The two-sided reality of animated Disney classics

WRITTEN BY: Emily Croft & Emma Stevens, Staff Writers Two roommates sat down to watch Disney throwbacks this weekend. After starting the original animated film Mulan, it came to light that Emily had never seen this movie, nor had she seen many classic Disney films like Hercules or Pocahontas. Contrasingly, Emma had seen them all as a kid, and rewatching them yielded a new perspective. Here are their two takes.  Emily:  I was the youngest of four, so a lot of my childhood was spent watching movies that were not meant for me. Instead, I did spend a lot of … Continue reading The two-sided reality of animated Disney classics

‘Brooklyn’ Film ‘does it better’ than the book

By: Anna Shapiro ~Guest Writer~ Some people prefer books over movies to convey an image. I hate to say it, but sometimes the movie is better than the book. This statement goes against every fiber of my being. I am an English major, an avid reader, a voracious goblin that feeds on well written sentences and metaphors, and yet even I cannot deny that the movie sometimes does the story justice better than the book. Obviously, the book is usually better, but in some rare cases like “Trainspotting,” “One Flew Over The Couckoo’s Nest” or “A Clockwork Orange,” the movie … Continue reading ‘Brooklyn’ Film ‘does it better’ than the book

Bullock wows in thriller, “Gravity”

By: Alex Spindler Gorgeous visuals, breathtaking cinematography and an Oscar-worthy performance from Sandra Bullock best capture the cinematic experience that is director/ writer Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity.” This film will leave you on the edge of your seat, feeling desperation as you witness the terrors of outer space unfold before your eyes. Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) embarks on her first space mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney). As the two fix some minor faults with their ship’s exterior, word comes in from mission control that an explosion from a satellite close by could impact and simultaneously destroy their vessel. When … Continue reading Bullock wows in thriller, “Gravity”