A Man and His Movies

‘Black Swan’ Movie Review: Aronofsky’s ‘Swan’ is a haunting fairy tale
By Sean Harris ’11 THE ROUNDUP After watching “Black Swan,” the latest film from prestigious and prolific director Darren Aronofsky, it becomes clear that he secretly hates his audience. Aronofsky has been made famous for such movies as “Requiem for a Dream” and “The Wrestler.” He builds sympathy for broken characters, puts them within arm’s reach of escape or success and in the final act brings the angry hand of…
‘Paranormal Activity 2’ makes even the toughest men cry

By Jackson Santy ’13
THE ROUNDUP

There is no doubt that those who saw “Paranormal Activity” this season, suffered from prolonged insomnia and fear of turning the lights off in the house.

There is no objection that “Paranormal Activity 2” doesn’t fail to deliver the same bone chilling experience.

The focuses on the sister of the main character from the last movie.

‘The Social Network’ reveals secrets of Facebook

By Michael Moroney ’13
THE ROUNDUP

Just seven years ago, a couple of kids created the largest website on the Internet in a Harvard dorm room in an effort to meet some girls.

The movie “The Social Network,” based on Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, is the story of how Facebook was created and built and is now worth $33 billion and has more than 500 million members.

In theory, the movie should not work.

Final chapter of ‘Potter’ marks an end for the magic

By Sean Harris ’11
THE ROUNDUP

Spanning seven beloved books, massive box-office earnings and an uncountable amount of rabid fans, the “Harry Potter” film series is not really a collection of movies, rather a collection of cultural events.

But starting Nov. 19, the saga of the boy-who-lived is coming to a close with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1,” a two-part finale that will finish in July 2011.

The story picks up immediately following the last film. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) have decided to drop out of Hogwarts to search for the seven Horcruxes.

‘The Social Network’ reveals secrets of Facebook

Just seven years ago, a couple of kids created the largest website on the Internet in a Harvard dorm room in an effort to meet some girls.

The movie “The Social Network,” based on Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, is the story of how Facebook was created and built and is now worth $33 billion and has more than 500 million members.

In theory, the movie should not work.