The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review

By Kayley Erlandson “I am searching for someone to share an adventure,” Gandalf the wizard (Ian McKellan) proposes to timid hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman). Bilbo, however, is a creature accustomed to comfort and prefers reading a book over brandishing a sword. “Nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things,” Bilbo says of adventures, “Make you late for dinner.”…
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Breaking Dawn Part 2 Review

By Kayley Erlandson ‘Twas opening night and we sat in our seats, awaiting our campy, inevitable treat. The theatergoers munched on their popcorn with care and knew this quadrilogy’s end drew near. My desire for the full Twilight experience gave me cause to purchase an opening night ticket for (possibly) the most anticipated movie of…
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Wreck-It Ralph Review

By Kayley Erlandson 2012: the year when the two major family movie studios pulled a Freaky Friday, when Pixar made a Disney film (Brave) and Disney made a Pixar film. Whereas Brave focused on a more conventional storyline about a princess (usually Disney’s forte), Wreck-It Ralph imagines a world close to home, yet beyond our…
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Going To The Movies Alone: Be Not Afraid

 I used to be petrified of going to the movies alone. Perhaps due to my vivid imagination, the prospect of going to the theater alone conjured mental images of judgmental, frowning people in the theater turning away with disdain and snickering at the friendless loser who couldn’t get anybody to put aside two hours of…
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