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“Beowulf” offers visual feast but leaves viewers hungry

Jon Baeckstrom ('08)/ Eastside Entertainment Editor

November 16, 2007


Filed under Entertainment

For better or worse, Beowulf offers a cinematic experience that no other film can currently offer. Robert Zemeckis’ flashy, action-packed take on the epic poem Beowulf is a delight to the eyes, but fails in other aspects. In the same style as Zemeckis’ 2004 film, The Polar Express, Beowulf was filmed...

“American Gangster” a surefire hit with audiences

Jon Baeckstrom ('08)/ Eastside Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2007


Filed under Entertainment

With the general lack of memorable films over the past couple of months, American Gangster is a welcome breath of fresh air. The trio of Ridley Scott, Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe has delivered an exciting, well-executed movie that will likely be talked about again come Oscar season. The fil...

Fall TV Preview

Zack Rosenblatt (’09)/ For Eastside

October 26, 2007


Filed under Entertainment

The new TV season is upon us, and it promises to be a very entertaining year. With more then 20 new shows hoping to become the next “Heroes,” or “Ugly Betty”, viewers can only hope that at least some of them will turn out well.  The abundance of shows, both new and old, can make figuring out...

Review: The Kingdom

Zack Rosenblatt (’09)/ For Eastside

October 8, 2007


Filed under Entertainment

Whether or not terrorism should be treated as a civil matter opposed to a military one is a key question at the center of the Iraq war debate. The issue is clearly raised throughout the Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, the Rundown) directed thriller “The Kingdom.” Despite the controversial topic, K...

Review: Motion City’s “Even If It Kills Me”

Caroline Babula ('09)/ Eastside Staff

October 5, 2007


Filed under Entertainment

On September 18, Minneapolis’ Motion City Soundtrack released their third studio album, “Even If It Kills Me,” on Epitaph Records. After hearing the first few singles of the record (“Broken Heart,” “This Is For Real,” “Fell In Love Without You”), one would imagine “Even If It K...

Review: The Bourne Ultimatum

Jon Baeckstrom ('08)/ Eastside Entertainment Editor

September 1, 2007


Filed under Entertainment

The Bourne Ultimatum is the kind of movie that redefines the term ‘action-packed.’ In the final episode of the Bourne trilogy, Matt Damon resumes the role of ex-CIA agent Jason Bourne and headlines a film that manages to be superior to the first two excellent parts of the series. Ultimatum pi...

Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Andrew Polonsky ('08)/ Eastside Editor-in-Chief

July 26, 2007


Filed under Entertainment

Despite the surrounding hype of the latest Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth in the seven-part saga, the movie fails to meet the high expectations fans have come to expect from the book-to-movie series. The film is, however, good – director David Yates does ha...

Television sizzles with new summer shows

Jon Baeckstrom ('08)/ Eastside Entertainment Editor

July 19, 2007


Filed under Entertainment

Even though the biggest shows in the reality competition genre, such as "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars," air during the prime months of the year, the normally slow television months of the summer are quickly filling up with plenty of similar programs. After a number of successes, most...

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