Tagged: movies


Men in Black: International is where humor comes to die

By Boaz Yoo | June 22, 2019, 12:10 p.m. | In Movies »

"The universe has a way of leading you to where you are supposed to be at the moment you are supposed to be there," Agent T (Liam Neeson) says knowingly. But Men in Black (MIB): International is far from where audiences should be as they peruse the wide selection of films at the nearest theatre.


How to avoid spoilers

By Oreet Zimand | June 6, 2019, 2:08 p.m. | In Entertainment »

A professional guide to not hearing things you don't want to hear


A quiet place, a loud theater

By Tiara Oldfield | April 26, 2018, 7:38 p.m. | In Movies »

If you're looking for the typical paranormal, blood-gushing horror movie, A Quiet Place would be a waste of your time. A Quiet Place is a horror film in a class of its own.


"Despicable Me 3": a tale of despicable villainy and loving family

By Nobline Yoo | July 17, 2017, 8:35 p.m. | In Movies »

Universal Pictures' "Despicable Me" is back with Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife, Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), in another package deal with elements that both children and adults can enjoy. Central themes of familial trust and self-identity, along with childish humor, make "Despicable Me 3" a worthwhile watch.


Life scares the life out of viewers

By Ryan Handel | March 30, 2017, 1:01 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Life utilizes strong acting and exceptional cinematography to create a movie that leaves little to no break from action and viewers chattering their teeth.


Hidden no more

By Lauren Frost | Jan. 8, 2017, 5:06 p.m. | In Movies »

Hidden Figures, the story of three African American women that helped put the first man on the moon, is a powerful movie that shows the strength of many African Americans in the face of the adversity. It's a beautifully done, emotional movie that tells a story that everyone should know.


Fantastic effects and where to find them

By Amy Forsbacka | Dec. 14, 2016, 1:05 p.m. | In Movies »

J.K. Rowling has done it again with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.This cinematically breathtaking film has impressive special effects, a consistently visually appealing color scheme, imaginatively detailed beasts and a multitude of magical landscapes.


Doctor Strange strangely familiar

By Nate Bodner | Nov. 8, 2016, 9:49 a.m. | In Movies »

Doctor Strange takes the very familiar story line of foolish pride, followed by the inevitable action that brings his success to a sad end, that you don't have to know the Dr. Strange comics to be able to figure out. However, this film provides enough mind-bending effects, humor, and good acting to keep this movie fresh in a time of formulaic, "tried and true" superhero movies.


Regal Entertainment Group implements bag search policy

By Sandeep David | Sept. 23, 2015, 6:33 p.m. | In News Blog »

Blazers trying to catch a movie at the theater in Downtown Silver Spring will find that a change has been implemented: employees are now checking bags that moviegoers are bringing into the theater.


Capturing fall before it's too late

By Ellie Struewing | Oct. 21, 2014, 6:27 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

We're nearly halfway through October, which means we are right in the midst of fall. Fall is an exciting season, with the piles of colorful leaves, the cool but not too cool weather and, of course, Halloween. Often fall seems to go by too fast, so to try to capture its spirit before it's too late, here are some fun activities for you and your friends.


"Noah" is flooded with beautiful visuals

By Harini Salgado | April 4, 2014, 12:56 p.m. | In Movies »

"Noah" starts off with a black screen with the familiar words, "At the beginning there was nothing,” Then the screen bursts into the stars of the universe overlaid with images of a snake moving through the grass, a hand pulling off an apple beating like a human heart, the silhouette of Cain beating down Abel and an earth slowly taken over by darkness by the descendents of Cain. The brief prologue gives a summary of what has happened over the 10 generations since God or "the Creator, “as he is called in the film, created the universe.


Exhiliration from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

By Martha Morganstein | Dec. 20, 2013, 3:36 p.m. | In Movies »

Following the success of the first movie in the series, director, Peter Jackson released the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." which proved to be even more thrilling than the first. Since Jackson decided to create a trilogy out of the only one J.R.R Tolkien novel, some die-hard fans of the book might be bothered with the differences between the book and movie. Characters are added that did not appear in the book and certain events were changed. However, whether you have read the book or not, it is an early Christmas present that will keep audience eyes glued to the screen


Back to the Arena in "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Nov. 27, 2013, 9:32 a.m. | In Movies »

There's no time to blink in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Thrilling from start to finish, the dystopian sci-fi film picks up the story of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) a few months after their triumph in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, the subject of the first film in the blockbuster series based on the Suzanne Collins trilogy.


A Thrilling "Ender's Game"

By Rohan Oprisko | Nov. 15, 2013, 1:18 p.m. | In Movies »

Gavin Hood, the director of the eagerly anticipated movie representation of the classic 1985 sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game" lived up to the hype and delivered a pleasurable and memorable experience.


Blair alum's movie based on Takoma Park roots

By Urvi Banerjee | June 27, 2012, 8:51 p.m. | In Local »

Blair alumnus David Andalman finished shooting scenes for his debut feature film "Milkshake" in Takoma Park and Silver Spring last week. The comedy is based on writer and director Andalman's experiences growing up in the 1990s and attending Blair.


Amazing movies require inspiration

By Saaraa Farooq | March 22, 2012, 10:37 p.m. | In Books »

After tonight, the "Hunger Games" books may be left in the shadows, but they will not be alone.


Inspirational epics

By Claire Sleigh Claire Koenig | March 13, 2012, 2:28 p.m. | In Print Entertainment »

Second semester seniors can smell the end of the school year from months away. It's the light at the end of the tunnel; a carrot dangling from a very, very long stick. And sometimes the tantalizing taste of oh-so-close freedom can be a little…distracting. We lose the drive, the focus. We loaf.


The cost of another dimension

By Richard Chen | Feb. 16, 2012, 2:26 p.m. | In Movies »

Three-dimensional (3D) stereoscopy has a reputation for being a gimmicky piece of technology that is hastily used in movies to make more money. With the surge in old films being released in 3D, filmmakers are encouraging the industry to value profits over fan loyalty. The recent re-release of "Star Wars Episode I: Phantom Menace" epitomizes this trend.


Family time before turkey time

By Saaraa Farooq | Nov. 23, 2011, 9:38 a.m. | In Entertainment »

While you all wait for that delicious turkey and pumpkin pie to finish cooking, we're here to recommend heartwarming, family classics to keep the holiday spirit up. These five Thanksgiving movies provide moments of loving family and the fully capture the spirit of the season.


"Pirates" set sail to boredom

By Liv Jacobson | May 24, 2011, 12:54 p.m. | In Movies »

The title song is nostalgic and reminiscent of summers past. A familiar, drunken pirate sets sail on a large ship, heading towards a mysterious goal. This time, the title is slightly different and a few key character change, but not much else.


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