“This Is Us” is a tearjerker Reply

By Samantha Plumley – 1851 Staff

The phrase “families come in all shapes and sizes” is an understatement. Various television shows have attempted to accurately represent the modern family by depicting how families are no longer restrained to bloodlines and marriages. Through the first season’s 18 episodes of NBC’s “This Is Us,” family is redefined.  More…

“Ghost In The Shell”: The book is better Reply

By Pavel Zlatin 1851 Staff 

What is the most annoying phrase occurring in most movie discussions? “The book is better.” This approach has always seemed shallow to me. In most cases, it is just impossible to compare a movie to a book. Those are completely different mediums, and it’s important to remember that a movie is not supposed to be a visual copy of a book, but more of a director’s remake.

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Diner offers traditional breakfast Reply

By Leanne Signoriello & Samantha Plumley – 1851 Staff

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Wilson’s Diner is located at 507 Main Street in Waltham. Photo by Leanne Signoriello.

Since 1941, Wilson’s Diner on Main Street in Waltham has been serving up traditional breakfast plates and providing nostalgic feelings. The retro diner is well loved and gritty but with the prices so low, it’s easy to imagine becoming a regular.   More…

“A Cure For Wellness:” A pseudo-gothic mess Reply

By Pavel Zlatin – 1851 Staff

“A Cure for Wellness,” a psychological thriller directed by Gore Verbinski, tells a story of a young and ambitious financial executive named Morris (Dane DeHaan). He was sent to retrieve his company’s CEO, Pembroke (Harry Groener) from a paradisal retreat in the picturesque Swiss Alps, in order to complete an upcoming merger and pin some shady business on him. Later, after failing to retrieve the CEO, who was perfectly content with the current state of events, Morris was trapped in a place that initially seemed to be a peaceful wellness center, full of tired and wealthy seniors. Morris later finds out it is a Eugenics laboratory. The audience is left bored as this was not an unexpected plot turn. More…