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Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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

July 26, 2007


Filed under Culture, 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 Culture, 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...

Christina visits Philadelphia

Ashley Drazen (’09)/ Eastside Staff

May 1, 2007


Filed under Culture, Entertainment

As the arena filled up on April 3rd, everyone waited for the main act, Christina Aguilera. Philadelphia, one of the many stops she has visited to perform her classic numbers, welcomed her with open arms. The powerhouse performer was joined with Danity Kane and The Pussycat Dolls. The fans from all...

Jack’s Mannequin performs in Philadelphia

Caroline Babula (‘09)/ For Eastside

March 27, 2007


Filed under Culture, Entertainment

    “If you left it up to me, everyday would be a holiday from real.” While many people don’t know where these powerful words come from, those who do are sure that they a lyric from “Holiday From Real,” a song by Jack’s Mannequin. On February 24, the California-based quartet,...

Top albums of 2006

Sam Katz ('07)/ Eastside Editor-in-chief

February 12, 2007


Filed under Culture, Entertainment

    With each passing year in the new millennium, the music scene grows progressively worse.  This year is no exception. Only a handful of recent artists (Wilco, Beck, The White Stripes, Kanye West, Citizen Cope, Ben Harper) can be hailed as excellent contributors to the world of music, while...

Scorsese turns out another American cinema classic

Jason Seher ('07)/ Eastside Staff

November 21, 2006


Filed under Culture, Entertainment

Whenever a Martin Scorsese film debuts in theaters, the American public reacts in one of two ways. Recently, the majority has sheepishly fallen in line with the words of misguided critics who Scorsese's works as more spectacle than film. While this reaction is understandable given Scorsese's resumè...

“Borat”: Controversial perspective or perspective controversy?

Justin Horowitz ('10)/ For Eastside

November 15, 2006


Filed under Culture, Entertainment

The now controversial character “Borat” was originated by the character actor Sacha Baron Cohen (Talladega Nights) on the HBO “Da Ali G Show”. As Borat, Cohen gives us one of most brilliant comedic performances in film history, joining the performances of Steve Carrel in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin...

Heroes: Episode 2

Caroline Babula (’09) and Ashley Drazen (’09)/ For Eastside

November 14, 2006


Filed under Culture, Entertainment

One of the two victims Matt sees was frozen solid and had half of his skull sawed off. When Matt is accused of setting up the murders to look like a “hero,” he explains that he didn’t do it, but Sylar did. Only six people on the whole case know the name “Sylar”. Matt is arrested because he sho...

Eastside’s scariest countdown: movies 6-10

Joseph Pottackal ('09)/ Eastside World Issues Editor

October 31, 2006


Filed under Culture, Entertainment

In many of the momentous horror films in cinema history, the events of the story revolve around picturesque children. Among the best of these performances is Haley Joel Osment’s portrayal of a young boy who can see dead people in The Sixth Sense. The movie follows him as he is counseled by Philade...

Brick a movie with a good foundation

Madeleine Martin-Seaver/ Eastside Entertainment Editor

October 8, 2006


Filed under Culture, Entertainment

If you ask about Brick and are turned off by the initial one-line description, that’s really no surprise. The premise sounds almost unbearably lame, the sort of plotline one would find in a parodic episode of, perhaps, Saved By the Bell. Simply, then: Brick is a teenager’s film noir – but it is...

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