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‘The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim’ Complex and Compelling

‘The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim’ Complex and Compelling

Alexandra Lion '14 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an epic roll-playing game from the creators of Oblivion and Fallout 3. The game has over 300 hours of game play filled with intricate quest lines for the player to explore. You begin the game with a character of your own creation, and can customize his or her race, gender, appearance, and more. [...]

‘In Time’ Is Worth Your Time

‘In Time’ Is Worth Your Time

Piper Gellman '13 Imagine a world where instead of paying for things with money, you must pay with time off your life.  In the movie, In Time, starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde, this is an unfortunate reality. Photo courtesy of http://www.300mblink.com/ The movie is set in a futuristic dystopia in which people [...]

‘Hugo’: Imaginative and Memorable

‘Hugo’: Imaginative and Memorable

Brit Felsen-Parsons '11 Photo courtesy of http://1.bp.blogspot.com Based on Brian Selznick's award-winning New York Times best-selling children’s book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the film tells the story of an orphaned boy living in a Paris train station who, in fixing a broken toy of mysterious origin, endeavors to unlock a secret left by [...]

‘Ides of March’ Gets Our Vote

‘Ides of March’ Gets Our Vote

Alice Schoneman '13 The Ides of March, starring George Clooney (who also directed), Ryan Reynolds, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, and Evan Rachel Wood, opened in theatres on October 7th.  The plot centers around an Ohio Democratic Presidential primary contest. Governor Morris, played by Clooney, seems to be an ideal liberal candidate: [...]

‘Anonymous’ Movie Doesn’t Do the Bard Justice

‘Anonymous’ Movie Doesn’t Do the Bard Justice

Harrison Charwat '13 In fair London, where we lay our scene… William Shakespeare is considered the most influential writer of all time, with 38 plays, 154 sonnets and two narrative poems.  But what if he didn't write any of that?  This is the essential question asked by the film Anonymous, which weaves a tangled web of religious radicalism, [...]

A General Thumbs Down for TV’s Fall Season Premieres

A General Thumbs Down for TV’s Fall Season Premieres

Piper Gellman '13 and Shannon Bailey '13 Photo credit: popchix.com First impressions are everything, as seen in this season’s new premieres. Broadcasting companies have brought their A-game with some shows, while others should have been ditched in the sketch room. Here is a look at a few classics and some newbies of this season’s pilots [...]

The Chick Novel: Redefined but Just as Terrifying as Always

The Chick Novel: Redefined but Just as Terrifying as Always

Natalie Ruddy '15 Photo credit: booksbytheircover.blogspot.com Teen novels and the occult. Normally, when these two things are placed in the same sentence, a flood of tall, handsome teenage boys enter the brain.  With the advent of Twilight and Teen Wolf (the 2011 series, not the 1985 movie), horror creatures such as werewolves and vampires [...]

Choral & Strings Concert: A Night of Wonderful Music and Culture

Choral & Strings Concert: A Night of Wonderful Music and Culture

Travis Shingledecker '13 With a conglomeration of an African spiritual, a Bulgarian folk song, a harpist, guitarists, Catalan pieces, and a myriad of other songs, the MLHS choral and strings ensembles brought an audience through a journey through many cultures during their Spring Concert. The performance took place on May 19 and many members of [...]

Thor Thundering Into Theaters Near You

Thor Thundering Into Theaters Near You

Rebecca Hadjiloucas '11 THOR, based on the Marvel comic about the mythic god of thunder, was released May, 6th this year. Hamlet’s Kenneth Branagh directed the film, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, and Anthony Hopkins. The plot surrounds Thor, son of Odin and heir to the throne of Asgard. After [...]

MLHS Can Teach Broadway a Few Things About “How to Succeed”

MLHS Can Teach Broadway a Few Things About “How to Succeed”

Natalie Kane '14 When I heard that “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” would be opening on Broadway this spring, I was no stranger to the humorous tale of J. Pierrepont Finch, the scheming 60’s businessman who rapidly rises from window washer to chairman of the board with his trusty self help book. Since I had just been in [...]

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