“Into Darkness” dazzles and defines sci-fi genre

Danielle Bellavance, Staff Writer

May 20, 2013

Filed under Features, Movies

“Star Trek: Into Darkness” was the first of many great movies set to release this summer. The team of Chris Pine as Captain James Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock, as well as appearances from the rest of the characters...

‘Iron Man 3’ brings the action and comedy back to the big screen

Curtis Manlapig, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2013

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Tony Stark is back in the third installment of the popular Marvel series” Iron Man”, directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey, Jr. The film begins with a flashback to the late 90’s where Stark and a mystery...

Luhrmann’s ‘Gatsby’ not so great

Danielle Bellavance, Staff Writer

May 14, 2013

Filed under Features, Movies, Top Stories

The Great Gatsby, the great American classic, has been remade into a movie for the fifth time since the book’s publishing in 1925. The film was originally was supposed to be released on Christmas of 2012 but was pushed back...

“Dead Man Down” keeps you guessing until the end

Jimmy Spillane, Staff Writer

April 4, 2013

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Victor (Colin Farrell) and Beatrice (Noomi Rapace) become crossed in each other's lives and count on each other in their desperate attempts for revenge in the suspense thriller " Dead Man Down." Victor and his friend Darcy...

‘Retaliation’ redeems ‘G.I. Joe’ name

Joe Llorin, Features Editor

April 4, 2013

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For years, G.I. Joe has been a household name when it comes to classic American pop culture. So when a motion picture was released in 2009, longtime fanatics were thrilled to see their favorite characters come to life on the big...

2013 Academy Awards Best Picture Reviews

M.A. Damron, Photo Editor

February 19, 2013

Filed under Movies

  It’s once again Academy Awards time and you don’t want to be the one person who hasn’t seen the big movie that everyone is talking about. So here is a little cheat sheet going into Oscar weekend that should bring...

Cold genre finds hope in ‘Warm Bodies’

Joe Llorin, Features Editor

February 4, 2013

Filed under Features, Movies

Everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet- a girl and boy from different royal families engage in a forbidden romance, blah, blah, blah- The point is that we as fans of all that is fiction have seen retellings of this story...

Mesa Press recaps the greatest of the year in entertainment

Joe Llorin, Features Editor

December 17, 2012

Filed under Features, Movies, Music

2012 by far has been one of the greatest years in entertainment history- with records broken and set, the bar has definitely been raised for years to come. As this year winds down, we as both fans and critics take a look back...

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ wins hearts

Mark Gridley, Staff Writer

December 4, 2012

Filed under Features, Movies

Oscar nomination announcements are just around the corner, so any movie with the slightest of possibilities of winning is catching viewers’ eyes. “Silver Linings Playbook” is one of many films rumored to be worthy of a nomination...

1984 classic ‘Dawns’ new look in 2012

Joe Llorin, Features Editor

December 4, 2012

Filed under Features, Movies

More than two decades after the original film’s release and after being stuck in development since 2009, switching studios from MGM to Film District, and having changed the film’s plot around a little bit, the remake of “Red...

Rian Johnson knocks audiences for a ‘Loop’

Joe Llorin, Features Editor

October 23, 2012

Filed under Features, Movies

If you thought 2009’s “Inception” was confusing, your head will literally be left spinning after seeing director Rian Johnson’s sci-fi action film “Looper.” In Shanghai of 2074, recently invented time travel is...

‘Perks’ Stays True to Story

Mark Gridley, Staff Writer

October 16, 2012

Filed under Features, Movies

Contrary to popular belief, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” isn’t a self-help guide for shy people. Instead it is a charming coming-of-age film based on the 1999 novel of the same name. With a wonderful story and beautiful...

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