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SNEAK PEEK: A knockout contender for oscar season

by Staff

December 21, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor An inspirational sports film speckled with familial humor and intense drama, "The Fighter" walks the line of a few genres. One thing is clear: It is incredibly unique. Its gripping performances and cine...

PASS THE POPCORN: ‘Tiny Furniture’ leaves a big impression

by Staff

December 8, 2010

By Morgan Denno, Staff Writer Aura (Lena Dunham) is suffering from self-professed postgraduate delirium, a phase all college students inevitably experience after graduation. It serves as a warning to postgrads that after those four, sometimes five years of higher education, t...

SNEAK PEEK: Five things to know about ‘The Fighter’

by Staff

December 5, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor It's that time of year again. The last of the summer blockbusters have left theaters, the newest "Harry Potter" is on top of the box office and winter Oscar contenders are q...

PASS THE POPCORN: Cher and Aguilera lead a fun, flirty musical

by Staff

November 30, 2010

By Morgan Denno, Staff Writer Ali, played by Christina Aguilera, is from the middle of nowhere in Iowa, but all she wants to do is move to the big city and become a star. Sound familiar? What seems like a stale plot was thankfully revived for the highly anticipated musical of the ...

PASS THE POPCORN: ‘Tangled’ marks the return of the princess

by Staff

November 21, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor Remember the days when Disney used to be all about the princess story? When all the girls clamored to get the new Jasmine or Mulan costume for Halloween? Well, many of today’s kid...

UNDER THE SCOPE: Getting ‘Tangled’ with Moore and Levi, Disney’s newest royalty

by Staff

November 18, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor It’s 3 p.m. on a Saturday and I’m standing outside a room in the Sé San Diego Hotel. The elevator has deposited a PR rep, three other writers and myself on the 18th floor of the posh downtown establishment. I’m here to interview “Chuck” star Zachary ...

PASS THE POPCORN: The beginning of the end for Potter and friends

by Staff

November 18, 2010

By Sarah Grieco, Managing Editor Muggles, beware: “Nowhere is safe,” declares the tagline for the highly anticipated “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” To keep this review on the short side, it might be best to ask a question: Want to see an amazing movie? If so,...

PASS THE POPCORN: Popular children’s franchise matures with December’s ‘Voyage’

by Staff

November 18, 2010

By Carmen Splane, Staff Contributor The third installment of the family friendly franchise treads on familiar ground in yet another mystifying tale of fantasy and wonder. “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” seems less violent than the second installment but possibly just as dark. Th...

PASS THE POPCORN: Not quite ‘Unstoppable’

by Staff

November 16, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor Like many made-for-television movies, the main shtick of new action flick "Unstoppable" is that it's inspired by true events. Also like many made-for-television flicks, Denzel Washingto...

PASS THE POPCORN: Hit the snooze button

by Staff

November 16, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor Becky (Rachel McAdams) has just been fired from her job as an assistant producer at a very early morning news show. With a less-than-supportive mother and a schedule that has her eat...

PASS THE POPCORN: Gyllenhaal scores in a new flick by Zwick

by Staff

November 16, 2010

By Carmen Splane, Contributor Right before the turn of the 21st century, a sexual revolution was born. A little blue pill that had all the makings of a pharmaceutical promised land was ushered into the American...

PASS THE POPCORN: Dangerous ‘Games’

by Staff

November 9, 2010

By David Dixon, Staff Writer Just because Election Day has come and gone, it doesn't mean political intrigue is gone from the big screen. "Fair Game" is the true story of how a CIA agent is forced to deal with her own persona...