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Not too late to ‘Hustle’ to ‘Wall Street’

By Melissa Boylan | January 15, 2014

Directors, producers and actors delivered great entertainment over winter break. Two standout films raised the bar before the new year.“The Wolf of Wall Street”Director Martin Scorsese directed this page-to-big-screen film, which features Leonardo...

This film image released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from American Hustle.

“American Hustle” worth seeing — but not twice

By Kevin Bartelt | December 20, 2013

Batman with a beer belly, Bradley Cooper with curlers and Robert De Niro working his mob game wasn’t enough to con me into believing “American Hustle” is the movie of the year.With 13 nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, I had high...

‘Hobbit,’ ‘Anchorman 2,’ lead December movies

By Pat Quinn | December 4, 2013

It’s time to get excited for this month’s films, even though finals are around the corner. Keep an eye out for these standout movies over winter break:“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”The sequel to “An Unexpected Journey” continues with...

‘Dark Knight Rises’ delievers thrills in DVD release

By Roy Herrera | December 4, 2012

“Speak of the devil and he shall appear.” And the devil itself appeared in the streets of Gotham City to wreak havoc and pain to all its citizens. Tuesday marked the DVD release of one of the biggest summer blockbuster films of all time” Christopher...

Vegetarians break molds

By Hayley Devitt | September 19, 2012

If you’ve ever ordered from Jimmy John’s, you might have noticed the phrase “peace, dude” under its description of their Vegetarian sub. As an ovo-lacto vegetarian, I’m not offended by this because the restaurant is known for its humorous ads...

Bane (Tom Hardy) and Batman (Christian Bale) fight in the streets of Gotham in The Dark Knight Rises.

This movie is real life

By Sarah Contreras | July 23, 2012

I never thought a superhero movie would make me feel as much as I felt this weekend. Ever since The Dark Knight, the second installment in director Christopher Nolan’s take on the Batman saga, hit theaters four years ago, fanboys and film lovers alike...