UPDATE First “Godzilla” trailer released: The brilliance in marketing

UPDATE First “Godzilla” trailer released: The brilliance in marketing

Eddie Sheehy , Lifestyles Editor
February 27, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

It appears I spoke too soon. Just yesterday I had put up an article about how great the marketing for Godzilla was going. I talked about how waiting to release the complete image of the mighty monster was the smartest decision a marketing team had made in years. Way to prove me wrong, Godzilla marketing... Read more »

First “Godzilla” trailer released: The brilliance in marketing

First “Godzilla” trailer released: The brilliance in marketing

Eddie Sheehy , Lifestyles Editor
February 26, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Yesterday, February 25th, the first official full-length trailer for the movie "Godzilla" was released, and the reaction to it has been nothing short of monstrous. People everywhere, including myself, are freaking out in excitement over the latest glimpse of the great tyrant, but why is the... Read more »

The Lego Movie: Everything IS Awesome

The Lego Movie: Everything IS Awesome

Eddie Sheehy, Lifestyles Editor
February 3, 2014
Filed under Columns, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Movies, Out Of My Element, Top Stories

Who didn’t love playing with Legos as a kid? It’s pretty much a right of passage for any elementary school-aged child to pick up the iconic bricks and build whatever they please. It’s an outlet for creativity, imagination, and awesomeness, but how do you capture all of those things in a movie?... Read more »

American Hustle: Quirky and Uninspired?

American Hustle: Quirky and Uninspired?

Eddie Sheehy, Lifestyles Columnist
January 5, 2014
Filed under Columns, Lifestyles, Movies, Out Of My Element, Top Stories

The words “Some of this actually happened” are the very first thing you will see upon watching “American Hustle”. If you think about it, it’s a brilliant way to open a fictional biopic: it’s quirky, it’s dry and it’s very upfront. In many ways, “Some of this actually happened”, sums... Read more »

The Story of Saving Mr. Banks

The Story of Saving Mr. Banks

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
January 2, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

“Saving Mr. Banks,” released in December 2013 tells the untold story of the making Walt Disney Pictures classic, Mary Poppins.  Staring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, the film focuses around the controversy between author P.L. Travers and Walt Disney regarding the creation of what would become... Read more »

About Time there was a sappy yet successful movie

About Time there was a sappy yet successful movie

Leah Moose, Lifestyles Editor
November 6, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

"About Time" will be in theaters nationwide starting November 8.  After viewing the soon-to-be-released romantic comedy “About Time," I have one famous movie’s tagline on my mind- You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll hurl, courtesy of “Wayne’s World." Now even though “About... Read more »

“Prisoners” questions limits of morals, beliefs in dire circumstances

“Prisoners” questions limits of morals, beliefs in dire circumstances
“Prisoners” questions limits of morals, beliefs in dire circumstances

Andrea Zanaglio, Staff Member
September 22, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

So, you’ve seen the trailer, or just watched it for the first time above, for “Prisoners” and most likely thought, “Wonderful. Looks like another revenge-fueled, crime drama that reveals the whole storyline upfront. Why should I see this?” ... Read more »

“Out of the Furnace,” film has Western PA roots

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
May 2, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Hollywood has returned to the city of Pittsburgh and so has Batman. Well, at least the actor who portrayed Batman From the Batman Trilogy, Christian Bale, returned to Western Pennsylvania to star in a new film titled, "Out of the Furnace." Forest Whitaker, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana,... Read more »

“21 & Over:” Cheeky jokes, uninspired plot

21 and Over

21 and Over

I expected some vulgar jokes that are surprisingly hard to resist combined with a humdrum plot that mirrored the creators’ hit, “The Hangover.” Within a few scenes, it was clear those weren’t the movie’s only shortcomings.

Leah Moose, Lifestyles Editor
March 1, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Top Stories

I thought I knew what to expect walking into the film, “21 & Over.” I expected some vulgar jokes that are surprisingly hard to resist combined with a humdrum plot that mirrored the creators’ hit, “The Hangover.” Within a few scenes, it was clear those weren’t the movie’s only shortcomings. The... Read more »

‘Argo’ wins the most coveted prize of them all at 2013 Oscars

‘Argo’ wins the most coveted prize of them all at 2013 Oscars

Andrea Zanaglio, Editor-in-Chief
February 25, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Top Stories

Three and a half hours and several dozen musical numbers later, the 85th annual Academy Awards have officially wrapped with "Argo" taking home the night's most coveted award, Best Picture. While many awards went to those predicted - Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress and Daniel Day Lewis for... Read more »