Movie Review

‘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…
‘Non-Stop’ offers thrilling, bumpy ride with strong plot, weak characters
“Non-Stop”—Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Michelle Dockery 7 out of 10 By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Due to Hollywood’s recent obsession with bland, homogenized action movies, good old-fashioned mystery films have become rarer than diamonds. Unlike most of its contemporaries, “Non-Stop” first piqued my interest with its intriguing trailer, which promised a unique blend of action and mystery. “Non-Stop” heavily reminisces the works of Agatha Christie, fashioning…
‘To Live and Die in L.A.’ captivates with cheesy 80’s cinema
Revisiting the Classics “To Live and Die in L.A.”- Starring; William Petersen, Willem Dafoe and John Pankow 7 out of 10 By Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP The 1985 action-thriller movie “To Live and Die in L.A.,” based off the novel by Gerald Petievich, was directed by William Friedkin and starred William Petersen. The movie opens with soundtrack music by Wang Chung, and a shot of a U.S. Secret…
‘Anchorman 2’: One of the funniest movies of 2013
By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP  ‘Anchorman 2’ – starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate 8 out of 10 After years of hopeful waiting for the sequel to “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, the legend does indeed continue. In a turn of events that lead Will Ferrell’s character, Ron Burgundy, and his old crew to a new news station in New York City,…
Frozen displays superior animation, mediocre storytelling
By Chase L. Manson ’16 The ROUNDUP Frozen- Walt Disney Animated Studios, staring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell 7 out of 10 Two years after Disney scored a mega success with their first 3D animated fairy tale,”Tangled,” they hope to strike again with “Frozen.” It is loosely based off of the Hans Christian Andersen’s “Snow Queen” story. Disney had planned this adaptation ever since “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”…
‘Saving Mr. Banks’ simple plot suitable for younger audiences
By Jeffrey James K. Erdely ’14 THE ROUNDUP  7.5 out of 10 “Saving Mr. Banks” stands up to high expectations with an all-star cast under the direction of John Hancock, managing to be both emotionally touching and family friendly. Starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L Travers, the movie tells the tale of how Mr. Disney managed to persuade Ms. Travers to sell the rights of…
‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ delves into details of leader’s life
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto  7 out of 10 “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” was an interesting film that documented in great detail the South African’s political career and his life in and out of prison. Idirs Elba, who plays Mandela, does an impressive job as he even impersonates Mandela’s distinctive strut to a tee. By the end of the movie,…
‘The Hobbit’ impresses with superb action, intriguing characters
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP  “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”—Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage 9 out of 10 Last year, Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. Pictures created a masterpiece known as “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party.” With solid pacing, thrilling action and excellent character development, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party” became a testament to Jackson’s skill as a directer. So, you may be wondering,…
‘Men in Black 3’ worth the 10 year wait
By P. Erik Meyer THE ROUNDUP “Men in Black 3” debuted May 25 and is a clear improvement over the second film released in 2002. Although it seemed to diehard MiB fans that the film was taking forever to make, the 10 year wait was worth it. The film is set in two different periods, present day and the late 1960s. Although there are still the main characters of the…