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A dog’s purpose drops the ball

Marisa LaBello, Senior Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

As someone who spoils two endearing Labradors and is full-fledged lover of dogs in general, it was inevitable that I would be drawn to read A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. The novel gives the reader an insightful view of the world through a dog’s mind as he (sometimes she) progresses through multi...

Royal Reviews: Movie Review ‘Inside Out’

September 3, 2015

“I just wish I knew what you were thinking.” This statement is so common for us who communicate and cannot read minds. In the movie “Inside Out” the audience is dumped right into the mind of a young girl experiencing a huge life change. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a die- hard movie fan....

Royal Reviews: Movie Review ‘Insurgent’

April 1, 2015

  When one person is needed to pass a test that could be the key to society’s future, all hell does break loose. The movie “Insurgent” was released March 20. I can’t say this movie was well-anticipated by the population, but those who enjoyed the first movie, based on the book trilogy...

Royal Reviews: Movie review ‘American Sniper’

January 28, 2015

  If you’re into movies, or politics or if you’ve simply been on the internet in the past week, it has probably become apparent to you that Clint Eastwood’s new film “American Sniper” is kind of a big deal. The film has already brought in well over $100 million, according to Entertainment...

Royal Reviews: Cinema Retrospective 2014

December 4, 2014

Every time a year comes to an end I like to look back and think about the movies I’ve seen. 2014 wasn’t exactly a year of cinematic mastery, but it certainly contained its fair share of gems amongst the disconcertingly large pile of crap. Let’s go through this chronologically, and keep in mind...

Royal Reviews: Movie Review: ‘Big Hero 6’

November 20, 2014

The comic company Marvel continues to expand its catalog of film adaptations with one of its lesser known titles, “Big Hero 6.” The film follows Hiro, a young prodigy living in the fictional city of San Fransokyo. When a freak accident kills someone he loves, Hiro gathers his friends and sets out...

Movie Review: ‘Dracula Untold’

October 30, 2014

  In an age where the word vampire has become synonymous with dark, sparkly brooding teenagers there’s a lot of call for a return to when the blood-sucking monstrosities were a little more monstrous. “Dracula: Untold” is a movie aiming to offer a new take on the vampire origin with a...

Movie Review: ‘Lucy’

September 25, 2014

  Did you know that the average person only uses 10 percent of their brain, and it’s also said that extraordinary powers could be unlocked if more of the brain could be accessed? If you didn’t, it’s probably because it’s not true. Nevertheless, this urban legend is the basis for the...

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

April 16, 2014

  The new Marvel movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is being hailed by many as the best in the incredibly productive series. Granted, that’s what they said about “Thor: the Dark World,” “Iron Man 3,” “The Avengers,” and, oh you get my point. The movie opens with...

Movie Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Review by Signe Trewyn, Asst. Opinion Editor

April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014 By Singe Trewyn   As a Disney movie lover by nature, I was thrilled to watch “Saving Mr. Banks” for the first time. Emma Thompson played the author P.L. Travers, and her life seemed to mirror that of the characters in “Mary Poppins” since it was in disarray and...

Movie Review: ‘The Lego Movie’

Review by Michael Riley
News Editor

March 5, 2014

  When you combine an everyday, rules-following plastic Lego man who is named the Lego messiah and is drafted into a Justice League-type group of strangers on an epic adventure to stop an evil leader, do you know what you get? You get an unexpected brilliantly hilarious film with a subt...

Movie Review: ‘Her’

January 29, 2014

  “Her,” is a film set in a near-future Los Angeles, where a man named Theodore Twombly—played by Joaquin Phoenix—falls in love with “Samantha,” his computer’s operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Although the premise of the film may sound odd, it is actually a compelling...

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