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The Legacy of the Pirates of the Caribbean

The Legacy of the Pirates of the Caribbean

Isabel Slingerland, Entertainment Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Archive, Entertainment, Entertainment Archive, Showcase

With the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie coming out in 2003, the series has become a household favorite for many of our high school classmates. But what makes this series a legacy whose newest film in the series is still the talk of the town? Logistically, they haven’t been one of those series...

Movies of the Season

Movies of the Season

Jean Klurfeld, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment Archive

Know what to see before you go to the movies or decide to rent a new release, find out about a selection of these summer/fall 2016 movies below: Sully I did not consider myself one for documentaries, but after watching Sully, starring Tom Hanks, I reconsidered that thought. The stunning cinematograp...

To Pimp A Butterfly Review

To Pimp A Butterfly Review

Robert Cafarelli, Entertainment Editor
March 26, 2015
Filed under Entertainment Archive

Los Angeles rapper Kendrick Lamar recently came out with one of the most anticipated albums of 2015, with expectations being sky-high after his previous concept album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. His previous album was a sleeper hit, and has been regarded as one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums in the past d...

Sony Pulls Controversial Movie “The Interview”

Sony Pulls Controversial Movie “The Interview”

Jen Meikle, Staff Writer
December 23, 2014
Filed under News Archive

Sony Pictures has had a change of plans recently regarding the planned release of the political comedy, “The Interview,” which was set to air in theaters on Christmas day. A film, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, depicts two journalists who are assigned by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong Un,...

Interstellar Review

Interstellar Review

Robert Cafarelli, Entertainment Editor
November 18, 2014
Filed under Entertainment Archive

This film was written, directed, and produced by Christopher Nolan. With any Nolan film, you get hype. The Batman film sequels The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises were talked about for months before the first trailer came out. Inception was hailed as being one of the most innovative and greatest films o...

‘Captain Phillips’ Review

‘Captain Phillips’ Review

Julia Solari, Entertainment Editor
October 22, 2013
Filed under Archive, Entertainment Archive

  Some of the greatest people in Hollywood just recently teamed up to create a movie that was released to theaters on October 11, 2013. It is called “Captain Phillips.” The Oscar nominated director, Paul Greengrass, and screenwriter, Billy Ray, found the perfect actor to play the main role....

Is Iron Strong Enough To Withstand Third Movie Curse?

Is Iron Strong Enough To Withstand Third Movie Curse?

Matthew Redzeposki, Entertainment Editor
May 9, 2013
Filed under Entertainment Archive

With Iron Man 3 coming to theaters this May, the topic of film trilogies is on the minds of all Iron Man fans. The third films in Hollywood trilogies are amongst the movies that bring the most anxiety for the typical moviegoer. When dealing with a third film there is always the need to up the ante and possibly conclude the series (until the reboot of course). In order to up the ante Hollywood seems to have adopted the method do the same thing over and over again. With the release of the Iron Man 3 trailer, it has become clear that we will see Tony Stark face some familiar third-film redundancy that we’ve seen in past trilogies. These being… 1. The Hero Will Risk Losing His Loved Ones: Right from the start the trailer establishes Tony Stark’s fear of losing his girlfriend Pepper Potts, hinting that their relationship will be tested in this film. This makes sound sense; the first film is the origin, the second follows its course, and third is where the characters have to deal with their hemorrhaging emotions. 2. That Loss Will Be Brought On By Revenge/Corruption: Tony Stark said it himself in the trailer: “No politics here, just good old-fashioned revenge.” His heroic traits have already been established and he has mastered the power he commands…now something must shake his overconfidence. This is why Peter Parker needed the black suit in the last Spider Man and why Bruce Wayne needed to face defeat at the hand of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. 3. The Hero Will Hit A Humbling Low Point: It is more than clear in the trailer that Tony’s house, his fortress, is going to be utterly destroyed. The following shot is that of a battered and broken Iron Man lying tattered on the ground. In the third film of a series a major loss such as this is necessary. If the main character has been acting like an egotistical tyrant, for most of the film, a huge heartbreaking event is needed to snap them back to reality. While fans hold high hopes for   , it is almost certain that these third film tropes will occur. Will this make Iron Man 3 a bad movie? Not necessarily. But it does mean we won’t see Iron Man break from the typical third film cues....

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