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Editors’ Picks 10/24

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Divergent: Does Not Diverge From the Novel

Poster by Summit Entertainment, Lions Gate Natalie Kane ’14 It seems that one benefit of the recent trend of adapting every popular young adult series for the big screen is…

The Book Thief Wrenches Heartstrings

Rachel Cheng ‘17 One thing you should take away from this article: do not watch the movie if you have not read the book. The book is much better than…

The Sound of Music Live! Cannot Compare to Film

Sophia Duke-Mosier ’15 On December 5, 2013, NBC aired its latest television special, a three-hour live production remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved Broadway musical The Sound of Music. The…

Sea of Monsters Awash with Uneven Writing

Photo credit www.redeemedreader.com Natalie Kane ‘14 When it was announced that the second Percy Jackson & the Olympians book was being made into a movie, many fans of Rick Riordan’s bestselling…

Eleanor and Park Captures the Epitome of Young Love

  Photo credit www.goodreads.com Rachel Cheng ‘17 Eleanor and Park, set in 1986, is a contemporary teenage love story between Eleanor, an eccentric redhead, and Park, a half-Korean misfit. Eleanor is…

The Not-As-Great Gatsby

Maddy DiGiovanni ‘13 Photo courtesy of static.biola.edu The Great Gatsby has been causing quite a flurry of conversation lately. Opinions of the new movie range from adoration to disgust, although…

“The Silver Linings Playbook”

Joy Liu ’14 Hollywood and popular media have created the standard of a perfect life: a happy ending with success, love, and an overall unrealistic presentation.  So what should happen…

Downton Abbey Outclasses Itself in Third Season

Natalie Kane ’14 I don’t watch a lot of TV. Actually, this is the only current show I do watch. This probably has a lot to do with the fact…

Super Looper?

Natalie Ruddy ’15 Photo courtesy of flixster.com The film Looper follows a young man named Joe ( Joseph Gordon Levitt) who is a looper, which is a hired hit for…