The youth of today no longer print out pictures and make photo albums or call friends to invite them to a party. In fact the word friend has even taken on a whole new meaning. All of this has changed because of Facebook. What was once a social network geared towards college students, today, Facebook attracts users from as young as elementary school to technically-inclined octogenarians. Though social networks are a dime a dozen in today’s internet-infatuated society, none can claim the cultural changes that Facebook has brought about. Considering that it is only 6 years old yet has totally revolutionized global culture, there is obviously a remarkable story to be told. And now, Sony Pictures has bought the rights to this piece of history. Read the rest of this entry »
War movies may not be the light-hearted thrill you’re looking for to relax on the weekend, but truth be told, this genre produces some of the best films to hit the big screen. Often based on historical battles or conflicts, they recount actual events and travesties that other generations have faced. In the ones where the ending is unbearably heartbreaking, we are reminded of the sacrifice and loss of those gone before us, and in the one’s that end with uplifting victory, we are reminded of the resilient spirit of mankind. So, raise your glasses to our top ten picks for this decade’s best war movies.
- Flags of Our Fathers (2006): Directed by Clint Eastwood, this WWII film tells the story of the 6 service men who raised the flag on Mt. Suribachi, an act which was photographed and became one of the most famous pictures in America. Only three of the six survived the rest of the battle and went on to become American heroes.
- 300 (2006): Reaching a little farther back in the history books, this is the story of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC when a small, but courageous army of 300 Spartans and 700 Thespians are met by a Persian fleet of over 100,000 soldiers with the orders to take Greece. Though their defeat is inevitable, the Spartans wage one of the most heroic and determined fights in history, which happens to make for an incredible movie plot. Read the rest of this entry »
After a summer sitting through mediocre and even disappointing movies, Christopher Nolan finally brought us a summer hit worth going to see. Overall this year has been marked be unoriginal ideas, remakes, and of course, 3D. But to the pleasant surprise of all in attendance, Inception delves into a topic that is been largely untouched by filmmakers; the ever-elusive world of dreams. While this film could be categorized as Sci-Fi, the fictional aspect of the movie was still within our grasp of reality. Better put, you are left wondering if there is actually truth to be found in this concept of the dream state. Read the rest of this entry »
Three children grow up together in what appears to be an English-boarding school. As they grow up they began to gain some understanding that something about their lives, this place, is not normal. Told through the eyes of Kathy H, we watch as the three try to understand the love they feel for one another and how to face the future they are bound to. The school where they are raised is actually a breeding ground for clones, created only to provide organ transplants. However, there appears to be some exception made if two individuals are “verifiably” in love. The trouble is there seems to be a unique, unbreakable love triangle between Kathy, Ruth and Tommy. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the mysteries of Hollywood is the way an actor or actress can completely capture the hearts of the entire country, be on every college dorm room wall, and then disappear for years. There’s always room for someone new and fresh to take the stage. American audiences are both loving and forgetful. Right now America can’t seem to get enough of stars such as Robert Pattinson, Zach Galifianakis and Amanda Seyfried, but take a few years off and they’ll be old news. It is a special and treasured honor to become famous enough to be a household name for more than a decade. While there’s no shortage of talent on the big screen right now, there are a few old favorites we’d like to see make a comeback. Read the rest of this entry »