By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor
Holly Feola – 1851 Staff
“How The Grinch Stole Christmas” is a well-known classic holiday movie. This new version, titled “The Grinch” adds its own modern twist for younger audiences and fans of the original. The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) refuses to participate in Whoville’s celebration of Christmas and rebels by trying to steal their treasured holiday.
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.
Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-In-Chief
From the directorial mind of Darren Aronofsky who amazed crowds with “Black Swan” comes 2014’s “Noah.” The film, which stars Russell Crowe in the lead role, portrays the biblical tale told time and time again. However, Aronofsky freshens the age-old story by introducing stylistic devices, brilliant visuals, and interesting character development that the story of a flood for 40 days and 40 nights did not include. More…
Ariana St. Pierre – Art editor
Disney’s “Frozen” is a remarkably beautiful animated musical. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” the film takes place in the fairy tale kingdom of Arendelle. Arendelle’s young princess, Elsa (Idina Menzel), was born with the ability to create snow and ice. However when Elsa accidentally hurts her younger sister, Anna (Kristen Bell), while playing, the frightened king and queen decide to isolate their oldest daughter from the world and pressure her to control her powers for fear she may harm someone and the world may not accept her. More…
Ariana St. Pierre – Arts Editor
Ron Howard’s latest project, “Rush,” is an exciting, heart pounding film about fast cars and a fierce rivalry. “Rush” is based on the true story of Formula 1 racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) and their sports rivalry in the 1970s. The film chronicles the two racers as they begin as Formula Three racers and tran- sition to Formula 1 world champions.
“Rush” is not your typical sports movie. The race scenes are thrilling and spectacularly crafted, but the film does not rely solely on the race sequences to drive the movie. It is what goes on off the racetrack that is truly fascinating. More…