makes his case for ridding our capitalistic society and returning our nation to its democratic roots in his new documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” Moore,... 
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