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Another Earth: out of this world

Danielle Fox ('13)/Eastside entertainment editor

January 3, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

What if there was another Earth? Another you? What would you say? Perhaps, “Better luck next time.” Another Earth parallels the internal and external conflict of an identity crisis as an ex-convict (Brit Marling) begins a...

Film “Beastly” lives up to its title

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside news/features editor

March 7, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

All said and done, Beastly’s redeeming quality, hands-down, was Alex Pettyfer. That’s not to say that Pettyfer’s acting (although he is very good at his job) saved the movie. Honestly, despite its “inner beauty conquers...

The Fighter takes the ring (and the box office) by storm

Kobi Malamud ('12), Eastside staff

March 7, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Although popular boxing movies are generally a thing of the past with titles such as Rocky and Raging Bull, The Fighter successfully manages to resurrect the forgotten genre. Taking place in Lowell, Massachusetts in the early nineties, the film deals wi...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: Black Swan

Sherin Nassar ('13)/Eastside opinions editor Danielle Fox ('13)/Eastside entertainment editor

February 27, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Magnificently re-creating a twisted version of the epic classic Swan Lake, Darren Aronofsky conglomerates the two sides of perfection and seduction into one mystified Swan heading down a path of destruction. Black Swan tells...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: Winter’s Bone

Dillon Rosenblatt ('11)/Eastside sports editor

February 27, 2011

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Based on a novel of the same name, Winter’s Bone tells the story of a seventeen-year-old girl who is searching for her missing father. The main character, Ree (Jennifer Lawrence) is a homemaker for her younger brother and...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: Inception

Dillon Rosenblatt ('11)/Eastside sports editor

February 27, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Inception can be summed up in one word: confusing. The movie doesn’t explain most of what goes on, but it trusts the common man to understand how everything works in the world of dreaming. The summer blockbuster garnered...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: True Grit

Jack Braunstein ('13)/Eastside underground editor

February 27, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

True Grit is the closest the Coen Brothers will ever get to directing a Disney movie. The film is an inspiring, heartwarming tale of justice and independence. There is a loveable heroine. She has oddball sidekicks. They go on...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: The Fighter

Nick Mitchell ('13)/Eastside staff

February 27, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Strained relationships factor greatly into “The fighter” and it adds a twist of drama into the plot that sets it apart from other sport movies. Mark Walberg plays a boxer by the name of “Mickey Ward” who has struggled...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: The King’s Speech

Sherin Nassar ('13)/Eastside opinions editor

February 27, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Think of an orchestra. Think of how every instrument plays a vital role in creating the bigger picture. The violinists may create the soft, slow roles in the song, while the rhythmus drumming may rev up the pivotal parts. If someone...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: The Kids Are All Right

Scott Nover ('13)/Eastside staff

February 27, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

In one’s efforts to watch a movie at a theatre, he or she is constantly plagued with a multitude of trailers for films that are supposed to appeal to him or her and the surrounding audience. Some trailers preview films that...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: The Social Network

Joe Incollingo ('13)/Eastside staff

February 27, 2011

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It’s safe to say that there are few geniuses left in the world. As things generally turn out, these few geniuses do something genius; books are written about their genius, and then other geniuses adapt those books into genius...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: Toy Story 3

Danielle Fox ('13)/Eastside entertainment editor

February 27, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Beginning a film with an epic battle between a plastic piggy bank (John Ratzenberger), sporting the pseudonym “Evil Dr. Pork Chop,” and a cowboy-space- ranger-duo makes the summer’s top sensation seem rather conspicuous...

Just Go With It review

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside news/features editor

February 21, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

  ***  As much as I love Adam Sandler, I was a bit dubious about his newest movie, Just Go With It. I could tell just from the movie poster(Sandler and Jennifer Aniston clinking glasses on a beach) that Just Go With It was a c...

Return of the Plastics: Mean Girls 2 hits television

Rebecca Schuck ('13)/Eastside staff

January 23, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Seven years after the premier of the highly praised movie Mean Girls, the Plastics are back, and there is a new girl in town. Mean Girls 2, starring Meaghan Martin, Jennifer Stone, Maiara Walsh, and Nicole Gale Anderson, fo...

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