by Dustin Olson
The weather has changed and soon the leaves will follow. The sun has been yielding ever earlier in the evenings to the darkness. Soon the harvests will be finished and dried leaves will crackle underfoot. Crisp winds bite flesh and in theatres and homes across the nation, zombies bite into the flesh of their victims. And why not? It is, after all, Halloween.
There are several ways to find scares in the fall: haunted houses, gothic novels, campfire stories, and political campaigns, to name a few. Horror movies, though, are where most will find their thrills and chills.
Here, for your consideration, are recommendations for the holiday season. [...]
Tzadok (Matisyahu, left), Em (Natasha Calis, center), Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, back) and Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick, right) star in “The Possession” (Courtesy Diyah Pera/MCT).
by Danielle Harter
The Possession” is a horror story in which a young, innocent girl deals with her parents’ (Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick) divorce, becomes obsessed with a mysterious box, and experiences unexplainable forces that change her personality altogether. Emily (Natasha Calis) begs her father to buy her an interesting box at a yard-sale. Little does anyone know, the evil spirit inside the box would soon get out and totally transform the girl and everyone in its path. [...]
by Dustin Olson
For most students enrolling as freshman in the fall of 2012, war has been a constant part of their lives. Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Mogadishu, Bosnia, Haiti, and the war on terror are just a few of the military deployments which have occurred within their lives. Yet all too many students lack knowledge and understanding of these events.
Throughout the fall semester, students, faculty and staff of MCC are invited to take part in a film series intended to give some understanding of what war is and how it affects the soldiers involved. English instructor David Collins is hosting the event.
The films in the series includes the films: “Troy,” “300,” “Master and Commander,” “The Patriot,” “Gods and Generals,” “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “MASH,” “We Were Soldiers,” “Hamburger Hill,” “Jarhead,” “Black Hawk Down,” and “Act of Valor.” [...]
Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor and Chris Evans as Captain America in “The Avengers” (Marvel/MCT).
by Michael Holcomb
Doing the impossible is what humans do best. Impossible things such as going the Moon are is only but one achievement that humanity has within its long list.
This movie proves to be no exception.
It is one of those cases where the idea would work extremely well or simply implode into itself. Could Hollywood truly make a cinema spectacular with not only big star names, but also represent some of the greatest comic book heroes of all time?
The answer is an incredibly pleasing one: yes. [...]
by Michael Holcomb
Every year, slews of movies are released. Summer, though, is when the battle of the box office takes place. Here’s a selection of movies with the most potential.
The Avengers. In the star-laden movie, the Earth is under attack from an invading force. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) brings together Earth’s mightiest heroes, such as Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to combat the threat. Releases May 4.
Men in Black III. Ten years after the second movie, [...]