Jack McAuslan

‘Interstellar’ creates mind-blowing movie experience
By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Interstellar”–starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine 9 out of 10 It seems like every movie Christopher Nolan comes out with is a masterpiece for one reason or the other. The “Dark Knight” trilogy and “Inception” were incredible. It’s no surprise then that his new film “Interstellar” blew my mind and kept me thinking about it for the next few days.…
‘Forza Horizon 2’ adds countless options, proves series moving forward
By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Forza Horizon 2”: Playground Games 9/10 “Forza 5” has been out for about a year now and it was a huge disappointment considering the massive amount of hype for this new, next generation racing game. It had one very simple problem: It lacked gameplay options. The list of cars in “Forza 5” was much shorter than expected and the same can be said for…
Marks shaves head, spreads cancer awareness
By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP People who know John Marks ’16 noticed at the beginning of October he had shaved his head. “October is breast cancer awareness month, and my mother has been fighting cancer for a little over a year now,” Marks said. “I just thought that I would show her some support and spread awareness about cancer by shaving my head.” One of Marks’ friends, Chris Favela…
‘Destiny’ hits every fan base, proves Bungie does not need Halo
By Jack McAuslan THE ROUNDUP Destiny-Bungie 9 out of 10 I remember my friend showing me concept art for the video game “Destiny” two years ago, followed by a sentence that got me thinking about Bungie’s future. “Bungie is making a new game.  It isn’t ‘Halo,'” said Michael Rowland ’16. Since then Bungie, the video game company best known for the popular “Halo” series, has released plenty of trailers. Rumors…
New pool adds benefits for swim team, should attract more fans
By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP By the beginning of this school year, a new campus pool was finished and ready for use. Officially named the Brophy Aquatic Center, it replaces Loyola field just outside the Great Hall. Now the teams will not have to drive to the former sports campus near 28th Street and Campbell Avenue to have practices and meets. “It’s adding a lot of excitement to the…
‘Noah’ provides adapted Bible story, epic entertainment
“Noah” –Starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Anthony Hopkins 9 out of 10 By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP Noah was tasked with building an ark to save creation and everything that was good. Everything wicked would be washed off of this Earth, cleansed by a great flood. We already know this much about the Biblical story of Noah and the Ark. There have not…
Choquette praises Arsenal’s football glamor
Teacher’s Pet: Mr. Roger Bond-Choquette ’10 Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Mr. Grindey’s question from last edition was: Three frogs are floating down a river on a log. One decides to jump off, how many frogs are left on the log?  Well, I mean clearly two. I don’t know if that math is beyond coach Grindey but I am pretty confident that it’s two.  Editor’s Note: The answer is three. …
Robocop’ good throwback to original
Robocop-Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton 7 out of 10 Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP The new “Robocop” certainly brings back some of the magic of the original 1987 movie. The first thing you need to know about the knew one is that it’s rated PG-13, whereas the original was rated R. The second thing you need to know is that the plot is different. Detroit police officer Alex…
‘Forza Motorsport 5’ has incredible features, but lacks in critical areas
Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP 7.5 out of 10 The last few Forza titles have displayed a constructive pattern: Each new game sported more cars, more tracks and better graphics. Forza games are racing simulating games for Xbox. At least one of these is true for “Forza 5”. The graphics are simply amazing. They are so realistic that it is truly difficult to imagine a better looking racing game. Colors…
‘Xbox One’ makes dreams nightmares of console gaming realities
Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP 8/10 Microsoft released the much anticipated, and criticized, Xbox One in November of 2013. The launch was a huge success, leaving video game stores and shops empty of Microsoft’s next generation console. Out of the box, the Xbox One comes with the console itself, power chords, HDMI cable, the new Kinect system, one wireless controller with batteries and the new default headset. Just like last…