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Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful


March 13, 2013

“Go see Oz,” they said. “It’ll be good,” they said. Well I’ll come out right off the bat and say that it wasn’t. Starring James Franco and Mila Kunis, this prequel to the “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” detailed the journey of the magical “wizard,” Oz, and his journey to the fabled city that bears his name. The movie contained some dazzling visuals, bright...

Dark Skies Movie Review


March 6, 2013

A family with financial problems sees their life go down into a rabbit hole when they begin to be visited by aliens. Yet, "Dark Skies" is not your average alien-invasion story. It has an interesting plot that builds up a sort of awkward tension with its audience until the very end. Written and directed by Scott Stewart, who's known for movies like "Priest" and "Legion," "Dark Skie...

"The Hunger Games" Movie Review


April 10, 2012

Caught in the aftermath of political rebellion, two-dozen teenagers enter the competition, but only one may leave. These are the rules that have defined the Hunger Games for the last 74 years. Based on Suzanne Collins’s book by the same title, “The Hunger Games” movie follows the journey of Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, into the competition known as...

Iron Maiden Movie Review

Misha Khan

February 8, 2012

On the surface, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher might not seem like a good subject for a biopic. She wasn't flamboyant; there's no romantic back story, and she was more known for her steel will than her diplomacy. In these politically charged times, however, "The Iron Lady" is surprisingly timely with its profile of the greengrocer's daughter who fought her...

Movie Review: Tower Heist

Misha Khan

November 15, 2011

The slogan for the new crime comedy movie Tower Heist promises ordinary guys conducting an extraordinary robbery and the movie delivers just that. The movie stars Ben Stiller as a building manager of a high-end apartment building called The Tower. When the entire staff falls victim to a Ponzi scheme, Stiller’s character brings together an odd group of people to get back...

Once Again “The Thing” Released

Cha Thorpe

October 19, 2011

Picking up where the 1982 classic let off, director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. puts a modern spin on the scientific thriller serving as a prequel to John Carpenter’s original. The newest version of the film, released Oct. 14, does not stray from the original. American paleontologist Kate Lloyd, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, is requested to join a team of Norwegian...

Contagion Deserves the Hype

Nora Shychuk

September 21, 2011

Make sure you wash your hands. “Contagion,” released September 9, 2011 is a film that everyone is talking about. Its gritty film style coupled with the nerve-wracking subject matter will definitely stay with you. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, “Contagion” tells the story of how easily a disease can turn into an epidemic.  It also follows the lives of six central...

Thrills And Pills: Limitless Movie Review

Misha Khan

April 5, 2011

The saying goes, “a person can only use around twenty percent of their brain.” If this is indeed the case, then what if someone was able to use all of his or her brainpower? Would they become successful or crash and fail? Well, you can explore all the possibilities in director Neil Burger’s latest techno-thriller “Limitless.” Bradley Cooper plays aspiring author...

JU's Weekend Movie Reviews

Misha Khan

February 8, 2011

Due Date February 4 – 6 Due Date follows the adventures of two men with two completely different personalities, father-to-be Peter (Robert Downey Jr.) and an aspirant actor Ethan (Zack Galifianakis), as they take a cross- country road trip to witness the birth of Peter’s child. The movie is at times a laugh-out-loud comedy and at other times simply an “awww” moment. ...

Being Green Can Be Fun… Sometimes

The Navigator

January 25, 2011

“The Green Hornet”, a 3D action comedy that grossed $34 million it’s debut weekend, placing itself atop the box-office rankings, is what you would get if you crossed “Pineapple Express” and “Superbad” with “The Dark Knight”.  It’s not as lame as most would think and is actually sometimes quite fun, just as long as you don’t expect much out of it. Th...

Black Swan: An unforgettable experience

Misha Khan

January 19, 2011

The general public may have mixed opinions about a ballet performance. The general male population will avoid going to one; whereas, the general female population will thoroughly enjoy going to the ballet. However, for director Darren Aronofsky ballet is more of a bleeding art, literally. In his highly acclaimed movie, “Black Swan” Aronofsky mixes a graceful dance genre wit...


Bryan Jones

January 19, 2011

Arriving in theaters this February, DreamWorks new movie “I Am Number 4” is a story about John Smith (played by Alex Pettyfer), and the discovery of his hidden powers. Playing his girlfriend, Sarah, is Dianna Agron, with Callan McAullife playing his best friend, Sam. John Smith is also known as Number 4, the fourth of nine children brought to Earth from an alien planet...

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