Eastside

Skyfall soars above expectations

Joe Incollingo ('13)/Eastside Entertainment Editor

November 19, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Nothing hurts more than hearing you’ve done a bad job. When disappointment stops stinging, there comes a resolve to make up for it. It’s all the stronger when you’re putting James Bond into theaters. If you take a step...

The Guilt Trip puts the rip in family

Olivia Altman ('14)/ Eastside Staff

November 2, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

The Guilt Trip, a loving, witty and hilarious movie, starts out as Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen), a young inventor, is about to go on a road trip across the country. Before leaving, Andy decides to make a quick last-minute stop at h...

Pitch Perfect hits theaters

Jess Levine ('16)/Eastside Staff Writer

October 22, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Yet another singing movie has hit the big screen, but this one will never last! With films such as High School Musical, Hairspray, and The Muppets, the last thing the media needs is another cheesy motion picture just like all the ...

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a biting review of a movie that leaves no mark

Joe Incollingo ('13)/ Eastside Entertainment Editor

June 23, 2012

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Faced at last with the opportunity to see a movie about a U.S. president and the undead, one should think of no better time for it than midnight. Yet, why anyone would try to think like this about a film such as Abraham Lincoln:...

Battle for an Oscar: The Tree of Life

Nick Mitchell ('13)/ Eastside Staff

February 27, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

The Tree of Life might not be the most popular of nominees, but that doesn’t make it any less great. It is a movie, made with a certain tenderness and attention. A movie that tries to wrestle with convoluted philosophical topics a...

Battle for an Oscar: Midnight in Paris

Thomas Hudson (’14)/ Eastside Technology Director

February 27, 2012

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Midnight in Paris is a romantic comedy and a fantasy directed by Woody Allen. The main character is Gil Pender (Owen Wilson), an accomplished screenwriter. Gil is visiting the beautiful city Paris with his fiancée, Inez (Rachel ...

The Battle for an Oscar: The Descendants

Joe Incollingo ('13)/Eastside staff

February 26, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Life is hard a lot of the time. Take Matt King as an example. The man juggles two troubled daughters and an emotionally-distant and recently comatose wife, while still making the life-changing decisions that his family depends...

The Artist deserves an Oscar

Danielle Fox ('13)/Eastside entertainment editor

February 26, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

After over an hour of an amalgamation of pure genius, spectacular imagery and histrionic, yet divine, performances, is it sad that what looms in my mind the most is George Valentin’s (Jean Dujardin) boyish smile? The Artist,...

The Battle for an Oscar: The Artist

Rachel Tinkleman ('13)/Eastside staff

February 26, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

The Artist is a film worth talking about for a number of reasons, the first of which is that it is not likely to be very popular with the average moviegoer. The Artist is a black and white silent film set in the 1920s, reminisc...

The Battle for an Oscar: Moneyball

Bryan Sheehan ('13)/Eastside humor editor

February 26, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Baseball movies are always either extremely good or terribly awful. In a good movie, like Bull Durham, humor, drama and realism are all incorporated nicely, and an instant classic is formed. On the other hand, in a movie like Roo...

The Battle for an Oscar: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Sarah Robbins ('13)/Eastside staff

February 26, 2012

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By now you must have heard of the movie that treads the line between a sentimental portrayal of a grief-ridden family and a wrenching story of the horrors of 9/11. Set in a Manhattan flat, in 2002, 9-year-old Oskar Schell (Thomas...

The Battle for an Oscar: The Help

Kobi Malamud ('12)/Eastside Radio Editor

February 26, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

In a year filled with countless sequels, book adaptations and 3-D remakes, Hollywood produced a record number of films completely devoid of any semblances of originality.  Still, several such films did, in fact, prove different,...

The Battle for an Oscar: Hugo

Katie Rimdzius ('13)/Eastside Staff

February 26, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

  Over the course of the past year, many great movies have been released.  Hugo, released on November 23, 2011 was one of the most recognized films of the year. Both the skillful use of 3D effects and the development of the c...

We need to talk about kevin, and also how good the movie is

Hannah Feinberg ('12)/Eastside Underground Editor

February 2, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

We need to talk about We Need to Talk about Kevin.  Gripping, horrifying, nearly unwatchable, We Need to Talk about Kevin artfully dissects the complex relationship between mother and sadistic son.  Adapted from the best-...

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