Author: acanturollins-edu

Only for the Tasteless

September 5, 2013

Oh boy, a Purge ripoff. Well, I guess I just gave away my opinion of You’re Next in one sentence, huh? Admittedly, stuck in between James Wan’s The Conjuring on one side and the highly anticipated Insidious: Part II on the other is not a pleasant place to be, but the fact of the matter […]

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Breaking the Mold

September 5, 2013

As a fan of Woody Allen’s work, I was put in a difficult position upon the release of his last movie, To Rome With Love. Due to the fact that it was surprisingly pretty lame, I had to decide whether to defend Allen for old time’s sake, or to expose his work for the rather […]

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Simply Film: 42

April 19, 2013

I’m not a huge fan of sports movies in general; the last two I remember enjoying was Remember the Titans (2000) and Invictus (2009), both of which coincidentally dealt with racial segregation in the South of (of the United States and Africa, respectively). Perhaps suggesting that 42 is formulaic is an understatement. Brian Helgeland, writer […]

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Simply Film: Olympus Has Fallen

April 4, 2013

[information] A Weekly Review of New Movie Releases Thinking of catching a movie this weekend? Albert lets you know whether or not that $10 movie ticket is worth it. [/information] After the estrogen-fueled extravaganza that was Spring Breakers I needed something to balance out the old hormones – something with lots of bullets and explosions […]

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Simply Film: Identity Thief

February 22, 2013

Thinking of catching a movie this weekend? Albert lets you know whether or not that $10 movie ticket is worth it. The unspoken, modern day conception of the American Dream is to make vast amounts of money very quickly without actually expending equal effort. Deny it all you want, ye champions of rugged individualism and pull-yourself-up- by-the-bootstraps […]

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Simply Film: Stand Up Guys

February 22, 2013

Thinking of catching a movie this weekend? Albert lets you know whether or not that $10 movie ticket is worth it. There was a time when men were men; when a man’s word was inviolate and as good as gold. There was a time long before swag  when panache was supreme. I am of course referring to […]

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Glitter Ball: A Smashing Affair

February 22, 2013

Hosted by Spectrum, the annual Glitter Ball provides LBGT students with a comfortable night of splendor without fear of external prejudices.  There’s a profound sense of sexual freedom that is an inherent part of the coming out process. As LGBT community members can attest, the point at which one accepts their own sexuality is an incredibly liberating moment, both internally […]

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Simply Film: Broken City

February 14, 2013

Thinking of catching a movie this weekend? Albert lets you know whether or not that $10 movie ticket is worth it. The social atmosphere in which Broken City finds itself upon release is one marked by a general antipathy towards the political sphere with the presidential elections in the US having recently concluded. The raw […]

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Simply Film: The Impossible

February 14, 2013

Thinking of catching a movie this weekend? Albert lets you know whether or not that $10 movie ticket is worth it. Here’s a word to the wise: If for some reason you find yourself in an emotionally compromised state of mind and find the pressures of work and school overwhelming, it is ill advised to […]

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Muschietti’s Mama Refreshes Horror Genre

February 7, 2013

The year 2012 was rough for the horror genre, with the only real contenders being Cabin in the Woods, The Collection, and perhaps V/H/S if you’re feeling especially generous. Even then, Cabin in the Woods, the standout of the three, can be more accurately described as a brilliantly refreshing satire than an honest-to-god horror flick. […]

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