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PASS THE POPCORN: Phillips’ unlikely duo saves an uneven story

by Staff

November 4, 2010

Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis play nice in ‘Due Date’ By David Dixon, Staff Writer Those going to see "Due Date" this weekend and expecting something similar to the smash comedy "The Hangover" will be surpris...

PASS THE POPCORN: Ferrell lends his ‘Mega’ chords to family flick

by Staff

November 3, 2010

By David Dixon, Staff Writer "Megamind" is an animated tale about an alien (hilariously voiced by Will Ferrell) who always felt like an outcast on planet earth. A very funny introduction opens the film, in which the ext...

PASS THE POPCORN: That’ll do, Eastwood

by Staff

October 26, 2010

Morgan Denno, Staff Writer Clint Eastwood’s latest movie “Hereafter” weaves three seemingly unrelated story threads into a neat knot at the end. “Hereafter” marks Eastwood’s 31st directing turn and his...

PASS THE POPCORN: Just rent the original

by Staff

October 26, 2010

Carmen Splane, Contributor There was extensive media hype, an innovative marketing plan and an homage to cinema verité. It was demanded across the country and it worked; it was almost too good. That was the first “Par...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: Gyllenhaal’s drug of choice is love

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Carmen Splane, Contributor Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal get a second chance to be on-screen lovers in a film that has been earning the dynamic duo rave reviews for their portrayals. "Love and Other Drugs" reunites ...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: ‘Saw’ franchise adds a new element

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Spike Hemans, Staff Contributor Devils in disguise. Preteen vampires and soul-stealing demons. This fall's slate of horror movies offers fans of the genre tons of different choices for terror, but the real show stealer is yet to arrive. The blockbuster that perhaps everyone expected, "...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: New comedy from ‘Hangover’ crew

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Amanda Macias, Staff Writer From the director of "Old School" and "The Hangover," comes "Due Date," a gut-wrenching comedy featuring the immeasurable talents of Juliette Lewis, Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan. Peter Highman (Ro...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: Franco’s new role may be a winner

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By David Nixon, Staff Writer English filmmaker Danny Boyle's new film "127 Hours" comes on the heels of his 2008 Academy Award best picture winner, "Slumdog Millionaire." It is a true story about Aron Ralston (James Franco), an American mountain climber who hiked Utah's Blu...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: Cruise, Gibson and Crowe top ‘worst’ list

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Drew Scoggins, Staff Writer There are movies that cause audience members leave a theater feeling exhilarated after a great film, such as "The Dark Knight." There are times when one leaves with their brain bulging after mo...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: Ballet rivalry thriller has critics buzzing

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Hui Ling Tham, Staff Writer After its world premiere at the 67th Annual Venice Film Festival last month, Entertainment Weekly reported Darren Aronofsky's, "Black Swan," a psychological thriller that takes place in the ballet profession, as "alread...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: Tricky love triangle for Witherspoon

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Erika Cueva, Staff Writer For moviegoers intent on being immersed in a feel-good film that warms the heart without the nausea-inducing clichés, no other time of the year may be more appropriate than the days leading to Christma...

FILM & FASHION ISSUE: Mirren’s ‘Debt’ promises an intriguing mystery with depth

by Staff

October 21, 2010

By Erika Cueva, Staff Writer Three decades after a team of Israeli Mossad national intelligence agents embarked on a secret mission to capture a Nazi war criminal, one of the former agents is forced to expose the truth behind...