The A-Blast

Soul Surfer drops in

Sarah Bergen & Betsey Kruse, Staff Writers

April 13, 2011

Imagine that within a blink of an eye,  the dream towards which you have been working for your entire life is swept out from under you. For surfer Bethany Hamilton, one fateful early-morning trip out to sea did more than just...

Hanna quick to disappoint

Carly Bouchard, Photographer

April 13, 2011

A government project gone wrong, a rogue agent, and a mysterious figure barely escaping the jaws of death. Sound familiar? That’s because it’s one of Hollywood’s most overdone plots. Wolverine, the Bourne movies, and...

Red Riding Hood meets expectations

Gwen Levey, Videographer

March 23, 2011

You probably remember the good old days when life was simple, bunched up under the covers of your bed, while your mom or dad sat next to you reading a fairytale that has probably lived forever with you as a classic. And if you...

“Just Go With It” and find yourself laughing

Ngan Pham, Staff Writer

March 23, 2011

It may seem like another Adam Sandler chick flick where he gets the girl, but the surprisingly hilarious twist of lies and betrayals seem to pull it all together with an enjoyably entertaining bow. However, while Sandler seemed...

Oscar Preview: Winter’s Bone

Mary Anne Kavjian and Mary Anne Kavjian

February 26, 2011

As Mo’Nique read out the names of the Academy Award nominations on Jan. 25, one movie was plucked from obscurity and surprisingly given four nominations. Winter’s Bone, a Sundance Film Festival success, is about seventeen-year-old Ree ...

“The Roommate” horrific movie, not in a good way

Marwa Abdelaziz, Copy Editor

February 20, 2011

Some general characteristics of a thriller movie are murder, obsession, stalking, torture and kidnapping. The movie “The Roommate” has all of these qualities, but lacks the most important feature: suspense. For this reason, ...

Country Strong lives up to its name

Kristen Hennessey, Photo Editor

January 14, 2011

If you are looking to throw on your cow boots and sing along to Jessica Andrew’s “Summer Girl,” you’ll be disappointed; but pleasantly so. Instead, Country Strong vividly depicts the disastrous alcoholic life of Kelly...

Little Fockers entertains in a predictable way

Samir Shah, Staff Writer

January 11, 2011

The “Meet the Parents” series continued with the release of the third installment, “Little Fockers,” starring Ben Stiller, Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson and Robert DeNiro among others. The Fockers return to create a me...

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