A Man and His Movies

Attack Attack! comes back with all new sound

By Kevin Valenzuela ‘13

Attack Attack’s new album “This Means War” dropped Jan. 17, and with it came a new sound for the band.

In their last album, “Attack Attack!”, the band showed a unique style that separated them from all of the other metal core bands. For example, in songs such as “Smokahontas” and “Turbo Swag,” an electronic vibe was added to separate their sound from many other bands.

‘21 Jump Street’ brings hilarity to old TV concept
By Andrew Marini ’13 THE ROUNDUP “21 Jump Street” starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill 8 out of 10 Never really seeing the television show from the ’80s, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first entered the theatre to see “21 Jump Street.” The film opens to a flashback of Schmidt (Jonah Hill) when he makes a failed attempt to ask a girl to prom. Because of this…
‘Wrath of the Titans’ strikes fear upon underworld
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP “Wrath of the Titans”—Starring Sam Worthington & Liam Neeson 5 out of 10 Out in theaters March 30, “Wrath of the Titans” has grossed over $71.3 million in just three weeks. Perseus, son of Zeus, must go to the underworld and back to save his father and defeat his brother, Ares, in order to save the human race. After “Clash of the Titans”…
‘Chronicle’ depicts what superpowers could do to teens
By Jonathan M. Gornet ’14 THE ROUNDUP “Chronicle” 5 out of 10 “Chronicle” was an okay movie showing a new perspective on superpowers. The movie starts off with Andrew Detmer, a loner who always recorded every situation he went through in an expensive camera. This becomes the point of view in the movie. The basic life of Andrew was very tough, where he went through bullying and abuse from his…
‘Hunger Games’ adaptation abounds in storyline despite slow progression

By Jackson Santy ’13

The Hunger Games—Starring: Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson

8.5 out of 10

In 2006, the release of the epic, action-packed novel “The Hunger Games” created a pandemic among teen and adult readers alike.

Upon its release, the book printed 50,000 copies which eventually jolted up twice to 200,000 copies.

Oscar set to be a tight-knit battle between greats
Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP Ah, Oscar night—to avid moviegoers, this is the Super Bowl. And just like the hard hits and clutch moments we saw this past February, Oscar night will deliver quite the same thing. With the countless five star films that have received nominations this year, there will be a hard fought battle between them to see who will rein champion of each category. Here are my…
Neeson shines in gloomy adventure-drama
By Ian Christopher Beck ’12 THE ROUNDUP “The Grey” – Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney 8 out of 10 The Alaskan wilderness is a snowy, bleak scene to say the least. Therefore, it takes a lot of imagination to craft a compelling storyline out of it, but writer/director Joe Carnahan, (“The A-Team”) pulls a rabbit out of his hat with “The Grey.” “The Grey” is a conglomeration of  Jack London,…
‘Dragon Tattoo’ film draws mystery, thrills out of best-selling novel

By Julian De Ocampo ’13
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara
8.5 out of 10

Let’s get one thing out of the way: David Fincher’s movie adaptation of the international best-seller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is just as cool as the trailers made them out to be.

‘Moneyball’ strikes out on maudlin melodrama

By Julian De Ocampo ’13

“Moneyball” – Starring: Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill

Let’s be upfront here – I don’t know a lot about baseball; that being said, I do know enough to say that “Moneyball” isn’t a good movie.

First on the list of setbacks is simply the fundamental premise of the movie. This is a sports movie (always a niche market) that isn’t even about sports – it’s about sports management.