The ViewPoint

The Red Hot Summer of Movies

Britt Young, News Editor

April 18, 2012

Filed under Movies

As May is fast upon us, this red hot season in 2012 will be known as the summer of movies.  Many have been waiting for the films to come out in theaters, and now the wait is nearly over. On May 4th, hoards of people will be waiting to get into the midnight showing of the latest installment from the...

The movie “Bully” hits close to home

Connie Ogle, Writer of McClatchy Newspapers

April 10, 2012

Filed under Movies

For a film that understandably only scratches the surface of its topic, "Bully" carries a devastating emotional punch. A powerful examination of aggressive behavior in American schools, much of it unchecked by administrators, law enforcement, parents or any adult in authority. The movie focuses on a h...

Nick Wieman: the Man Behind the Music

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2012

Filed under Movies

What do you get when you mix the playing styles of Slash, Eddie Van Halen and Jerry Cantrell?  Well, you get something called a Nick; Nick Wieman to be exact. Nick has a knack for playing the guitar and has been playing for seven years.  It all started when he was in high school, he had always wanted...

Hunger Games Review

April 5, 2012

Filed under Movies

Before actually reading the book and watching, I thought that everyone was over exaggerating this whole “Hunger Games” thing the same way they did with “The Twilight Saga” but it turns out that I was wrong. But one of the things that I was right in was right was that Hollywood would ruin the...

The Movies We See…

The Movies We See…

Nikita Rector, Ad Editor/Reporter

February 9, 2012

Filed under Movies

A common question for people in the Norfolk area is: who controls what movies show in the theatre? Short answer: A guy in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Yes, Minnesota. Dwight Gunderson of St. Cloud, Minnesota is CEC Theatres’ head booker. This means that he goes around and buys the different pictur...

The Immortals: Action through and through

November 22, 2011

Filed under Movies

From the producers of 300, Immortals rampaged into theaters November 11th.Immortals is starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, and John Hurt.  The director Tarsem Singh who is also known for the movies The Cell and Mirror, Mirror. Cavill (Theseus) plays a mortal man who is chosen by Zeus (Hurt) to fig...

Captain America: Bringing hope to the underdog

Britt Young, Ad Sales

November 5, 2011

Filed under Movies

Captain America charged into movie theaters and now into our homes. Captain America, stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, and Hugo Weaving.  The action movie is directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the popular comic book written by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. The story start...

The Fighter: 4/5

Brooklyn Schlote, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2011

Filed under Movies

This movie, about the boxing legend “Irish” Mickey Ward played by Mark Wahlberg, is not one to be missed. Unpredictable and classic, this story delves into the life of Mickey’s ride to glory, marshaled by his half-brother Dicky, played by Christian Bale. Christian Bale’s role in this movie is...

Jennifer Beals is doing what she can to hold on to transformative role as top cop

March 24, 2011

Filed under Movies, Television

By Steve Johnson Chicago Tribune CHICAGO (MCT) — The place Jennifer Beals picked to meet is, like her countenance much of the time, serene, especially if one is able to focus on the scenery and set aside the scores of small children fluttering about on this weekday morning. As the talk progresses,...

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