A Man and His Moives

Controversial ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ remarkably depicts history’s greatest manhunt
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP “Zero Dark Thirty”- Starring: Jessica Chastain and Jason Clarke 9.5 out of 10 For more than a decade the immensely feared Osama Bin Laden, leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group, was labeled as one of the most wanted men in the world’s history. Being the alleged ringleader of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks and responsible for more than 3,000 U.S. civilian deaths made him…
Django impresses critics, Academy Awards
By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP “Django Unchained”- Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson 8.5 out 10 Directed by Quentin Tarantino, who is notorious for creating controversial and cult-classic movies such as “Pulp Fiction”, “Django Unchained” (pronounced Jango) keeps viewers shocked and laughing. The Spaghetti-Western is an “R” rated action film, and as usual when directed by Tarantino, has its share of violence and does…
Soundtrack proves more effective storyteller in ‘Not Fade Away’
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP 5.5 out of 10 With the exception of the jazz themes from Marlon Brando’s “The Wild One,” I have never enjoyed a movie soundtrack. While I’ve never doubted the importance of music in helping to set the tone of a film, it’s very rare that a song selection or score has the same impact when taken away from the visuals. “Not Fade Away,”…
Mendes, Craig help ‘Skyfall’ secure place as best Bond yet
By Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP “Skyfall”—Starring: Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem 9.5 out of 10 Mr. Bond has in fact returned, and what a return he has made. After 50 years of brilliant franchise productions from Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton and those three other guys that nobody remembers, newest James Bond actor Daniel Craig has made his mark. With apologies to all the Connery aficionados…
‘Expendables 2’ shows it stars and stripes
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP 8 out of 10 What happens when you put Rambo, the Terminator, John McClane and the Transporter into one movie? The answer: an explosive action packed lead filled movie called “The Expendables 2”. Directed by Simon West, “The Expendables” shows how a group of action stars can mesh together and create a super-soldier team. Did I also mention that the legendary Chuck Norris…
‘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”…
Little film that could beats box office behemoth at Oscars this year

The Oscars are long done and the victor has been chosen.

According to Hollywood, the best film of 2009 was “The Hurt Locker,” a gritty war film about a man who disarms bombs for a living in modern day Iraq.

Going into the Oscars, it looked as if the only other film to beat it would be

“Avatar,” a sci-fi movie about a paraplegic ex-marine who travels to a faraway planet named Pandora in the distant future.