“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…

“It’s Always Sunny” is always funny Reply

By Krista DeJulio & Seán McGlone – Co-Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

Do you remember the one with the rum ham? The one where they taught us how to play Chardee MacDennis? Kitten mittens? The Nightman Cometh? Flipadelphia? Wade Boggs? The underage bar? The pro-life rally? There are so many episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” I’m sure nearly every topic and offensive thing has already been said on the show. But yet the FX series ran its twelfth season with no intention or stopping or slowing down.  The show is about four friends (and a crazy father figure played by Danny DeVito) running an Irish bar in Philadelphia called Paddy’s Pub. What could go wrong?  More…

Ed Sheeran shows us how to “Divide” Reply

By Haleigh Santilli – 1851 Staff

One of the music industry’s favorite redheads, Ed Sheeran, is back with new music after being on hiatus for more than a year.  Sheeran posted a video about his return to music at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. It was a New Year’s gift to all of his fans. Two singles, “Shape of You,” and “Castle on the Hill,” were dropped days later. After much anticipation from fans and listeners alike, the album was finally released on March 3, and quickly soared through the charts.  “Divide” has been incredibly successful online and “smashing Spotify’s record for the most streams in a single week with 375 million globally,” According to Ben Sisaro of the New York Times. In true Sheeran style, the songs on the album evoke emotional and a lyrical bliss his fans love him for.  More…

“Logan:” A bittersweet goodbye Reply

By Colin Froment – 1851 Staff 

Since donning the metal claws for the first time in 2000, Hugh Jackman has made the comic book character known as Wolverine one of the most popular superheroes from the “X-Men” film franchise. Jackman has shined as Wolverine on the big screen in nine films over the course of 17 years. After announcing his retirement from the character after one last film, fans have wondered if “Logan” is the best way to say goodbye to one of their favorite mutants. “Logan” details an aging and nearly-powerless Wolverine in a dark future caring for the disease-stricken Professor Xavier (another staple character in the franchise played by Patrick Stewart).   More…

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is pure, relevant fun Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

“Get Out” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to outstanding reviews. Many critics praised it for its’ writing, dramatic performances, and the fact that the film was both written and directed by first-time filmmaker Jordan Peele, better known for his comedic work on MTV, and with his Comedy Central sketch show “Key and Peele.” While all these things are true, what’s most impressive is the film’s fearlessness; it’s fast-paced, unsettling objective of tackling a deeply emotional theme that has been at the forefront of American media for quite some time: racism towards African-Americans. More…